University of Detroit Mercy

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School Overview

The University of Detroit Mercy (commonly referred to as UDM) located in Detroit, Michigan is the largest Roman Catholic university in the state. UDM is one of 28 colleges in the United States that is owned and operated by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is directly affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. UDM offers over 100 academic programs in various disciplines and fields of study including architecture, business, liberal arts, education, clinical psychology, engineering, law, dentistry, nursing and several allied health professions.

In 2013 University of Detroit Mercey was ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier of their “America’s Best Colleges” publication.

General Information

Admission Office

4001 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221-3038

(313) 993-1245

(800) 635-5020

Fax: (313) 993-3326

Contact: Denise Williams

Director of Admissions
Main Address

4001 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221-3038

(313) 993-1000

Total undergrads: 3,275

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,995


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B,C
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Substance Abuse Counseling B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B,C
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Detroit Mercy Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (313) 993-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,080
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 62%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,083 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $28,840
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,840
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,569

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Detroit Mercy Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Detroit Mercy.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 535
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 77
Engineering 2764
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14
Health Professions and Related Programs 12610
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 13
Legal Professions and Studies 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 121
Physical Sciences 11
Psychology 1331
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 32
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 3848435

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Detroit Mercy and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,840
Out-of-state $28,840
Books and supplies $1,240

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $29,268
Out-of-state $29,268

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 562 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 562 100% $19,569
Student loan aid 302 54% $6,476

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,546 88% $16,884
Federal student loans 1,397 49% $7,266

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Detroit Mercy. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Detroit Mercy students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,358 1,458 2,900
Percent admitted 100% 79% 76%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 13% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Detroit Mercy Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,080
Undergraduate enrollment 2,745
Graduate enrollment 2,335

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Detroit Mercy Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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