Mercer University Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Mercer University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Mercer University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,049 out of 4,559 applicants or 67% were admitted making Mercer University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Mercer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Mercer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mercer University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1085. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1275 out of 1600. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mercer University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >78%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 67%-78%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 54%-67%
1085 to 1180 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1085 Low <41%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Mercer University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Mercer University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mercer University?

Admission data indicates that Mercer University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mercer University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mercer University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 67%-78%
24 to 27 Avg - 54%-67%
21 to 24 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 21 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Mercer University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Mercer University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,658 1,901 4,559
Accepted 1,764 1,285 3,049
Acceptance Rate 66% 68% 67%
Enrolled 432 399 831
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 31% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mercer University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mercer University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Do not know

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mercer University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140447 IPEDS survey data for Mercer University.

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