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Academics

As the oldest private university in Georgia, Mercer University is a school that provides boundless opportunities for its undergraduates. Indeed, its “small size and focus on research and leadership enables students to quickly get involved in both academic pursuits with professors, as well as leadership positions in the extracurricular of their choice.” Moreover, service is central to its educational mission, and Mercer aims to produce graduates who will endeavor to “make positive changes in their local community and the world [at large].” While the academics here are challenging, it’s obvious that the university wants to see its students succeed. Hence, the school maintains an “academic resource center on campus that is open until 3 a.m. and has tutors for almost every subject, people willing to help edit and revise papers, etc.”

Undergrads also happily report that their professors all seem “genuinely invested in their students.” One pleased individual elaborates, “Professors WANT students to come to their office hours, and make it easy through appointments or regular office hours.” And a fellow student boasts, “All my professors have absolutely floored me with their enthusiasm, intelligence, and willingness to help.” They’ve also been known to “incorporate videos, activities, and discussions into the class” to stimulate students and keep courses interesting. Perhaps this satisfied student explains it best, “Our professors are not simply in the classroom for fifty minutes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They are [there for us] throughout our entire four years at Mercer.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Mercer are quick to sing the praises of their “absolutely amazing” peers. To begin with, students here tend to be “full of energy, enthusiasm, and drive.” As one proud undergrad explains, “We have a running joke that everyone is involved in at least three student organizations, has at least one job, and regularly participates in some off-campus organization.” Even better, they’re also extremely welcoming and friendly.” Another ecstatic student chimes in, “Everyone’s...ready and willing to offer assistance or check up on you if you seem to be having a bad day, even students...you’ve never met before are quick to make sure you know they’re there for you.” A third undergrad agrees sharing, “When I...came to visit Mercer for the first time, EVERYONE was so kind, and I honestly thought [it] was a facade. Come to find out that everyone really is kind here.” Importantly, though the university does have “a large white population,” students assure us that “diversity does exist on campus.” Indeed, “Mercer is attractive to international students of all sorts, minority students, and students of all types from different regions of the country and world.” And, the “best part about it is that everybody here is so accepting of people’s differences and so open-minded.” What more could you ask for from your fellow students?

Campus Life

Mercer has done an outstanding job creating “an inviting, stimulating atmosphere for its students.” After all, there’s always an activity or event to attend. To begin with, the university “has one of the best, if not the best, intramural sports programs in the country.” And everyone from first-years through seniors are keen to get in on the action. Beyond that, “two of our major student-led organizations, QuadWorks and Mercer Maniacs, put on events all of the time for students. QuadWorks plans about eighty events each semester doing things like riding camels on hump day, having movie nights out on the lawn, or even attending our annual music festival, Bearstock, for free!” Fraternities and sororities do have a presence at Mercer. However, Greek life doesn’t wholly dominate campus life. We’ve also been informed that “there is also a vibrant party scene if you know where to look.” Lastly, students report that hometown Macon is “a nice city” that offers many exciting options and activities including “hiking at the Indian Mounds,” along with “trampoline parks, movie theaters, [and] fine dining.” It’s quite common to see undergrads heading “downtown on weekend nights.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Catherine Harmon
Associate Director of Admissions and Campus Visitation

Address
Office of Admissions
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 312070001

Phone
4783012076

Email
harmon_cc@mercer.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Connell Student Center
Greek Village
Porter Patch
Spearman C. Godsey Science Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mercer Village
Downtown Macon
Z Beans Coffee House
Tatnall Square Park
College Hill Corridor

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday thru Friday, Some Saturdays

4783012076

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Sat

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@mercer.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport Macon Bus service available on campus Atlanta Airport is 70 miles away Macon Airport is 10 miles away

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-75; Heading North (from Florida) -From I-75 North, take Exit #163 (Mercer University Drive). -Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Mercer University Drive. -Turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive. -At the four way stop, turn left (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left). -Continue to the Emily Parker Myers Admissions & Welcome Center (will be on your left past Mercer Police). From I-75; Heading South (from Atlanta) -From I-75 South, take Exit #163 (Mercer University Drive). -Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Mercer University Drive. -Turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive. -At the four way stop, turn left (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left). -Continue to the Emily Parker Myers Admissions & Welcome Center (will be on your left past Mercer Police). From I-16; Heading West (from Savannah) -Take I-16 West until it merges with I-75 South. -Take I-75 South to Exit #163 (Mercer University Drive). -Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Mercer University Drive. -Turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive. -At the four way stop, turn left (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left). -Continue to the Emily Parker Myers Admissions & Welcome Center (will be on your left past Mercer Police).

Local Accommodations
Hilton Garden Inn at Mercer University * 1220 Stadium Drive Macon, GA 31204 478.741.5527 TownePlace Suites at Mercer University 1550 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31204 478.812.8522

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Applicants: 5,034
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Average HS GPA: 3.86







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