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Mercer University

Mercer University is the oldest private university in Georgia; its main campus is in Macon, Georgia, United States.

Mercer 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 undergraduates enjoy small classes (average class size is 20) made possible by the 12:1 student/faculty ratio.

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.

Mercer University is the number one ranked University in the South by U.S. News and Report in terms of both education and value. US News and World Report has ranked Mercer among the top ten Universities in the South for 18 consecutive years. Mercer outranks all private colleges in Georgia in terms of every criteria currently measured by the University System of Georgia including: average SAT scores for entering freshmen, average GPA's for entering freshman, six-year graduation rates, and first time freshman retention rates. Princeton Review consistently ranks Mercer in the top 10% of colleges and universities in North America, and, in 2005, rated Mercer has having one of the top five most beautiful college campuses in North America. 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.

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