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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
    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 2,165 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 68% of students, Detroit Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,800.
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
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

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
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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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 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 31 responses
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  • Approachable
    58%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    19%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

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.51 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Private school
    43%
  • Connected
    20%
  • Family
    20%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    13%
  • Expensive
    3%

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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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.
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Detroit Mercy has such amazing professors who love to see students succeed and excel. I am proud to be a Detroit Mercy Titan and it has great majors to offer as well as outstanding graduate programs. I feel they could change the way recitations are run in terms of organization, other than that it is amazing!
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.