Life at Mercer County Community College

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy.

Mission & Vision

A vital college, engaged with its community, and dedicated above all else to student success.


Start at Mercer...

Mercer's 292-acre campus in West Windsor, New Jersey is just a one-hour train ride from New York or Philadelphia. Here, you’re at the epicenter of so many world-famous attractions—Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Broadway and shopping on Fifth Avenue. Fashion, food, music, and art converge to create unforgettable life experiences.


...Go Anywhere

Graduates of American Honors have unlimited options for where they’ll go next. Our transfer network of four-year colleges and universities extends from coast to coast, ranging from institutions such as Rutgers University and Duke University to small liberal arts colleges, including Amherst College and Swarthmore. American Honors program graduates have been accepted at Stanford, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania  and many other top-tier schools. Learn how the transfer process works through American Honors.


Student Clubs & Organizations

In addition to the American Honors co-curricular and professional development activities, Mercer offers more than 40 student groups to choose from making it easy to connect with other students at Mercer.

Whether you’re interested in the Global Trade and Finance Club, International Student Organization, Volleyball Club or Music Club, you’ll find lots of ways to have fun and grow beyond the classroom.


Starting your college career close to home doesn’t mean that living at home is your only option. At Mercer, both domestic and international applicants have housing options close to campus.

Homestay. International students can live with an American family and enjoy a fully-furnished private room with daily meals and transportation to campus. Homestays are arranged by American Honors and provided post-acceptance.

Apartment. There are many apartment options near campus. Students arrange for apartment housing independently. We recommend that international students first stay in a homestay or residence hall prior to living in apartments.   

Academic Pathways & Courses

The following presents an example of the coursework you might take as you pursue an Associate’s Degree through American Honors. Most American Honors programs require that 40% of your credits come from Honors courses.

Individual student curricula will vary based on their intended degree path. For example, if you are interested in the health sciences you would take Biology courses instead of Physics courses to satisfy your science requirements.

Example class schedule

Year 1

2 English

2 Math

2 Science

1 Social Science

1 Honors Leadership Seminar

1 Elective

Year 2

2 Science

2 Social Science

1 English

1 History

1 Honors Transfer Seminar

1 Honors Capstone

1 Elective

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American Honors takes a holistic approach to admissions, which means that we take into account both the competitive and compelling attributes of students to determine if they would be a good fit for the program.

Speak to an admissions officer: 609-770-6128

There is no fee to apply to American Honors.
For details on deadlines, tuition and fees, and application requirements please view the Admissions Details.

Admissions Details

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