Mercer University Admisisons

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Mercer University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 69%, Mercer University is not highly selective. Students with good grades and test scores are generally likely to be admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application (through the school or with the Common Application), high school transcripts, a personal statement, SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation. For more information, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office at Mercer.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Mercer University Description:

Mercer University is a comprehensive private university made up of 11 schools and colleges. The main campus is located in Macon, Georgia, a little over an hour southeast of Atlanta. The school was founded in 1831 by Baptists, and while no longer affiliated with the church, Mercer still embraces the principles of its Baptist founders. Students come from 46 states and 65 countries although the majority are from Georgia. The school frequently ranks among the best master's-level universities in the South, and Mercer also makes frequent appearances in Princeton Review's Best Colleges publications. In athletics, the Mercer Bears compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,615 (4,706 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,130
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,106
  • Other Expenses: $3,078
  • Total Cost: $50,514

Mercer University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,147
    • Loans: $7,360

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Elementary Education, Engineering, Human Services, Nursing

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Track, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Mercer University Mission Statement:

"Mercer University is a faith-based institution of higher learning that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge. The institution is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world."