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Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University

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 Mr. Stephen P. Karafa
Director of Freshman Admissions
Email: karafa_sp@mercer.edu
Phone: 478-301-2373
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 Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Marketing Related Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Technical And Scientific Communication Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education Checkmark
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Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians 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
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Latin Checkmark
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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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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 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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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Public Policy Analysis Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Criminology Checkmark
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
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,749
Applied
3,479
Accepted
3,372
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
3.86
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
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 633 600 670
SAT Math 627 580 670
ACT Composite 27 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

36,740
Avg. Financial Aid Package
37,769
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
26,918
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
10,424
Avg. Loan Aid
19,778
Avg. Grant Aid
25,812
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
86%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
43%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,372
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.14%
Black or African American 19.04%
White or Caucasian 55.48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 9.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 4.62%
Other 2.59%

Gender

Male (46.38%)
Female (53.62%)

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 76%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
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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
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

Faculty

755
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 392
Part-time - 363
Male - 365
Female - 390