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| mercer has historical ties to prejudice and racism. go to mercer's history dept. and talk to dr. gardner for book list regarding mercer's history which is very much like its present. most of the campus population (faculty, administration and students) are functioning drunks, foreigners (not all of them) with a "white" superiority complex, sorority females "searching" for their husbands, "cops" that harass certain students of certain color (ask around), and faculty that will give you a hard time for a having an opinion, which will affect your final grade. Not one person will help you. My last semester a "professor" teaching that there is not such thing as race got one Korean student (pale) and a Chinese student (tanned) mixed up in regards to class credit. NO OFFENSE TO NO ONE BUT if you're a person with your own opinion, don't try to fit in because mercer's population is full of southern stereotypes, and who has brown skin and/or poor, DON'T APPLY. mercer will take anybody including people who say things like "homeless people have lost their reason to live...running them down is better than killing a puppy" or "I eat everything I kill." I have witnessed these statements while in class and in front of the "instructors." PLEASE ATTEND ANOTHER SCHOOL AND DON'T FOLLOW THE CAMPUS RECRUITERS; THEY WON'T TELL YOU EVERYTHING. READ OTHER SITES, INCLUDING ONES THAT RATE PROFESSORS' WORK. both locations--macon and atlanta--are for only money and keeping that "racial division" going. Save your sanity and money for somewhere else. PLEASE BE ADVISED. |
|Dec 16 2009|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| Mercer is spectacular. It is a truly diverse community of intellectual students who are simply trying to make a difference in the world. The professors are cultured and fascinating people. There is not a single one of them who is just teaching "for the hell of it." Macon as a city is not exactly Lower Manhattan. If you don't enjoy clubbing, then your social life will pretty much die unless you formulate a taste for going to dance clubs downtown. I will admit, as others have mentioned, that it is a little clique-ish;however, it is certainly not hard to make friends if you are involved in extra curricular activities. The programs are quite competitive here, so don't come here looking for an "easy major." They simply don't exist. Greek life is also a dominating factor of the social scene, which can be a bit intimidating if, like me, Greek doesn't appeal to you. Also, the school is very Southern in the sense that if you plan on working above the Mason-Dixon line, don't expect your employer to be familiar with this school beyond breeding successful Southern statesmen. There are enough clubs to fit every personality on campus, so there is really no excuse for sitting in your room playing video games all day. GET INVOLVED! That is the biggest advice I can possibly give. Professors will note it. Class size is perfect here. Usually 20-30 students, the professor will know your name by the third week of classes and discussion is always appropriate and will help you make a good impression on your professor. All in all, I came to this school expecting to find a collection of uniform, snooty, wealthy white kids, but I was completely surprised by what I found instead. The campus is wonderful at fostering new ideas and teaching students to be free thinkers. |
|Sep 27 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| I am currently in my sophomore year at Mercer, and I must say that I (overall) enjoyed being at the university. |
There appear to be two types of students here: 1) the particularly affluent students whose parents helped them to pay the ridiculously high tuition the school has and 2) the "nerdy" students who come here only because they got academic based scholarships. From what I have seen, there really isn't anyone in the middle of this spectrum...just average rich kids and middle-class kids who like to study.
The professors here are, for the most part, very dedicated. The biology and chemistry professors really want you to learn the material so the science courses at Mercer are generally very challenging and require lots of studying.
There really isn't much of a party scene at Mercer unless you are Greek...but the Greeks only make up a small fraction of the student body, so most people just spend their time trying to keep up with the challenging academics.It is easy to make friends here, as long as you are not TOTALLY socially awkward. Definitely a good place to get a higher education.
|Sep 19 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |