Macon, GA
Mercer University


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Recent Reviews

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

I have gotten a lot out of my college education. I have made new friends and learned alot. I have learned to become more of ...

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

I have gotten a lot out of my college education. I have made new friends and learned alot. I have learned to become more of an extraverted person, not to hide behind the scenes and sit back. Going to college has and will continue to make me a better rounded person. It has taught me that life isn't always about fooling around and having a good time. There are times when you have to be serious in life and there are times to relax. You have to figure out when those times are. You have to really manage your study time. College shows you that sometimes it is necessary to give up your social time to get ahead. College is the first step in getting to know the real world.

Kirkland
Describe the students at your school.

My classemates are friendly, dedicated, and strong-willed and minded to the end.

Describe the students at your school.

My classemates are friendly, dedicated, and strong-willed and minded to the end.

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

I learned a whole lot of lessons. The main thing I learned is that you are responsible for your actions and the choices you make. Also, you should always have faith when it comes to dealin with difficult challenges. Third, be focused and determined to obtain the goals you have set forth inyour life. I'm glad that I do attend college because it helped me learn how to become a responsible adult and built my character to become a better person. Also, it enabled me to know how to reach to my community and contribute something to it.

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

I'll tell them that it's a great school and it's easy to make a bunch of friends. Also, the school will put your skills and knowledge to the test in the classes, but have plenty of resources to help you out in the journey. There's a bunch of fun events and activities that take place in the school.

Alisha
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school has a very intimate setting. It's not too small, but not very big either. Their are extra curricular activities t...

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

The school has a very intimate setting. It's not too small, but not very big either. Their are extra curricular activities that students can get involved in, to feel more included with the university family.

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

I can truly say that since I have started attending college, I have not only gained knowledge but I have discovered more about myself as an individual. I have an older sister, but I was always the only child at home so my mom really sheltered me. My going away to college was the first time I had ever been away from home, so to some it would have been a scary experience. Thankfully, I was always an independent individual before going away to school so "being on my own" was not a hard adjustment for me. I didn't become a party animal and participate in other situations that most people my age would do if they didn't have adult supervision. I learned how strong I am as an individual and to make sure that I have priorities together. My education is very important to me, because I not only want to better my life, but I want to better the lives of those around me.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are not willing to work, then I wouldn't suggest Mercer University for you. You don't have to be the smartest person in the world to attend this school, but you must be focused on your work. If your family doesn't have alot of money then you I would highly suggest finding other resoursces prior to attending Mercer University.

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

I love Mercer University, the people I have met and the professors who have taught me make it a great place. There is somethi...

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

I love Mercer University, the people I have met and the professors who have taught me make it a great place. There is something great about being a Mercerian. You know someone will always be willing to talk and listen to you. You never feel alone or left out. Even though it is a small school, it has something to offer everyone who attends.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who needs to be surrounded by many people should not attend Mercer. Our campus is fairly small and close. The classes are small and it is likely to have classmates in multiple classes with you. If one needs the constant bustle of a large school, Mercer is not for them.

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

I have not goen to college yet but I know that is fun but you also have to work hard to get good grades and at the same time ...

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

I have not goen to college yet but I know that is fun but you also have to work hard to get good grades and at the same time enjoy your classes. Is valuable to go to college because with out a good education you would not be able to have a better future and better life when you have your own kids. Also now jobs are looking for degrees not just a GED they want better prepared people that would bring inproving to the company and the job you would be performing for them.

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

The most important thing I have gotten out of my college experience is learning how great diversity really is. Growing up, I ...

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

The most important thing I have gotten out of my college experience is learning how great diversity really is. Growing up, I have never had much contact with people of other races or religious backgrounds. My school was in a rural county and although our class was quite large, everyone was till pretty much the same in regards to race and religion. All of this changed on August 17, 2008; the day I moved into my first college dorm. Everyone was so different and it amazed me! I had no idea that college would be so diverse. Little did I know that the Asian boy, Tim, would quickly become my best friend that I still room with today, 3 years later! Going to college and experiencing new friends, partners, classmates, and teammates from cultures vastly different from mine was such a great value to me because I realized that the real world was not like my high school back home, but more like my college 200 miles away. Now I am in my 3rd year of college and being enveloped in the diversity of my student body has made me a better person, friend, classmate, teammate, and leader!

What's unique about your campus?

The professors and staff! They are amazing! All of my professors go above and beyound to help students out! At Mercer, the professors are your mentors and your friend. Not only will you see them during lecture, but you will see them during games, organization activities, and even at local restaurants! I have been out to eat, to church, and even to DisneyWorld with my professors! Also, the staff is great! If you are on a pre-professional tract, have no fear! Dr. Bokros will be there, advising you every step of the way! Go Bears!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I would have to say that the most frustrating thing about my school is that the campus is slanted. By that I mean that when it rains in Macon, all the water flows downhill so when you are walking to class or to the dorms, and they is a very heavy rain, you may be flooded! However, since my freshman year, several draining systems have been put in place to help with the problem! Seriously, that is the only problem I have with Mercer! I love this school, the students, professors, and alumni! Go Bears!

Sylvia
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

They make allowances for the working adult.

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

They make allowances for the working adult.

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

i have found that learning really does expand your mind and opens doors that you did not know existed. It gives you the opportunity to put life into perspective and see it as a whole working unit that has reason and purpose. It answers questions that you would have never thought to question and places reality into a realm only few venture. I have to see it through because (like a professor once said) you will not be the same person coming in as you are going out of this learning experience. It gives you more to talk about --with substance to your communication. I can actuallly feel my mind expand and nothing can substitute the hard work, dedication and perserverance that it takes to achieve success.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The working adult that really wants to better their life.

Emily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Small private school, known for education, proximity to macon, great faculty, small campus, interconnected student body. Awes...

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

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

I have been able to discover who I really am as an individual, separate from my parents, childhood religion, and high school friends. The experience has helped me to understand my personal values and morals, and why I hold them to be so important. I am more responsible at prioritizing and scheduling events, and because I have so much independence, I take more pride in myself when I do something right. I am learning how to be a fully-functioning adult and effective US citizen. More importantly, I am not learning the skills to do so, I am gradually finding out that I had these skills all along.

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

The cafeteria food is awful, but I pay almost $3000 a year for my meal plan.

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

I have recieved a better understanding about both life and education. My college Experience has matured me and is developing ...

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

I have recieved a better understanding about both life and education. My college Experience has matured me and is developing me for the real world, I get a better understanding about communication and responsiblity and along the way I have meet great staff and other fellow students with big dreams just as big as mine. I have recieved a sense of indepenence and self confidence for every class I pass. Great Memories, good friends and a life long expericene that will be with me forever. A appreciation for different cultures and different outlooks in life and have gotten a sense of motivation that all it takes is really one person to make a difference and have chain reaction to do good for the community and world! It has been valuable because it sets up a life time plan/goal. And anything you put your mind to you can achieve it is valuable not only for me but to set a example for young people and for my future family members as well to continue on with their education and aim for the moon! Because a Degree is all worth it .

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