Mercer University
#616 Overall Influence#1052 Desirability Rank

Mercer University

Private university in Macon, Georgia

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 Georgia and enrolls more than 8,600 students in 12 colleges and schools: liberal arts, 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 alumni include 24 United States Representatives, 12 Governors, four United States Senators, and two Pulitzer Prize winners.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

5,454

Acceptance

72%

Graduation Rate

66%

Median SAT Score

1260

Median ACT Score

27

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$24,822

Fees (in-state)

$300

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$17,998
30K-48K$18,691
48K-75K$19,372
75K-110K$23,474
110K+$22,897

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$58,200

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

7K

Under-Grads

4K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon GA 31207

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

What is Mercer University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#69 World Rank #53 USA Rank
Nursing
#214 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Law
#323 World Rank #138 USA Rank
Engineering
#452 World Rank #170 USA Rank
Philosophy
#229 World Rank #172 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#470 World Rank #204 USA Rank
Medical
#462 World Rank #222 USA Rank
Education
#648 World Rank #238 USA Rank
Economics
#540 World Rank #261 USA Rank
Political Science
#536 World Rank #276 USA Rank
Psychology
#807 World Rank #284 USA Rank
Chemistry
#504 World Rank #317 USA Rank
Business
#638 World Rank #401 USA Rank
Communications
#790 World Rank #452 USA Rank
Social Work
#936 World Rank #476 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#1334 World Rank #523 USA Rank
Computer Science
#1219 World Rank #534 USA Rank
Biology
#1669 World Rank #580 USA Rank
Mathematics
#1997 World Rank #1119 USA Rank
History

Other areas of influence

#1918 World Rank #627 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

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. Mercer University’s most academically influential people include Cecil B. Day, Steadman Vincent Sanford, and Lyman Hall.

Cecil B. Day

American businessman

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Steadman Vincent Sanford

American academic and administrator

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Lyman Hall
Lyman Hall

American academic administrator

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Erick Erickson
Erick Erickson

American blogger

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G. Harrold Carswell
G. Harrold Carswell

United States federal judge

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Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace

American legal commentator, television host, television journalist, and former prosecutor

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Jay Sekulow
Jay Sekulow

American businessman

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William Heard Kilpatrick

American pedagogue

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James Rachels

American philosopher

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Brainerd Currie

American legal academic

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Samaria (Mitcham) Bailey

American activist

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Ed Roberts
Ed Roberts

American engineer, entrepreneur and medical doctor

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