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Mercer University

Macon, GA


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    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Urban
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Mercer University is a medium, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, master's, certificate, and doctoral degrees.

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Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top tier national universities, Mercer University has been named a top 35 best value in the nation and ranks among the top 50 for best undergraduate teaching. The University supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional learning, as well as academic research and its practical application in service to others. With more than 9,000 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus, Mercer offers a wide range of opportunities found only at a national research university while preserving a close-knit, relationship-driven culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges. In Georgia, the University operates the only private engineering school and leads the nation in producing the most Goldwater Scholars-with multiple students earning the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in science, mathematics and engineering each year. Mercer is home to one of only six law schools in the state, and it is one of only three universities in the state to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance and shelter a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the state's largest pharmacy school and oldest college of nursing, as well as one of only four medical schools in Georgia. In addition, Mercer operates an engineering research center employing more than 250 scientists and engineers. Mercer is the only private university in the state to field an NCAA Division I athletics program and is a member of the historic Southern Conference. The University's more than 84,000 alumni are making important contributions to their professions and communities around the world.

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