Coordinates: 32°49′45″N 83°38′55″W / 32.82917°N 83.64861°W / 32.82917; -83.64861
Mercer University is a private, coeducational university located in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Mercer enrolls approximately 8,300 students in its eleven colleges and schools: liberal arts, business, education, music, engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, theology, and continuing and professional studies. Mercer's twelfth academic unit, the College of Health Professions, will open on July 1, 2013.
Mercer has three campuses: the main campus in Macon, which has been recognized as one of the five most beautiful college or university campuses in the United States; 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; 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, nursing, and pharmacy programs in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus.
Mercer is a founding member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and is the only private university in Georgia with an NCAA Division I athletic program. The university will compete in the Pioneer Football League beginning in the fall of 2013; the Tony and Nancy Moye Football and Lacrosse Complex will open on the Macon campus at the same time.
Mercer is ranked first by US News and World Report as the best value among comprehensive universities in the southern United States; overall Mercer is ranked seventh in the "Best Universities-Master's-South" category (2013 edition). The Princeton Review, in its 2013 "Best 377 Colleges" guide, ranks Mercer in the top fifteen percent of all colleges and universities nationwide.
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