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FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive universities. Mercer offers more than 130 academic programs ranging from undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level degrees
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL
• 60+ undergraduate majors • Bachelor’s degrees offered • 2,700+ students • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio • Average class size of 21 • Campus in Macon, Georgia
• 70+ graduate and professional
programs • Master’s, post-master’s certificate,
doctoral, and professional
degrees offered • 4,000+ students • Campuses in Macon, Atlanta,
and Savannah, Georgia
Mercer Bears are inquisitive, passionate, and dynamic. They are adventurous, fierce, and driven to succeed. Mercer Bears excel academically and strive to make a positive impact on everyone around them. They think globally, and after graduation, can be found making a positive difference all over the world.
“I chose Mercer because I
believe it is one of the top
schools in the United States
and because it has great
variety as an institution, from
ethnicity to student life to
fields of study. The day I visited,
I fell in love with the atmosphere and knew I
wanted to be a ‘Mercer Bear.’ Mercer feels like
my home away from home.” - Valerie Shaba, Harare, Zimbabwe, Biology/
• Liberal Arts • Business & Economics • Engineering • Education • Music • Law • Theology • Medicine • Pharmacy • Nursing • Health Professions • Leadership and Professional
Studies (Evening, Weekend,
I really like the size of the classes, the
quality of equipment, the availability
of resources and study environments,
and the connections between faculty
and students, which go further than the
classroom.” - Gabriel Quintero, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela,
Biomedical Engineering and French
12 SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
Earn multiple degrees in less time:
• 5-year bachelor of business
administration + master of accountancy • 5-year bachelor of business
administration + master of business
administration • 5-year bachelor of science in
engineering + master of science in
engineering • 6-year bachelor of science/bachelor of
arts + law degree
Mercer’s dual-degree graduate programs help student diversify their skill set by earning two complementary degrees—such as a law degree along with a master of business administration—that prepare graduates more comprehensively for their chosen profession.
Mercer students have recently interned with top industry names like the American Red Cross, Google, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, and The Coca-Cola Company.
Students in all fields of study have many opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. Our students are currently collaborating side-by-side with respected faculty members on real issues in science, technology, economics, and more:
• Seeking better treatments for cancer,
Alzheimer’s, and diabetes • Exploring pathways to provide electricity
for schools in rural Africa • Developing affordable prosthetics for
amputees in Vietnam
Earn multiple degrees and Intership Experience and Research
Mercer Bears are Passionate Leaders.
The Mercer brand of leadership is built on our core values of service, integrity, and advocacy. For decades, Mercer graduates have gone on to hold positions of leadership—locally and globally—where they can advocate for positive change. Notable Mercer alumni include 12 governors, four United States senators, a U.S. attorney general, and numerous professionals and innovators. Mercer Bears collaborate frequently to raise awareness—and standards—and evoke global change.
Recent student-faculty initiatives include:
• College Hill Alliance, driving economic progress in
Macon, Georgia • Caring for Creation, encouraging action on climate
change issues • Local Engagement Against Poverty (LEAP),
addressing the needs of the community
MERCER ON MISSION,
the University’s most distinctive program, empowers students to use the expertise gained from the classroom and lab research to travel abroad and help others around the world. Mercer students and faculty have traveled to nearly 30 countries around the globe, providing medical care, relief assistance, and education.
“I really enjoy being able to walk everywhere.
I don’t have a car here since I am an
international student, so it helps that I can
get around easily. I also like living on campus
in a community of people that are all invested in
Mercer.” -Anssi Kaisalmi, Turku, Finland, Communication
There’s never an “average” day in Bear Territory:
• When it comes to campus life, our Bears love to get involved,
balancing academics with membership in 140 student
organizations. • When you have a Bear’s busy schedule, it’s very convenient to
live on campus. Mercer’s residence halls and apartments offer our
Bears a variety of habitats and amenities. • Mercer is a proud, longtime member
of NCAA Division I athletics, and most
of the Bears’ 18 men’s and women’s
sports compete in the historic Southern Conference. • Students enjoy cheering the Bears’
The mission of the English Language Institute of Mercer University is to empower international students to develop the English language proficiency necessary for personal, academic, and professional success. In addition, the faculty and staff of the ELI strive to provide a tolerant and supportive community in which students are encouraged to develop cross-cultural friendships, engage in service, and explore concepts of global citizenship and international cooperation.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
“ The first
time I saw the
campus I noticed
how beautiful it
is. The good thing in mercer is it small university , so I have the opportunity to know my professors and ask them for help. ”
- Khalid Alosaimi, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Computer engineering
• Founded in 1986 • Led by highly qualified faculty with advanced degrees
in language training • Seven levels of instruction • New sessions begin every eight weeks • Average class size of 16 • TOEFL and IELTS scores waived for University
admission with ELI Certificate of Completion • Access to Mercer student amenities and services, such
as cafeteria, gym, on-campus housing, library, and
student activities • Located on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, a serene, secure
campus environment just minutes from downtown
Atlanta • Offers customizable instruction for special groups
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS
Mercer Bears don’t just learn. They master. They don’t just accomplish. They thrive.
They don’t just compete. They dominate. Mercer Bears command respect and walk with confidence. They are distinguished leaders. Movers and shakers. Real-life difference makers.
A Mercer degree is an important investment that impacts the rest of your life. Mercer helps students build a strong foundation for success by awarding four-year merit scholarships to eligible students, based on academic credentials.
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The best way to see if Mercer feels right for you is to visit in person. Walk around campus, and talk to our students and professors. Schedule your personal visit to Mercer at visit.mercer.edu.
We are looking for students who have a proven record of academic achievement combined with personal characteristics of motivation, dedication, curiosity, creativity, and compassion that drive them to excel in their endeavors and lead with integrity.
If you’re ready to become a Mercer student, apply today to the program of your choice: