University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
4-year Private university


University of Detroit Mercy is a private institution established in 1877 with urban setting located at Detroit. It is ranked 19 in Regional Universities Midwest in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $28000 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,843. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#19th in Regional Universities Midwest
Location Detroit, Michigan
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1877
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
2,843 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 $28,000
Outstate Tuition Fee $28,000
Room and Board Fees $9,496
$46,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


78% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.51 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 Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II 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

$37,388 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$32,183 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $41,058
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
80% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline April 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

McNichols Puritan Lodge Community Counsel (MPLCC) Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition
Eligibility Freshman who is a resident of the McNichols Puritan Lodge Community Counsel (MPLCC) area, which includes the boundaries of West McNichols on the north, and Lodge Freeway to the south, with Livernois on the west and Log Cabin and Idaho Streets on the east
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Freshman Students Scholarships
Total Worth $13,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Catholic Education University Grant
Total Worth $500 - $1,000 per year
Eligibility Incoming freshmen who attended a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit from grades 1-12
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Founder's Grant
Total Worth $1,000
Details This $1,000 per year tuition scholarship is available to full time undergraduate students who complete their last two years of high school at a Jesuit or Mercy high school in the U.S. and enter Detroit Mercy right out of high school. This can be combined with other tuition scholarships, not to exceed tuition, it is renewable for 8 undergraduate semesters. Awarded by Admissions.
Donor Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details A variety of scholarships may become available as gifts are made to the University. Amounts and selection vary with donor requests. Awardees selected by review of eligible students and/or by review of student requests for additional funds. The request for additional funds can be made by completing the required form, in person, in the financial aid office.


2,843 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
49% Students graduate within 6 years