Mercer University is a private, coeducational university whose main campus is in Macon, Georgia
Mercer University enrolls more than 8,500 students in 12 colleges and schools: liberal arts, business, engineering, education, music, continuing and professional studies, law,theology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions.
Mercer has three campuses: the main campus in Macon, a graduate and professional education campus in Atlanta, and a four-year campus of the School of Medicine in Savannah. Mercer also has regional academic centers in Henry County, Douglas County, Eastman, and Newnan; the Walter F. George School of Law on its own campus in Macon; teaching hospitals in Macon, Savannah, and Columbus; a university press and a performing arts center, the Grand Opera House, in Macon; and the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins. The Mercer University Health Sciences Center encompasses Mercer’s medical, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions programs in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus.
In 2014, US News and World Report ranked Mercer the best value among comprehensive universities in the southern United States. The Princeton Review, which consistently ranks Mercer in the top 10% of colleges and universities in North America, wrote in 2014, “Mercer’s exceptional reputation springs from its sound academic programs, excellent faculty, and modern facilities”, and in 2005 called the main campus one of the five most beautiful in the United States. Mercer was cited by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its community engagement, and was among the 113 institutions listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Mercer has an NCAA Division I athletic program and fields teams in eight men’s and ten women’s sports; all university-sponsored sports compete in the Southern Conference except women’s lacrosse and women’s sand volleyball, which are not sponsored by the SoCon, and thus compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference.