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Mercer University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 721 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% 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 44 - - -
Basketball 15 14 - Yes
Beach Volleyball - 10 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team 3 37 - -
Golf 12 8 - Yes
Lacrosse 43 - - -
Rifle 7 - - -
Soccer 26 23 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Tennis 8 8 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 20 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Swimming - - - Yes
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 29.8%
Hispanic 4.2%
Non-resident alien 4.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.7%
Two or more races 1.9%
White/non-Hispanic 44.2%
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
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical 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
  • Max from Chatsworth, GA
  • 4
  • The dorms are not the best in the world by no means so the quality of the dorms should really be rated three stars out of five but I give…

  • Dec-21-2012 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
  • 3
  • Maria from TN
  • Jul-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food would probably get rather boring, but my admissions assistant, who was giving me the tour, said they're opening up some sort of farmers market thing soon, I believe.

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  • 3
  • Jabria from Lithonia, GA
  • Mar-25-2015 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria serves all meals of the day and has a variety of options for any eater. The University Center also has a food court with fast food places that are good for quicker food. Overall, just try not to be too picky and be willing to try some new things.

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  • 2
  • Adelana from Duluth, GA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is supplied by Aramark and is usually bland and lacking in variety. I am never eager to eat in the cafeteria. The University Center has Chick-Fil-A, Subway, and Burger Studio along with rice bowls and some sushi. The Chick-Fil-A here is bad, and the employees tend to be students.

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  • 3
  • Josie from Epworth, GA
  • Oct-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are always 5 or more options in the cafeteria available to students everyday. If you choose to go elsewhere, we also have a few restaurants on campus such as burger studio, chick fil a, and subway.

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  • 5
  • Jennifer from Fitzgerald, GA
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The Caf and the University Center are the two places on campus we can use our bear cards. We can use dining dollars at the University Center which has Subway, Chick-Fil-A, and Burger Studio. The Caf has awesome food and their breakfast is my favorite. The food is wonderful and the staff are always nice.

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  • 3
  • Mercer Student
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The one word that will ring true for cafeterias around the college world is, buffet style dining. There are many choices for different people and that can be a good thing when dealing with kids who all they've known all their life is whatever mom cooks, I'll eat. It is also not as good as mom's home cooking but what chef can compete with mom's homemade insert food here.

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  • 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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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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