Why Mercer?

Mercer University is one of the oldest universities in the southern United States and is historically associated with progressive thinking and innovation. Our mission has five defining components: liberal learning, professional knowledge, discovery, service to humankind and community. In short, we believe in changing the world one student at a time.

Georgia: Business and Innovation

  • The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, CNN and UPS are among the many multinational companies headquartered in Georgia
  • A moderate climate year-round
  • Atlanta is a major travel hub, with easy access for international flights and U.S. rail system
  • Macon is one of the most picturesque cities in the South, with beautiful historical sites
  • Georgia is a diverse state with a wide variety of cultures


  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Top National Universities
    U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Top 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Mercer has produced 9 Goldwater Scholars in the last 7 years and 17 Fullbright Scholars in the last 9 years.
  • TOP 15% of colleges and universities nationwide
    —The Princeton Review, 2019

Student Life

  • 4,803 total undergraduate enrollment
  • 3,953 total graduate and professional enrollment
  • More than 82,000 alumni in 90 countries
  • 56 foreign countries represented in the current student body
  • 93% of the class of 2018 reported that their Mercer degree helped them secure a job
  • 16 different Mercer On Mission programs offered all over the world
  • 18 NCAA Division I athletic teams