Mercer University: Statistics

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#1179 of 14,131 In the World
#350 of 2,597 In North America
#313 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 63 In Georgia
#1 of 3 In Macon
#314 of 1,071 For Neurosurgery
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Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$21,693 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
4,911
Graduates
4,095
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.mercer.edu

Mercer University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 80% 77%
Applicants 5,651 2,128 3,523
Admissions 4,417 1,695 2,722
Freshmen enrolled full time 865 387 478
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

2,603 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,738 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
434 or 50%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1180
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mercer University are 1180-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
371 or 43%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 25
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mercer University are 25-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 4030 (45%)
Black or African American 2823 (31%)
Asian 797 (9%)
Hispanic 531 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 333 (4%)
Two or more races 236 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 232 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 10 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,693/year
Average aid awarded
$31,826
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,024
$30-48K $17,971
$48-75K $21,388
$75-110K $23,303
$110K+ $24,894

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $37,508$14,964
Tuition in-state $37,508$14,964
Tuition out-of-state $37,508$14,964
Fee in-district $300$300
Fee in-state $300$300
Fee out-of-state $300$300

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,016
Combined charge for room and board $13,070
Room charge $6,420
Meal charge $6,650

Mercer University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business & Commerce, General 29 189
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 157
Pharmacy 150
Elementary Education and Teaching 62 83
Engineering, General 144
Law 121
Medicine 117
Public Health, General 21 59
Accounting 29 44
Counseling Psychology 65 7
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 70
Physician Assistant 67
Psychology, General 61
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 45 7
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 43
Divinity & Ministry 25 15
Biomedical Sciences, General 39
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 4 34
Physical Therapy & Therapist 38
Social Sciences, General 20 14
Finance, General 32
Neuroscience 28
Secondary Education and Teaching 28
International Public Health & International Health 27
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 27
Clinical Psychology 18 8
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 26
Human Services, General 17 8
Mechanical Engineering 24
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 24
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 22
Biochemistry 21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 20
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 18 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 20
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 20
Spanish Language and Literature 18
Curriculum and Instruction 17
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 16
Computer Science 16
English Language and Literature, General 16
International Relations and Affairs 16
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 15
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 15
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 14
Journalism 13
Chemistry, General 12
Chemistry, Other 12
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 12
Political Science and Government, General 12
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 8 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 10
Human Resources Development 10
Economics, General 9
Engineering, Other 9
History, General 9
International Business & Trade & Commerce 9
Legal Studies 8
Homeland Security 7
Marketing, Other 7
Music Performance, General 5 2
Music Teacher Education 7
Pharmaceutical Sciences 7
Sociology, General 7
Computer Software Engineering 6
Criminology 6
Mass Communication & Media Studies 6
Music, General 6
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies 6
Creative Writing 5
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 5
Information Science & Studies 5
Mathematics, General 5
Philosophy, Other 5
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 4
French Language and Literature 4
Nursing Practice 4
Art & Art Studies, General 3
Athletic Training & Trainer 3
Informatics 3
Religion & Religious Studies 3
African-American & Black Studies 2
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Graphic Design 2
Technical and Scientific Communication 2
Business Administration and Management, General 1
Computer Engineering, General 1
Conducting 1
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
International Policy Analysis 1
Nursing Science 1
Philosophy 1
Theology & Theological Studies 1
Women's Studies 1
Grand Total 1,129 966 494
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 73% 68% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,101
Citations
151,504

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
2,986 / 77,294
Biology
1,149 / 33,422
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,128 / 22,324
Psychology
700 / 26,311
Engineering
643 / 13,202
Chemistry
565 / 16,524
Business
525 / 11,002
Computer Science
433 / 9,178
Health Science
398 / 9,551
Surgery
381 / 11,170
Physics
365 / 8,768
Demography
313 / 10,473
Pharmacology
279 / 8,534
Environmental Science
253 / 7,751
Mathematics
216 / 13,125
Materials Science
201 / 3,854
Political Science
200 / 491
Psychiatry
196 / 8,766
Family medicine
190 / 3,148
Economics
187 / 6,089
Art & Design
186 / 808
Oncology and Cancer research
177 / 4,029
Sociology
175 / 1,678
Law
167 / 278
Healthcare Management (MHA)
156 / 4,735
Public Health
155 / 5,263
Biochemistry
150 / 6,369
Immunology
144 / 4,672
Gerontology
142 / 6,297
Anesthesiology
135 / 3,809
Physical Therapy
134 / 3,764
Communications and Public Relations
133 / 3,270
Critical Care Nursing
131 / 3,015
Clinical Psychology
131 / 4,749
Nursing
130 / 2,453
Cardiology
129 / 2,578
Pathology
117 / 4,571
Social Psychology
112 / 6,283
Marketing
111 / 2,777
Math Teachers
105 / 2,735

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 62 308
1992 107 430
1993 98 594
1994 99 729
1995 120 904
1996 104 956
1997 121 1192
1998 140 1367
1999 127 1537
2000 142 2053
2001 164 2388
2002 147 2832
2003 165 3485
2004 186 4036
2005 197 4689
2006 191 4810
2007 212 5689
2008 223 6102
2009 265 6634
2010 278 7624
2011 279 8357
2012 300 9388
2013 304 9968
2014 311 10741
2015 321 10845
2016 343 11436
2017 334 11764
2018 356 10700
2019 403 12394
2020 457 14112
2021 436 16185

Mercer University alumni

  1. Nancy Grace

    Nancy Grace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalistlawyerpodcaster
    Biography

    Nancy Ann Grace is an American legal commentator and television journalist. She hosted Nancy Grace, a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN, from 2005 to 2016, and Court TV's Closing Arguments from 1996 to 2007. She also co-wrote the book Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System. Grace was also the arbiter of Swift Justice with Nancy Grace in the syndicated courtroom reality show's first season.

  2. L. Lin Wood

    L. Lin Wood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Mercer University
    Studied in 1974
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Lucian Lincoln "Lin" Wood Jr. is an American attorney and conspiracy theorist.

  3. Jay Sekulow

    Jay Sekulow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    lawyerAnwalt
    Biography

    Jay Alan Sekulow is an American lawyer, radio, television talk show host and politically conservative media personality. He has been chief counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) since 1991. As a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, he served as lead outside counsel for Trump's first impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

  4. Nathan Deal

    Nathan Deal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Mercer University
    In 1964 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Nathan Deal is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 82nd governor of Georgia from 2011 to 2019. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party in 1992 and switched to the Republican Party in 1995. On March 1, 2010, Deal announced his resignation from Congress to run for Governor of Georgia.

All 62 notable alumni

General info

Founded 1833
Colors orange, black
Academic Calendar September to June (September - December; January-June). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff 1,706
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia, 31207
United States
City population 153,000
Phone 4783012700
Fax +1 (478) 301 2108

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