3,224
Students
Financial aid thermometer
35,680
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
73
73%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Mercer University is a University institution located in Macon, GA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA  31207-0003
United States
Contact Ms. Kelly L. Holloway
Director of Freshman Admissions
Email: holloway_kl@mercer.edu
Phone: 478-301-5125
Fax: 478-301-2828

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Regional Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
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Entrepreneurship Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Journalism Related Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
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Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related Checkmark
International Public Health Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Music Related Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,749
Applied
3,479
Accepted
3,224
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

2,758
Females Applied
1,993
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,991
Males Applied
1,486
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.85
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3.25
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan March 1st Not reported Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 630 590 670
SAT Math 620 580 670
ACT Composite 28 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

36,594
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Fees

300
Full-time student fees
12,522
Room & board
6,364
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

35,680
Avg. Financial Aid Package
37,448
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
26,896
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
10,276
Avg. Loan Aid
20,044
Avg. Grant Aid
25,059
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
39%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,224
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
17%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.57%
Black or African American 18.94%
White or Caucasian 56.39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 8.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 4.26%
Other 2.86%

Gender

Male (47.24%)
Female (52.76%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 78%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Mercer Madness, Homecoming and Bearstock (bands)

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
patrols by police officers

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

743
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 384
Part-time - 359
Male - 347
Female - 396