Detroit Mercy is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Detroit, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,165 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 68% of students, Detroit Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,800.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
Most Popular Majors
Dental Hygiene28 Graduates
Spanish Language and Literature20 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies16 Graduates
Healthcare Management16 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
University of Detroit Mercy Reviews
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.
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.