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Mercer University


Mercer University is one of America's oldest and most distinctive universities offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level programs. With more than 8,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges across three campuses in Georgia-Macon, Atlanta and Savannah-Mercer's reputation for exceptional academics in an engaged learning environment attracts students from across the United States and around the world. 

Founded in 1833, Mercer holds the distinction of being the only university in the South to offer liberal arts, engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy at the same institution. Mercer also offers degree programs in business, teacher education, music, professional studies, theology, nursing and health professions. 

Mercer successfully combines the "best of both worlds," boasting a wide breadth of academic programs and resources of a large research university while maintaining an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges. 

The Mercer experience is defined by the integration of student leadership, academic research and service to others, and Mercer students rank among the most engaged in the nation. The University's hallmark initiative, Mercer on Mission, takes students out of the classroom and into foreign countries where they use academic knowledge and research to solve significant real-world problems, transforming the lives of those they serve around the world.

With an acceptance rate of about 67%, Mercer is slightly challenging to get in.

For almost two decades the U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mercer among the leading universities in the South including recently as a "Best Value in the South". The Princeton Review repeatedly ranks Mercer in the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities in North America. 

The University has earned national recognition from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to community engagement and has also been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for distinguished community service.

The U.S. News and World Report (2017 edition) ranks Mercer the 135th among the 310 universities in the National Universities category. Washington Monthly Masters Universities Rankings 2015 placed it the 14th. 

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The most popular majors by the number of registered students are nursing, elementary education, liberal arts and humanities, biology, engineering, social services, business, criminal justice and law enforcement administration, psychology and marketing.

The US News and World Report ranks the School of Medicine in the top 20 of the nation's 126 accredited medical schools in the family medicine category, the school's primary focus. In the 2013 edition of its law school rankings, the U.S. News & World Report ranks Mercer the 105th among the nation's top 145 law schools.

The Princeton Review in its "Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition" ranks the Atlanta MBA program the third in the nation in the category of "Greatest Opportunity for Women".

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Mercer University
1400 Coleman Avenue Macon,
United States
GA 31207
United States
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Just an hour south of Atlanta, the main campus of Mercer University is located in the slightly quieter city of Macon, Georgia. Atlanta, GA, the closest major city, is 85 miles away. It is also the closest city that contains an airport.