Mercer University Reviews

  • 69 Reviews
  • Macon (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,708
92% of 69 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 69 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Colby Stuckman
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2024
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer College of Pharmacy is terrible. You will regret going to this school. You are paying a ridiculous amount of money for a very poor quality of education. The professors are incompetent and lazy. Save yourself the trouble and stay far away from this dumpster fire."
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2021
  • Degree: Finance
"Please, if you are a level-headed person that went to a public school or didn't enjoy private school because of the "type of kids" then do yourself a favor and do not waste the money on an application for this sorry excuse of a college. It is impossible to feed yourself at this university with only one dining hall and a handful of on-campus fast food places. The people are weird. there is no desirable party life as it is just cliques of people that hangout. If you are looking for a real college experience then do not come to this school. Like seriously. You will regret it so badly."
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I originally applied due to the block course formatting, networking and due as expressed numerous times during the interview was their use of technology for learning. Two out of the three was a lie. They had just gotten rid of the block schedule. In addition, during COVID they mandated students to go to class and deemed the recordings were not needed, only audio will be provided for later access. The classes have also been informed audio may be removed next semester. This is an over priced school that lies and does not provide technological learning methodologies due to they are not needed. The majority of students used the videos as supplemental study materials but apparently that is not needed. Undergraduate schools offer this buy not an over priced PharmD program."
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer is all about money. As a Russian educated person with multiple degrees; the curriculum was a joke. A snide comments, gossips or yelling at students was a common unprofessional practice at Mercer. I recommend State School such as UGA as it is cheaper & the school concentrates on making pharmacists to be patient, 100% error free & supportive to patients. Mercer advertises as welcoming diversity for one reason only. The foreign students don’t know what they are getting themselves into: huge debts. A profession of pharmacist is a 12 hour work day mainly as clerks customers rush & yell at & the corporates using pharmacists licenses to make money selling drugs, without providing enough technicians if at all. Pharmacists have no choices and usually become depressed & commit suicides. While I was there a lot of students ( Asians mostly) committed suicide not making it as well as the culture demands. The corporate retail pharmacy cut techs hours & I know few pharmacists losing their licenses, ended up in jail, lost homes etc. Faculty is not helpful & recently power was given to female deans that went over their heads. There is favoritism & competition. I was an older female students & I felt competition from the red headed, temperamental & downright abusive law professor to students. The disabled students are treated poorly & the school has been notoriously reported to the Department of Education. If you become a puppet & obey hideous rules, take antidepressants & you can make it. It’s very expensive for the educational value advertised. It’s not there. The only memorable person who supported & believed in student was Dr. James Bartling who recently passed away. I like the pharmaceutical calculations soft spoken professor. She took time speaking with me in the office. I looked up to her wisdom. She was real. If you desired to chose this profession I would choose hospital or specialty pharmacy. It’s less stressful, clinical & not as boring. You don’t get yelled at by customers. You deal with patients in beds. Hospitals hire enough staff to cover all the floors, train techs well to help us & hire more techs. I love compounding & got a position at a small private cancer institute & I love smaller town without city trafic & true southern hospitality away from the city. So, yes, I was short 2 classes to get in to UGA & made Atlanta my home. At the end happiness is not what your achievements are, but who you become as a person. It’s a people loving profession. Don’t do it for money. I do love the mountains & Atlanta reminds me of Russian mountains."
D. H.
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"I am so glad that I attended Mercer University. The media studies program at Mercer is small, but it also very close with professors who truly care about your academic and professional development. One professor has become my lifelong mentor. Every professor I have had at Mercer has been truly dedicated to ensuring that their students succeed, and they are very accommodating in terms of office hours and providing assistance. While Mercer is known for its exceptional pre-med program, others I have known in the liberal arts have also spoken about having a good experience while attending. Therefore, no matter what program you are in, Mercer may be a good fit. Due to it being a small campus, there may not be as many niche clubs and organizations. However, in my experience, the few that are on campus are close-knit. Some of my closest friends came from organizations that I was either a member of or on which I served on the executive board."
