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Mercer University
Macon, GA
Mercer, founded in 1833, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Macon, 85 miles south of Atlanta.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,046
   Women 1,568 (51.5%)
   Men 1,478 (48.5%)
Graduate Students 3,909
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 4,836 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.82
SAT Math 606 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 599 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $50,214
  Tuition and Fees $35,130
  Room and Board $11,106
Average Percent of Need Met 91%
Average Freshman Award $36,478
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 391
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Macon Population 91,234
Nearest Metropolitan Area Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bears
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.3% Asian
19.3% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.6% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 3.1% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 49.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 43%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 39.0%