Mercer welcomes its biggest class


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Tarver Library welcomes the Class of 2021 and returning students to campus.

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

The newest class of Mercerians has over 900 students, according to statistics provided by Academic and Advising Services.

“The Class of 2021 is our largest class ever at Mercer University,” said Amanda Carls, who serves as Mercer’s Assistant Director of New Student Programs.

Fifty-four percent are female and 46 percent are male, with just over one-tenth of the student body participating in one of Mercer’s athletic teams.

Slightly over half of the class of 2021 is on a pre-professional track, while 11 percent are undecided.

The vast majority of incoming bears come from Georgia, while only 151 of them are from out of state.

There will also be 12 international students.