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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 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 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Engineering, and Business. Graduating 64% of students, Mercer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
About Mercer University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Website

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
73%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1170-1340
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,268/ 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
$28,528/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,135Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
612
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    30%
  • Well rounded
    19%
  • Ambition
    13%
  • 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.116 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    37%
  • Service Oriented
    21%
  • Friendly!
    18%
  • Overpriced
    11%
  • 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
64%
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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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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Mercer University is an institution that is not only invested wholeheartedly in the education of its students but also in inspiring students to use their education to make the world a better place. Professors are clear and friendly and seek to make their classes engaging. Because of the smaller class sizes, students get to know their professors and vice versa, allowing mentor relationships to form that last well beyond the four years of undergraduate. Overall, Mercer is a school that is equally focused on the development of the student as well as what the student can do to make a difference with their education
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!