A-
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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
67%
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Mercer University

Cost

Net Price
$20,301/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,203/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,055/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,111/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,025/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,805/ year

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,881Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    29%
  • Well rounded
    20%
  • Ambition
    16%
  • Motivated
    13%
  • Confident
    11%
  • Persistence
    7%
  • Typical Frat Douche
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.104 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    37%
  • Service Oriented
    23%
  • Friendly!
    22%
  • Overpriced
    8%
  • Practical and has a pulse on what's current
    3%
  • Student-oriented
    3%
  • Well-rounded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
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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The academics at Mercer University are challenging, and individualized. It is very easy to find your passion here and get involved. Mercer is a school focused on service and research that changes the world, thus it is a very active school. Professors are caring and understanding, and class sizes are usually quite small and inviting. Mercer is an excellent university!
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Mercer University is a fantastic community environment for undergraduate students. Professors truly care about the individuals in their classrooms and want to see them grow not only academically, but emotionally. Students are able to create a home for themselves. There are tons of organizations students can get involved in and plenty of leadership opportunities. Mercer is also a research institution. Students are able to get in on research projects starting their freshman year. This gives students the opportunity to get experience in their respective fields and prepare themselves for the workforce. The Mercer experience is like no other.
Mercer University is a small school, smaller than you might expect. On average day, walking between your dorm and any of the dining options on campus, you might only see several people on the way. You will always see familiar faces everywhere you go as you learn to know most people on campus. The professors are mostly fantastic, and they are all very accessible. Even in the larger classes, which only consist of maybe 70 people for some of the freshman level classes, the professors are more than happy to talk to you personally at almost any time. The dining options on campus are solid. There's Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Which Wich, Einstein Bros Bagels, and of course the cafeteria. I personally have no problem eating at any of them. The dorms are also solid. The new freshman dorm on campus, Legacy Hall, is very nice. The rest are good too, but Plunkett Hall is quite old. Sports are fun, but our only real notable achievement is beating Duke in the NCAA tournament several years ago.