University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
4-year Private university


University of Detroit Mercy is a private institution established in 1877 with an urban setting located in Detroit. It is ranked 185 among National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $31,058. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,156. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#185 in National Universities
Location Detroit, Michigan
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1877
Selectivity Unselective
Size Small
3,156 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Health Professions
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $31,058
Outstate Tuition Fee $31,058
Room and Board Fees $10,444
$61,631 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


91% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.6 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$26,576 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$20,269 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $45,318
60% Students with need received Financial Aid
9.8% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline April 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships and Grants
Total Worth Up to $15,000
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Catholic Education University Grant
Total Worth $1,000 - $2,000
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
McNichols Puritan Lodge Community Counsel (MPLCC) Scholarship
Total Worth Full Tuition
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Visit Grant
Total Worth $1,000
Details High school students who make an official visit to University of Detroit Mercy by May 1 of their senior year will be awarded the $1,000 campus visit grant upon enrollment at Detroit Mercy. This grant is available for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate tuition.


3,156 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
53% Students graduate within 6 years