B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D+
  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-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
983-1258
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Detroit Mercy

Cost

Net Price
$23,462/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,168/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,444/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,930/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,858/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,102Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Approachable
    62%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    15%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
37%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Private school
    44%
  • Connected
    24%
  • Family
    24%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    8%

After University of Detroit Mercy

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
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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I knew that Detroit Mercy would be my best choice because of the beautiful, safe campus, small class sizes and great professors and faculty. They all make sure that we get the proper help we need. Unlike students at big colleges, I'm able to know and talk to my professor personally. While I have had good times at Detroit Mercy my freshman year, I do wish that there were more activities on the weekends for the students to do considering a lot of us live on campus. Other than that I truly am happy I chose Detroit Mercy.
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The University of Detroit Mercy provides it's students with the highest education. Academically, the university prepares all of its students for careers immediately after undergrad as well as for graduate school. The social aspect that comes along with a small, private school, however, is not the most exciting. Overall, UDM gets an A+ for education and a C- for social.
Greek Life is the only social activity campus really has to offer. Campus obviously doesn't like the greek students and the professors make it very clear that they do not want a greek organization to interfere with their student's grades. On the flip side, the organizations make campus life fun. Weekend parties are what most on-campus students look forward to each week, these are always a good time. I wish there would be more of a prevalence of the greek community on campus because then I feel like more students would stay on campus.