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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Detroit Mercy is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Detroit, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,338 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 62% of students, Detroit Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,100.
About University of Detroit Mercy...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221
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University of Detroit Mercy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,904/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,390/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,338Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
505
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Approachable
    55%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    21%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
61%
Poll
34%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Private school
    41%
  • Family
    22%
  • Connected
    19%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    13%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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My experience at Detroit Mercy has been amazing. I got directly admitted to the traditional BSN program my senior year of high school and is on track to graduate next spring! Detroit Mercy helped me find my goals and dreams. Coming to this school, I found my priorities, my mentor and people to support me. I got accepted into a research program which allowed me to get my tuition paid for and a monthly stipend so I wouldn't have to work part-time and I can just focus solely on my school work. Because of the opportunities I have received at Detroit Mercy, I am pursuing a doctoral degree right after my graduation. I never once thought I could become a doctor in high school. I love my school and after my graduate from my doctorates I plan to become a professor to give back to the school and to teach future generations. All the professors are wonderful here. You get to know your professors and they get to know you.
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Definitely a family atmosphere here! While the academics are challenging, I feel more than prepared to join the workforce right out of college. The internship program here is really strong and the staff really do care about seeing you succeed. My advisor will randomly send me internship opportunities when she comes across one that she thinks I might enjoy which goes to show how the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home here. So glad I went with a smaller college, it has the student scene still just without the excessive drama.
Overall, I have to say that my experience at Detroit mercy is pretty Good. EDUCATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! There are many professors here who enjoy their jobs and it definitely shows. Do not come to Detroit mercy expecting there to be parties every night. This school is not a party school.