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Tuition & Fees

$35,130

$35,130

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
36%
500-599
50%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
12%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
46%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
38%
24-29
44%
18-23
18%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
60%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
25%
24-29
61%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,049
Declined + 1,510
Total Received 4,559
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Private (nonprofit)

4,667

undergraduate students

3,933

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 5409
ACT 0838

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School Facts

Mercer, founded in 1833, is a private university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Macon, 85 miles south of Atlanta.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,600
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Macon, GA

150-acre campus in Macon (population: 89,981), 85 miles south of Atlanta; branch campus in Atlanta. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 23% of male students
 
7 sororities 26% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
36%
500-599
50%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
12%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
46%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
38%
24-29
44%
18-23
18%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
60%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
25%
24-29
61%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,049
Declined + 1,510
Total Received 4,559

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Penny L. Elkins
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 840-8577
F: 478 301-2828
admissions@mercer.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,917,498
State $4,912,068
Institutional $34,887,401
Other external $1,054,925
Total $44,771,892

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $3,633,078
Institutional $17,664,938
Other external $423,267
Total $21,721,283

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Conference
Mascot
Toby Bear
School colors
orange and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Information Systems
Chemical Commerce
Chemistry
Christian Ministry
Christianity
Classical Studies
Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Medical Psychology
Communication
Community Counseling
Comparative Jurisprudence in International Business/Trade Law
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counselor Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Divinity
Drama/Theatre Arts
Early Care/Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems
Ethnic/Regional Studies
Family Therapy
Finance
French
German
Global Health
Health Informatics
Higher Education Leadership
History
Holistic Child
Holistic Education
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Individualized Major
Individualized Studies
Information Sciences/Technology
International Affairs
International Business
Journalism
Latin
Law
Law/Public Policy
Laws
Leadership/Community Service
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Medical Science Physician Assistant
Medicine
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music in Church Music
Music in Collaborative Piano
Music/Conducting
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Performance
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Philosophy of Nursing
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Preclinical Sciences
Psychology
Public Health
Public Safety Leadership
Reading
Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Rehabilitation Counseling
Sacred Music
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/History
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Software Systems
Southern Studies
Spanish
Sports Business
Teacher Leadership
Technical Communication Management
Technical Management
Theatre
Theology
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

54%

4,667
students

Female
61%
2,831

Male
39%
1,836

Graduate

46%

3,933
students

Female
65%
2,540

Male
35%
1,393

undergraduateFull-time

83%

3,881
students

Female
58%
2,232

Male
42%
1,649

undergraduatePart-time

17%

786
students

Female
77%
599

Male
23%
187

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
30%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Liberia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Roberson
Asst Director of Admissions and International Recruitor
478 301-5123
roberson_mk@mercer.edu

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