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Where is Mercer University?

Mercer's traditional undergraduate campus is located in historic Macon, Georgia - a welcoming community of small-town values with big city amenities just one hour south of Atlanta. Macon is the cultural, educational and medical hub of central Georgia.

How many students are enrolled at Mercer?

Approximately 2,300 traditional undergraduates attend Mercer on the Macon campus. Forty-five states and 69 countries are represented among the entire student body.

What is the student-faculty ratio at Mercer?

The average class size at Mercer is 21, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 - unusually low for a major university.

What type of academic calendar does Mercer follow?

The University operates on the semester calendar system which begins in mid-August and ends in early May.

Are freshmen required to live on campus?

All freshmen and sophomores (first-year and/or transfer students) are required to live on campus, with the exception of married students, students above the age of 21, students with children and/or students who live at home with a parent or guardian within a reasonable commuting distance (within 40 miles of Macon).

Does Mercer have a Greek system?

Greek Life at Mercer is established on principles of scholarship, community service, leadership, and lifelong friendships. Nearly 30% of Mercer's undergraduate students are members of Mercer's Greek system's seven sororities and ten fraternities. Recruitment is held each fall and is open to all Mercer students, new and returning.