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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All the guys I have met have been very respectful and kind. None have ever made me feel uncomfortable or degraded in any way.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys here are really nice and attractive. They dress very well and are very friendly and nice.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: At graduate level it is difficult to survey some times because most and/or all of us are so focused and constantly on the go. Its like I see you at break, or computer lab, or at the student commons but we all are busy reading, studying, writing or completing a term paper, and/or preparing for a group presentation. Many students are full time family members.

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.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I go to school with wonderful people - great diversity!


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The average Mercer student tends to be smart, Southern, and identified by what clique they generally associate with. Because Mercer is a small school mainly composed of Georgia residents, it lacks a wide variety of different types of guys and girls—most students are lumped into the category of “Greek” or “independent.” Mercer’s small size also creates a bubble effect, so personal affairs regularly become public blather, meaning there is usually little privacy regarding one’s current relationship or latest hook up. This omnipresent potential for public embarrassment undoubtedly controls outright sexual promiscuity around campus.

Mercer’s small-school atmosphere provides many opportunities to meet people and go out with them, whether in the form of group outings, on-campus events, parties, or sorority and fraternity formals. Though the student body is lacking in alternative lifestyles and different backgrounds, most people are generally welcoming and respectful to one another. It is almost impossible not to meet someone or get invited to a group function. Despite the prominent social scene at Mercer, there is not much of a dating atmosphere—most people gravitate toward either steady, long-term relationships or hookups. 

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. In class
  2. In the cafeteria
  3. At downtown bars
  4. At off-campus parties
  5. At Greek social functions
Social Scene
Most Mercer students would say that as long as you don't stay in your room, you're going to meet people and make friends. Freshmen have the most potential for establishing an outgoing social life by living in residence halls with roommates and hall activities, attending events specifically for freshmen, going to the cafeteria in groups, and joining student groups around campus.
Dress Code
Mercer guys tend to gravitate toward typical "fratty" attire, such as polo shirts, khakis, and T-shirts. Girls have a more varied dress sense and usually wear jeans, tops, and casual dresses or sundresses. Most girls wear more edgy or revealing outfits when going out to local bars. Popular brand names, such as North Face or Bass Pro Shops, are prominent in both gender's attires.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 49 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 48 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 53 responses

  • 21% Long-distance relationship
  • 19% None
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 13% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 20 responses

  • 25% In class
  • 15% In the cafeteria
  • 13% At Greek social functions
  • 12% At on-campus social functions/campus activities
  • 10% At off-campus parties
  • 10% At downtown bars
  • 7% Planned campus-wide events
  • 3% Concerts
  • 3% Band
  • 2% Downtown Nightclubs

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 18 responses

  • 22% Ambition
  • 22% Confident
  • 22% Well rounded
  • 11% Persistence
  • 11% Motivated
  • 11% Smart, motivated, brainy, well-cultured, ambitious

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 17 responses

  • 40% In class
  • 21% In your dorm
  • 14% Through other friends
  • 10% Greek Houses
  • 10% In the cafeteria
  • 5% Band

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 27% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 64% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 9% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 17% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 49% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 30% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.



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