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 nine thousand students are enrolled at Mercer University.

Most of the students admitted to this school got an SAT score within the range of 1170 - 1340, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 25 - 30. We were able to estimate the Mercer University average GPA (3.42 - 3.64) 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 24 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mercer University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mercer University was reported as 74.2% in Fall 2020 with over 5,030 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: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Mercer University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Mercer University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mercer University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.4%
  • 2017-2018: 73.3%
  • 2018-2019: 72.0%
  • 2019-2020: 74.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 67.7%

How Does Mercer University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mercer University is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fort Valley State University51.8%
Georgia College & State University79.6%
Gordon State College84.1%
Georgia Southwestern State University58.3%

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 Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mercer University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 670
Math580 - 670
Total Score1170 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math24 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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