Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
4-year Private university


Mercer University is a private institution established in 1833 with city setting located at Macon. It is ranked 170 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $40,890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,859. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Mercer offers programs in 12 different colleges and schools, with business being the most popular major. Tradition is important to the Mercer community. For the last 100 years, first-year students have climbed the tower of the tallest campus structure, the Godsey Administration Building, to sign their names on the surface. Students can get involved through more than 100 student organizations, Greek life and athletics.

#170 in National Universities
Location Macon, Georgia
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1833
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
4,859 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $36,894
Outstate Tuition Fee $36,894
Room and Board Fees $14,528
$46,646 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


73% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicant's language of instruction in secondary high school is English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$38,670 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$28,679 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $57,752
67% Students with need received Financial Aid
32.5% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline February 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition and facility-tech fees.
Eligibility Event Attendance
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance To maintain academic scholarships, students must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours in each semester.
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000–$3,000
Eligibility High school seniors
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance Renewable for 4 years/8 semesters. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to retain scholarship each year.
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Division I scholarships (Sports)
Total Worth --
Details Awarded in all men's and women's intercollegiate sports except women's track & field.
Competitive music scholarships
Total Worth --
Details For incoming students who plan to major in music. These scholarships are awarded by audition. Qualified non-music majors may also audition for instrumental ensemble music scholarships.


4,859 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
86% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
67% Students graduate within 6 years