Mercy University Reviews

  • 40 Reviews
  • Dobbs Ferry (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,358
65% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 40 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

The Truth
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2024
  • Degree: Nursing
"Their nursing program is the worst especially their clinical placement team, they lack humanity... how ironic for nursing they lack humanity, they place you 70+ miles away from your home and think it's ok. You are not suppose to say anything like students aren't paying their money. I didn't know they were doing us favors or doing anything for free. Stay away from this school"
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2023
  • Degree: Political Science
"To me Mercy college was the worst experience, it made me never want to come back to NYC. The tuition cost is definitely not worth it. The food quality was bad and poorly prepared, also found hairs in my food frequently. The workers at the canteen tried mostly to make me and every one else to overpay, and deny including certain things that were supposed to be included in your meal,according to the meal plan. The education level.. mostly I learned by my own initiative, not from the professors and homework. For example, my Software teacher did not appear for our first class, since she did not know how to use Zoom. The dorms did not impress either, I understand they saved money there even in Manhattan, where it was supposed to be new. The last and the biggest headache was to just withdraw from the study. The administration was messy, unhelpful and unprofessional in this case. I had to BARGAIN for the price of just leaving, right before the semester started. The price seemed like depends on who it concerned. My friend who had contacts didn't need to pay at all, and someone else paid less than me. The first price I got was crazy stupefying, then after ALOT of arguments from my side, and a lot of avoiding me with no response, and mostly late and unhelpful responses, it got down, significantly. I'm just happy this nightmare is over. list of disappointments could continue..."
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2023
  • Degree: Social Work
"Worst college ever. Do not attend. They don’t care about you or what you’re going through. The staff is young and doesn’t know how to do tjere job. Do not recommend. The only good part is the location and being in nyc. I am transferring schools now before it’s too late."
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2022
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"Nursing administrators are not there to support students very disrespectful and condescending, pact counselors very unorganized they are unable to provide students with valuable information's. Institution states its a non profit institution, it doesn't appears that way. Would not recommend their accelerated nursing program."
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Mercy College has great counselors that guide you through the whole process. They check in on you often to make sure you are on the right track for the degree selected. I like the small class rooms because it allows more 1 on 1 time with the professors."
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Absolutely horrible!!!! I have 2 weeks trying to register for courses and it's been insane. Very poor attention, everyone is leading students from one thing to the other and I'm in graduate school now. I've been in Mercy for a while and the attention is poor.. I just stood because of being comfortable already. As an undergraduate, they messed up my credits and told me one thing or the other prior to me graduating. So unprofessional!! No one knows anything because they keep switching staffs because this school has no stability, high turnover rate!!!"
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"This school has poor education , poor teaching and very unorganized , very unprofessional , this place lies about everything the pact counselors are young and dumb so they dont know much and you think you have help when you really dont shame on this school"
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I have attended Mercy College and received my B.S. in Behavioral Sciences. I had such a pleasant experience. Most of my classes were taken online, as I did not live nearby. The professors were so knowledgeable and eager to share their insight and experiences. I definitely recommend Mercy College!"
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"As being a previous student I recommend this college to absolutely NO ONE. They are the most unorganized administration you would ever deal with. You deal with a different person each time you try to communicate with them. Each person says something different and doesn't follow through with what they are supposed to help you with when it comes to sending paperwork or finances. They claim they are there to help you, but are useless & mess everything up and blame it on the student. Most the time your lucky if you get a phone call or email back. I can go on and on about the incompetence of this college. Everyone i know that dealt with the school says the same thing. Think twice before attending."
Mary Omoto
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"MERCY COLLEGE My name is M an International student from Kenya - Africa. I graduated from United States International University - Africa, with a bachelor's degree in International Business Administration. I currently work with Africa Initiative for Rural development as a board representative for the youth. I am in pursuit of a Master's degree in Business Administration at Mercy College - New York. I am an Entrepreneur and passionate about business. I chose Mercy College because they provide professional, career-oriented higher education to students from diverse backgrounds. At the heart of the business capital of the world, I shall access a personalized and supportive environment together with caring and effective teaching from faculty and staff who are passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to student achievement. I hope to be a graduate prepared for a much more successful career, with advanced education, and lifelong learning. An MBA program at this stage in my career forms the first step towards the actualization of my career objectives. My long-run objective is to initiate and manage a large multinational corporation, based in Kenya, that markets, or preferably manufactures, commodities particularly in Agri-business. I will base the business on mixed farming for the production of both plant and animal products such as beef, milk, mutton, fruits and vegetables. As an entrepreneur, one of my highest aspirations is to be the one who establishes and significantly advances, such an enterprise. Therefore, I intend to learn and develop while simultaneously expressing my talents and interests in contribution to societys prosperity. My field of study is important since entrepreneurship plays a big role in economic development worldwide. Studying at Mercy college will enable me to grow and develop in the areas of management theory, hands-on experience, international perspective and networking. I aim at excelling in product management and understanding of consumers needs and commercialize innovative financial products and services on an international scale. I believe that Mercy college has the qualities that best fit my expectations, objective, and background mainly because they provide unmatched personal service to students, who are their first priority. There is the commitment to student success and provision of a challenging real-time academic environment with appropriate support so all students can achieve their fullest potential. I am assured of a great experience and significant advancement towards achieving my academic goals."
