University of Detroit Mercy

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 2487097397
Address: 4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI

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University of Detroit Mercy
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Additional Information

President: Donald B. Taylor
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving Institute: Yes
School Setting:

Three campuses in Detroit and one in metro Detroit. Seven colleges in total: College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing; School of Architecture & Community Development; College of Engineering & Science; School of Dentistry and School of Law

School Size: 5500
Classroom Size: 19
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:11
Housing Availability:

Yes, three residence halls

Type of Housing: Single and double
Diversity: White, 46% Communities of color, 26% International, 22% Chose not to report, 6%

Flat rate that varies based on program. Learn more at

Financial Aid:

Detroit Mercy offers financial aid to undergraduate, graduate and professional students which assists many students in covering the cost of a higher education. Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, college work-study and loans. Learn more at

Disability Services:

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with each student individually to establish reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the purpose of eliminating environmental barriers impacting the student's equitable access to the services, programs and activities at University of Detroit Mercy. For more:

Greek Life: Yes

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company, club and intramural sports, Greek life, Varsity News student newspaper, Titan Fest student organization fair, Destress Fest before winter semester finals, Homecoming, Titan Winter Blast, University Ministry’s service immersion trips and service in the city programming

Sports: NCAA Division I programs in the following sports: Men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s golf, and softball
School Championships:

Two national championships and 37 conference championships

Majors: Accounting, Addiction Studies, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer and Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Financial Economics, Health Services Administration, History, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Philosophy, Physician Assistant, Psychology, Religious Studies, Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Social Work, Theatre
Computer Capabilities:

University has free Wi-Fi throughout each of its campuses

Admission Requirements:

Varies by program. Application requirements include high school transcript, writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice, a letter of recommendation and your ACT/SAT scores if you are not choosing the test-optional application. Learn more at 


Application Deadline: App/transfer deadlines: Early action: Nov. 1; regular admission: March 1; scholarship priority: Dec. 1; regular admission 7-year Dental: Jan. 15; regular admission 5-year PA: Jan. 15
Parking Space/Availability:

Yes, numerous

Summer Sessions:

Three sessions. Summer Term I is seven weeks, Summer Term II is seven weeks, and Summer Term III is 14 weeks, spanning the entirety of Summer I and II. Learn more at

International Students:

Yes, both undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more at

Study Abroad:
Notes/School Info:

University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Today's University boasts the heritage of two founding institutions: the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941. The two consolidated as University of Detroit Mercy in 1990. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. Detroit Mercy educates the whole person, focusing on the value of excellent academics, service to the community and a deeper spirituality to prepare graduates to live lives of purpose and conscience.