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University of Detroit Mercy
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  • 4 Year
  • DETROIT, MI

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Detroit Mercy is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Detroit, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,214 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 73% of students, Detroit Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,100.

About

4001 W MCNICHOLS RD
DETROIT, MI 48221
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League

University of Detroit Mercy Rankings

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Detroit Mercy Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$18,376 / 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
$20,483 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
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. 52 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 52 responses

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
    93%
  • On Campus
    7%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,214 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
419
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Approachable
    59%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    24%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
33%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 57 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Private school
    36%
  • Connected
    19%
  • Family
    19%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    14%
  • Expensive
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Terrible
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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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