Mercer Featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ Guide for 17th Consecutive Year

Jesse Mercer statue in Macon

MACON – Mercer is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review, which included the University in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 385 Colleges,” released Aug. 6.

Only about 13% of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges and universities are profiled in the book. The Princeton Review selects the institutions based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings, as well as from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.

“We salute Mercer for its outstanding academics, and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and lead author of “The Best 385 Colleges.”

In its profile on Mercer, The Princeton Review praises the school for its academic rigor and emphasis on service as it “aims to produce graduates who will endeavor to make positive changes in their local community and the world [at large].”

The University is also lauded for creating “an inviting, stimulating atmosphere for its students,” as well as for its dedicated faculty. One student surveyed said, “Our professors are not simply in the classroom for 50 minutes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They are [there for us] throughout our entire four years at Mercer.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 385. Instead, it reports 62 ranking lists of top 20 schools in various categories important to prospective applicants and their parents. Mercer comes in at No. 12 in the category “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports.”

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books and other student resources. Headquartered in New York, New York, it is not affiliated with Princeton University.