Mercer is an above-average private university located in Macon, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,135 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mercer acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing, Engineering, and Business. Graduating 66% of students, Mercer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
Mercer University Reviews
Here at Mercer University, you would undoubtedly be given plenty of opportunities that you will not find at other colleges. Mercer has presented me so many opportunities from studying abroad, service in my community, and life-long friendships. At Mercer, the professors are so helpful, friendly, and understanding. Like other universities, there are rules, but here they truly want you to succeed. With an average class size of around 22 students, you form personal relationships and friendships with your professors. With that being said, you are able to approach them with anything whether that is a simple conversation, advice, or recommendation letters. Although I had trouble picking a university to attend, I do not regret my decision under any circumstance.
Mercer is an excellent school. It has a very welcoming atmosphere with outstanding professors. My only complaint would be the physical condition of the campus. There are a few very nice new buildings. Most of the old buildings and dorms are outdated and dirty. Mercer hardly puts any money into renovations and repairs. The food management is also terrible. If you are looking for a quality education and uplifting community and are not particular about the physical environment then it is a great place to be!
I like Mercer Overall but the surrounding area isn't very safe and the campus food is average at best with limited diversity in options. Dorms are okay at best though there are huge disparities in the quality of them. For example, Plunkett hall is unquestionably the worst dorm on campus and Legacy would be considered the best for Freshmen. PLunkett has problems with AC/Heating, cleanilness, mold, outdated and almost shabby in structure and appearance yet the Legacy dormitory was the blinding opposite. It was new, beautiful in desgin with a modern look and students had no issues with mold or their windows not being able to open. All that being said, Mercer has incredible professors. They're are usually excellent and very intelligent and willing to help students and make sure you learn what you need to.