Information for School Counselors
Helping your students plan for the future is a big responsibility, and we want to partner with you for their success.
Meet Our Mercerians
2020 CLASS PROFILE
These numbers reflect the middle 50th percentile in test scores and the average GPA from our incoming class and are not minimum admissions requirements.
Average Academic GPA
THINGS TO KNOW
|At Mercer, our students are more than a number, which is why we look beyond GPA and standardized test scores to review applications holistically. We look at a variety of factors to ensure that students will be successful in Mercer’s rigorous academic environment, including high school course selection, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership experience, letters of recommendation, essay responses, and more.|
|Through Mercer’s Test Optional admission policy, first-year students and transfer students who have completed fewer than 30 credit hours may choose to be considered for admission without submitting official SAT or ACT test scores. International students wishing to apply to Mercer as Test Optional will have additional requirements.|
The Mercer Team
Our admissions counselors are dedicated to guiding you and your students through every step of the college search process. Contact your counselor with any questions you may have throughout the year.
The best way for you and your students to get a feel for Mercer is to visit in person or virtually and experience the culture, climate, and personality of Bear Territory.
Application for Admission
Mercer offers two ways to apply for admission: The Common Application or the Mercer Application. We do not have a preference, and we encourage your students to use the option that is most convenient for them.
For information about application dates, deadlines, and documents, visit the First-Year Admissions page.
Help your accepted students stay on track with our comprehensive list of next steps, including information about housing contracts, Summer Orientation, immunization forms, financial aid, and more.
Life in Macon
Located in the heart of Georgia, Mercer's hometown of Macon offers a thriving downtown, beautiful public parks, iconic historical landmarks, and so much more.
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21 Things to Add to Your Macon Bucket List
Mercer is proud to call Macon its home, and we’re excited for incoming students to call Macon home, too. From floating down the Ocmulgee River to catching a concert at one of Macon’s historic venues or checking out one of the local restaurants downtown, there’s always something fun to do!
Where to Eat on Campus
As you consider what life will be like as a Mercer student, you may find yourself asking “Where can I eat on campus?” and “Is the food good?” We have something that’s sure to please even the most particular Bears. Not too hot. Not too cold. Just right. Check out our blog for a look at places to eat on campus.
What It's Like to Live with a Roommate
Having a roommate is the best! Think about it. You never have to worry about who to sit with in the Caf. You don’t have to binge watch all ten seasons of Friends alone. You’ve got a gym buddy. A study buddy. A late-night-ice-cream-run buddy. But above all, you have a friend who knows exactly what you’re going through because they’re right there with you.
You’re coming to Mercer and you can’t wait! Now you’re just trying to figure out where to live. We’re here to help you understand your housing options. Check out our blog for details along with a few photos from each of the residence halls typically reserved for first-year students.
Minority Mentor Program
The Minority Mentor Program provides support for first-year students to have a smoother transition into life at Mercer. We followed two pairs of students in Mercer's Minority Mentor Program to hear what it's like to be a part of this program.
On-Campus Job Opportunities
Check out our blog for tips about how to find the perfect job on campus.
If you would like to request admissions information or recruitment materials such as brochures, posters, etc., contact the Office of University Admissions at 478.301.2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.