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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
3,401
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 1,850 Women
(45.6%) 1,551 Men
3,875
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 5,034 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.87
SAT Math
628 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
632 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
$38,824
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,949
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
402
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
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bears
Sororities
26% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.8% Asian
20.5% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.3% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
37.0%
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