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Macon, Georgia
About Mercer
Location: Macon, Georgia
Enrollment: 8,740
Setting: Suburban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 13,143
Climate: 14.3°C - 33.7°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 2.2%

With campuses in Macon and Atlanta, Georgia, Mercer University focuses on research and professional experience as an integral part of your academic curriculum. As one of the oldest universities in the South, our mission focuses on progressive thinking and innovation, while encouraging our students to embrace discovery, service and community.

Why Mercer?

Mercer offers 130+ undergraduate and 4 graduate programs. Top-ranked programs and popular majors include business, management, marketing, engineering, biomedical sciences, psychology and social sciences.

  • #40 Best Value Schools—U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • #162 Top National Universities—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #52 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Mercer Engineering Research Center technical research and development hub for the Department of Defense and other industries
  • Mercer Innovation Center business incubator for student entrepreneurs
  • Alumni work at UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and CNN
Macon: Experience Southern Charm

Mercer’s Macon campus brings you the hospitality of the American South in an architecturally rich town, while the business campus in Atlanta provides corporate connections and global access. A historic town with a legendary music heritage and lively arts scene, Macon also has dozens of outdoor parks and open spaces to run, hike and kayak.

  • Home to many famous soul musicians like Otis Redding and Little Richard
  • Take in 350,000 Japanese cherry blossom trees
  • Visit the Ocmulgee Mounds National Park, a prehistoric American Indian site
Weather & Climate

Georgia is generally warm, with a subtropical and sometimes humid climate. Macon and Atlanta get an average of 218 sunny days every year with almost no snowfall.

Nearby Atlanta

Atlanta, about 80 miles from Macon, is the cultural hub of the South. Atlanta’s Southern roots and vibrant arts scene make it more than Georgia’s capital and largest city. Ranked as one of the best places for business and careers, Atlanta's job growth and real estate development attracts recent graduates and young professionals.

  • Top 50Best Places to Live in the U.S.—U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Home to UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and CNN
  • #6“Best Cities for Job Seekers”—NerdWallet
  • Learn about American history at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park and the world of Coca Cola.
  • Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Georgia Aquarium, largest aquarium in the world.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world.

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Liberal Arts

Africana Studies, B.A.

Art, B.A. or B.F.A.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, B.S.

Biology, B.A. or B.S.

Chemical Commerce, B.A. or B.S.

Chemistry, B.S.

Classical Studies, B.A.

Communication Studies, B.A.

Computational Science, B.S.

Computer Science, B.A. or B.S.

Creative Writing, B.A.

Criminal Justice, B.A.

English, B.A.

French, B.A.

German, B.A.

Global Development Studies, B.A.

Global Health Studies, B.A.

Graphic Design, B.A.

History, B.A.

Information Science & Technology, B.A. or B.S.

International Affairs, B.A.

Journalism, B.A.

Latin, B.A.

Law & Public Policy, B.A.

Mathematics, B.A. or B.S.

Media Studies, B.A.

Neuroscience, B.S.

Philosophy, B.A.

Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, B.A.

Physics, B.A. or B.S.

Political Science, B.A.

Psychology, B.A. or B.S.

Religion, B.A.

Sociology, B.A.

Southern Studies, B.A.

Spanish, B.A.

Theatre, B.A.

Women’s & Gender Studies, B.A.

School of Business and Economics

Accounting, B.B.A.

Economics, B.A. or B.B.A.

Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.

Finance, B.B.A.

General Business

Human Resource Management, B.B.A.

International Business, B.B.A.

Management, B.B.A.

Marketing, B.B.A.

Risk Management & Insurance, B.B.A.

Sports Marketing & Analytics, B.B.A.

School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.E.

Civil Engineering, B.S.E.

Computer Engineering, B.S.E.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.

Environmental Engineering, B.S.E.

Industrial Engineering, B.S.E.

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.

Industrial Management, B.S.

Technical Communication, B.S.

College of Education

Elementary/Special Education –

The Holistic Child, B.S.Ed.

Secondary Education in English Education, B.S.Ed.

Secondary Education in Math Education, B.S.Ed.

Secondary Education in Science Education, B.S.Ed.

Secondary Education in Social Studies Education, B.S.Ed.

School of Music

Music, B.A.

Music Education, B.M.E.

Music with Electives Studies in an Outside Field, B.M.

Music Performance, B.M.

College of Health Professionals

Public Health, B.S.

