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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
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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.100 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 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 61 responses
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  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    28%
  • Well rounded
    20%
  • Ambition
    15%
  • Motivated
    11%
  • Confident
    10%
  • Persistence
    7%
  • 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.110 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    34%
  • Service Oriented
    23%
  • Friendly!
    20%
  • Overpriced
    10%
  • 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 great, small campus. It is very academically challenging, but the professors here are excellent (with very few exceptions). Mercer has many opportunities to gain connections for after graduation. One of the negatives about Mercer is definitely the dining options. The hours during finals and holidays are horrible, especially for students that have to stay on campus. Overall, an excellent university!