Mercer University

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Mercer University can be found in Macon, GA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over eight thousand students are enrolled at Mercer University.

Most of the students admitted to this school got an SAT score within the range of 1080 - 1270, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 23 - 28. We were able to estimate the Mercer University average GPA (3.28 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 70 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Mercer University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 27 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mercer University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mercer University was reported as 69.0% in Fall 2013 with over 3,860 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Mercer University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Mercer University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mercer University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.2%
  • 2010-2011: 64.0%
  • 2011-2012: 82.8%
  • 2012-2013: 63.1%
  • 2013-2014: 69.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.7%

How Does Mercer University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mercer University is twenty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fort Valley State University32.7%
Georgia College & State University68.0%
Gordon State College45.3%
Georgia Southwestern State University68.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mercer University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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