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University of Detroit Mercy - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

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University of Detroit Mercy Description:

The University of Detroit Mercy is a comprehensive private Catholic university. UDM's three campuses are all located within the city limits of Detroit, Michigan, and the university values its urban location for its diversity, connections to a larger world, and opportunities for student engagement. Students can choose from over 100 academic programs among which nursing is by far the most popular undergraduate major. UDM has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20, and the school prides itself on being student-centered. In athletics, the UDM Titans compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,231 (2,868 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,530
  • Books: $1,642 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,680
  • Other Expenses: $4,658
  • Total Cost: $50,492

University of Detroit Mercy Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • University of Detroit Mercy Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,848
    • Loans: $7,542

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Dental Hygiene, Nursing

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Detroit Mercy Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.udmercy.edu/mission/

"The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students."

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