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Colleges / University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

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

Detroit Mercy Admissions

Check in with University of Detroit Mercy's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Detroit Mercy for fall should hear back from Detroit Mercy by October 1.

Detroit Mercy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Detroit Mercy's admissions stats.

Detroit Mercy 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26%
Mean SAT Score 1145
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist No

University of Detroit Mercy Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Detroit Mercy.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Detroit Mercy?

University of Detroit Mercy may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Detroit Mercy directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Detroit Mercy Admissions

Is Detroit Mercy Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Detroit Mercy is moderately difficult.

In 2021, Detroit Mercy accepted 93% of all applicants, approximately 4,135 from the 4,435 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of Detroit Mercy

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Detroit Mercy Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Detroit Mercy

Curious about the factors that are considered by Detroit Mercy during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Detroit Mercy for more information on admission factors.

Detroit Mercy Application Requirements

To apply to Detroit Mercy, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Detroit Mercy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Detroit Mercy?

Students admitted to Detroit Mercy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Detroit Mercy 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Detroit Mercy, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 24%
3.75 and 3.99 24%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Detroit Mercy directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Detroit Mercy looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Detroit Mercy is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 45% of Detroit Mercy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Detroit Mercy?

To be competitive with other Detroit Mercy applicants, you should strive to earn between 1063 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Detroit Mercy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1063, 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 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 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 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Detroit Mercy?

To be most competitive at Detroit Mercy, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Detroit Mercy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Detroit Mercy

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

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Detroit Mercy Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Detroit Mercy?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Detroit Mercy.

Does Detroit Mercy accept transfer credits?

✅ Detroit Mercy accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Detroit Mercy accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Detroit Mercy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Detroit Mercy accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Detroit Mercy?

❌ No, Detroit Mercy is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Detroit Mercy's acceptance rate?

✅ Detroit Mercy has an acceptance rate of 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Detroit Mercy?

🟨 Detroit Mercy may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Detroit Mercy Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Detroit Mercy? Detroit Mercy is a somewhat selective institution. The Detroit Mercy acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Detroit Mercy is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Detroit Mercy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 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.

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

SAT Score

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.

Detroit Mercy GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Detroit Mercy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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