University of Detroit Mercy

587 reviews
  1. Detroit, MI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Detroit Mercy is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
983-1258
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$23,462/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,168/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,444/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,930/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,858/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,102Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Approachable
    60%
  • Commuter, goes home, and works a full time job.
    16%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Friendly, but unapproachable
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Private school
    42%
  • Connected
    25%
  • Family
    25%
  • Well known; historical landmark
    8%

After University of Detroit Mercy

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

587 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    190
  • Average
    224
  • Poor
    35
  • Terrible
    36
Well, the food in the dining area is pretty bad. My mom submitted a couple of easy recipes for the school chef to prepare and they picked hers out of many other submitted recipes. We had a family picture taken with the chef! Honestly, after my freshman year, I brought a lot of food from home and kept it in my room refrigerator and would just warm it up in my microwave. I guess I'm spoiled. :) If I ran out of juices, milk, and water, I would just buy it on campus. However, I usually brought most of these items from home as well.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 31 2014
Overall, many of the professors and courses are absolutely wonderful. However, there are several professors and courses that could use some improvement. Some of the professors are not extremely good in their field of study and occasionally do not do a very great job with teaching the subject matter. Similarly, some of the required courses seem a bit unnecessary. One example of this is the computers course that is required by the school. In this day and age, most people are quite educated in using a computer and I for one felt as though I really did not learn anything substantial from this course. It felt as though it was a slight waste of time.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
University of Detroit Mercy has a lot of worthwhile aspects that make it a great school choice. I greatly enjoyed the small class sizes and how much the professors spent time trying to help students learn the material. Despite this, there are many areas that could be improved including the academic advisors being more helpful as well as financial aid being more accessible and helpful as well. If I could do it again, I would most likely go back to University of Detroit Mercy but I would change many things that I have done in the past to compensate for some of the difficulties I faced with the administration.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago