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Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry campus
Mercy College (Mercy or Mercy NY) is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit liberal arts college with its main campus in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and satellite locations throughout southeastern New York, including the Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown. The college was founded in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy, and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines, including education, business, counseling, health professions, and liberal arts. Men were first admitted in 1967.
The institution experienced significant growth in the 1990s, with a total student population of close to 10,000 by 2006. The main campus and dormitories are in Dobbs Ferry, right on the Hudson River, and is a 30 minute train ride into Manhattan. Commuter students supplement the student populations in Dobbs Ferry and make up the entire student populations at all other campuses.
The college provides a variety of scholarships, as part of the institution's mission focus of providing opportunity, and welcomes a diverse student body, while also offering several nationally competitive programs, particularly in the health professions.
Brian Sweeney, professional baseball pitcher.
Mercy's Original Nickname from the School's inception was the Flyers, with a Mascot as a Posed Eagle. While the actual logo of the Eagle was phased out, the name Flyers appeared on all athletic apparel along with the Mercy College Name up until the 2006-2007 School Year. On May 15, 2007, Mercy's Official change of Nickname/Mascot occurred with the unveiling of the logo; The Mercy Mavericks, with a logo of a Horse Head similar to that of Boise State University. The Schools colors remain blue and white, but now contain gray. Mercy Fields 15 Sports, Both Men's and Women's Programs. All 15 Programs participate in the East Coast Conference, or ECC, along with 7 other Division II Colleges Located in the Tri-State New York Area. The ECC was formally known as the NYCAC, or New York College Athletic Conference, up until 2005.
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With the folding of Men's Tennis, Mercy College now has 10 Teams on the Varsity Level; 6 on the Women's side and 4 on the Men's side.
Mercy College, through a partnership with Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, provides a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science to incarcerated individuals (prison education) at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. Since federal funding for prison education programs was eliminated in 1994, the Mercy College/Hudson Link partnership is one of only a small number of programs in the country of its kind.
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