72%

Acceptance Rate

$29,633

Avg.Financial Aid

001580

FAFSA Code

About Mercer University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,740

Website

www.mercer.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Mercer University is a private not-for-profit university that was founded in the year 1833. The campus is located in the urban area with more than 8,000 students enrolled in different programs and courses. It is also a member of the Georgia Research Alliance.

  • The university's vision is to change the world, one student at a time.

  • The University's acceptance rate is 72% with a total student population of 8,740 which consists of 6,809 full-timers and 1,806 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 13:1 with a total graduation rate of 66%.

Online Education at Mercer University

Online classes at the university are intended to provide students with the resources they require to succeed. Every class is offered completely online. Mercer University offers 30 fully online undergraduate and graduate programs.


Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given.

  • The faculties are very knowledgeable and passionate about their job. They frequently give feedback to the student for their betterment in academics. Almost all the classes are engaging and get something new to learn.
  • Students can individually interact with professors to clarify their doubts. The college is very reputed with one of the Best engineering programs. They also provide internship opportunities to students by collaborating with the companies.

  • It is a challenging university which will require you to work hard. Even the workload is challenging but beneficial at the end. It also offers a wide variety of programs under each discipline.

Location & Contact

Address

1501 Mercer University Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4783012700
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

Some of the rankings according to the U.S.News report are given below.

  • It ranks 140th in National Universities.

  • It ranks 95th in Best Colleges for Veterans.

  • It ranks 35th in Best Value Schools

  • It ranks 30th in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

72%

SAT Range

1180 - 1340

ACT Range

25 - 30

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Mercer University is quite an easy school with moderate chances to get admitted in, with the acceptance rate of 72%. Last year, over 72 applicants out of every 100 were admitted into the faculty. Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores.

The SAT score should be in 1180 or above and an ACT score should be 25 or above. The average high school GPA requirement is 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale for the admitted freshmen class.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,202

Average Annual Cost

$36,594

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$300

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,616

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,778

Total One Year Cost

$52,488

You might be thinking of  "How much does it take to attend Mercer University?", So here is the answer to your query. The total cost to attend Mercer University is $52,488 annually, it varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for, there are slight variations in the cost of attendance for various programs.

The Net-price to attend the university is $21,202, the average total cost for tuition is $36,594, books and supplies are $1,200, $11,616 for room and board, and $300 for other fees. 

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

89%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

79%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$4,193

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

128 Graduates

Engineering, General

95 Graduates

Biology, General

66 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

65 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

64 Graduates

Psychology, General

63 Graduates

Human Services, General

43 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

42 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

40 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

39 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

33 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

31 Graduates

Marketing

28 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

27 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

25 Graduates

Public Health

24 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

23 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

22 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

20 Graduates

Political Science and Government

19 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

18 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

18 Graduates

Chemistry

12 Graduates

Economics

10 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Philosophy

9 Graduates

Criminology

8 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Sociology

8 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Music

6 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

6 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

4 Graduates

Homeland Security

4 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

4 Graduates

Mathematics

4 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Computer Science

3 Graduates

International Business

3 Graduates

Journalism

3 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

3 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

Anthropology

1 Graduates

Area Studies

1 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

1 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

1 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,797

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

34%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

48% White

5% Unknown

28% Black

6% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

14%

Out Of State

85%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$67,165 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 93% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

93%

Undergrads in College Housing

74%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,364/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,158/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,158/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Toby Bear

School Colors

orange and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Conference

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

19

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $12,036 per year for living on campus. Mercer University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at MU costs around $6,158 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 37% male and 63% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$48,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,166

$36,821

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$168 - 382

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$29,633

Students Receiving Federal Grants

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,909

Students Receiving State Aid

81%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,725

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$23,319

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$32,852

$30K - $48K

$32,159

$48K - $75K

$31,478

$75K - $110K

$27,376

> $110K

$27,953

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,530,558

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$27,361,850

Investing in education is usually a major financial decision, and many students require to look ahead of their own limited resources for assistance. At the university, education can be rewarding and exciting with financial assistance.

The FAFSA form is to be filled by the student so that the university can analyze the financial requirement and eligibility of the student. The University Federal School Code is 001580.

The Federal-Aid provided includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Health Professions Student Loan Program and so on. 

The Georgia State Aid provided includes Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Award, and Scholarship for Engineering Education.

The Military Aid provided includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

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