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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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 2,494 undergraduate students. The Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 65% of students, Detroit Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,100.
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League

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.

Detroit Mercy Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,016/ 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
$32,387/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.49 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,494Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
386
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Approachable
    59%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    22%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
35%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Private school
    39%
  • Family
    21%
  • Connected
    18%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    15%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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I believe taking one or two on-line classes along with the rest of your on-campus classes can be a relief at times. It helps to free up some time in a student’s schedule when a student does not have an overwhelming schedule. Labs are not made to do at home, but they sent materials home during the COVID-19 crisis. The most difficult part is keeping up with notes, deadlines, announcements, and class times from classes, while being in the luxury and rowdiness of my own home. The pleasure of having on-campus classes is simple. You can go to class and be aware of all the deadlines and be able to keep up with information. Unfortunately, online learning forces individual work with help only through the exchange of emails. This is often results in less understanding of content. Online learning was handled as best as possible, but content is harder to understand alone. Sometimes, deadlines and assignments are also hard to remember, as well.
Cant say I like it. Many science classes are only offered once a year, and so you cant retake any in the summer if need be. Many science classes take place during a certain time of the day, so if you sway off of your academic path (like how I learned lots of college credits in highscool) you'll have to FrankStein class schedules every year.

Many departments only have a few professors, so if you have issues with a certain teacher you are stuck with them.

Even though I am a STEM student and I have over a year's worth of liberal arts classes.

Instead of rebuilding the old dorms, they are taking down the advisors building to make a lounge for students. How nice. Too bad you wont be able to sleep in there when your dorm is either burning or freezing.

This school is way too expensive for low quality junk.