Information for Parents and Families
At Mercer, we understand that choosing a college is often a family decision, so we want to make sure you stay as informed as your student.
The Making of a Mercerian
A Family Decision
Take a look at the First-Year Admissions page to see all the dates and deadlines for the application process and the year ahead.
Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse photos online, but it's the undeniable, energizing spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you visit in person.
Your Point of Contact
Mercer's admissions team is dedicated to guiding you and your student 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.
Everything You Need to Know
Residence Life and Dining
Health and Safety
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.
Fulbright recipients in the last nine years
of the graduating Class of 2018 was employed or in grad school six months after earning a Mercer degree
Peace Corps placements in the last five years
All four of our daughters attended Mercer. It offers a full array of academic pursuits, sports, clubs, recreation, and extracurricular activities, but the university’s passion to motivate young people to give back may be the most satisfying of all.