Mercer University is a nonprofit private institution located in Macon, GA and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Enrollment at Mercer University is nearly 8,200 annually.
Students may select from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Public Administration And Social Services
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Most students admitted to this school achieve an SAT score within the range of 1060 - 1260, or an ACT score between 24 - 29. This school accepts approximately 80% of students applying. Of those students admitted, nearly 26% of students registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $35,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $5,700. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The mascot for Mercer University is the "Bears", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Contact information, admission forms, areas of study offered, and much more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.mercer.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Mercer University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Mercer University has a total student population of about 8,600. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 10% enrolling as graduate students and 54% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $34,000-$41,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $1,300 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$27,781|
|Receiving Student Loans||56%||$7,499|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Mercer University may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
The overall graduation rate of Mercer University is approximately 59%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||44%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||14%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Law Program
- Medical (M.D.) Program
- Music Program
- Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Mercer University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southland Conference)
- Basketball (Southern Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mercer University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mercer University.
- Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA (25 miles away)
- Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA (30 miles away)
- Gordon College in Barnesville, GA (33 miles away)
- Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA (60 miles away)
- Clayton State University in Morrow, GA (66 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Visit the main Georgia colleges & universities profile page
- Get a list of all private colleges in Georgia
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Mercer University for official up-to-date information.