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Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

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Mercer University overview
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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Mercer University, a private institution founded in 1833, is located in Macon, Georgia, approximately 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. The university's main campus features a blend of historic and contemporary architecture set in a suburban environment. Mercer offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across 12 schools and colleges, with notable disciplines in engineering, business, law, and medicine. On-campus housing is available for students, providing a range of living options from traditional dormitories to apartment-style accommodations. While Mercer displays a more selective admissions process, it also fosters a diverse academic community. The university competes in NCAA Division I athletics as the Bears and is recognized in particular for its competitive basketball programs.

In the most recent statistical year 7,556 prospective students applied, and 5,643 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 899 enrolled in the school.  6,971 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,918 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,408 plus fees of $300. Mercer is ranked 236 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 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
Mercer University overview
SAT 1190/1360
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.98

Applications Accepted

Mercer University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2024
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 $14,046
Budget for Other Expenses$2,798
Total One Year Cost$57,752

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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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