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Colleges / University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy is a private, religious university in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Mercy was founded in 1877. The college enrolls around 5,360 students per year, including 3,156 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Detroit Mercy

It is moderately difficult to get into Detroit Mercy. In 2022, Detroit Mercy accepted 93% of applicants. Out of 4,432 applications received in 2022, 4,133 students were offered admission.

University of Detroit Mercy Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%

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University of Detroit Mercy is located in the city of Detroit, Michigan, near Detroit.

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College Info

4001 West McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221

Campus Setting: Urban

Detroit Mercy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Detroit Mercy is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Detroit Mercy is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Detroit Mercy SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1063 - 1250


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1063 to 1250


1063 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Detroit Mercy students is 1145. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Detroit Mercy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1063 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1063 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Detroit Mercy.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Detroit Mercy is like? There are approximately 5,360 students enrolled at Detroit Mercy, including 3,156 undergraduate students and 2,204 graduate students. 68% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from MI and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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