Mercer University
Macon, GA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
73%
Acceptance Rate
4,749
Students Applied
73%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
163
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. March 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2020
Other
Summer Transfer
March 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
16%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
39
53%
Submitting ACT
46%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1285
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
670
Reading
25th
590
75th
670
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
65%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
37
Top 25%
68
Top 50%
92

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@mercer.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-840-8577
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
If you want to have the best possible experience at Mercer you can not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. You will probably here people continuously say that as you progress through your freshmen year and though it may be annoying to at first, the idea will continue to hold true. Also, stay on top of your academics, it can be easy to get rapped up in the fun and freedom of college but remember why you came there in the first place.
Mercer Student
Look for lots of scholarships; Mercer is pretty expensive. If you're looking for a small school where you like to know your professors and everyone around you then Mercer is a good pick!
Angela from Macon, GA
Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for financial aid. The earlier you start researching, the better scholarships will be available to you.
Kaylee from Fortson, GA
Get to know your professors! They are there to help you at Mercer but you have to make the effort.
Beth from Waynesboro, GA
Make a friend with a car if you plan to go off campus often. The trolley is helpful and goes to the store once a week, and it takes you to Downtown Macon. Never be afraid to ask for help. Go to the academic resource center to get help, form a study group, or set up a meeting with your professor.
Kia from Mableton, GA
1. Visit campus. Some school's have fantastic websites but upon arrival to the campus, you say Their marketing department must be phenomenal, this is a letdown. In my personal opinion, a website doesn't do Mercer any justice. You will never be able to fully understand the atmosphere and culture of the campus until you visit!

2. Talk to current students! Current students are going to be honest with you about their university and provide a much more sincere explanation than a counselor.

3. Be open minded. You never know when you're going to stumble upon your perfect college if you do not look past your College Wants List.

4. Be honest with yourself! College is going to become your home away from home and therefore, you must LOVE it. Don't go somewhere just because the price is right, offers a program you are mildly interested in or because you like the football team. Go somewhere you can see yourself enjoying for four years!
Molly from Garnet Valley, PA
Make sure that you visit the campus before committing. Talk with potential professors, students currently attending, and your admissions counselor.
Kelsy from Tifton, GA
Before coming to Mercer, plan ahead for the rigor and the demand from professors. However, do not be too afraid of professors because they are all willing to help each student in any way that they can once you reach out to them. Be prepared for lots of discussion and sometimes one-on-one conversations.
Jabria from Lithonia, GA
Prospective students should definitely visit the campus at least once and try to participate in an overnight stay.
Josie from Epworth, GA

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