The acceptance rate at Mercer is 78%. It ranks #34 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Mercer University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,417 out of 5,651 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent (SAT 1180/1340 ACT 25/31). Mercer University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.88. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Mercer University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 53% of students submitted SAT scores and 47% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1260
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mercer University?
Mercer University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. Mercer ranks #4 in Georgia and #156 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mercer?
Admission data indicates that Mercer 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Georgia and #143 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mercer University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into Mercer University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Mercer. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mercer University was 3.88 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.88 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mercer accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||36.2%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||24.5%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||5.2%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||1.2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.8%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
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66% of Mercer University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||39%|
|Top 25% of class||66%|
|Top 50% of class||91%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||23%||20%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Mercer University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Mercer University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
53% of students submit their SAT scores to Mercer. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
78% of those who apply are granted admission to Mercer. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1340. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.