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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 72%. Popular majors include Nursing, Engineering, and Business. Graduating 66% of students, Mercer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
About Mercer University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference

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
72%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1180-1340
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,202/ 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
$29,633/ 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
29%
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
92%
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
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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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.
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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.