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    Mercer University ::: Macon, Georgia ::: Southeast U.S.

    Mercer University

    • Located in historic Macon, Georgia approximately 75 miles (121 km) south of Atlanta. 
    • Average class size 21 students, unusually small for a major university, Student /Faculty ratio 13:1
    • Extensive program offerings in both undergraduate and graduate majors
    • More than 90 percent of Mercer graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.
    • English Language Institute (ELI) located on the Atlanta campus



    Campus Size

    150 acres (60 hectares)


    Humid sub-tropical climate, warm winters, hot summers

    Student Body

    More than 8,300 students (approx. 4,500 undergraduates and approx. 3,800 postgraduates) from 46 states and 51 countries.  Approximately 2,300 undergraduates attend the Macon campus while the majority of postgraduate programs are on the Atlanta campus.  English Language Institute (ELI) is located on the Atlanta campus.

    Class Size

    21 students (unusually small for a major university)


    1,568 faculty and staff

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    Success Rate

    More than 90 percent of Mercer graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

    Degrees Offered

    Undergraduate Degrees Offered:  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.S.); Bachelor of Business Administration; B.S. in Engineering; B.S. in Education; Bachelor of Applied Science; Bachelor of Music; B.S. in Nursing

    Graduate Degrees Offered:  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); Master of Accountancy; Master of Science (M.S.); M.S. in Engineering; Master of Education; Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching; Master of Music; Master of Public Health; Master of Family Therapy; M.S. in Nursing

    Programs of Study

    Undergraduate Majors:  Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership, Art (Art History, Studio Art), Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Business Administration (Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Management, Sports Management), Chemistry, Classical Foreign Languages (Latin, Greek), Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Computational Science, Computer Science, Drama & Theatre, Economics, Education (Early Care & Education, Holistic Child, Middle Level Education, Secondary Certification, Multi-Level Certification), Engineering (Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical), English (Creative Writing, Literature), Environmental Biology, Environmental Studies & Policy, Global Health Studies, Graphic Design, History, Informatics, Information Science & Technology, International Affairs, Journalism, Law & Public Policy, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish), Music (Musical Arts, Education, Performance), Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Science (Public Safety, Human Services), Sociology, Southern Studies, Women & Gender Studies.

    Graduate Majors:  Accountancy, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Education (Early Childhood, Education Leadership, Middle Level, Secondary Education), Engineering (Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Management, Mechanical, Software), Environmental Systems, Music (Education, Performance, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Church Music), Nursing, Organizational Leadership, Preclinical Sciences, Public Health, Public Safety Leadership, Reading Specialist, School Counseling, Software Systems Technical Communication Management, Technical Management.


    Mercer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE), among others.


    Mercer University is ranked first by US News and World Report 2013 edition as the best value among comprehensive universities in southern United States; overall Mercer ranked seventh in the "Best Universities-Master's - South" category.  The Princeton Review, in its 2013 "Best 377 Colleges" guide, ranks Mercer in the top fifteen percent of all colleges and universities nationwide.

    Campus Features

    The Macon campus houses the College of Liberal Arts, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the Tift College of Education, The Townsend School of Music, The School of Engineering and The School of Medicine.  Mercer's performing arts center - The Grand Opera House - is one mile (1.6 km) from main campus. The Walter F. George School of Law is located on its own campus, one mile (1.6 km) from the main campus.  Also part of the main campus is the Jack Tarver Library, the broadcast studio WMUM-FM and the football stadium (10,200 seats).  The University Center houses the athletic department, a 3,500 seat basketball arena, an indoor pool, work-out facilities, intramural basketball courts, an air-rifle range, offices, food court and numerous meeting facilities.  Mercer's baseball, softball and intramural fields are next to the center along with the universities tennis complex and football-lacrosse complex.


    Mercer is a NCAA Division I member

    Men's teams include:  baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis

    Women's teams include:  basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball

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    English Language Institute (ELI) is located on the Altanta Campus