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
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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
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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

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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,881Undergrads
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 56 responses
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  • 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
91%
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
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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I'm frankly upset and feel stupid for choosing this school. The facilities are outdated and falling apart aside from the UC, Legacy, and the football stadium. The professors are hit or miss. The advisors repeatedly lie, and it's nearly impossible to get any real help planning your future from anyone (including those advisors). Registration and housing assignments are both a living hell. Parking is also a nightmare.

On the bright side, the people here are really nice. That's what drew me to the school. The food options are pretty decent, and there are lots of fun things to get involved with. The campus looks beautiful from the outside. Unfortunately, these positives don't begin to counteract all the issues the school has. I would not recommend this school unless you can attend for free or for a very discounted price.
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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!
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.