The Mercer University

The Mercer University

Macon , United States
  • 72
    Acceptance Rate
  • 180
    Available Programs
  • 8759
  • 35000
    Average Cost
  • 95
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral level degrees. Founded by early 19th century Baptists, Mercer — while no longer formally denominationally affiliated — remains committed to an educational environment that embraces the historic Baptist principles of intellectual and religious freedom, while affirming values that arise from a Judeo-Christian understanding of the world. With more than 8,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus; and at four Regional Academic Centers around the state, Mercer is consistently ranked among the nation’s leading institutions by such publications as U.S. News & World Report, which in 2014 named Mercer as the No. 1 Best Value in the South. Our more than 71,000 alumni are making important contributions to their professions and communities throughout Georgia, the Southeast and the world. While offering a breadth of programs found at much larger universities, Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges.

Entry requirements

International students graduating from a secondary school (high school) in a different U.S. state outside of Georgia or from another country outside of the U.S. seeking to enroll in Mercer’s traditional undergraduate program on the Macon campus should apply to the University via Mercer Global.
Proof of English-language ability (TOEFL score of 79, or equivalent, or completion of the university’s Pre-Sessional English Program)


Student life

Many new activities and events have been added to the tailgating and game experience at Five Star Stadium.