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MERCER UNIVERSITY, MACON, GEORGIA

Macon, GeorgiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
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Mercer University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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%.

Rankings

  • #153 in National Universities, #109 in Best Colleges for Veterans, #34 in Best Undergraduate Teaching – U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Colleges for Public Health in America # 65 of 163, Best Colleges of Criminal Justice in America #96 of 525, Best Colleges of Public Policy in America #120 of 465 as per Niche ratings.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Endowment329 million USD
Student Retention Rate67%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity52,131 USD
Application Fee50 USD
Application SeasonJuly 1
Acceptance rate72%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@mercer.edu | 478 301-2650

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The University’s campus is spread over 150 acres in Macon and houses schools for Art and sciences, Engineering, Music, and Business.
  • The 98,000 sq ft large library, Six on-campus dining locations, different planned and professional academic facilities are a few standout structures amongst the 40 buildings situated within the Campus.
  • The Campus also provides on-campus housing. The Campus also has an Athletics department, a 3,500-seat basketball area, an indoor swimming pool, gym, intramural basketball courts, and many meeting areas and halls.
  • The campus has over 150 student organizations that can be mainly placed under Academic, Club Sports / Recreation, Faith-based, Governance, Media / Arts, Programming, Service, etc. that help in providing social values and experience of community life.

Housing facilities/ Residence

  • The university’s first, second and third-year students are required to live on Campus till the age of 22.
  • The campus has four traditional-style residence halls with community bathrooms, 5 style accommodation halls, and 4 apartment-style with kitchen residence halls. Basic amenities are provided in all accommodation types.
  • The cost of residence halls is around USD 6000 for one year whereas the apartments are more expensive than these halls.
  • Facilities like Wi-fi Internet, On-campus Dining, Food Truck, laundry services, refrigerator, vending machine, common TV viewing areas, etc for the comfort of the students.

Courses

  • The University provides an array of courses for international students which comprises more than 180 undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs through 12 schools and colleges.
  • Arts, Business, Communication and Journalism, Information technology, Education, Engineering, Law, Healthcare are a few popular areas in which the university offers various programs.
  • The university offers online (Virtual) classes in arts, painting, and dance. These classes are streamed live every day at a particular time for the convenience of students.
  • The University also provides many virtual informative tours of museums, countries, and wildlife.
  • With the Student-faculty ratio of 13:1, the university also offers evening classes.

Mercer University Application Process

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

  • Standardized Test Scores: SAT scores 1280 and ACT composite score of minimum 27 is required.
  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree with a GPA of 3.94 plus or equivalent. These transcripts must be attested by the issuing university or Board.
  • English Language proficiency test(s) IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 80 for international non-native English speaking applicants.
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors are required.
  • Financial support documents.
  • Statement of Purpose

Mercer University Cost of Attendance

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 HeadExpenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees37,508
Room and Board (on Campus)11,106
Books and Supplies1,200
Personal Expenses2,778
Total52,592

Scholarships/Financial Aid

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.

 Alumni Network

  • Mercer University has more than 82,000 alumni and the alumni association of the university has travel programs, discounted football match tickets, career services, and also helps its members with study at the university.
  • The alumni association also presents various awards throughout the year at a National level.
  • Some notable alumni of the University are Steve Berry, Popular author; J. Buford Boone, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper writer, David Bottoms, Poet; John Couric, United Press International editor, and journalism professor; Josiah Crudup, former president of Brenau College; Milton Cruz, chairman of MedHoldings Inc.

Placements

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

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Mercer University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population9597
FAFSA Code001580
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$38,094 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score125511701340 46%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630590670-
Mathematics625580670-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282530 53%
English262428-
Mathematics282431-

Mercer University Acceptance Rate

73.3%

Acceptance Rate

4749

Total Applicants

9597

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.5%

Male

63.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program73.2%
Total Applicants6904
Total Enrolled5057
Graduate
Graduate Programs73.2%
Total Applicants6198
Total Enrolled4540

Mercer University Enrollment

Enrollment
Mercer University Enrollment9597
Undergraduate Enrollment5057
Graduate Enrollment4540
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate59.9%

Attendance Cost

$38,094

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Medicine ProgramsLiaison Committee on Medical Education
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Nursing ProgramsCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
70596595464-
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    7.3/10

    8/10academic
    7/10infrastructure
    7/10placements
    7/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    6/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Angelina, BELARUS Stetson school if business
    Mercer University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MERCER UNI REVIEW

    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.


    Course Curriculum - 

    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.

    8 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    09, Mar 2019 read more
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    1501 Mercer University Drive
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    Book Store

    Barnes & Noble - Mercer University Bookstore0.43 Km
    Mercer University Bookstore0.43 Km
    St Joseph's Catholic Church Bookstore1.7 Km
    Golden Bough Bookstore2.13 Km
    Pocket Book Lady2.76 Km
    Ollie's Bargain Outlet4.22 Km
    Gottwals Books5.95 Km
    Ingleside Bookstore and Cafe6.89 Km
    Bookstore7.97 Km
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    Restaurant

    The Bears Den0.77 Km
    H & H1.59 Km
    Downtown Grill2.23 Km
    Tic Toc Room2.3 Km
    Ingleside Village Pizza2.88 Km
    Subway Restaurants3.25 Km
    Long John Silver's4.95 Km
    Papa John's Pizza4.97 Km
    S & S Cafeteria4.97 Km
    Ole Times Country Buffet5.06 Km
    Subway6.72 Km
    Grey Goose Players Club7 Km
    Fresh Air Bar-B-Que7.15 Km
    Pho Saigon7.19 Km
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    Pharmacy

    CVS Pharmacy1.23 Km
    Medical Arts Pharmacy1.25 Km
    Medicap Pharmacy1.31 Km
    Mike's Medical Pharmacy1.32 Km
    Shannon R. Crosby, PharmD1.47 Km
    Andrews Regina L2.28 Km
    Perry Mark H3.13 Km
    Environmental Health & Safety3.39 Km
    Coliseum Park Professional Pharmacy3.62 Km
    Coliseum Park Pro Pharm/Pharmacy3.63 Km
    U Save It Pharmacy Inc3.66 Km
    In Your Home3.71 Km
    Express Rx Pharmacy4.92 Km
    Macon Pharmacy5.77 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy6.71 Km
    Kroger Pharmacy7.48 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Cherokee Shopping Center1.61 Km
    Cherokee2.09 Km
    Ikatehouse2.09 Km
    Westgate Mall2.32 Km
    Shop Local Macon2.46 Km
    Napier Square2.68 Km
    Vineville Shopping Center3.28 Km
    Dealer's Mall3.42 Km
    FamiLIyDoLLar3.63 Km
    Oglesby Square3.65 Km
    South Plaza Shopping Center4.08 Km
    Macon Mall4.21 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk4.25 Km
    Parkway Village Shopping Center4.5 Km
    Summit at the mall4.54 Km
    Mission Square4.61 Km
    Cotton Avenue Clothiers - The Outlet Store - Mercer University Dr.4.64 Km
    We Buy Gold And Silver4.69 Km
    Eisenhower Crossing6.11 Km
    Forsyth Landing6.98 Km
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    Airport

    Macon Downtown Airport7.73 Km

    Bus Station

    Macon, GA238.76 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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