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Find all of the admissions information you need and learn about the latest news and happenings at Mercer.

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  • Your admissions counselor will be your immediate connection as you begin the admissions process at Mercer.

    t Mercer, the bear is more than a mascot; its an attitude. Its a fierce determination to make the most out of your college experience. Because

    that impacts the rest of your life. A bear always wants more and never settles for the status quo. And youll find that and more at Mercer University.

    Explore the pages of our University magazine to learn more about our unique programs and opportunities, rich tradition of excellence, and exciting campus happenings.

    Visit mercer.edu/admissions. Youll find student-led video tours of various academic programs and stories about student life, along with facts and insights about the Mercer experience.

    THE WAY INThe Office of University Admissions begins accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year on August 1, 2013. Apply online at apply.mercer.edu or through the Common Application.

    A complete application* consists of the following: Application for Admission Official Transcript(s) Official SAT or ACT score(s)** $50 Application Fee

    PRIORITY SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATIONIf your completed application is received (or postmarked) by November 1, you will be considered for an invitation to our scholars weekend. Mercers top applicants travel to campus to compete for our most prestigious scholarships, up to full tuition.

    EXPLORE BEAR TERRITORYSchedule your personal visit to Mercer and experience first-hand our charming people, stunning campus, and warm community. Campus visit opportunities are available throughout the year, including daily tours, Saturday Previews, overnight stays with classroom experiences, and other special events. Register for a visit online at mercer.edu/visit or contact the Office of University Admissions at (800) 840-8577 or (478) 301-2650.

    *International students may have additional requirements.**Not applicable for transfer students with more than 30 credit hours.

    Emory DunnDirector of Athletic Admissions (478) 301-2650dunn_e@mercer.edu

    Ray TatumAssistant Vice President & Director ofTransfer and International Admissions (478) 301-2653 tatum_cr@mercer.edu

    Anna BrayAdmissions Counselor (478) 301-2654 bray_am@mercer.edu

    Patricia HardestyAssistant Director of Admissions (478) 301-2393hardesty_pa@mercer.edu

    Diana FairclothAssistant Director of Transfer and International Admissions (478) 301-2428faircloth_ds@mercer.edu

    Stephen KarafaAdmissions Counselor (478) 301-2373karafa_sp@mercer.edu

    Melissa Lawrence-SeaboltAssistant Director of Admissions (478) 301-2656seabolt_ms@mercer.edu

    Chris RodriguezAssistant Director of Admissions (678) 547-6068rodriguez_ca@mercer.edu

    Lauren KritsasAdmissions Counselor (478) 301-2307kritsas_lm@mercer.edu

    Bonnie ToliverSenior Admissions Counselor (478) 301-2659toliver_bk@mercer.edu

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    TRANSfER AND INTERNATIONAL ADmISSIONS

    Alejandra SosaDirector of Freshman Admissions (478) 301-2650sosa_ac@mercer.edu

    Stephen BradshawAdmissions Counselor (478) 301-5123 bradshaw_sc@mercer.edu

  • Mercer UniversityOffice of University Admissions1400 Coleman AvenueMacon, Georgia 31207(800) 840-8577(478) 301-2650admissions@mercer.edu

    mercer.edu/admissions

    MercerianAdmissions Edition 2013-2014

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    Founded: 1833President: William D. Underwood

    CAmPUSESMaconAtlantaSavannah

    REGIONAL ACADEmIC CENTERS (programs for working adults)HenryCountyDouglasCountyNewnanEastman

    SCHOOLS AND COLLEGESCollege of Liberal ArtsWalter F. George School of LawCollege of PharmacySchool of MedicineEugene W. Stetson School of Business and EconomicsSchool of EngineeringJames and Carolyn McAfee School of TheologyTift College of EducationGeorgia Baptist College of NursingCollege of Continuing and Professional StudiesTownsend School of MusicCollege of Health Professions

    TEACHING HOSPITALSMedical Center of Central Georgia MaconMemorial University Medical Center SavannahSaint Francis Hospital ColumbusThe Medical Center Columbus

    UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPSCenter for Health and Learning with Piedmont Healthcare AtlantaWarner Robins Air Logistics Center Warner Robins

    OTHER UNIVERSITY UNITSThe Grand Opera HouseMercer University PressMercer Engineering Research Center

    Mercer at a Glance

    MercerUniversity MercerNow

  • Academics

    COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

    BACHELOR OF ARTS

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    Africana StudiesArtBiologyBiochemistry & Molecular BiologyChemical CommerceChemistryChristianityClassical StudiesCommunication StudiesComputational ScienceComputer ScienceCreative WritingEconomicsEnglishEnvironmental BiologyEnvironmental Studies & PolicyFrenchGermanGlobal Health Studies Graphic Design

    HistoryInformation Science & TechnologyInternational AffairsJournalismLatinLaw and Public PolicyMathematics Media StudiesPhilosophyPhilosophy, Politics & EconomicsPhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologySocial EntrepreneurshipSociologySouthern StudiesSpanishTheatreWomens & Gender Studies

    SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

    SPECIALIZATIONS BiomedicalComputerElectricalEnvironmentalIndustrialMechanical

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    Industrial ManagementTechnical Communication

    SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

    BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    AccountingBusiness Information SystemsEconomicsFinanceInternational BusinessMarketingManagementSports Business

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

    Early Care and EducationEarly Childhood/Special EducationHolistic ChildMiddle Grades Education (4-8)Music (P-12)Secondary Education (7-12)

    SCHOOL OF MUSIC

    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

    BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION

    BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

    COLLEGE OF NURSING

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

    Undergraduate Degrees & Programs

    Bears love a good challenge. We find that the more we challenge our students, the more prepared our graduates are for the real world. And with an impressive student/faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 21, Mercer students flourish in an environment that promotes spirited interchange and deeper understanding.

    With degree programs in more than 60 subjects and a committed faculty to guide you, the opportunities for Mercer Bears are limitless. To help students make the transition to college, Mercer provides access to dedicated staff members who are sensitive to the needs of first-year students as well as a support group of upper-level students who have experienced the transition firsthand.

    Gain a competitive edge over other applicants through our guaranteed admission programs to Mercers School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions, School of Law, and College of Nursing. Or earn both your bachelors and masters degrees in just five years through our combined degree programs in accounting, business administration, and engineering.

    PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACKS

    SIGNATURE MERCER PROGRAMS

    Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy

    Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Theology Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    Great Books Program Integrative Program Mercer On Mission Study Abroad Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

    Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Holistic Child

    Center for Collaborative Journalism

    Honors Program Mercer Service Scholars Business Scholars Engineering Scholars Research Scholars International Scholars

    UNDERGRADUATEADMISSIONS

    mercer student earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for research

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    Mozambique

    Cambodia

    Vietnam

    Ethiopia

    Liberia

    Malawi

    Tanzania

    Armenia

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    ercerians are determined to succeed. The Mercer Network is made up of more than 65,000 high achievers who are making an impact in business, law,

    medicine, pharmacy, engineering, education, and the arts around the world.

    INTERNSHIPSMore than half of all Mercer students apply what theyve learned in their field of study before they graduate. Career counselors will help you connect with top industry names, like the CDC, Coca-Cola, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHFrom finding better treatments for cancer, Alzheimers, and diabetes to developing inexpensive prosthetics for amputees in developing nations, our students and faculty are collaborating on great advances in science. This past year, Mercer received $31 million for externally funded research across all University units.

    STUDY ABROADAnother opportunity to enhance learning and leadership skills is through Study Abroad. In more than 20 countries around the globe, Mercer students are learning how interconnected our cultures truly are.

    mercer Earns Highest Recognition for Community Engagement

    Student Volunteer Initiative Celebrates milestonePAGE 8

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    Lives are being transformed through mercer On mission the lives of Mercer students and the lives of those they serve across the globe. Mercer On Mission is a unique blend of study abroad and service-learning that provides life-changing experiences for students through academic instruction, cultural immersion, meaningful service, and spiritual reflection. This map highlights the 28 countries where hundreds of students and faculty have travel