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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Mercer is an above-average private university located in Macon, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,260 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mercer acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Engineering, and Biology. Graduating 66% of students, Mercer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.

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1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference

Mercer University Rankings

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Mercer Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
1170-1340
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,696 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,208 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
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. 109 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 108 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • All
    13%
  • None
    73%
  • Some
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,260 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
605
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    29%
  • Well rounded
    22%
  • Ambition
    14%
  • Confident
    10%
  • Motivated
    10%
  • Persistence
    6%
  • Typical Frat Douche
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 119 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 131 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    37%
  • Service Oriented
    23%
  • Friendly!
    18%
  • Overpriced
    10%
  • Practical and has a pulse on what's current
    4%
  • Student-oriented
    3%
  • Well-rounded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 69 responses

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