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.
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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 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
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.