I Call BS

This is why I don’t give alumni dollars to Mercer. My student loans, though very small from undergrad, are massive from law school. And what has always angered me is that I wanted to go to Mercer. I could name twenty people easily who did not want to go to Mercer for law school and had lower LSAT scores and entering (and exiting GPAs) than I did, but who got much better deals from Mercer to go to law school at Mercer. in fact, I’m one of the few people I know who didn’t get any kind of deal to go to law school there, but for a host of reasons wanted to go and did go.

So, undergrad may not be so bad (though I still think it is worse for private schools). But grad school is what really sucks. And it is why I will probably never give an alumni dollar to my alma mater.


  1. Dan says:

    She said she considered going to a less expensive state school to save money on tuition, but none of them had the major she wanted — biomedical engineering.

    Well I’m almost positive Georgia Tech offers Biomedical Engineering and would probably be cheaper than Mercer.

  2. kspencer says:

    GT’s biotech engineering program is a joint program – Emory is the other partner. I suspect there are other factors beyond simple qualification – such as intended post-college careers.

  3. mercergirl says:

    Mercer’s undergrad program is ridiculously expensive. However, my freshman year I busted my ass to get scholarships (I applied Feb. of my senior year- got my last scholarship in June) and still my parents only paid about $2000 for me to go to school and live on campus. I would say, rom the undergrad perspective at least, the money is there if you want it. And I had OK grades, I think I graduated high school with a 3.25

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