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We want great things for you.

Great academics
With more than 100 academic degrees and programs of study, you’re sure to find your academic and professional niche.

• We offer a nationally ranked engineering program, an AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration, excellent liberal arts and sciences, an NAAB nationally accredited architecture school, and STEM, nursing, and health information management programs.

• We are a comprehensive Catholic/Jesuit/Mercy university with a law school and dental school.

• Nearly 20 accelerated program options allow you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years—with five-year scholarships.

• Research, study abroad, and internship/co-op opportunities give you that extra advantage in your chosen field.


Great values
It’s our Jesuit and Mercy traditions that make UDM truly unique. We emphasize ethics, social responsibility, and community service in all our academic programs. And through community leadership and service projects, our students don’t just learn about how to make the world a better place—they actually do it.


Great American city
Our city, Detroit, is buzzing with new life, cultural influence, and opportunity for the adventurous and curious student.

• Detroit is a living laboratory of opportunity with co-ops, internships, and clinicals for real-world experience—and jobs upon graduation.

Nineteen Fortune 500 companies are located in Michigan, most in metro Detroit, for a variety of career
choices and internship opportunities.

• Culture and entertainment abound in a city known for its music, theatre, food, sports, world-class museums, and architectural wonders.


Great futures
Our programs prepare students for a successful career and a rewarding life. Because of the strength of our academic programs, combined with cooperative education and internship opportunities in Detroit and beyond, UDM graduates are employed or in graduate school soon after graduation. Additionally, our over 80,000 alumni are recognized worldwide as business and civic leaders and serve as a supportive network for our students.


A college education is an investment in your future, but it still has to be affordable. University of Detroit Mercy offers scholarships that support the University’s mission while recognizing student achievement.

• Academic scholarships range in value from $10,000–$25,000 a year.

• The Catholic Education University Grant, which ranges in value from $2,500–$5,000, is available exclusively for Catholic school graduates.

• Visit campus before May 1 and you’ll earn an extra $1,000 Visit Grant when you enroll at UDM. Schedule a campus tour today at

• For a complete list of scholarships and grants, go to

These are just a few of the many reasons why U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks UDM in the top tier of Midwest regional universities and Money magazine ranks UDM as one the best colleges in the country based on graduation rates, degree costs, and return on investment. 



History: University of Detroit was founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus; Mercy College of Detroit was founded in 1941 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. In 1990 the two institutions consolidated to form the University of Detroit Mercy.

Academics: 3.5 average GPA for entering freshmen; 23–28 middle 50% ACT scores 

Application Deadline and Fees: November 1 for Early Application, December 1 Scholarship Priority Deadline, then rolling until March 1; application fee waived when applying at or

Financial Aid: 92% of our undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance, with the University awarding more than $163.6 million in financial aid and scholarships last year.

• Academic Exploration 

• Accounting

• Addiction Studies

• Architectural Engineering 

• Architecture

• Biochemistry

• Biology

• Business Administration

• Chemistry  

• Civil Engineering

• Communication Studies

• Computer Information Systems

• Computer Science

• Criminal Justice

• Dental Hygiene

• Developmental Psychology

• Digital Media Studies

• Economics

• Education

• Electrical Engineering

• Elementary Education

• Engineering

• English

• Financial Economics

• Health Information Management

• Health Services Administration

• History

• Industrial/Organizational Psychology

• Legal Administration

• Mathematics 

• Mechanical Engineering 

• Nursing 

• Philosophy

• Political Science

• Pre-dentistry 

• Pre-dentistry Engineering Track

• Pre-law 

• Pre-medicine  

• Pre-medicine Engineering Track 

• Pre-physician Assistant  

• Psychology

• Religious Studies

• Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering

• Secondary Education

• Social Work

• Sociology

• Special Education

• Theatre

Accelerated Programs*

• 5-Year Accounting

• 5-Year Biology/Environmental Engineering

• 5-Year Business Administration

• 5-Year Chemistry

• 5-Year Civil/Environmental Engineering

• 5-Year Computer Information Systems

• 5-Year Computer Science/Software Engineering

• 5-Year Criminal Justice

• 5-Year Cyber Security

• 5-Year Economics

• 5-Year Electrical/Computer Engineering

• 5-Year Mechanical Engineering

• 5-Year Physician Assistant

• 5-Year Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering

• 6-Year Architectural/Civil & Environmental Engineering

• 7-Year Dentistry


*  Only available to first-year freshmen entering from high school