Mercer U

Mercer University

1501 Mercer University Dr, Macon, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    36

Overview of Mercer University (Mercer U)

About this school

Mercer, founded in 1833, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Macon, 85 miles south of Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,224
    • Men:1,523 (47.2%)
    • Women:1,701 (52.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (Mercer U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mercer University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1501 Mercer University Drive
City, State, Zip
Macon, GA  31207
Phone
(478) 301-2650
Fax
(478) 301-2828
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 4,749 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 2,758 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 1,991 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,008 (29%) of 3,479 admitted students enrolled
Women
542 (27%) of 1,993 admitted students enrolled
Men
466 (31%) of 1,486 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.85
375 And Above
62%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
620 average |580-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
630 average |590-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
59%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
28%
• Score 24 - 29
60%
• Score 18 - 23
12%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Mercer U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $36,000 (69.05679921735627%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,153 (23.312424469125855%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.301893307245209%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,778 (5.328883006272659%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mercer University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001580
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
887 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
667 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
667 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
296 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$37,448
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 664 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,433
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 395 (59.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,247
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 199 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
215 (24.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,260

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,166 (99.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,223 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,221 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
877 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$35,680
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,212 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,059
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,336 (60.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,598
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 589 (26.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
862 (27.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,044

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,429
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, International Studies, Military Science, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,032

Academics & Instruction (Mercer U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


384

Part-Time Faculty


359

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,503,747

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mercer University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors (Mercer U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physicians assistant

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Family Therapy, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Medical Science, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Science in Anesthesia, Master of Divinity, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (39)


  • Accounting
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Higher Education
  • Human Services
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Theology

Campus Life (Mercer U)

Location & Geography

Population


91,234

Nearest Metropolitan Area


150 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
34.2 average low in January, 90.2 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
Macon
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


78% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


22%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bears
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, golf, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mercer University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


28% of women participate

Fraternities


21% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,172

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,224
Women
1,701
Men
1,523

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.0% Asian
  • 19.5% Black/African-American
  • 5.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 58.1% White
  • 2.9% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 38 countries

Average Age


19

Number of Graduate Students


3,906

Student Resources (Mercer U)

Study resources