Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is your student to teacher ratio?

A. Mercy' student to faculty ratio is 10:1. Small class sizes permit a thorough knowledge of each student's unique abilities and achievements, and also mean that each student receives the undivided attention of our faculty.

Q. Why provide an all-girls education? What's the advantage?

At Mount Mercy Academy, every girl is known. Empowered and self-assured, girls gain confidence and poise that last a lifetime. They tackle academic challenges, explore creative outlets, and enjoy countless opportunities to become leaders. They raise their hands high with pride, and reach them out in service to others. It is here that they can truly be themselves and find their stride. They form unbreakable bonds and create memories that are uniquely Mercy. Whether they are athletes, artists, scientists, or all of the above, they will leave these halls as articulate, caring and accomplished young women. Mercy girls can change the world.

Q. What is your college acceptance rate?

A. Each year, 100% of our seniors are accepted at colleges and universities throughout New York and the nation.

Q. How much money do students earn in college scholarships?

A. Together the Class of 2014 won over $10 million in college scholarships, averaging to $145,000 per student.

Q. Where do I purchase uniforms?

A. Uniforms can be purchased from Lands End - click here for more information: http://www.mtmercy.org/school-uniform

Q. Is financial assistance or scholarships available?

A. Financial Aid is available based on the individual family's calculated financial need. In 2014-2015, over $500,000 was awarded in financial aid to eligible families. Mount Mercy Academy works with FACTS Tuition Management to evaluate financial need. All interested students may complete a confidential online application for financial aid.  FACTS will forward their recommendations to the Financial Aid team. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim kzimmer@mtmercy.org.

Q. How will my child get to school?

A. Public school districts provide transportation to Mount Mercy Academy if your school district is located within 15 miles of our campus. If not, please contact us so we can help you figure out a solution.

If you have any questions that have not been answered on this page, please feel free to contact Jennifer Wade, Director of Admissions at admissions@mtmercy.org.

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

College Acceptances

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