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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 721 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 32 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

66% Women
34% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Atlantic Sun Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,171)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,689)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 19 12 - Yes
Golf 10 9 - Yes
Lacrosse 39 - Yes -
Rifle 7 - - -
Soccer 24 26 - Yes
Softball - 25 - Yes
Tennis 10 7 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 12 15 Yes -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 32.5%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 2.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.9%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 49.7%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 7

Notable Alumni

  • Nancy Grace, News commentator
  • Steve Berry, Author
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kelsy from Tifton, GA
  • 3
  • The freshman dorms are not that great but they are liveable. I mostly use mine for sleeping as I'm in class, studying, or hanging out with friends for the…

  • Jun-22-2012 Read More
  • Angela from Macon, GA
  • 5
  • The dorms may not be the best of the best, but there are always people around who like to goof off and have fun throughout the dorm halls.…

  • Aug-02-2012 Read More
  • Taelor from Eastman, GA
  • 1
  • My rating comes from my own personal dorm experience as a freshman. I live in Plunkett Hall, which is the WORST of all Mercer dorms - and it costs extremely…

  • Apr-15-2012 Read More
  • Bri
  • 4
  • Dorms aren't all that bad but beware of ants! Plus every once in awhile a roach but it is still generally very clean and comfortable. Res life are lifesavers,…

  • Nov-08-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Beth from Waynesboro, GA
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The caf is all you can eat buffet style and freshmen are required to get unlimited meal plans. The food is sometimes touch and go but you can always rely on salads, cereal, and bagels!

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  • 4
  • Kia from Mableton, GA
  • Nov-16-2013 I am a past student here

    The caf is pretty and diverse, it caters to vegetarians too. There are some food places right outside of campus, as well as restaurants within driving distance

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  • 3
  • Joshua from Lawrenceville, GA
  • Nov-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The food has it's days. Overall, it is very well done, but there are days where there is not much of a selection. Also, times occur where they stop serving food at times that confound the mind. Plus, the on-campus restaurants do not stay open for times a college student could really deem reasonable.

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  • 4
  • Farheen from Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafe has a variety of foods that it serves from salads to burgers. There is always something new being served each day. Breakfast is usually highly populated with the student body and I suggest you try to make it to breakfast. There is always the sandwich station which makes the sandwich you want. Itâ??s subway in a school setting. The burgers are delicious and everyone should have at least one even the vegetarian burger is tasty, and this is coming from a meat lover. The food is mouth watering in general so donâ??t be afraid to test your taste buds.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food in the cafeteria is abysmal. It is extremely bad, and all freshman are required to buy an expensive, unlimited meal plan (unless you commute). The University Center has some good food, and there are plenty of good restaurants in close proximity to Mercer. There's also a grocery store close by for food.

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  • 4
  • Destiny
  • Jul-30-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is good. It can't beat home cooking of course but it's decent. There are a couple on campus restaurants and obviously you're gonna get sick of it at some point. Macon has several restaurants to try and if that doesn't do it, Warner Robins isn't too far away. My favorite places to eat on campus are Ingleside Village Pizza (technically it's off campus I think) and Subway. There's also Jittery Joe's. It's the best

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  • 5
  • Brandi from Rex, GA
  • Jul-24-2013 I am a current student here

    The Mercer Cafe' is amazing! Not only is the food absolutely delicious, but it is also healthy! During my stay at Mercer, I've gotten to know many of the staff members in the cafeteria. Oh, and guess what? It's buffet style! So, if you find something that you really like, you can eat as much of it as you'd like. Also, in the University Center there is a Chick-Fil-A, a Subway, and Burger Studio just in case you ever need to catch a meal after 8:30 p.m.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Shelley from Dacula, GA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Our Greek Life thrives and loves one another deeply. We do not have the atmosphere that you would see portrayed in the movies. I love all my Panhellenic Sisters!

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  • 0
  • Beth from Waynesboro, GA
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I personally love Greek Life at Mercer. It is much more laid back than at some bigger state colleges. Friendships among the Greek community are the best.

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  • 0
  • Joshua from Lawrenceville, GA
  • Nov-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life on campus keep to themselves for the most part. There are times in the year, during the first semester, when the white fraternities and sororities hold their bid days when new members are brought in. The black fraternities and sororities keep to themselves, but throw some good parties. Also, when they bring in new people to their societies, they hold large events to show who those people to the school.

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  • 0
  • Destiny
  • Jul-30-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Greek life isn't for me but I know people involved in it and I've seen that it's not all fun and games. It has it's serious moments. They also are really involved in the community. That's one thing about Mercer: by the time you leave, you will have participated in some community service project. Although it is said to be a dry campus, alcohol is kind of easily accessible soooo.. It really varies person to person on that. I haven't observed any craaazzzyy drinking parties but I'm sure it happens

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  • 0
  • A recent Mercer Alum
  • Apr-24-2013 I am a past student here

    Not being Greek myself, I must admit the Greek life at Mercer is different from most school but in a good way. The Greek men and women that I knew were nice people who were involved on campus. Greek life isn't for everyone, but at Mercer it's not terrible either.

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