A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  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-AAA
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 Scores Range
1090-1290
ACT Scores Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Mercer University

Cost

Net Price
$20,054/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,407/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,095/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,340/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,217/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,749/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,833Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 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
90%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.103 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    38%
  • Service Oriented
    23%
  • Friendly!
    22%
  • Overpriced
    6%
  • Practical and has a pulse on what's current
    3%
  • Student-oriented
    3%
  • Well-rounded
    3%

After Mercer University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
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

Mercer University Reviews

1,358 reviews
All Categories
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.
I really like living on campus. It's great to be near friends and my classes. However, some of mercer's dorms are in serious need of renovation. The dorm that I stayed in during my freshman year had serious problems with moisture. Some of the rooms and bathrooms clearly had mold and mildew in them. Some of the windows were not well insulated, so in the winter months cold air could seep through. However, the sophomore dorms are much better! I really like the dorm that am living in now with my three roommates. There is plenty of, even extra, space for all of us, so it gives everyone their own private space. As for the housing process, it is pretty simple. For the freshmen, their housing options are primarily determined by when they submitted their enrollment deposit. Those who submitted them earlier have first choice.
  • Dec 18 2015
  • Housing