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Mercer University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Mercer University seeks to admit students who have outstanding academic credentials and personal characteristics indicating they will contribute to the diversity and richness of the campus, both inside and outside the classroom. Applicants' records should reflect a strong commitment to their educational goals, a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities, and a promise of growth intellectually and socially. Applicants are considered on the strength of their academic record, standardized test scores, character and leadership potential, co-curricular and service-related activities. Admission to the University normally requires graduation from an accredited, secondary school with a minimum of sixteen units of high school credit including English (4 units), mathematics (4 units), laboratory science (3 units), social science/history (3 units) and foreign language (2 units). Applicants are expected to be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current or last institution attended. Students not meeting minimum admission requirements may have the following option:

(1) Reconsideration for admission through submission of additional academic information (new SAT/ACT scores, high school transcripts).

In addition to completing an application for admission, a $50 non-refundable application fee, official high school transcript(s), and official SAT or ACT scores (Scores on official high school transcripts are accepted) are also required.


Applicants seeking admission to the School of Engineering should have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a score of 1,200 on the SAT or ACT equivalent. Applicants must have a minimum 600-point math score on the SAT and a 550-point verbal score on the SAT.