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Colleges / Mercer University

Mercer University

Macon, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%

About Mercer University

Mercer University is a private, nonprofit university in the city of Macon, Georgia. Mercer University was founded in 1833. The college currently enrolls around 8,889 students per year, including 4,859 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Mercer University

It is very difficult to get into Mercer University. The acceptance rate at Mercer University is 74%. In 2022, 7,586 students applied to Mercer University and 5,643 were admitted.

Mercer University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 85%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Mercer University is located in the city of Macon, Georgia,.

If you would like to see Mercer University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Macon, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

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College Info

1501 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31207

Campus Setting: Urban

Mercer University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mercer University is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mercer University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mercer University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1340


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1340 and Above


1210 to 1340


1210 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Mercer University students is 1281. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mercer University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1210 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1210 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mercer University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mercer University is like? There are approximately 8,889 students enrolled at Mercer University, including 4,859 undergraduate students and 4,030 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from GA and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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