Important Dates

Fall 2020
Undergraduate ProgramsPre-Sessional Programs
Application DeadlineJuly 15, 2020July 27, 2020
Payment DeadlineJuly 28, 2020July 28, 2020
Move-In DeadlineAugust 11, 2020August 11, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 12, 2020August 11, 2020

Estimated Costs

Fall 2020
International DirectAAP
(2 Semesters)
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
(1 Semester)
Tuition and Fees$40,196$42,118$47,251$7,275
Housing$5,906 — $13,318$5,906 — $13,318$8,626 — $20,306$2,853 — $6,659
Dining$6,460 - $6,618$6,460 - $6,618$7,160 - $7,400$3,230 - $3,309
Health Insurance$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000
Total$54,562 - $62,132$56,484 - $64,054$65,307 - $76,957$14,218 - $18,103

*Health insurance is billed for 12 months
Note: Costs are in U.S. dollars and subject to change

Major Lists
School of Business and Economics

Master of Business Administration, Full-Time, One Year (M.B.A.)

Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S.B.A.)—STEM-designated

School of Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Engineering (M.S.E.)—STEM-designated

Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.)—STEM-designated

Important Dates

Fall 2019
Business & Engineering
(Full - Term Start)
M.B.A. Only
(Mid-Term Start)
Pre-Sessional English ***
Application DeadlineJuly 15, 2019September 16, 2019July 15, 2019
Payment DeadlineJuly 28, 2019September 28, 2019August 4, 2019
Move-In DeadlineAugust 11, 2019October 12, 2019August 12, 2019
Program Start DateAugust 12, 2019October 13, 2019August 20, 2019
Spring 2020
Business & Engineering
(Full - Term Start)
M.B.A. Only
(Mid-Term Start)
Pre-Sessional English ***
Application DeadlineDecember 9, 2019February 4, 2020December 9, 2019
Payment DeadlineDecember 18, 2019February 17, 2020December 18, 2019
Move-In DeadlineJanuary 2, 2020March 2, 2020January 2, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 3, 2020March 3, 2020January 3, 2020
Summer 2020**
Pre-Sessional English ***
Application DeadlineApril 20, 2020
Payment DeadlineApril 27, 2020
Move-In DeadlineMay 15, 2020
Program Start DateMay 16, 2020
Fall 2020
Business & Engineering*
(Full - Term Start)
M.B.A. Only
(Mid-Term Start)
Pre-Sessional English ***
Application DeadlineJuly 20, 2020September 26, 2020July 27, 2020
Payment DeadlineJuly 29, 2020October 1, 2020July 29, 2020
Move-In DeadlineAugust 11, 2020October 8, 2020August 11, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 12, 2020October 9, 2020August 12, 2020

*Mercer Engineering is only offered for Fall 2019/2020 entry.

**Please note summer admission is only offered for the Pre-Sessional English.

***Pre-Sessional English is available for Business students only.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2020
Business (M.B.A) (Atlanta)Business (M.S.B.A) (Atlanta)Pre-Sessional English (Atlanta)
Tuition and Fees$9,170$10,720$10,490$4,550
HousingN/A$3,448 – $4,873$3,448 – $4,873$3,448 – $4,873
Health Insurance$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000
Total$11,170$16,168 – $17,593$15,938 – $17,363$9,998 – $11,423
Spring 2020
Business (M.B.A) (Atlanta)Business (M.S.B.A) (Atlanta)Pre-Sessional English (Atlanta)
Tuition and Fees$11,220$11,220$6,900
Housing$3,597 — $3,982$3,597 — $3,982$3,597 — $3,982
Health Insurance$2,000$2,000$2,000
Total$16,817 – $17,202$16,817 – $17,202$12,497 — $12,882
Summer 2020
Pre-Sessional English (Atlanta)
Tuition and Fees$6,900
Housing$3,597 — $3,982
Health Insurance$2,000
Total$12,497 — $12,882

Note: Costs are in U.S. dollars and subject to change

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Macon, Georgia
About Mercer
Location: Macon, Georgia
Enrollment: 8,740
Setting: Suburban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 13,143
Climate: 14.3°C - 33.7°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 2.2%
"Research is important because it helps students see what it’s like to find a new piece of information in the world. If you really want a research experience, you can get it at Mercer. Research is more accessible to freshmen here than at any college I’ve seen."
"The conversations I had with faculty helped me make some of the best career and education decisions I’ve ever made."
Osahun , Computer Engineering, ’06 Mercer University