Mercer University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Georgia


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 Atlantic Sun Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business, Elementary Education, Engineering, Human Services, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7622
Total Grad Students: 3113
Undergraduate Students: 4509
Faculty: 468

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 32%
Percent Female: 68%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon Georgia 31207


Main Email:

Main Phone: 478-301-2700

Additional Campuses:
Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, Atlanta
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Savannah Campus
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Douglas County Regional Academic Center
975 Blairs Bridge Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Henry County Regional Academic Center
160 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

Eastman Regional Academic Center
2nd Avenue/Ocmulgee Regional Library
Eastman, GA 30123

Mercer Engineering Research Center
135 Osigian Boulevard
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Admissions Contact:
Conrad Tatum
Director, Admissions
(478) 301-2653

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Bobby Pope
Director, Athletics
(478) 301-2737

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Mercer requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Course work with a grade of C- or better that was completed at regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis and considered for transfer as an equivalent Mercer course or as elective credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
Mercer requires a minimum of 9 semester hours for transfer. The maximum from a 2-year institution is 64 semester hours. You must complete 32 semester hours at Mercer to earn a bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
You must submit standardized test scores if you are transferring les that 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from your prior institution is required.

Essay(s) required:
Mercer does not publish the requirement for an essay.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
English 24 32
Math 24 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 520 630
Math 540 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 255

Transfers Accepted: 227

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 89%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 83%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 6%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2651

Room and Board: 10408

Tuition and Fees: 31548

Total Cost: 45807

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7363

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 65%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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