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Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
4,035 Undergraduates
69% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia
31207
(478) 301-2700
www.mercer.edu

Mercer University, a private university located in Macon, Georgia, is one of the top 135 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is the oldest private university in Georgia, and was founded in 1833. The university got its name from Baptist Minister Jesse Mercer, who gave funds to establish the school and sat on the board of trustees and its initial chairman. Today, the campus sits on more than 180 acres of land on its main campus. There are two other campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia. During World War II, the college provided military training through its V-12 Navy College Training Program. Notable alumni include United States Senator William S. West, United States Senator Thomas W. Hardwick, the Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal and Former Attorney General of the United States Griffin B. Bell. The school’s colors are black and orange, its teams are nicknamed the Bears and its sports affiliations are NAICU Southern Conference and Atlantic Sun Conference. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s football, basketball, cross country, tennis, soccer, golf and lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse, basketball, tennis, softball, track and field, volleyball and golf.

Location

Macon (), officially Macon–Bibb County, is a consolidated city-county located in the state of Georgia, United States. Macon lies near the geographic center of the state, approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname "The Heart of Georgia." Located near the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, Macon is the county seat of Bibb County and had a 2017 estimated population of 152,663. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

78

restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

27

Average Age of Entering Students

91%

Live On Campus

351

New Transfer Students

Admissions
69%

Acceptance Rate

25%

Enrollment Yield

1100-1290

SAT Range

4,836

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$20,692

Typical Cost

$36,000

Average Tuition

100%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$18,500

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Engineering Technologies

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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