Mercer University was founded in 1833 in Penfield by Georgia Baptists. The university's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. It supports the undergraduate, graduate, and professional learning as well as basic research and its application in service to others. Mercer is committed to excellence and innovation. It provides an education that uniquely prepares students to lead virtuous, meaningful and responsible lives and encourages a thoughtful examination of ethical and moral choices. The university today is a dynamic and comprehensive centre of undergraduate, graduate and professional education.
Mercer University offers the undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, engineering, liberal arts, music and nursing, as well as professional programs in health sciences, law and theology . The University has 12 schools and colleges , has three major campuses and three regional academic centres around the state. It combines the intimate environment and personal attention of a small liberal arts college with the academic resources of a major research university.
The university has major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah. The beautiful, historic Macon campus 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, along with programs for working adults through Penfield College.
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