Kishan Patel
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2019
"The college is great for engineering and medical programs. The BME side is famous for their prosthetics they create to go on a trip to Vietnam to fit every year. As for medical, it does a great job of preparing you for graduate schools due to the intense rigor of the courses."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2019
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"This school has not prepared me for the pharmacy field in the slightest. The program is formatted horribly and the faculty are scrambling to fix it as students NAPLEX and MPJE scores continue to drop. This is a poor excuse for a college and an absolute waste of money. I am 100certain I would have taught myself all of the worthwhile information that Mercer provided if I just had read disease state guidelines and the recent Dipiro textbook. They teach you nothing more of value. Think your $15,000 a semester is being put to valuable use? Think again. Your time will be wasted on courses such as "management" and "leadership" which provide nothing of use to you as a student and instead, sacrifices crucial time for learning drug information that you actually need to know out in the field. Think you will be seated in classrooms conducive to learning, filled with teachers willing to lend a helping hand? Think again! You'll be lucky if some of the main faculty running the program don't come to your classes and scream at you like you're children and not adults worthy of respect. Yes, actual screaming by various professors, many times throughout the years. Sometimes you'll even have 30 to 45 minute lectures about how awful you are! Also, some of the teachers have clear favorites and if you are not one of those "chosen" few, good luck. My experience at Mercer has been a depressing one and I would not wish this experience upon anyone, not even my worst enemy. Mercer's main concern is not to teach you as you think a college would. It's main purpose is to earn money and keep its reputation. That's all that matters, and you'll experience that if you're a student here. Don't be fooled by what they say at their orientation or in their promotional videos. If there's one thing Mercer does right, it's advertise, just like any other money making business. I understand this review is putting the school on blast, but it's important for your mental health to know this. It's important for you, the possible student reading this. Think carefully. And if you decide to go here, plan on using antidepressants in a few years. At least you'll know all about them by the time you start taking them!"
Conley Scott
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2018
  • Degree: Law
"Mercer University School of Law is a small and close environment that provides the opportunity for the students to get the help that they need. The classes are small and the professor is as hard if not harder as you would expect for a law school. Many of them are willing to help, but you will have to seek that help out. We also have an academic success program that will be your best friend. Now, besides the classroom experience, Mercer Law is full of excellent student organizations. Our Black Law Student Association is the best and if you plan on attending Mercer Law be sure to be an active member of BLSA. It does not matter what you look like and you will gain opportunities and friends like no other."
Melissa Milfort
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2018
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer University college of Pharmacy is more than just a 4-year pharmacy program, what excited me the most about the program was the emphasis on community service in which we are required to participate in various community service events in the underserved communities of Atlanta as well as the diversity of the student body. I am a sole believer that being exposed to people that doesn't look like yourself is pivotal when entering corporate America or simply interacting with patients."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Mercer University prides itself of serving the undeserved and provides scholarships to those students who agree to stay in the state of Georgia after graduation. It is a good school with good values."
