Tool December 2016

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Mercer University (Macon, GA)


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Mercer University is ranked 51 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 162 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 52%
Applicants who took ACT 47%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69936%
600+46%

SAT Math Score

700+12%
600-69941%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3625%
24-2960%
24+86%

Students applied4,559
Students admitted3,049
Admission rate67%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate48%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$34,830
Fees$300
Room and board$11,106
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$47,436

Cost after need-based aid$22,666
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,606

Average debt at graduation$26,321

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$24,770
Average non-need-based aid$19,830

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,899

Full-Time

Men1,425
Women1,412

Part-Time

Men29
Women33

Freshmen retained87%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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