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Mercer University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

73.3%
Admission Difficulty for Mercer University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Mercer University? The school has a 73% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,479 out of 4,749 applicants were admitted making Mercer University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Mercer University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1240-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Mercer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Mercer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Estimated Average SAT 1320
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mercer University?

Mercer University typically requires applicants to be in the top 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mercer University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >82%
1320 to 1400 Avg + 73%-82%
1240 to 1320 Avg - 61%-73%
1160 to 1240 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1160 Low <48%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Mercer University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Mercer University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 30
Estimated Average ACT 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mercer University?

Admission data indicates that Mercer University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mercer University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mercer University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >84%
27 to 30 Avg + 73%-84%
25 to 27 Avg - 64%-73%
23 to 25 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 23 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.71
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Mercer University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mercer University was 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mercer University accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mercer University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 14% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of Mercer University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mercer University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 41%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Mercer University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,758 1,991 4,749
Accepted 1,993 1,486 3,479
Acceptance Rate 72% 75% 73%
Enrolled 484 406 890
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 26%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
69

Applicants have 69 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Mercer University before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mercer University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mercer University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Do not know

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mercer University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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