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Chances of getting into Mercer University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.2%
Admission Difficulty for Mercer University
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Mercer and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,736 out of 5,034 applicants were admitted making Mercer 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 26 percent. Mercer University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Mercer SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for Mercer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Mercer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1260

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

Mercer University typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mercer University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >83%
1255 to 1340 Avg + 74%-83%
1170 to 1255 Avg - 63%-74%
1085 to 1170 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1085 Low <50%
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Mercer ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
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 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mercer University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 + 74%-84%
25 to 27 Avg - 65%-74%
23 to 25 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 23 Low <55%
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Mercer GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Mercer University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Mercer. 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. The school ranks #5 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mercer accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mercer University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mercer University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,036 1,998 5,034
Accepted 2,248 1,488 3,736
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 499 401 900
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mercer University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Mercer University prefer SAT or ACT?

53% of students submit their SAT scores to Mercer. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mercer University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Mercer. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mercer University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1340. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mercer University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.