Macon, GA
Mercer University


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Recent Reviews

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

Rule number one is NEVER decide to attend a college you've never visited. I wouldn't have chosen Mercer had I not visited cam...

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

Rule number one is NEVER decide to attend a college you've never visited. I wouldn't have chosen Mercer had I not visited campus, and I cannot imagine being happy elsewhere. Rule number two is to not be afraid on new concepts and ideas. Many liberal arts colleges especially will break through your comfort zones and introduce material that challenges what you have always been taught--you will be a better, stronger, and more well-rounded individual for it. Rule number three is NEVER be afraid to ask questions of all sorts: about the school, the course material, a grade that wasn't what you thought it should have been--NOTHING. Questions are a means to an answer-use them, and do so wisely. Rule number four is get involved in things you enjoy, but don't overtax yourself--it's easy to do, especially as a freshman. Extra things cannot interfere with your studies or you are wasting a lot of time and money to go to college. Finally, rule number five, thank your parents for all the stupid things they didn't let you do in high school-they were right and you should acknowledge their wisdom.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who is lazy should avoid this school at all costs. This school is far too expensive to goof off and throw away the prestigious education students receive here.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The course load can be overwhelming...it feels as though they think we're an Ivy League school or something, and we're not....Mercer has a well-deserved prestige, but it feels as though that is taken too far sometimes. I think that's the biggest reason why so many students go to the on-campus psychological services.

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

Prospective students and their parents should tour the campus, but also take a little bit of time to look around the school o...

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

Prospective students and their parents should tour the campus, but also take a little bit of time to look around the school on their own and get to know the campus a little bit better. Campus tour guides are full of all the good aspects, but take some time to get to know what the negatives of the school and the area are. I would also use extra time to drive around the city and learn a little bit about what it has to offer before deciding to attend a university there. My final advice to future college students is to force yourself to stay on campus your first few weekends. Many times long-lasting friendships are made through weekend experiences, and students that go home too frequently typically miss out on these types of friendships.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone that loves the activity and night life of a big city. Also people that don't want to be broke afterwords.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It seems like nothing is quite good enough sometimes. Many Mercer office workers are incompetent and do not really care about the needs of students. Dining Services staff are also rude and disrespectful to the students.

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

My advice is to watch your money that you have for school. Make every penny count. Because when it's gone it's gone and it i...

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

My advice is to watch your money that you have for school. Make every penny count. Because when it's gone it's gone and it is hard to get scholarships/financial loans ect. Also watch the classes that you take, so you will not take classes that you do not need unnecessarily. And last try to take all basics classes(core) at a ralatively inexpensive school, and transfer them over. and do them first. I made the mistake of waiting to finish a few math classes til the end ( because I feared math at that time). But I'll never do that again, and don't advise it.

What's unique about your campus?

My school is ideal for non-traditional students like myself. although it is expensive in tuition/fees/books. I have truely enjoyed learning at this institute. I am looking for money to help me finish up at this point.

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

It is great, and accommidating for students that are not freshly out of high school. In fact most of the students at this university(which rank highly popular in GA.) are students ranging in age of 35 and older. There are weekend classes as well. Most professors are highly professional, and willing to work with you until you understand what is important. You will work hard, but you will feel the rewarding experience of this accomplishment.

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

I would advise that parents and students should do their research on where they want to be and really think about how impactf...

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

I would advise that parents and students should do their research on where they want to be and really think about how impactful such a decision is. Students should take into consideration that this will be where their dreams come true and where they will discover themselves as individuals on their own. For parents, this is a time of letting go of their babies into an institution that can give their children the materials needed to be adults in the real world. Give them, your children, the opportunity to make you proud as parents. It is their turn.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is dedicated to their goals and their purpose in the world. One who has a drive for making a difference. One who wants to find out about themselves through their studies and their interaction with others. One who has a sense of curiousity.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who is not willing to make a change for the better.

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

Pretty independent and liberal for a Baptist school. Has a recent history of standing up against discrimmination.

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

Pretty independent and liberal for a Baptist school. Has a recent history of standing up against discrimmination.

