About Mercer University

Founded in 1833, Mercer University. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,706 full time undergraduate students, and 3,909 full time graduate students.

The Mercer University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 395 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Mercer University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1100-1290
ACT Range25-29

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,54% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

92% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 70% were in the top quarter, and 42% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Mercer University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Mercer University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    138 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    97 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    147 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    150 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    151 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    151 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    151 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    151 Students rated academics 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Mercer University?

70 Students rated Mercer University

Owen - 09/02/2023

Mercer is a very nice school beautiful campus and great community. However the sports are mediocre and the extra things to do are limited to zero on campus. It is a very expensive school and struggle to find funding. However, out of all of my options I would still choose mercer.

Sai - 03/29/2022

I think that Mercer seems like a good school for me. While with the small student body, there can be a lack of diversity, the small classes provide, at least for me, an introvert, a feeling of comfortability that makes it easier to bond with my professors and peers.

Oluwasegun - 02/24/2021

A great citadel of learning, where one can grow academically and become a better solution provider to the world. There are a lot of new opportunities, and students have access to the right tools for a rewarding academic experience. Besides, the academic environment is second to none, with state-of-the-art facilities, which make learning possible and affordable.

Virginia - 02/28/2020

I knew Mercer was the university for me when I experienced its welcoming, uncompetitive atmosphere the moment I set foot on campus. Mercer’s intimate and driven community has allowed me to form lasting relationships with peers and professors while providing immeasurable opportunities, such as in research and service. I was drawn to Mercer’s service-oriented focus and desire to make meaningful and long-lasting impacts in the lives of those in need as I hope to spend my life doing this very thing as a rural primary care physician. I have not been disappointed as service opportunities abroad, such as Mercer on Mission, and in the local Macon-Bibb region, such as Service Saturdays, are available throughout the semester to anyone seeking to help others. When I first started college, I was certain that none of my professors would want to be bothered by me or form relationships with their students. Thankfully, I was wrong! All of my professors have been open to questions and student interaction. They all learned my name by about the second week of class, especially thanks to the small class sizes and personal learning environment, and look forward to talking to students about their field(s) of interest. While Mercer students are academically driven, there is not a strong, overbearing sense of competition but rather that of community. Anyone seeking a university that offers rigorous academics in an intimate learning environment with research, study abroad, athletic and service opportunities should consider Mercer!

Mercer University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Mercer University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Mercer University is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to buckle down and make sure I get good grades. I would also, tell myself to not take the grant money for granted because, if I lose the grant, college is very expensive. Moreover, I would let myself know that although college is hard do not give up I can do anything I put my mind to.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Friendly, hardworkers whoknow when to work and when to party.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small, welcoming, open-minded and focused on academics.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who don't want to find out more about themselves and find a direction for their lives.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    Small class sizes, professors' availability, and opportunities to be involved on campus and in the community are Mercer's greatest assets. These are the things I looked for when applying for school.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that enjoys small class sizes, and is not looking for crazy parties. We party here with the fraternities and we also go downtown, but it isn't like at the large universities. You have to be willing to work because the classes here are harder, but its worth it.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The engineering program here is amazing. There are many ways to excell in the program. The campus itself if beautiful, you can walk everywhere you need to go, the weather is pretty great here as well.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Small private school, known for education, proximity to macon, great faculty, small campus, interconnected student body. Awesome athletics, host the Atlantic Sun Conference

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small classes, personalized attention, division one sports.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to Mercer University, I wish I had known that it would be so hard to get financial aid as a college freshman for my sophmore year. It was easier to receive scholarships when I was still a highschool senior, but now it seems as if there's no financial aid left for me. Plus, Mercer, being a private school, has a very expensive tutition which is hard for my single-parent family income to afford.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    the most frustrating about the school for the most part is the tuition of the school which is over 40,000 dollars which in this economy is very taxing.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Mercer University receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 61% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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