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

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
73%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
901-1236
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Detroit Mercy

Cost

Net Price
$23,223/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,489/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,927/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,350/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,473/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,334/ 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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,081Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Approachable
    63%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    15%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
57%
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Private school
    42%
  • Connected
    23%
  • Family
    23%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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University of Detroit Mercy Reviews

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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.
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The professors are all very nice and helpful! The staff and administrators are always here to help and they do not make you feel dumb or silly. The campus is beautiful and they keep the grounds very nice. There is always an event or activity on campus that you can participate in! Student life is very fun and they try to make activities and events fun!
This is by far one of the best universities in all of Michigan. The faculty and staff are very welcoming and work with their students to reach success. For anyone looking for a great education filled with amazing oppurtunities I highly recommend Detroit Mercy!