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Study at Mercer University

Established in 1833, Mercer University is a private, coeducational university with a Baptist heritage. It is located in Georgia and is the only university of its size in the U. S that offers programs in more than 10 diversified fields of study. Mercer University enrolls more than 7, 000 students every year. The various academic divisions available at Mercer are:

  • Business
  • Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Theology
Mercer University has major campuses in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah. It also runs regional academic centres for working adult students in Henry County, Douglas County, and Eastman. The University has two teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah a university press a performing arts center, and an engineering research center in Warner Robins.

Mercer University's sports teams are nicknamed the Bears.

Profile of Mercer University

The main campus of Mercer University is in Macon, GA (a small city). The school is a Baptist institution. Mercer University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Mercer University students most commonly major in a field related to medicine and family and social work.

Mercer University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 530 to 640. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 540 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Mercer University are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 7, 308 enrolled students.

Student Life

Mercer University is generally not a school for part-time students. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Mercer University belong to the Atlantic Sun Conference for major sports.

Mercer University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management339business, international business, business administration, finance, business management, MIS
Medicine228pharmacy, medicine, public health, pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmaceutical chemistry
Education and Teaching210elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, reading teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, education, music teaching, education courses
Liberal Arts171interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, English, political science, history, sociology, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Family and Social Work125human services, community organization
Nursing and Emergency Medicine102registered nursing, various nursing, clinical nurse specialist
Engineering77engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Therapy and Counselling65psychology, Counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy
Computer Science and Engineering58information science, computer and media applications, computer science, software engineering, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy50ministry, philosophy, Christian studies, religious music
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and safety, criminology
Science37biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Media22communication and journalism, journalism, mass communication
Music18music performance, music, conducting
Art Studies8art studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Medical administration2health and medical administrative, health care facilities management
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Contact: Mercer University

Mercer University

1400 Coleman Avenue

Macon, GA 31207

General Phone: (478) 301-2700


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