Mercy College Housing and Nearby Apartments


For the most part, Mercy College is a classic commuter school, with only seven percent of undergraduates living in on-campus housing. The single Mercy College Residence Hall, located on the Dobbs Ferry campus, has become an increasing popular option in the past decade--the college is in the planning stages of construction for a second dorm--for its convenience, its sense of community, and because it's just a pleasant place to live, with sweeping river views, single-, double-, triple- and quad-occupancy rooms sharing kitchen and laundry facilities, study areas and social lounges, with everything wired for cable TV and internet access. The residence hall also gives its residents dedicated parking spaces, always a plus in the suburbs. Because demand for on-campus housing is so high these days, Mercy also offers its students double rooms in local hotels, providing shuttle bus service to and from the school. Note: there is no housing available at any of the other three Mercy College campuses, only the Dobbs Ferry location. Even with the addition of the hotel plan, thousands of students every year must find off-campus housing. Dobbs Ferry isn't known for plentiful, affordable apartments, so many students and faculty members often look further east of the Hudson to towns such as Tuckahoe, or the city of White Plains, and south into the northwest section of the city of Yonkers.Apartments (and condos and homes) are more plentiful (and often more affordable) in those locations.

About Mercy College

From its humble beginnings in 1950, when the Sisters of Mercy founded what was then a non-degree program for adult women in Tarrytown, New York, Mercy College has steadily grown in size and expanded its offerings over the last six decades or so, becoming a four-year college in 1961, receiving New York accreditation in 1968, relocating its main campus to the Westchester village of Dobbs Ferry, offering its first graduate program in 1981, and its first doctoral program (in physical therapy), in 2006. Phew. Today Mercy College has campuses in Manhattan's Herald Square, in the Bronx at the Hutchinson Medical Center, in Westchester's Yorktown Heights, and, of course, the main campus in Dobbs Ferry, where most of the more than 5,500 full-time undergraduate students attend classes. The Mercy College Dobbs Ferry campus is a pretty, 55-acre parcel of land along the Hudson River in one of Westchester County's most sought-after towns in which to live. The college is composed of five separate schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Health and Natural Sciences, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with bachelor's and master's degrees offered in more than 90 programs, including popular choices such as the Social Sciences; the Health Professions; Business, Management, and Marketing; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting. The total student population of Mercy College in any given year, when you include all the school's campuses and levels of study, is approximately 11,650. Scroll down for apartments near Mercy College.