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Academics

Mercer University is a private research university in Macon, Georgia, with satellite campuses located across the state. Its strong engineering program is complemented by an emphasis on the arts and interdisciplinary study, and “the small community coupled with stellar professors and academic support opens opportunities for undergraduate students to experience through research” as soon as they step onto campus. Service learning is integrated into the curriculum, and classes involve a “large degree of group-based projects and assignments to encourage teamwork and leadership skills.” As one student says “As part of one of my general Ed classes, we mentored students at a local high school. I got to go to New Hampshire to witness and participate in the political process.” Scholarships are awarded generously, and there are “many financial resources for study abroad and internships.” Some say the resources are the best part of a Mercer education, via “the student to opportunity ratio. If students apply themselves, they can find opportunities.”

This is a school “where professors, students and administrators get to know one another well” and “a great place to get individual attention and experience.” Faculty “enjoy the teaching process and want to see students do well” and “really care deeply about the students.” The university is well-connected within central Georgia, and “the Mercer name carries weight around the state when looking for job opportunities.” There are also many openings for “work-based learning, where course credit is offered for doing research or internships with a certain department.”

Student Body

Students here “want to make change, to do well,” and most everyone “is involved in some sort of school activity, business, or community service.” These are “generally hardworking students who take pride in their work in and out of the classroom” and “the school is big enough that you do not see the same faces every day, but small enough so that you do not feel lost in the crowd.” Mercer’s student body “is like its own community,” and “are all engulfed in the Mercer community and find ways to reach out and give back.” As one student says, “almost everyone you meet on campus has large goals and are involved in many things on campus.” Numerous “communities and groups of people are represented here at least to some degree,” and all students “work hard to maintain scholarship and earn money to pay for their tuition.”

Campus Life

“Almost every student at Mercer is involved in at least one organization on campus,” and intramural sports, group fitness, and outdoors activities (such as rock climbing) are extremely popular. Often “people like to sit on Cruz, the small grassy area on campus to talk with friends or study,” and attending sporting events is “always fun and relaxing” at this Division I school. Traditions are valued, and there are “great homecoming activities in the fall, Bearstock (which is a concert every year),” and “a very wide variety of programs and activities” hosted by Quadworks (the campus activities board). A lot of students “like to attend concerts, fairs, and other activities in Atlanta, since it’s not too far from Macon,” and people also often eat in the city as “food in Macon is incredible.” Essentially, “any student can find something that suits them.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jordan Ellis
Associate Director of Admissions and Campus Visitation

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

Phone
4783012309

Email
hiatt_jm@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

4783012309

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

Admissions

Applicants: 11,058
Acceptance Rate: 66%
Average HS GPA: 3.90







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