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Mercer University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Macon, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

29 Undergraduate Degrees
1 Graduate Degrees
$21,615 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
73% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Mercer University?

Location of Mercer University

Contact details for Mercer are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207
Phone: 478-301-2700

How Do I Get Into Mercer?

You can apply to Mercer online at:

Admission Requirements for Mercer

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mercer?

73% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
Mercer has an acceptance rate of 73%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Mercer submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mercer University  ( 590 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Mercer University  ( 580 to 670 )
Mercer received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 28. Math scores were between 24 and 31. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Mercer University  ( 24 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Mercer University  ( 24 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Mercer University  ( 25 to 30 )

Can I Afford Mercer University?

$21,615 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mercer is $21,615. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mercer, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,696 a year. That adds up to $30,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mercer is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Mercer University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,260 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,865 undergraduate students at Mercer, with 4,260 being full-time and 605 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mercer

There are also 3,875 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,260 full-time undergraduates at Mercer, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mercer

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mercer University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mercer Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 367
Black or African American 1,074
Hispanic or Latino 278
White 2,096
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Mercer University. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 52 countries are represented at Mercer. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Mercer University

899 Took All Classes Online
2,033 Took At Least One Class Online
25.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Mercer. In 2017-2018, 2,033 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mercer has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 32nd most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mercer

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mercer University was 25.4%. This is the #493 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mercer regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mercer ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mercer.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Computer Software & Media Applications #1
Computer Software & Applications #12

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mercer University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Computer Science 16 0 16
Informatics 8 0 8
General Information Science 3 0 3
Other Computer & Information Sciences 2 0 2
Other Computer Software & Media Applications 0 1 1
TOTAL 29 1 30


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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