Mercer University

1,367 reviews
  1. Macon, GA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Mercer University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Website

Mercer University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,054/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,407/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,095/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,340/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,217/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,749/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,833Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Well rounded
    23%
  • Ambition
    19%
  • Motivated
    16%
  • Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious
    16%
  • Confident
    13%
  • Persistence
    10%
  • Typical Frat Douche
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Prestige, qualityeducation, opportunity, volunteer
    36%
  • Friendly!
    31%
  • Service Oriented
    19%
  • Overpriced
    6%
  • Practical and has a pulse on what's current
    3%
  • Quality
    3%
  • Student-oriented
    3%

After Mercer University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

1,367 reviews
  • Excellent
    223
  • Very Good
    476
  • Average
    519
  • Poor
    78
  • Terrible
    48
I enjoy my time at Mercer University. I am currently in my third year at Mercer and have enjoyed the friends and relationships I have formed here. I only wish that there were more things to do outside of campus other than go downtown to a club or something.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
Mercer is the place that everyone should want to be. It is a comMUnity where everyone is super friendly and uplifiting to their fellow classmates. Service orientated is the main focus here and encourages how people learn.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 days ago
Teachers are great and energetic. Everyone is kind and easy to get along with. So far, the classes are not super strict and the professors are extremely understanding of certain circumstances such as athletes and going to games and missing certain class dates. The only downfall is that at night you have wear tennis shoes because there are gigantic water bugs everywhere but they come out at night.
  • Freshman
  • 19 days ago