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
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Detroit Mercy is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
78%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
960-1280
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
$22,382/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,791/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,811/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,234/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,679/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Approachable
    61%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    18%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
35%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Private school
    44%
  • Connected
    22%
  • Family
    22%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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So far, my experience here has been amazing!
The classes are interesting and just challenging enough to the point where I have to work hard, but not so challenging that they're impossible to keep up with in addition to my life.
The campus, while small, is very nice, with a fitness center available to all students and a library including a cafe.
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I absolutely love the size of the campus. I am terrified of big schools so this is perfect! The school is diverse, you do not have to be of a specific religion to attend. Being a nursing student one of the first classes I took we discussed our school, and its mission. I found this to be very neat, because now I can tell others more about my school.
Choosing the University of Detroit Mercy was one of the best decisions I've made. I personally think I wouldn't have fit in anywhere else. The professors are all great and really love getting to know you. The class sizes are reasonably sized (depending on the course). I am a commuting student, so obviously the drive there is frustrating if you live outside of the city. Also, I would love to see some of the buildings get remodeled. Most of the buildings are great, but some look like they need some keeping up. Other than that, I wouldn't complain about anything else. The staff here is wonderfull. They are always smiling and seem like they love it there. It is a very diverse school, so I love the culture that comes along with it. Overall, I think it's a great school and recommend it to just about anyone.