Don't just accomplish. Thrive.
Mercer University is located in Macon, Georgia, a city in the heart of the state that provides a community where Bears can flourish. Whether you think it’s a big city or a small town, we say it’s just right and believe you’ll agree. With a thriving downtown scene, beautiful public parks, and iconic historical landmarks, Macon offers
a little something for everyone.
Type of SCHOOL: Founded in 1833 and located in Macon, Georgia, Mercer is a top-tier private university offering undergraduate to doctoral-level degrees.
Size of Campus: 141 acres, featuring the historic North Quad, beautiful Cruz Plaza green space, new Undergraduate Science Center opening in 2018, and state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
Number of Students: 3,200+ traditional undergraduate students; 8,700+ total enrollment
Number of Faculty: 13:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students
Colleges, programs, and degrees: 12 schools and colleges; 13 pre-professional tracks; 65+ undergraduate majors; 130+ fields of study. Schools and colleges offering undergraduate degrees include:
• College of Health Professions
• College of Liberal Arts
• Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
• School of Engineering
• Stetson School of Business and Economics
• Tift College of Education
• Townsend School of Music
Geographic Diversity: 39 states and 36 countries are represented among the traditional undergraduate student population.
International Student Services: The Office of International Programs offers student and scholar services to help international students make a successful transition to the University, including securing government documentation, educating international students on US immigration regulations, and providing orientation at the start of each academic session. Mercer also features numerous multicultural organizations, including the International Bears Association.
International Student Budget:
(2017–2018 undergraduate costs)
Tuition and Fees: $36,000
On-Campus Housing and Unlimited Meal Plan: $11,315
Estimated Indirect Educational Costs
Books and Supplies: $1,200
Transportation/Travel : $1,200
Personal Expenses: $1,645
Financial Aid: More than 90% of Mercer students receive scholarships. Financial aid opportunities include:
• Four-year academic merit scholarships
• Division I athletic scholarships
• Leadership and talent-based scholarships
Test Score Requirements: For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary high school is English, an official SAT or ACT score is required.
For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary high school is not English, an official TOEFL score of at least 80, with at least 20 on each section, or an official IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required.
Qualified students with scores below the minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirements may be conditionally admitted to Mercer contingent upon successful completion of Mercer University’s English Language Institute (ELI), located on our Atlanta campus. Placement testing is required upon arrival for conditionally admitted students without a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Priority application deadline: October 15
- Apply by October 15 to be considered for the University’s most prestigious scholarships, ranging up to full tuition.
• Regular Decision application deadline: February 1
- Apply by February 1 to be considered for University-funded scholarships and financial aid. (Applications received after the Regular Decision deadline will be considered as space remains available.)
• Mercer’s application fee is $50.
• Submit your application at undergrad.mercer.edu.
13 pre-professional tracksin Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies • Dentistry • Law • Medicine • Nursing • Occupational Therapy • Optometry • Pharmacy • Physical Therapy •Physician Assistant Studies • Podiatry • Theology • Veterinary Medicine
Have a creative business idea? Bring it to life in our Innovation Center. Passionate about serving others? Then volunteer in the local community. Why wait four years to make an impact? At Mercer University, your time is now.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Mercer ranks among the “Best Value Schools” in the nation, and The Princeton Review has included Mercer in its annual Best Colleges guide for 15 consecutive years. U.S. News also ranks Mercer among the Top 50 Engineering Schools, and The Princeton Review featured Mercer on its “Best Business Schools” list.
With a history of more than 180 years, Mercer University prepares students to seek lives of meaning and purpose—finding fulfillment in their work and making a difference in their communities.
Choose from more than 65 undergraduate majors, and if you’re interested in a graduate or professional program, select a pre-professional track to work with an advisor who will help you prepare for that next step. You can also earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time through an accelerated degree program in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, or Law.
As a student at Mercer, you’ll get personal attention from your professors and quickly build a community among your peers on campus. With 140 student organizations, you’re sure to find a way to get involved. Run for office in student government, join an intramural team, or turn your interest into a new campus organization.
A culture of service learning permeates the Mercer experience, and we encourage students to use their education to improve the world around them. Through organizations like MerServe and events such as Be a Good NeighBEAR and Service Saturdays, you can engage the local community through volunteer service opportunities. If there’s a cause you care about or an area where you want to serve, Mercer can help you make it happen.
There’s no other feeling like standing as one among a sea of orange and black with the game on the line. The Mercer Bears compete in 18 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I sports as members of the historic Southern Conference, so you’ll have something to cheer about all year long. And our student-athletes are just as successful in the classroom as they are under the lights. In fact, for two straight years, the Mercer Bears have placed a higher percentage of student-athletes on the Southern Conference academic honor roll than any other school in the league.
Do you have what it takes to Be The Bear?
Find more details about Mercer, schedule your visit to Bear Territory, and apply through the Mercer application or the Common Application at undergrad.mercer.edu.