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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Mercer is a highly rated private university located in Macon, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,035 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mercer acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Nursing, Engineering, and Biology. Graduating 66% of students, Mercer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
About Mercer University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Website
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Mercer University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,692/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,806/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,519/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,843/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,022/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,841/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,035Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    27%
  • Well rounded
    21%
  • Ambition
    14%
  • Confident
    11%
  • Motivated
    11%
  • Persistence
    6%
  • Typical Frat Douche
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.112 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    35%
  • Service Oriented
    22%
  • Friendly!
    19%
  • Overpriced
    11%
  • Practical and has a pulse on what's current
    3%
  • Student-oriented
    3%
  • Well-rounded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
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Mercer University Reviews

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Mercer University is a great school overall. The people here made me feel so welcome, and I truly felt like part of a family during my 3 years as a student. Most of the professors are incredible people; I could tell they wanted to see me do well. Because of the small class sizes, it is really easy to build relationships with your professors and get to know other students. For me, this really helped to ensure my success in classes. In addition, there are lots of organizations and volunteer opportunities on campus to help students get involved in the community and feel at home. The campus is absolutely beautiful! However, housing isn't the greatest; some of the dorms are rather old. A few dorms are new or have been renovated recently, so those offer a better living situation. Also, there aren't many food options on campus, and I rarely visited some, as the food was inedible. The meal plans they offer are ridiculous and are not at all worth the money you are asked to spend.
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The campus is hit or miss, the social dynastic is mixed and friendly off campus. Advisors seem to express to you what you wish to hear. Parking is not the easiest and the Professors are really hit or miss. I’m unsure why the University staffs certain Professors. One I have heard endulges in pot and another Selby is a straight up sociopath. I believe some Professors even engage in behavior with students that is highly unprofessional, given my moral and ethical beliefs.

Overall the weather is nice, much cheaper living than where I am from. Wouldn’t have been my top choice, but I was there!
Mercer University is a very prestigious university that offers a plethora of opportunities for every type of professional field that one chooses to study. The academic rigor of Mercer university is challenging, and causes one to master time management, self-discipline, and studiositas. The education and professors offered at Mercer are very advanced and upscale. The campus offers several research programs, jobs, student tutoring, and study abroad programs in addition to class curriculum. There are several ways to have fun on campus including various clubs, intramural sports teams, and hots pots for social activities with friends. Overall, I would say Mercer University is a very good school with much to offer its students.