Awards and Recognitions
Our Bears put their best foot forward every day, and it shows in the headlines and achievements that come rolling in year after year.
Mercer students and faculty go beyond striving to reach their personal best and aim to be the very best in academia.
Every year, Bears are awarded prestigious and highly selective scholarships, fellowships and opportunities. Their talents and accomplishments set them apart among pools of candidates from across the nation and world.
Mercer has had nine Goldwater Scholars since the 2012-2013 academic year; 17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipients since 2010; and was recently recognized as a Gilman Greatest Growth Institution after having 11 students selected for the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship during the 2018-2019 academic year.
For 2018-19, Mercer was once again ranked in the top tier of national universities and was named the No. 35 best value institution among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Mercer was also recently classified as a doctoral university with high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
The list below shows some of the most recent accomplishments by Mercer, its students and faculty.