Mercer University is a faith-based institution of higher learning that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge. The institution is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world. While the main campus for the university is in Atlanta, Macon's campus is the larger. Mercer University is a great community partner and is very involved in furthering the development of Macon. It is an NCAA Division l institution & competes in the Southern Conference. Mercer University also own several other places in Macon including: The Grand Opera House, Robert McDuffie School for Strings, Tattnall Square Center for Arts, and Woodruff House.