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Mercer University

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Mercer University

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Mercer University

Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, with a reputation built on its rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. While offering a breadth of programs found at much larger universities, Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges.

We're Glad Georgia's on your mind.

Macon, Georgia-“The Song and Soul of the South”-where history and heritage meet with modern day comforts to bring true southern hospitality. The city’s historic undertones, friendly residents, and ample attractions provide a truly unique student experience.

Located in the heart of the Peach State
2.5 hours to miles of beautiful beaches
1 hour to ATL, 9th largest city in the U.S.

Mercer Quick Facts

Founded in




Students from 43 states and 64 foreign countries.

Main Campus is located in Macon, Georgia

Students from Georgia



"Top 10% of all universities nationwide."

-Princeton Review

"#1 best value among colleges in the south."

-U.S. News & World Report

"One of the top 5 most beautiful campus in the U.S."

-Princeton Review

Beautiful Campus

The beautiful, historic Macon campus provides its students with state-of-the-art facilities and first-class amenities. Even with its picturesque setting, the spirit of Mercer is not in the grandeur of its buildings, but in its family-like community of faculty, staff and students who strive for excellence in all that they do.

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Prestigious Education

A commitment to excellence and innovation.
  • More than 90% of the faculty hold doctorates or the highest attainable degrees in their respective fields.

  • Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges.

  • Mercer is a leader in equipping students with the professional knowledge they need for rewarding and successful vocations.

  • Learning at Mercer is a hands-on education with small class-sizes, allowing for more interactive teaching process.

Creating Leaders

Providing an academically rigorous education complemented by a comprehensive student life experience that integrates service and leadership is the foundation of Mercer University. It's true; at Mercer, everyone majors in changing the world.

Devote your youthful days to the acquisition of all possible useful knowledge.

- Jesse Mercer, Founder

Unique Experiences

Mercer offers a wealth of fascinating experiences and activities both in and outside the classroom. From academic clubs and special interest groups, to 16 national fraternities and sororities on campus, students have plenty of opportunities to gain important leadership skills they will need for life after college.

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Campus Livin'

The benefits of living on campus are numerous - the development of life-long friendships, a sense of community, enhancing campus involvement and higher academic performance. For off-campus options, The Lofts at Mercer Village provide a beautiful apartment-style living adjacent to campus.

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Off-Campus Entertainment

Mercer Village is a retail and restaurant destination conveniently located across from campus and has quickly become the place to be in Macon's College Hill Corridor. The Village provides students with plenty of food options, shopping, and fun.

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Get Involved

Student life on Mercer's Campuses offers opportunities for students to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activates. With over 125-student organizations, including athletic, service, academic, religious, political, Greek and social organizations to chose from there is always something to get involved with at Mercer.

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