Build a Boundless Future


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: Average GPA 3.6 and average ACT 24 (for entering freshman class)

Application Deadlines:
• Early Decision I: November 1
• 5-Year Physician Assistant: November 1
• 7-Year Dental (Round 1): November 1
• Scholarship Priority:December 1
• Early Decision II: January 1
• 7-Year Dental (Round 2): January 1
• Regular Decision: March 1

Financial Aid: 92% of our undergraduates receive financial assistance, with the University awarding more than $56 million in financial aid and scholarships last year. 

Academic Interest and Major Exploration 
• Accounting
• Addiction Studies
• Architectural Engineering 
• Architecture
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry  
• Civil Engineering
• Communication Studies
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Cybersecurity
• Dental Hygiene
• Economics
• Education
• Electrical Engineering
• Elementary Education
• Engineering
• English
• Financial Economics
• Health Information Management
• Health Services Administration
• History
• 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
- Developmental
- General
- Industrial/Organizational
• Religious Studies
• Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering
• Secondary Education
• Social Work
• Special Education
- Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disabled
- Learning Disabilties
• Theatre

Accelerated Programs*
• 5-Year Accounting
• 5-Year Biochemistry/Environmental Engineering
• 5-Year Biology/Environmental Engineering
• 5-Year Business Administration
• 5-Year Chemistry
• 5-Year Chemistry/Environmental Engineering
• 5-Year Civil Engineering
• 5-Year Civil/Environmental Engineering
• 5-Year Computer Science/Software Engineering
• 5-Year Criminal Justice

• 5-Year Criminal Justice/Intelligence Analysis
• 5-Year Cybersecurity
• 5-Year Cybersecurity/Intelligence Analysis
• 5-Year Economics
•  5-Year Electrical/Computer Engineering
• 5-Year Financial Economics
• 5-Year Mechanical Engineering
• 5-Year Physician Assistant
• 5-Year Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering
• 6-Year Architectural/Civil and Environmental Engineering
• 7-Year Dentistry

Only available to first-year freshmen entering from high school

Ranked #9 Top College in Michigan by USA Today in 2017

Top 20 Business Management program, according to U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Schools rankings

92% Undergraduates receiving some form of financial assistance

100+ Academic degrees and programs

5,000 Total enrollment

19 NCAA Division I teams

89% Detroit Mercy graduates employed or pursuing advanced degrees following graduation

Academic excellence
Detroit Mercy is more than just another big-city school. We’re a vibrant and diverse community in an iconic American city. We’ve built a national reputation for our tradition of academic excellence and unique service learning education. We offer more than 100 academic programs from distinguished, award-winning faculty.

Thriving urban setting 
We’re not just “in” Detroit—we’re an integral part of the historical richness and diversity of the city. We’ve built a reputation of strength and resilience that is woven into the tapestry of each student’s educational journey. 

Our students have access to a hands-on laboratory of possibilities through internships and cooperative education assignments at Fortune 500 companies and other major corporations. Be a part of groundbreaking change in a city buzzing with new life and cultural influence. Home to countless innovative startups, the city is in the fastest-growing region for technology careers—perfect for budding entrepreneurs.

You’ll find effortless balance with an ignited social scene, including national music festivals, world-class restaurants, posh nightlife, energetic street fairs, concerts, theatre, championship sports, influential architecture, the zoo, and world-class museums.

Service-based values
It’s our Jesuit and Mercy traditions that make Detroit Mercy truly unique. Our academics emphasize ethics, social responsibility, and community service—the lifeline and drive behind the spirit of our community. Our students don’t just learn how to make the world a better place—they actually do it.

A boundless future
We prepare the ethical leaders of tomorrow. With 89% of students employed within six months of graduation, Detroit Mercy students enter the world ready to contribute—ready to make a positive impact on society. Our expansive alumni network of 87,000 stands ready to assist them in building meaningful careers and exemplary lives. 

Detroit Mercy is one of the best colleges in the country based on graduation rate, degree cost, and return on investment. Academic scholarships range from $12,000–$30,000. The Catholic Education University Grant, which ranges in value from $2,500–$5,000, is available exclusively for Catholic school graduates. For a complete list of scholarships and grants, go to