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.

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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.

  • 3,500+

    Residential Undergraduate Students

  • 65+


  • 13:1

    Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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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 Mercerians that captivates you when you visit campus.

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Contact a Current Student

Connect with current Mercer students who you might meet when you visit campus! Message them to ask questions and learn about our hometown of Macon, life at Mercer, academics, and more.

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First-Year Admissions

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


Transfer Admissions

Sometimes you need a new challenge or a change of scenery. Find both at Mercer.

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.

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.

Mercer Alumni

Where Are They Now?

When you leave Mercer, you’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, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, King & Spalding, McKesson Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, and more.

  • 32

    Fulbright recipients since 2010

  • 95%

    of the graduating Class of 2022 was employed or in grad school six months after earning a Mercer degree

  • 26

    Peace Corps placements in the past ten years