Mercer University was founded in 1833 in Penfield by Georgia Baptists. The school, under the leadership of Baptist minister and spiritual father Adiel Sherwood, was named for Jesse Mercer, a prominent Baptist leader and the first chair of the Mercer Board of Trustees.
Mercer University’s reputation is built on its rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Yet, tradition plays an important role in the University’s unique identity as a faith-based institution committed to religious and intellectual freedom and respect for religious diversity.
Students across Mercer’s 12 schools and colleges benefit from a welcoming atmosphere and small-class learning environment. They learn from a prestigious, yet caring, faculty — not from teaching assistants, as found at many universities.
Mercer’s faculty members, whose credentials come from some of the world’s finest academic institutions, are distinguished for both teaching and research.
The mission of Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) is "to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.
One important dimension of that mission is the research and scholarship of the faculty on whom fulfillment of that mission depends.
The School has modern research facilities in the form of both individual labs and communal labs divided into individual bays. In that way, researchers share facilities, equipment, and services.
The Office of Career Services helps undergraduate students, graduate students, employers, faculty and alumni through its offices located on the Macon and Atlanta campuses. The colleges/schools served by the location are listed as well to help you select the correct location.
The International Programs Office initiates, processes, and issues documents necessary for international students to enter, transfer and continue their studies at Mercer University. This office is staffed with an immigration specialist who is knowledgeable in the up?to?date laws and regulations that affect the international student.
International students who have questions or concerns are welcome to visit the International Programs Office anytime during their educational career at Mercer University. This office works closely with all departments of the University to ensure that international students’ needs are met and that they are compliant with immigration requirements.
All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students are required to live on campus.
The Office of Housing & Residence Life is responsible for supporting students while they live in the residence halls at Mercer. Our residence halls are staffed by highly talented and trained Resident Assistants who live on each floor and work diligently to build community and support students.
Mercer IT maintains wired and wireless network systems which allow students to connect to the Internet on all campuses. Many areas (including dorm rooms) are equipped with data ports that allow students to connect to the Internet via an Ethernet cable (available for purchase from Auxiliary Services). The University also provides campus wide wireless network access.
Student Health is designed to provide limited health care and treatments for enrolled students who are actively attending classes at the university.
Services include, but are not limited to, treatment of minor illnesses, accidents, providing medication as indicated, and issuing referrals as requested. There is no cost to student for the clinic visit.
Mercer University offers programs on three major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah, and at three Regional Academic Centers in suburban Atlanta. In addition, the University operates the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins.
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Student life on Mercer's campuses offers opportunities for students to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. With over 125 student organizations to choose from, there are many ways to get involved at Mercer.
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