Mercer, founded in 1833, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Macon, 85 miles south of Atlanta.

Website: www.mercer.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,224
Undergraduate
Students
(52.8%) 1,701 Women
(47.2%) 1,523 Men
3,906
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 4,749 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.85
SAT Math
620 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,394
Tuition and Fees
$36,894
Room and Board
$12,522
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$37,448
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,429
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
384
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Macon Population
91,234
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bears
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
19.5% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.1% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
37.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1501 Mercer University Drive
City, State, Zip
Macon, GA 31207
Phone
(478) 301-2650
Fax
(478) 301-2828
E-mail
admissions@mercer.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 4,749 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 2,758 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 1,991 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,008 (29%) of 3,479 admitted students enrolled
Women
542 (27%) of 1,993 admitted students enrolled
Men
466 (31%) of 1,486 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.85
3.75 and Above
62%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
620 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
630 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
59%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
28%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
12%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 36%
Top quarter: 71%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,394
Tuition and Fees
$36,894
Room and Board
$12,522
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,778
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
mason_td@mercer.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001580
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
887 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
667 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
667 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
296 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$37,448
Need-Based Gift
Received by 664 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,433
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 395 (59.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,247
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 199 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
215 (24.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,260

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,166 (99.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,223 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,221 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
877 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$35,680
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,212 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,059
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,336 (60.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,598
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 589 (26.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
862 (27.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,044

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,429
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, International Studies, Military Science, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,032
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physicians assistant
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
384
Part-Time Faculty
359
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,503,747
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Family Therapy, Master of Science in Anesthesia, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Higher Education
  • Human Services
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Higher Education
  • Human Services
  • Law
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Macon Population
91,234
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
150 acres

Weather

Temperature
34.2 average low in January, 90.2 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Macon
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
22%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
patrols by police officers

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bears
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, golf, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,224
Women
1,701 (52.8%)
Men
1,523 (47.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,172
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
19.5% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.1% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.9% from 38 countries
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
3,906

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
37.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4.9%
Engineering 2.45%
Law 7.7%
Theology 1.75%
Dentistry 0.35%
Arts and Sciences 7.7%
Medicine 7%
Veterinary Medicine 0.35%
Education 1.05%
Other 1.75%

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