#2 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

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Student Population
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Location Macon, Georgia
Online mercer.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Mercer University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Macon, Georgia, Mercer University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,034 prospective students applied, and 3,736 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 900 enrolled in the school.  7,102 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,638 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $37,508 plus fees of $300. Mercer is ranked 217 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Mercer is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1170/1340
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.71
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Mercer University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $12,036
Budget for Other Expenses$2,778
Total One Year Cost$53,822

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$57,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mercer University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 21%
Business 17%
Education 12%
Human Services 8%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140447 IPEDS survey data for Mercer University.

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