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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Mercer UniversitySee Other Colleges

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Do You Work at Mercer University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

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 57 responses
Report
  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    30%
  • Well rounded
    19%
  • Ambition
    16%
  • Motivated
    12%
  • Confident
    11%
  • Persistence
    7%
  • Typical Frat Douche
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    36%
  • Service Oriented
    23%
  • Friendly!
    21%
  • Overpriced
    9%
  • 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
Colleges like Mercer University
More

Mercer University Reviews

1,397 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of Mercer University
Rate It!
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!
I am currently a graduate student at Mercer University. I could not be happier with where I am today. Knowing the great amount of loan that's piling, I am grateful that my parents allow me to become a bear. I love the professors and students at Mercer. The school isn't too big, so everyone is like a family at this university. I graduate from Mercer University Undergraduate program. Now I am currently enrolled in a graduate program at Mercer in the Atlanta campus. Both campuses provide great preparation for the real world. I love that the school offers small class sizes and opportunity to interact with the professors. College can be very stressful, but Mercer offers destresser events and opportunities for students. I thank God everyday for this opportunity I have at Mercer University.