Residential Undergraduate Admissions

A Mercer education demands answers to difficult questions and empowers students to put purpose to their ideas, making a difference in the lives of others.


Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks are highly encouraged, but not required, while indoors for faculty, staff, students, and guests who have been fully vaccinated. However, to protect the health of our campus community, we ask that guests who have not been fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask while indoors on campus. During our Saturday visits in the fall, including Mercer Showcase, Saturday Visit, and other specialty preview days, masks will be required for all campus visitors while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. All campus visits are currently limited to one student and two guests per family, with no guests under the age of 12 years old permitted. We will continue to offer alternative virtual visit opportunities, and we are fully committed to serving you and your family in the days ahead.


  • 3,500+

    Residential Undergraduate Students

  • 65+


  • 14:1

    Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Student Leading Tour

See For Yourself

Visit Mercer

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse photos online, but it's the undeniable spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you visit Mercer.

September 18

Mercer Showcase

Open to high school students and their families, Mercer Showcase features a student-led campus tour, academics and campus life showcase, an opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, and more.

Students Walking

First-Year Admissions

Each student is remarkably unique, but all Mercerians share common ideals for scholarship, personal character, and achievement.

Counselor and Student

Transfer Admissions

Sometimes you need a new challenge or a change of scenery. Find both in Bear Territory.

International Students

International Admissions

Students come to Mercer University from all kinds of backgrounds, contributing to a richly diverse academic community.

Information For

Accepted Students

You're in! Now what? Learn about next steps to make it official and complete the enrollment process at Mercer.

Parents and Families

Parents and families play an important role in the college search process, so we've got some information tailored just for you.

School Counselors

We care about your students' success, and we're here to help you and your students however we can.

Counselor and Student

Your Point of Contact

Mercer's admissions team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the admissions process. Our counselors are here to answer your questions, provide you with information about visiting campus, help you navigate the financial aid process, and more.

Student at Laptop

Get Started

Begin Your Application

Mercer University offers two ways to apply for admission: The Common Application or the Mercer Application. We do not have a preference, and we encourage you to use the option that is most convenient for you.

Mercer Alumni

Where Are They Now?

When your student leaves Mercer, they’ll be ready for whatever life brings. Mercerians can be found serving appointments with Teach for America, leading their own start-ups, and succeeding at top organizations like the American Cancer Society, the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Conde Nast, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, King & Spalding, McKesson Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, and more.

  • 25

    Fulbright recipients in the last ten years

  • 96%

    of the graduating Class of 2020 was employed or in grad school six months after earning a Mercer degree

  • 16

    Peace Corps placements in the last six years