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Mercer University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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 good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Mercer University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Mercer University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Mercer University regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1180 1370
SAT Reading 600 680
SAT Math 580 690
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 24 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Mercer University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mercer University was 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mercer University accepts 67% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 14% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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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