The professors here are “phenomenal,” allowing students to think for themselves and arrive at their own conclusions, “leading the discussions in as unbiased a manner as possible,” and “playing devil’s advocate when necessary.” Everyone receives a “small liberal arts classroom experience,” tests are geared toward an understanding past the lectures in order “to make sure students truly comprehend the material,” and it is common for students and professors to chat about goals and aspirations in casual conversation. “My professors are some of my greatest cheerleaders, supporters, and mentors,” says one student. “I have gotten to know them on a personal level, and they have done the same with me.”
The holistic approach to general education taken by Mercer is applauded by students, who “are expected to interact every day” and therefore feel prepared to enter the workforce as “well-rounded thinkers.” Various courses also have supplemental instruction (SI) where a previous student will assist students for seventy minutes, for three nights a week. “The greatest strength of MU is the value it places on students,” says one of a school that “[encourages] participation in every facet of the university.”
The beautiful Macon campus is home to the University's traditional undergraduate program and houses the College of Liberal Arts, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and Townsend School of Music. Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law is located one mile away on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown Macon. Living on campus is a significant part of the Mercer experience, and undergraduates may choose from a range of on-campus housing options, including traditional residence halls, modern apartments, and fraternity and sorority houses. This charming city serves as the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Central Georgia, boasting a rich arts and musical heritage and offering easy access to the Georgia coast, Florida beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains.