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University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,646
   Women 1,682 (63.6%)
   Men 964 (36.4%)
Graduate Students 2,229
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 4,542 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.59
SAT Math 571 average
500-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 545 average
460-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $53,640
  Tuition and Fees $39,882
  Room and Board $9,224
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $36,737
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 334
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Detroit Population 688,701
Nearest Metropolitan Area Detroit, MI
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 63% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Titan
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
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
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 45.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 37.0%