Mercy University

Mercy University 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 University

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

Students can choose to study at one of the three campus locations, located in Manhattan, Westchester or Bronx for their degree program. The Manhattan campus, located in the heart of the city, is home to our pathway programs.


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Mercy University Westchester 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, Westchester 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 in Manhattan! Famous landmarks and household-names are all over the island, and Rockefeller Center, Broadway, Central Park and Times Square are within walking distance. When you study at Mercy University’s Manhattan campus, you’ll have the towering spectacle of the 102-story Empire State Building just outside your front door!

Mercy University’s Westchester campus is nestled along the Hudson River with 66 scenic acres and a vibrant student life. As the home to the Mavericks athletics 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 University 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
  • Manhattan campus is home to Mercy University International and is located in the heart of the city. Students can experience a bustling, diverse cultural life as they study.
  • Westchester, 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 University – whether you’re in a residence hall on the Westchester campus or our brand new Dorm34 in Manhattan, there’s something for everyone.

Dorm34 is Mercy University’s Manhattan living space for our International 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 Mercy.

Westchester 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 the US and overseas. With shared bedrooms and bathrooms, the setup 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 US University Experience at Mercy

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

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.

Graduate students should research their program to determine how long they should plan to study. Some Master’s degrees can be completed in as little as one or two years while others may take longer.

100+ academic programs

Study alongside domestic students

Flexible entry to your undergraduate or graduate degree

Students who meet the academic and language requirements for entry will be offered Direct admission to Mercy University for a four-year degree.  These students will take general education courses during their Freshman year which meet the requirements for their chosen major and their future years of study at Mercy University.

Students who do not meet those requirements will be considered for placement into the International Year One University Pathway Program. University Pathway students also take general education courses along with English and academic support instruction during their Freshman year. After successful completion of the Year One program, students will transition into their Sophomore (2nd) year with flexibility to change their major.


Students who meet the academic and language requirements for entry will be offered Direct admission to Mercy University for their chosen Graduate Program.

Students who do not meet those requirements will be considered for placement into the International Graduate Start University Pathway Program. University Pathway students take graduate degree courses along with English and academic support instruction for two semesters. After successful completion of the Graduate Start Program, students will transition into the remaining coursework required for their Master’s Degree.

From the first day you are accepted into Mercy University, you will be assigned a personal mentor who can mentor and inspire you, to help you reach your full potential. The advising program will play a key role in helping you navigate the twists and turns of your time at Mercy University. Your advisor 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.

There are over 50 various clubs, organizations, programs, activities and leadership opportunities available on all three campuses. Whether you’re interested in art, cultural, professional development, sports, religious or social activities, Mercy University has something for you.

Mercy University International

Pathway programs through Mercy University International prepare students for their future degree program at Mercy University with credit-bearing degree courses as well as academic and English language support.

With tailored academic and English Language support, international students who successfully complete their pathway are prepared to succeed in the remaining courses of their Mercy University degree program.

The International Year One Undergraduate Pathway Program replaces an international student’s Freshman year of study, so that the total length of degree study is the same as if joining Mercy University directly.

The International Graduate Start Pathway Programs include 9 credit-bearing degree courses, giving students a strong ‘Start’ to meeting their Master’s degree credit requirements.

All pathway programs are based out of Mercy University’s Manhattan campus in the heart of New York City.

Pathway Programs

Mercy University International provides students with the flexibility to begin their degree studies while also improving their English proficiency. All the undergraduate majors are accessible through the International Year One Undergraduate Pathway Program. Four high-demand graduate programs are accessible through the International Graduate Start Pathway Program.

More about Mercy University International

Mercy Direct

International students who meet the academic and English entry requirements may apply for Direct admission through Mercy University International via Ҵý Direct.

Students who are admitted via Direct entry can choose which of the three campuses they would like to attend.

International Undergraduate students have over 50 programs to choose from and International Graduate students have 14 programs available including 5 concentrations of an MBA as well as Master of Science Degrees in Business Analytics, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Public Accounting, Psychology and more!
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.
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.
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.
School Psychology
This nationally accredited program prepares graduates to work as school psychologists in elementary or secondary schools and in other exempt agencies.
Social Work
Social Work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help and improve people's lives.
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 University is the place to pursue your degree.
Public Accounting
Learn the skills and background to become an integral part of the financial success of any organization.
Media Studies, Film/Culture
The Film/Culture concentration presents students with the opportunity to study films and how they reflect society and conversely, how films influence society throughout history and in world cultures.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)