Mercer University

Macon, GA, USA
3.65 Average Rating

Founded by Baptists in 1833, Mercer University is a private non-denominational institution in central Georgia. Mercer houses both the largest pharmacy school and the oldest college of nursing in Georgia as well as one of only four medical schools in the state. Once every fall, Mercer students make a pilgrimage to the university’s original campus location to hold an outdoor picnic and re-enactment of Mercer’s founding. For students interested in the performing arts, the Mercer campus is home to the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, a repurposed church that serves as the headquarters of the university’s Theater department.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. October 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2020
Other March 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
47%
Submitting ACT
53%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,315
Total Number of Undergrads
3,372
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,202
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,808
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,808
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,036
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
86%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,633
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,909
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,319

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,697
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
125
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
78%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Toby Bear
School Colors
Orange/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
Mercer University is my home away from home. When I applied I did not think I would be able to afford it but they were really helpful with financial aid. Attending Mercer is the best decision I have made recently.
Beth from Waynesboro, GA
Wonderful, intimate setting. Challenging, but it is easy to receive help in your classes. Always something to do, from sports to clubs to food!
Kia from Mableton, GA
Mercer University is a great college for students who want academic rigor, professors who know their names, and a place to meet all kinds of people.
Kelsy from Tifton, GA
Mercer University is a small, private college in the South that although creatively small in size, it is still a highly respectable school with great opportunities for achievement. The campus is much like a large family, and every individual student has the opportunity to establish personal connections with professors. O believe Mercer provides the highest quality education for the superior quality of education and research opportunities in practically any field of study.
Josie from Epworth, GA
Attending Mercer University is one of the best decisions you can ever make. The environment is nice, friendly and there are many fun things to do around campus. The price is really expensive but it is not unexpected considering it is a private university.
Mercer Student
Mercer University is a challenging college with rigorous courses. The college is a small college with a very friendly vibe and people always looking to hang out and have fun. Mercer's programs prepare you for the real world if you are successful and do not give up.
Angela from Macon, GA
The campus is absolutely gorgeous. The facilities are very nice and nothing is too close together or too far apart. The school itself seems to function like a small town with its own community
Morgan from Hampstead, NH

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