Mercer University

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Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Private university in Macon, Georgia

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About Mercer University

According to Wikipedia, Mercer University is a private research university with its main campus in Macon, Georgia. Founded in 1833 as Mercer Institute and gaining university status in 1837, it is the oldest private university in the state and enrolls more than 9,000 students in 12 colleges and schools: liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, education, music, college of professional advancement, law, theology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions. Mercer is a member of the Georgia Research Alliance and has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest collegiate honors society.

Mercer University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
5,651 78% 73% 1255 27

How Much Does Mercer University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $17,437
30K - 48K $19,479
48K - 75K $20,012
75K - 110K $23,301
110K+ $25,391

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Mercer University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Mercer University, then you can expect to earn an average of $58,200 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Mercer University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
6,799 4,640 2,159

Where is Mercer University?

Mercer University is located at 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon GA 31207

How Safe is Mercer University?

Mercer University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Mercer University Known For?

Mercer University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Mercer University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Mercer University's Most Influential Alumni?

Mercer University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Law, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of Mercer University's most famous alumni:

James Rachels
An American philosopher.
William Heard Kilpatrick
An American pedagogue.
G. Harrold Carswell
G. Harrold Carswell
A United States federal judge.
Carl Vinson
A Democratic United States Congressman .
Ellis Paul Torrance
An American psychologist.
Phil Walden
An American businessman. Phil Walden is music executive.
Erick Erickson
Erick Erickson
An American blogger.
Jay Sekulow
Jay Sekulow
An American businessman.
Godwin Maduka
Godwin Maduka
A Nigerian doctor, businessman and philanthropist.
Bruce Yandle
An American economist.
Charles Frankel
An American philosopher.
Ferrol Sams
An American writer .