Mercy College

Mercy College is your chance to live and study in New York as an international student on the Eastern coast of the United States.

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About Mercy College

Mercy has a simple goal – enable those with a passion to get ahead. That could be why Mercy ranks as a top study destination in the United States and in New York State, for affordability, excellence, and the quality of student and academic programs.

Mercy College offers options for direct entry into the degree of your choice, or through one of our pathway and language programs tailored to support international undergraduate and graduate students as they build a firm foundation for their future study at Mercy College.

Students have the choice of studying at one of the three campus locations: Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry or Bronx for their degree study. Our International embedded college, home to our pathway programs is at the Manhattan campus, in the heart of the city life.


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Mercy College Dobbs Ferry Campus 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, United States

What makes Mercy special

Social mobility

recognised in the top 20% of schools


Best College three times in the last four years

Proven success

enjoyed by 70,000 graduates from across the world

Diverse study

with a choice of over 100 academic routes

New York locations

with campuses in Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry and Bronx.

Student support

delivered in small classes by experienced staff

Experience New York City

Booming with diversity, culture, history and innovation, New York radiates an energy that is best experienced in person. From a robust culinary scene to larger-than-life attractions, there’s plenty for you to explore across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx.

International students will feel like they are truly at the heart of New York City. Manhattan sits at the heart of the city, with famous landmarks and household-names all over the island. Rockefeller Center, Broadway, Central Park and Times Square are within walking distance. And when you study at MercyManhattan, you’ll have the towering spectacle of the 102-storey Empire State Building just outside your front door.

Dobbs Ferry, nestled along the Hudson River on a 66 scenic acre campus has a vibrant student life as well as being home to the Mavericks teams. This is the perfect place to watch a game, catch up with friends or make use of the sports facilities and large library.

Study In New York

Diverse campus locations

Mercy College has three campuses across New York. Students have access a vibrant student life and can enjoy all the entertainment New York has to offer.

Campus - Key Information
  • MercyManhattan is home to Mercy College International and is located in the heart of the city. Students can experience a bustling, diverse cultural life as they study.
  • Dobbs Ferry, just a 40 minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, is located along the Hudson River and includes a stunning central library as well newly renovated sporting facilities for students to use.
  • The Bronx campus is centrally located, nestled in the Hutchinson Metro Center, and is surrounded by Yankee stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the gorgeous New York Botanical Gardens.

Go Mavericks!

Dobbs Ferry is home to 10 NCAA Division II Athletic teams with facilities such as: newly renovated Victory Hall gymnasium, Hudson Hall fitness centre, multi-use fields and tennis courts.

Your home from home

There are several options for living on campus at Mercy College – whether you’re in a residence hall on the Dobbs Ferry Campus or our brand new Dorm34 at MercyManhattan, there’s something for everyone.

Dorm34 is Mercy College’s Manhattan living space for our International pathway students. When you stay on campus in Dorm34, you’ll enjoy the benefits of life in New York City, only a few minutes away from your studies. It’s an affordable solution for your time at MercyManhattan.

Dobbs Ferry students have the option to apply for on site accommodation in the student community on campus. Founders Hall is mainly for first year freshman students from both US and overseas. With shared bedrooms and bathrooms, the set up is ideal for student interaction and engagement.

All residential students have access to community lounges, dining services, computer labs, library study space, sporting facilities and student societies.

If you choose not to live on campus, New York has almost limitless possibilities for accommodation, all connected to the campus by one of the best transit networks in the world.

Key Features & Amenities

Fully-furnished bedrooms

Laundry facility with washers and dryers available

Wi-fi coverage, cable hook-ups and free printing

Social community lounges

Flexible meal plans for on-campus dining

Your experience at Mercy

Study at Mercy College and Mercy College International might be slightly different to the structure that international students are used to outside the US.

Undergraduate students should plan to take a four-year degree program of study. A student in their first year is known as a Freshman, and in their second year as a Sophomore. The third and fourth years are Junior and Senior years respectively.

Postgraduate students study for one year as a Freshman, and may take additional pathway study before their Freshman year starts.

Flexibility of majors

Study alongside domestic students

4 year undergraduate study

Undergraduate students in their Freshman year take individual general education courses to prepare them for future years of study at Mercy College. International pathway students take additional courses in their Freshman year to boost their English Language skills ready to start as a Sophomore. Students have the flexibility to leave the final decision about what majors they wish to study in their degree program until they have completed their Freshman year.


Postgraduate students choose from a selection of Mercy College graduate degree programs for just one Freshman year. International pathway students may take up to three terms, or semesters, of additional study at Mercy College International before they start their Freshman year. Four different graduate pathway routes prepare these students for a range of grad programs at Mercy College.

From the first day you are accepted into Mercy College, you will be assigned a personal mentor who can advises and inspire you, to help you reach your full potential. The mentorship program will play a key role in helping you navigate the twists and turns of your time at Mercy College. Your mentor is there to help you choose the right major, understand degree requirements and register for classes, track your academic progress, develop leadership skills and to discuss your career dreams and how to get there.

Campus is home to over 50 student clubs clubs, activities, and organizations. Whether you’re interested in art, cultural, professional development, sports, religious or social activities, Mercy College has something for you.

Mercy College International

Pathway programs at Mercy College International prepare students for their future degree program at Mercy College with general education courses and English Language support.

With tailored academic and English Language support, international students who complete their pathway program should be ready to join a Mercy College degree program. The undergraduate pathway program replaces an international student’s first Freshman year of study, so that the total length of study is the same as joining Mercy College directly. Mercy College International Graduate pathway programs add up to 3 semesters of pathway study before students take a year of Grad studies at Mercy College. Pathway programs are based at MercyManhattan in the heart of New York City.

Degree Courses

Mercy College International provides students with the option to study an International Year One undergraduate pathway program, or a Pre-Master's postgraduate pathway program. We have one Mercy College International Undergraduate Program (IY1) and four Mercy College International Graduate Programs (Pre-Master's).

More about Mercy College International

Mercy College

International students who meet academic and English Language requirements can make an application to Mercy College through Oxford Direct.

International students can apply to join Mercy College for undergraduate or graduate study.

Undergraduate students will study their Freshman year at their chosen campus before, enjoying the flexibility at the end of their first year to select from over 100 degree programs.

International graduate students have a choice of degrees which they can study at MercyManhattan, Dobbs Ferry or Bronx campuses.
BA (Hons)
Courses in the Spanish Major allow students to master written and spoken Spanish and to explore all aspects of Hispanic literature and culture, including film, music and visual art. Our courses also examine current issues in Latin America—including the United States—and Spain.
BSc (Hons)
Immerse yourself in the study of people, culture and society. Learn about the key social factors that influence groups and organizations and develop skills in research and data analysis.
BSW (Hons)
Social Work
Social Work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help and improve people's lives.
MSc (Hons)
School Psychology
This nationally accredited program prepares graduates to work as school psychologists in elementary or secondary schools and in other exempt agencies.
MSc (Hons)
School Counseling
The Master of Science Degree in School Counseling is designed to prepare you to work in a school setting as a school counsellor and work directly with teachers, parents, and administrators in K-12 settings.
BSc (Hons)
Public Accounting
Learn the skills and background to become an integral part of the financial success of any organization.
BSc (Hons)
Psychology is the study of behavior, the mind and factors influencing them. With our highly esteemed faculty, diverse guest lecturers and extensive affiliations with mental health facilities, Mercy College is the place to pursue your degree.
MSc (Hons)
Public Accounting
The Master of Science in Public Accounting is offered to those who want to enter or advance their careers in the profession of public accountancy as certified public accountants (CPAs).

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