Incorporated as Mercer Institute in 1833, the institute is a private organization located at Macon, Georgia that received its university status in the year 1837. The institute is presently one of the prestigious names in the US Education System which is spread across four diverse locations namely Macon, Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus, and regional study centers at Douglas and Henry County.
It enrolls around 8,759 students with some 1,892 faculty members and has an international student population of around 13% from 56 countries across the globe. The university has an educational partnership with Robins Air Force Base for engineering study and research work and is undoubtedly a favored choice for international students to study in the USA.
Admissions at Mercer University observe an application deadline of July 1 and expect a nonrefundable fee of 50 USD from its applicants. It is one of the lightly selective institutes of the country which is reflected in its high acceptance rate of 72%.
|Endowment||329 million USD|
|Student Retention Rate||67%|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part-time; online|
|Campus Housing Capacity||52,131 USD|
|Application Fee||50 USD|
|Application Season||July 1|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
|Admission Helpdeskemail@example.com | 478 301-2650|
Application Portal: The admission application can be made through a common application or Mercer application.
Application Fee: USD 50 nonrefundable
Application Deadline: July 1
Basic Admissions Requirements
For all the proscepetice aspirants of the organization planning to study abroad, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been compiled below.
|Cost Head||Expenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year|
|Room and Board (on Campus)||11,106|
|Books and Supplies||1,200|
The University offers different grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA based on merit and need of the applicants. The students need to be in full-time courses to avail of the scholarships and grants which are only towards the tuition fee reduction or waiver.
If a student receives any other tuition grant the university’s grant is canceled. 70% of students are awarded some form of financial aid. The average need-based scholarship offered is of USD 25,059.
The university has 8 to 10 Global Leadership scholarships of USD 8,000 per year for students who will opt for at least 8 weeks of study abroad program. Many of the scholarships are specifically for local students. The need-based scholarships are given to all of the applicants and are successfully able to demonstrate the financial need.
The University’s Center for Career and Professional Development takes care of the placement of all the campus students and uses the handshake online database and software for this purpose. The experts at the center provide guidance for preparing a resume, getting ready for interviews and searching for jobs effectively.
The University also invites employers on campus for placing its students. 92% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 48,200 per year against the national average of USD 33,028
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$38,094 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Mercer University Enrollment||9597|
|Average Graduation Rate||59.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$38,094 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$13,716 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$11,315 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,778 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$12,153 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,845 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,846 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,845 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Medicine Programs||Liaison Committee on Medical Education|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Nursing Programs||Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs|
|Pharmacy Programs||Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Theology Programs||Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools|
|Programs||Council on Education for Public Health|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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based on 1 student ratings
They have an amazing program for international business. And I transferred there from another school. And Mercer is lit bigger and has more opportunities. And has a great international student association.
It's not bad. I like that the classrooms are not too big, so I can have a teacher to help me at any time. It's loaded but defiantly doable. Mercer is great. I would put less general courses and more courses for the major.
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