Mercer University: Narrative Description

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1400 Coleman Ave.
Macon, GA 31207-0003
Tel: (478)301-2700
Free: 800-840-8577
Admissions: (478)301-2650
Fax: (478)301-2828
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1833. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $169.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $17.7 million. Total enrollment: 7,180. Faculty: 577 (343 full-time, 234 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,711 applied, 85% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 3,890 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 738 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 37 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 29% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Wesleyan College (GA). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, counselor's evaluation. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 6/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $29,110 includes full-time tuition ($22,050) and college room and board ($7060). College room only: $3400. Full-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $735 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 29% of eligible men and 27% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: AGAPE, Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association, Reformed University Worship, Organization of Black Students. Major annual events: Fall Orientation/Organizational Fair, Homecoming, Founders' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by police officers. 1,673 college housing spaces available; 1,529 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jack Tarver Library plus 3 others with 692,225 books, 2.2 million microform titles, 28,163 serials, 64,319 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $7 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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