University of Detroit Mercy

4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, United States
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Overview of University of Detroit Mercy

About this school

The University of Detroit Mercy is a church-affiliated institution. It is the result of the 1991 merger of the University of Detroit (founded in 1877) and Mercy College of Detroit (founded in 1941). Its two campuses of 70 acres and 55 acres are located in Detroit.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,646
    • Men:964 (36.4%)
    • Women:1,682 (63.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Detroit Mercy is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
1
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4001 West McNichols Road
City, State, Zip
Detroit, MI  48221
Phone
(313) 993-1245
Fax
(313) 993-3326
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 4,542 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 2,926 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 1,600 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
804 (23%) of 3,561 admitted students enrolled
Women
524 (23%) of 2,261 admitted students enrolled
Men
280 (22%) of 1,300 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.59
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
46%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,158 (71.73132559517585%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,452 (16.473212729617625%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (2.1785353271288646%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,518 (9.61692634807766%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Detroit Mercy accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002323
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
473 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
371 (78.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
371 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
29 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$37,388
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 366 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,183
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 287 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,969
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 18 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
154 (28.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,247

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,905 (81.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,614 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,612 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$34,929
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,588 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,922
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,296 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,965
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 30 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
612 (26.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,556

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,968
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


345

Part-Time Faculty


445

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


40%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
751,388

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
157
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Detroit Mercy provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


64.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Waldorf/Steiner Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Environmental Engineering, Master of Arts in Teaching of Mathematics, Master of Engineering, Master of Mechanical Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (42)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Allied Health--General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ethics
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Religious Education
  • School Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


688,701

Nearest Metropolitan Area


70 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Detroit, MI

Weather


Temperature
15.6 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Detroit
Nearest Bus Station
Detroit
Nearest Train Station
Detroit

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Titan
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Detroit Mercy offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha phi omega, biology club, chemistry club, pre-dentistry club, greek organizations - npc, nic, and nphc

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,165

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,646
Women
1,682
Men
964

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.7% Asian
  • 13.9% Black/African-American
  • 5.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.1% White
  • 7.5% Unknown

International Students


5.7% from 31 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,229

Student Resources

Study resources