Lawrence Brown
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"The Technical Communication programs was a fairly new program offered by the school. The students in the programs were given an exquisite, hands on approach to learning how to prepare case studies, write proposals, and conduct usability studies. There were many opportunities and people that I have come across during my time at Mercer. All with job opportunities and networking for the future. Possibilities are endless with passion combined with hard work and dedication to the program."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great college and great nursing program. Difficult, but definitely doable. There are so many clinical opportunities available in the Atlanta area. The professors are always there for you and want you to succeed. The school has a great reputation around the area and all of the hospitals in Atlanta (and surrounding areas) recognize the students as hard-working and well-rounded"
Ninti Chance
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I loved Mercer University when it comes to academics. I did not make many friends, but I had a great time on campus by myself. I rode a bicycle to school everyday and I had a 20-minute bike-ride home at night. I always felt safe and I never ran into any trouble. Mercer University has a number of passionate, experienced, and enthusiastic professors. My professors made my college experience. In 50 years, I will look back on my time at Mercer and I won't remember students. I'll remember instructors. I loved my theology professors, my theatre professors, and my integrative studies professors. I would recommend Mercer for anyone looking for a great education. It's located in downtown Macon, which is growing and developing very quickly. The historic district is beautiful in an archaic way. The architecture for many of the houses are hundreds of years old in some areas, so it holds a lot of history. The Bibb County Board of Education is not the best school system, so this gives students the opportunity to volunteer to help students in the Title 1 Schools around the area. I spent a lot of time at L.H. Williams, which is 15 minutes from Mercer. There is an elementary school right across from Mercer that also accepts volunteers called Alexander II. Where is Alexander I? The world may never know. There is a beautiful park that has been revitalized by the "Friends of Tattnall Square Park" community that has a playground, a gorgeous fountain, public tennis courts, a variety of foliage, and a bicycle trail. Housing for Mercer is expansive and is growing rapidly. Students can live in Lofts in association with the school, in the historic district, or anywhere in the large city. Macon is home to two major theatre companies--Theatre Macon and Macon Little Theatre. Both have wonderful seasons with dedicated directors, designers, and actors. This gives students the opportunity to experience culture in their area. Mercer also has a newly-built theatre and the best theatre productions in Macon. The Grand Opera House opens its doors to traveling shows such as Broadway, comedy, and concerts. There are a number of galleries and art venues in the downtown area as well. As for friendship and a college nightlife experience, you would have to ask someone who's more social. There are so many more things that I could say about Macon, Mercer, and the community, but you would have to visit it to experience it yourself! I hope that I helped."
Benjamin Barnett
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"In a world divided by race, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, and political association, I discovered a place of Shalom. Mercer University, not only provided quality scholarship, it also became a safe place for mutual appreciation of all people. The ability to dialogue with students, faculty and guests of a myriad of backgrounds was so edifying. The respect afforded to the diversity of humanity was and will always be one of the greatest lessons in my life. On my first day of class in the Master's of Divinity program, my professor asked me to join him for a cup of coffee. During our coffee conversation, my professor explained how he had reviewed my application and thought I was an interesting student, especially considering it had been over a decade between my bachelor degree and master's degree. We discussed the curriculum in general terms but spent most of our time talking about our current culture with some hint about a vision for the future. My first day at Mercer University was not unique, and I would later discover that our coffee conversation was the culture of this place of higher education. I graduated in May of 2007, and now I am back at Mercer University pursuing a doctoral degree. In between May 2007 and now, Mercer even allowed me to return for one semester as an Adjunct Professor. Our family is so inextricably tied to Mercer University. I have three children in college simultaneously, while I am pursuing a doctoral degree. My youngest daughter is an excellent student and was accepted by many prestigious universities. When it came time for her to select a school, she chose Mercer University as well. She is in the process of completing her freshman year. My wife and I are so excited she selected this quality school for her educational pursuits. In my honest and humble opinion, Mercer University is not only Georgia's best kept secret, it is America's best kept secret. Located about an hour south of Atlanta, in the heart of Middle Georgia, lies this jewel of a school (undergraduate/main campus). The Atlanta campus is home to many of the graduate programs. Mercer University is an excellent place to explore the depths of curriculum, but more importantly it is a place to explore the depths of what it means to be human in our very diverse world."
Katelyn Compton
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: Spanish
"The professors and students are very diverse and the school has great resources both academic and nonacademic. The facilities offered to the students, such as the university canter and the organizations are quality and taken advantage of by both professors and students."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I loved attending Mercer to obtain my master's degree. I am proud to have graduated from this institution"
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The class sizes were small and the professors were very student oriented. The internship opportunities were great, and I felt like my program prepared me for my career"
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Law
"I loved my experience at Mercer. The professors really cared and it was a great learning atmosphere."
Carey Colquitt
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"Mercer is a great University in Atlanta, GA, with great opportunities for those who work full time yet still want to obtain advanced degrees. The class sizes are small and intimate where you can really develop a deep knowledge of the subject matter. Professors are also very encouraging and willing to help you succeed, not only in class, but also in your career field of choice."
Melissa Mmilfor3
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2015
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Thus far, I have nothing but pros for my graduate program such as the networking opportunity, location, and cost."