Welcome to a place where we challenge norms, change perceptions, and redefine what’s possible. A place where we’ll help mold you into the most well-rounded, open-minded, globally conscious, civically connected, fierce, loyal, loving version of you that you can be.

Mercer University is one of America's oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral level degrees. While offering a breadth of programs found at much larger universities, Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Mercer University offers two ways to apply for admission for first-year students: The Common Application or the Mercer Application. We do not have a preference, and we encourage you to use the option that is most convenient for you. We evaluate every application using the same process, starting with your transcripts. If you choose to submit your test scores, we review them at this step as well. These are important benchmarks to ensure that you will be academically successful at Mercer. But these numbers don’t tell us who you are. That’s why we evaluate the entire application. We want to know what you’re passionate about, what your goals are, and how you plan to change the world.

For application requirements and important dates and deadlines, visit our First-Year Admissions webpage.


Applicants to Mercer’s residential undergraduate program on the Macon campus with more than nine (9) semester hours after high school graduation are considered transfer students. 

Transfer students must submit an application for admission and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all college coursework to have a competitive application.

  • Apply using either the Mercer Application or The Common Application at apply.mercer.edu and submit all supporting documents:
    • College transcript(s)
    • Official high school transcript(s) with graduation date 
    • ACT/SAT scores | Transfer students with fewer than 30 credit hours are eligible to apply to Mercer as Test Optional applicants without submitting test scores.
For additional information about application requirements and important dates and deadlines, visit our Transfer Admissions webpage.

Visit us

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse photos online, but it's the undeniable spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you visit Mercer.

Available Monday through Friday, our daily campus tour offers an overview of Mercer, the admissions process, academics, student life, and financial aid, followed by a student-led walking tour of campus. Throughout the year, we offer specialized Saturday visits and scholarship challenge opportunities.

For more information about visit opportunities, visit our website

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 840-8577