Daniel Gomes
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"As we look forward to the future we often are afraid of the unknown. One of the best way to not be afraid is to be prepared, I do believe Mercy College is the kind of environment where you are tested in classroom as if you were in the real world. With the real world pressure the students becomes better than when they started their education program."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Small class size, very nice and understanding professors."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"Professors are mostly people with UN and NGO experience that helps us push ourselves to understand today's world issues. Also it is required to participate Model UN to get hands on experience. I just wish that the program would help students get into internships or jobs that relate to our major."
To Mercy College's Future Physician Assistants
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Mercy College's Physician Assistant Program's staff are amazing! From applying, to interviewing, to starting the program the staff have always been there with any and all types of help. I am beyond surprised with how helpful their financial services office has been through out the whole process. They reached out to me before I can even reach out to them, explaining every little thing that needed to be done in order to receive and accept my financial aid. They were still very happy to assist when I called them two days later with various questions. Although this is a very rigorous curriculum there is an unbelievable amount of support from the professors, staff, and students. Alumni also visit and assist with various events such as their mission trips and student interviews. This alone states a lot about a school and their program! I highly recommend it!"
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: English
"Mercy College is great for those looking for a private institution at an inexpensive cost (comparatively) to other private institutions. I had some pretty great professors like Prof. L, Prof. M, and Prof. R. They made my time at Mercy College much more positive and enjoyable. They made classes interactive, entertaining, and informative which made the experience much more enjoyable overall. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of positive things to say about many other professors at this school. They seem to take the approach of just throwing information at you in a lecture, and they lack enthusiasm for their job. The student population overall is positive, and the diversity in the school is good. Administration and registrar can be a hassle at times, but that's any school. From the time I enrolled to the time I left, the facilities were being fixed and transformed. The main campus (Dobbs Ferry) looks a lot better now than it did in 2009. Mercy College is a great school for business, medical, veterinarian, math, and psychology students, but for those in humanities or the arts, I'd say look elsewhere."
Linnea Leger
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Mercy college has a fantastic social work staff and department, but that's about all it has. The rigor of the social work classes is challenging and on par with what I desire as a student but the general education classes are laughably easy. Parking is a nightmare, the cafeterias are overpriced and underwhelming in both quality, selection, and attention to dietary restrictions, and the security staff is terrible to the point where I have feared for the safety of myself and fellow students under their "protection." Financial aid and other administrative counselors are incredibly incompetent and often leave you worse than has you not saught their help. The school has no community or culture as a largely commuter school, and I have never felt any sense of school pride instilled in me by the lame efforts of student life. I recommend my program and it's professors highly, but I cannot wait to graduate and move on to a graduate school with more to offer me."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The locations are very convenient. They offer a variety of classes and it is easy to take 2 classes a night if you are going part time."
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
"I received my BA from mercy college and I am currently enrolled in their masters education program. Majority of my classes were taken online. Personally, the online program worked for me. I am a mother of three beautiful children and work full time, the adjustability of online classes cannot compare to in class. I loved all my professors and learned a lot from each course. The course requirements was reasonable and very on point to my career. In conclusion, I would highly recommend my school because the classes were very interesting and the professors were very negotiable and understanding, I am looking forward to another semester at Mercy online!! Thanks to the incredible courses I am the teacher I am today. I have confidence in my teachings and feel prepared to enter the education system!"
Amanda Cruz
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"It is unquestionable that Mercy College has provided a wonderful learning experience for me, as a student looking to enter graduate school in the fall of 2017. Firstly, the professors that I've had, not only in my major but in other required elective classes, were nothing but supportive and helpful. Although, the material being learned may be very difficult at times there is not one time I can say I was afraid to ask a professor for help. They are also very organized as a whole, and I mention this due to the fact that I believe organization is very important when teaching difficult material to a large amount of people. The fact that the college gives a lot of financial support to many students of lower income status has helped me greatly, because I don't know what I would have done without this aid. On the other hand, the campus is beautiful and relaxing, and doesn't have any sororities and fraternities. Meaning it is a relaxing atmosphere and a great study environment to be in, that doesn't have many opportunities to leave your school work to go party. All in all, this is an excellent school and I would recommend anyone to go here. I will definitely cry during graduation."
Alyssa Finger
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I have just got accepted to the Master's of Occupational Therapy program at Mercy college. It is an intense program and it is a honor to be starting the program this weekend. The teachers are all very knowledgeable and I am lucky to have to opportunity to learn from them."