University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit

Detroit, MI

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

University of Detroit Mercy offers 449-degree programs and 46 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 3 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 69%. The most popular test is SAT - 5% of students submitted it in comparison to 92% of students who submitted ACT. 40.4% are women, and 59.6% are men. 13% percents of international students. University of Detroit Mercy is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Detroit Mercy is 24101$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $45162 and $52302 per year. 56% of full-time University of Detroit Mercy students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $45,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Detroit Mercy is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$24,101
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Detroit Mercy students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,495
$30,001 - $48,000$18,168
$48,001 - $75,000$24,444
$75,001 - $110,000$25,930
$110,001+$27,858

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 8870

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Percent of students with financial aid

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17%

Types of financial aids

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2485 of University of Detroit Mercy undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Detroit Mercy number 13 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at University of Detroit Mercy awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$45,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

4%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Detroit Mercy.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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56%
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University of Detroit Mercy graduation rate is above the national average.

56% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Detroit Mercy completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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69%

In comparison to National Average

University of Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is at the level of national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.

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69%

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so University of Detroit Mercy acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 2% only.

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69%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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19%

Total

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19%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

85%

Part-time retention rate

36%

The University of Detroit Mercy full-time retention rate is 85% and part-time retention rate is 36%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Detroit Mercy students submitting SAT scores

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5%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1326 - 1844

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 443 - 608
Math: 458 - 628
Writing: 425 - 608

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Detroit Mercy students submitting ACT scores

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92%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 27
Math: 20 - 27
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Detroit Mercy is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

708
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13%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In University of Detroit Mercy the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Detroit Mercy and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on McNichols

The campus located by 4001 W Mcnichols Rd address in Detroit, Michigan.

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McNichols in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Detroit Mercy with 0.3% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on McNichols are burglary, robbery, and motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Law School

The campus located by 651 E. Jefferson address in Detroit, Michigan.

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Law School in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Detroit Mercy with 0.1% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Law School are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Corktown

The campus located by 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. address in Detroit, Michigan.

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Corktown in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Detroit Mercy with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Corktown are motor vehicle theft and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Detroit Mercy offers 449 programs in total: 159 are for Bachelor's degree, 141 - for Master's degree, 51 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 36 - for Post-master's certificate, 34 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 12 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 4 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 32 universities in Wayne county. University of Detroit Mercy is one of the few institutions in Wayne that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 46 distance learning programs that are provided in the University of Detroit Mercy: 28 are for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.

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University of Detroit Mercy provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2623 students with 78690 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 892 with 21401 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1027 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Detroit Mercy

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Had a great experience here for Engineering undergrad and am excited to start grad school in the fall here too! 4 stars because it would always be nice to get more variety of professors and like any school, there are room for improvements. I do think the cost of attendance is very high, however, it's recognized as a great school for it's many programs and success rates for post-graduate employment!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

HUGE mistake going to this university. 95% Classes are only offered once in a year. That makes a student to struggle alot to graduate. Professors and stuffs are extremely rude and unprofessional. Omg can't believe, they treat people like that. It's worser than a community college. Extremely small college, which makes hard to meet people. Sucks. They want your MONEY, that's all. People are narrow- minded, not friendly at all. Extremely expensive tuition. It's not worth what you pay for this university. They don't provide good education compared to wayne state, Oakland university, Michigan state. I'm transferring to another school. It's basically a scam university, trying to drown student into debt. DON'T fall for this university. Their degree is basically useless. I can guarantee that any school would provide better education than this stupid university. Don't regret going there like me. Runnnnn, stay away.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I'm enrolled in a Master's program of Architecture at UDM. The curriculum exactly fits my needs and considers all my previous education. Staff and students here are more like a family, that creates friendly environment especially for new students. Studios here are mixed of theoretical and practical approaches, which expands my experiences in both ways. The school shop has all kind of machines that help in doing models. The school has good ranking and reputation in the area. The dean is such a great person, also he is AIA Michigan president of year 2017. Since I got here, I have learned a lot and my skills increase especially in design and using computer softwares. The professors here are really nice and so helpful, they always have their doors opened for any questions or if you're seeking advise. I have been in contact with U of M when I was applying for a Master's program, I found them careless, kinda lost and unorganized, unlike UDM School of Architecture, they know exactly what're they doing and care about each single student in the school. School here gives students good chance to meet with professionals and big companies to help get them a co-op or and intern position once the student graduate.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

First, I love the academics and the professors at UDM. However, what is frustrating is the high cost of attendance and the lack of GA positions. Moreover, to make matters worse is the administration, in particular, the Student Accounting Office (SAO). They are absolutely anti-student, and do not help students whatsoever. They love taking student funds and paying the university, but the amount owed back to the student is held for an ridiculous amount of time. And they will not help a student and give any type of advance on money owed to the student by the university regardless of any financial crisis the student is having. I love Detroit and the classes at UDM. However, I am leaving UDM for WMU where I have a GA position, get paid for attending, and have my tuition and fees paid. Additionally, WMU is a more prestigious university. The frustration of dealing with mindless bureaucrats at UDM and the outrageous cost of attendance is not worth staying at a place that I love.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is what I was looking for in a Private College. Small Classes, Great Faculty, Conveinently Located.... PERFECT!

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Location & Website

Address: 4001 W McNichols Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3139931000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: udmercy.edu

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