If you are considering submitting an applicationto Detroit Mercy, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.
University of Detroit Mercy offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
The early decision acceptance rate at Detroit Mercy is 49%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%. Last year,, Detroit Mercy admitted 89 of the 180 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Detroit Mercy is amoderately difficult school to get into. Detroit Mercy evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Detroit Mercy **accepted 80% of students, around 3,168 of the 3,985 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Detroit Mercy, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Detroit Mercy must submit the following items. Double check with Detroit Mercy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Detroit Mercy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At Detroit Mercy 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Detroit Mercy, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||26%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
|Detroit Mercy does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Detroit Mercy does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 20% of Detroit Mercy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 74% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Detroit Mercy applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1245 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Detroit Mercy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1245 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Detroit Mercy student is 1145.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Detroit Mercy students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Detroit Mercy students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Detroit Mercy, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Detroit Mercy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Detroit Mercy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Detroit Mercy.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Detroit Mercy during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Detroit Mercy?
Students who are admitted to Detroit Mercy must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Detroit Mercy accept transfer credits?
Detroit Mercy accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Detroit Mercy accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations
Does Detroit Mercy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Detroit Mercy accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Detroit Mercy?
Detroit Mercy. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Detroit Mercy? Detroit Mercy is a somewhat selective institution. The Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Detroit Mercy is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Detroit Mercy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1245 and Above
1060 to 1245
1060 and Less
The median SAT score for Detroit Mercy students is 1145. Applicants with SAT scores of 1245 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Detroit Mercy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1245 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Detroit Mercy.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Detroit Mercy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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