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Study at University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy is a co-educational Roman Catholic university located in Detroit, Michigan. It was officially established in 1990, but has roots dating back to 1877, when the Society of Jesus founded Detroit College. Detroit College later expanded and was renamed the University of Detroit. In 1941, the Sisters of Mercy founded the Mercy College of Detroit. In 1990, University of Detroit consolidated with the Mercy College of Detroit, forming the University of Detroit Mercy. The University now grants admission to over 5, 000 students every year.

The schools and colleges under the University of Detroit Mercy include:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering and Science
  • College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing
  • College of Liberal Arts and Education
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Law
The university's sports teams are called the Titans. The official mascot of the University is Tommy Titan. Men's teams from UDM participate in basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track and field. Women's teams take part in basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and track and field.

Profile of University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI is home to University of Detroit Mercy. Detroit is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. University of Detroit Mercy is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at University of Detroit Mercy can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in law and computer science and engineering.

University of Detroit Mercy Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 550. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 630.


University of Detroit Mercy has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of Detroit Mercy has 5, 723 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Horizon League.

University of Detroit Mercy Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Law219law, pre-law, legal professions, legal assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine215registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nursing administration, nurse practitioner
Business and Management147business management, accounting, business administration
Engineering112mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses
Medicine105dentistry, orthodontology, endodontology, periodontics, advanced general dentistry, dental clinical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering95computer and info science, computer science, computer security
Education and Teaching86educational administration, curriculum and instruction, education of learning disabled, education of emotionally disturbed, elementary school teaching, school Counselling, early childhood education, social studies teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts82liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, English, political science, history, women's studies, Arabic languages, French language, . . .
Medical Support and Technology79dental hygienist, physician assistant
Therapy and Counselling65clinical psychology, substance abuse Counselling, school psychology, psychology, child psychology, organizational psychology
Science56biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and administration, security and protective services
Architecture and Planning38architecture
Family and Social Work26social work, social service professions, human services
Medical administration22health services administration, health and medical administrative, health care administration
Media15communication studies
Religion and Philosophy10religion, philosophy, Christian studies
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Contact: University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

4001 W McNichols Rd

Detroit, MI 48221-3038

General Phone: (313) 993-1000


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