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

You must choose the school that can best help you achieve your goals. You should choose a school at which you are comfortable. Not comfortable in the way in which your classes don't push you and challenge you to become better, but in the way that you know that if you work hard and earn it you will succeed. You should also feel safe, not only amongst your teachers and classmates, but also amongst those visitors whom your school allows onto the campus. You should feel as though your professors are mentors as well as teachers; mentors who not only inform you but guide you in your own discoveries. You should never feel pressured to agree, but sincerely encouraged to disagree. You should feel as if you learn more outside of class than in it, but that is not to say that you don't learn anything in class. You learn a lot there too, but the experiences you have outside of class prepare you so much more for your future. You should most importantly feel that your school's main concern is your well-being and success. Your school should care about you and show it too!

What kind of person should attend this school?

One who is comfortable in a pretty small environment. It isn't that small, but small enough that your teachers and classmates will know you by name. You will have to participate in classes and find your own voice because there aren't so many people in the class that you can just sit in the background.

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

Research many colleges before making a final decsion. It is also great to visit the college and possibly sit in on lectures....

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

Research many colleges before making a final decsion. It is also great to visit the college and possibly sit in on lectures. Another important thing to think about is make sure that college is really what the student wants to do. Most importantly, know what you want out of life, it will make it a lot easier finding the right college because you will know exactly what you are looking for. Lastly, when in college, stay focused on your goals and never get distracted.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who knows what career path they want to take in life, who loves to be academically challenged, and who does not want to go to a schoolt that is nether small nor large.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustating thing would be tuition.

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

Mercer is a quaint and relaxed school where I can get the education I need to succeed in the future.

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

Mercer is a quaint and relaxed school where I can get the education I need to succeed in the future.

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

In order to find the right college, you must know what kind of enviornment you works best in. Some people tend to work better in smaller class enviornment, and if you are one of these people you might want to look into a smaller campus with small class where you can get the attention you need to succeed. The social aspect of college life is also very important. You want to make sure you choose a college where you can get a good education and also have fun. You might want to look into the activities and clubs that each school you are interested in offers. The best advice I can give you is to go and check out the schools you are interested in for yourself. You will be able to get a feel for the environment and you will also get a little taste of college life. Remember, a good college is a place you can learn and enjoy yourself. You only get these years once in your life. Take advantage of them!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Mercer University is its small class sizes and understanding of the professors.

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

When searching for the right college for your children, parents do not try to force your child to live up to your dreams. T...

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

When searching for the right college for your children, parents do not try to force your child to live up to your dreams. Talk with your children so that both of you can express your ideas and thoughts. Consider location, academics, and finance. Students should take into consideration their career choice. From your career choice you should narrow down the choice of college. Find which one provides the resources and opportunities that will allow you to achieve your future goals. Think for yourself and don't let others like friends and families influence you not to do what you want. It's all up to you so carefully plan out your choices carefully and as soon as possible. Do not wait until the last minute.

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

There is nothing that I wish I had known before I got here because everything was basically explained and outlined in every aspect by all the professors and the school.

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

The worst thing about my school is that it does not have a football team. Football is a sport that I like to watch, and without it I feel as though I am missing something in my life. I just go home and watch my high school team play.

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

Mercer University is totally worth the money you're going to spend!!!

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

Mercer University is totally worth the money you're going to spend!!!

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

College is a big decision and the most important advice I can give is finding a school that you can afford or feel would be worth the amount of money you are spending. Also visit the campus and see if you think you would fit in with your surroundings. Make sure to look at the community as well as the campus. Also, makes sure you are happy where you are, that you are confident you would make friends and enjoy it there. If it doesn't feel just "right," do not attend that institution. And parents please remember that it's your child's decision to make, not yours. They are the ones who have to live there for four years, not you! Most importantly, enjoy yourself!! College is about having fun, learning about yourself, and making friends while also educating yourself and becoming acclimated with the world!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone with some money who is intelligent and outgoing.

Melanie
Describe the students at your school.

They are different but all focused on what they want out of life.

Describe the students at your school.

They are different but all focused on what they want out of life.

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

Parents and students need to be aware of exactly what they expect from a college before they make their decision. It is not the school's fault if it does not meet your standards or being too big, too expensive, etc. if you knew it beforehand. Costs are very important. Do not choose a school that you know you cannot afford. It is difficult enough to stay focused with school work without having to worry about how you are going to pay next semesters tuition. Begin looking early so that there is plenty of time to find the right one for the student.

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