University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

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A Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions

As the only Jesuit and Mercy university in the country, the University of Detroit Mercy takes pride in our foundational values of rigorous learning and world service. We’re the largest, most comprehensive Catholic university in Michigan, offering more than 100 academic degrees and programs, including our law school and dental school, accelerated options, intricate study abroad programs, community service projects, research opportunities with award-winning faculty, and competitive internships at major organizations in Detroit and beyond.

At Detroit Mercy, we believe in a well-rounded college experience, which is why we complement our strong academics with an enriching campus life. We offer 17 Division I athletic teams, a thriving Greek life program, professional organization chapters, and sensational media. With more than 70 student clubs and organizations to choose from, we have something for everyone. And just minutes from campus, students can enjoy an ignited social scene; Detroit offers major music festivals, nationally acclaimed restaurants, concerts, theater, professional sports, and art museums.



Ranked #4 among the “Best Colleges in Michigan” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #40 “Best Value Schools” in the nation | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked among the "Best National University" in the nation | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Listed among the top 15% of universities in the US for career-long earnings | Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

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NCAA Division I athletic teams

average GPA of admission

25 (ACT)/1154 (SAT
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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “As a first-generation student, I had to go somewhere where I could get the help I needed without feeling lost. I felt better about attending college after exploring the resources at Detroit Mercy.”

    • Raisa Moborrod '24
  • “The professors at Detroit Mercy are easily accessible, allowing me to better understand the classroom material. One time, my professor stayed on campus until midnight to answer our questions and help us prepare for our upcoming exam.”

    • Harjas Dadiyal '23
  • “My friends at other schools don’t have the same quality of networking opportunities that we have here. Other schools just want to give out degrees and be done—at Detroit Mercy, they actually care about our futures.”

    • Paul Formosa '23
  • “During my freshman year, my advisor encouraged me to apply for an internship at a major company in Detroit. I landed the full-time position where I helped create a program that saved the company time and money.”

    • Anne Acho-Tartoni '24