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Mercer University was awarded 78 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.
Mercer landed the #612 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Mercer held the #711 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Mercer is also ranked #14 out of 69 schools in Georgia.
Mercer University has an acceptance rate of 78%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.
About 50% of students accepted to Mercer submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 670.
Learn more about Mercer University admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at Mercer University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Mercer University is 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Mercer University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Mercer the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Mercer University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,911 undergraduates at Mercer with 4,219 being full-time and 692 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mercer, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mercer, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,279 a year. That adds up to $33,116 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Mercer is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Mercer University make the most money.
Get more details about the location of Mercer University.
Contact details for Mercer are given below.
|Address:||1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||63||$34,454|
|Finance & Financial Management||39||$53,576|
|Human Resource Management||37||$44,179|
Learn more about the majors offered at Mercer University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.
In 2019-2020, 4,341 students took at least one online class at Mercer University. This is an increase from the 2,233 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Mercer University.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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