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Mercer University


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1833
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,260
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $173,986,374
Admissions Address

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207-0003

Website

http://www.mercer.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@mercer.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John P. Cole
Admissions office telephone: (478) 301-2650
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: November 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.collegenet.com  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 86%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 75%
Total applicants: 2,857
Total acceptances: 2,257
Total freshman enrollment: 567
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 43%
Male applicants: 1,190
Male acceptances: 1,001
Male freshman enrollment: 280
 
Female applicants: 1,667
Female acceptances: 1,256
Female freshman enrollment: 287
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 23%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 72%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 - 630
Math: 550 - 640
Combined: 1080 - 1270


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 10.0%
600-699 36.0% 41.0%
500-599 44.0% 42.0%
400-499 11.0% 7.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 43%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 - 28
Math: 22 - 27
Composite: 22 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 20.0% 15.0%
24-29 44.0% 47.0% 48.0%
18-23 43.0% 29.0% 35.0%
12-17 2.0% 4.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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