Overview

Applicants
766
Acceptance Rate
54%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.32
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
122

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
150 - 155

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience
Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
70

28
Female
11
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

If you’re looking to attend law school in Georgia, Mercer University is certainly a solid option. Students here receive a “challenging” education that places a premium on “ethics and legal writing.” Additionally, “small” class sizes are par for the course, helping ensure that everyone is fully “involved in class discussions.” Students also rush to laud Mercer’s “knowledgeable” and “extremely personable” faculty. Professors “truly get to know the students, and care about their well being both in and outside of class.” And they endeavor to “make themselves available...beyond the classroom.”

Mercer’s administration receives high marks as well. They are “very responsive to the needs of the students, and seek to run the school in a way that advances the goals and reputation of students, professors, and alumni alike.” Of course, the administration is comprised of individuals who are “incredibly accomplished” in their own right. And they work diligently to help students “surpass their own accomplishments.” In other words, it’s quite evident how much they really “care about the students.”

Though the odd individual complains that “classrooms can be crowded and hot,” we’ve been assured that “for the most part, the facilities are very nice.” Students have access to “top of the line [resources]” to conduct their research. Moreover, the “library staff is very helpful” and everyone receives “subscriptions to Westlaw, Lexis, & Bloomberg.”

One area that does “need [some] work...is registration and class scheduling.” At the moment, “there is a lottery system that randomly ejects students from classes that are overbooked with no preference for 3Ls.” Unfortunately, this makes it rather “difficult” for “students [to] get the classes they want, [especially] for their specialty.” As this individual bluntly states, “The lottery system is unfair. People who take the time and effort to sign up for the classes they want early should be able to get into those classes before the person who waited until the last minute to sign up.”

On a more positive note, Mercer’s Career Services fosters fantastic “connections [with] attorneys in the field” and “bend[s] over backwards to help you.” Students also have the opportunity to participate in a “great externship program.” However, a few people do lament that the office primarily focuses on “Big Law” often at the expense of “public interest requests.”

Career overview

Median Starting Salary
$50,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
82%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
69%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
40

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Atlanta Firms-King & Spalding; Alston & Bird; Troutman Sanders; Nelson Mullins, Riley & Scarborough; Dentons; Hall Booth Smith; Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers; Drew Eckl & Farnham; Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele Macon, GA firms: Sell & Melton; Martin Snow, LLP, James Bates; Chambless Higdon Richardson Katz & Griggs; Jones Cork & Miller

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Griffin Bell
Former Attorney General of the United States

Honorable Hugh Thompson
Former Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

Nathan Deal
Governor of Georgia

Honorable W. Louis Sands
US District Court Judge, Middle District of Georgia

Honorable Sara Doyle
Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$51,615

% Students Receiving Some Aid
96%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,662
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$11,790
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$11,790
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$9,634
Fees
$300

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
365
Parent Institution Enrollement
8,700

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
6
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
27%
% International
2%

Demographics

22.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students admit that the “racial divide has been a big issue the past year.” The majority of students are white and from middle- or upper-class families. Sadly, a number of individuals “who fell outside of that mold had trouble making friends in their sections” and had to contend with some “insensitive comments.” A few students report that “there have also been issues of transphobia and homophobia.” Thankfully, “the school is working to better gender and racial equality.” Despite these problems, Mercer does still manage to retain “a sense of community.” You can always find classmates who are “willing to help and support each other.” And “most people [even] have a tight group of study buddies.”

When it comes to location, some people argue that “downtown Macon...is not a great place.” Others counter that it offers “a fantastic array of restaurants, live music venues and clubs, bars (including two micro breweries), and shopping options.” And they insist that “Macon's Historical Society has done an impressive job saving, restoring, and re-purposing the city's turn-of-the-century infrastructure to give the downtown area more of an Americana charm.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
90%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Marilyn E. Sutton
Asst. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
1021 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA 31207

Phone
478-301-2605

Email
admissions@law.mercer.edu