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Reviews 976 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors are understanding and want you to be successful.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The alumni are there to help you, but it sometimes feels like pulling teeth for possible interviews and internships.

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: There are many different places depending on what you are into for fun. There are clubs catered to students, bars and restaurants for dates and casual drinking, and theatres showing some of the local talent living in Macon. Plus, the nightlife is great after sports events, especially football and basketball games.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are common place on the campus. All of them get along well with Non-Greeks. All students are respected.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Tons of places to shop in the Metro area of Atlanta.Many of the local pars and amphitheatre have concerts weekly. Gospel, Jazz, Alternative music all here in the mecca city of the south. Atlanta is agreat place for family living and social scenes.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football has returned to the Mercer Bears. Basketball put the school on the map when they defeated a top contender.

4 College Junior

Academics: Most professors are eager and willing assist students. Liberal Arts rules, they have the best instructors. Dr. Thomas Biggers you're the best.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Express yourself is what this school has allowed me and others to do weekly. Assisgnments are challenging but duable. Very informative on the different classes being offered.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Actually food is okay not many choices.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Great atmosphere for college students..

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I'm not apart of the athletic department.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I haven't decided if I'll join a Greek yet.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We don't have much diversity. We mostly have southern, christian, republicans as part of our student body. In the past few years though, Mercer has been working towards changing this and I feel that the diversity is getting better.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Mercer challenges us. Don't expect to be given grades, you really have to work for the A's and B's. Not going to class or seeming uninterested can really hurt your grade.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is the most frustrating part of Mercer. They have about 600 students attempting to register for classes not realizing that the server can't withstand that much activity. Also, the classes fill up really fast if you're not one of the first people on the site.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: We don't have the most attractive set of people but we do have a lot of vibrant personalities that make the people more forthcoming. Since the school is small it becomes difficult to keep your business private so many relationships are under the public microscope.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: We only have two really popular clubs: Envy and The Wall, so the variety is not much unless you go to another school or area.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot the off-campus dining closes pretty early so there not many options past 10pm, except like McDonalds.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The black fraternity's are up and coming so the Greek scene is getting better than before.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym's hours are great and the machine availability are amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Macon is not the safest area but the actual apartments aren't the worst.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: By the spring semester of your freshman year, you will declare your major. The process is really easy and majority of the time you will get an awesome advisor.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The teachers are amazing and the faculty are working to make sure you understand the material so that you will succeed.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: the only good thing about our meal plan is the dining dollars.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining hall is pretty mediocre. The food isn't inedible, but it's definitely not great. In comparison to larger schools' dining halls, like the KSU Commons, Mercer's dining hall has a lot less variety and a lower quality of food. The only things I would recommend from the dining hall are the cookies and grilled cheese sandwiches. The University Center and Mercer Village restaurants are definitely the best places to eat. They include Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Burger Studio, Margarita's Mexican Grill, Jittery Joe's, Ingleside Village Pizza, Fountain of Juice, and Francar's Buffalo Wings. Unfortunately, if you are a freshman living on campus, you are required to get the unlimited swipes meal plan. That means you can eat at the dining hall as much as you want, but you only get $200 per semester for the other dining options. Make sure you take advantage of the student discounts at restaurants off campus. Mercer students get 10% off at Moe's Southwest Grill!


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Janelle Richardson
Seattle, Wash.
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Mercer provides a great overall experience for its students. It offers a good social environment, as well as an exceptional academic environment. However, it is also difficult. Even if you easily received A’s in high school, you will have to put substantial time and effort into your work here if you want to continue to get grades like that.

The professors at Mercer are passionate and often create classroom environments that are open-minded and thought-provoking. This sense of engagement and candidness can make your courses seem more exciting and worthwhile. Overall, the majority of Mercer students say they would not trade their experience at Mercer for anything.

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