Mercer University: Review & Facts

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Mercer University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 8,600 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1833 and is one of the 7 schools located in Macon, Georgia.

Mercer University is affiliated with Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
102
Good
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at Mercer University.

Mercer University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 102 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Business, Medical, Nursing, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.


Student Retention
87%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Mercer University is high at 87% (well above Georgia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Mercer University is average - 61%.

Student to faculty ratio at Mercer University is pretty good - 13:1. Read more regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$34,500
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high - about $34,200 per academic year. The additional fees at Mercer University beyond tuition are around $300; this comes to a total of $34,500 a year.

Read the details about Mercer University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
67%
Doable
According to government data, 4,559 applications were submitted and 3,049 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

This school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Mercer University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,500
Medium
Mercer University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Mercer University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Mercer University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,900 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable, about $5,500 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Mercer University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Mercer University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Mercer University Location and Maps



Post Address: Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA
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