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Detroit Mercy Student Life

Detroit Mercy is on a 70-acre campus in an urban setting in Detroit, Michigan, not far from Detroit. There are many activities and organizations for Detroit Mercy students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Detroit Mercy also has fraternities and sororities.

Detroit Mercy has a thriving Alpha Phi Omega. In fact, more students participate in Alpha Phi Omega than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Detroit Mercy include Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Pre-Dentistry Club and Greek Organizations - NPC, NIC, and NPHC.

Detroit Mercy students' favorite campus events are Midnight Bike Ride, Ultimate Talent Show and Homecoming Casino Night.

Detroit Mercy Housing

Detroit Mercy offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Detroit Mercy students live on campus. In 2021, 98% of undergrads at Detroit Mercy lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 15% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Detroit Mercy. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Detroit Mercy offers coed housing and .

Detroit Mercy Athletics

At Detroit Mercy there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Detroit Mercy:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Fencing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Detroit Mercy

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Detroit Mercy is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Detroit Mercy campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Detroit Mercy offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Detroit Mercy

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Detroit Mercy, take Lodge Freeway to Detroit, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Detroit Metropolitan airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Detroit Mercy's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Detroit Mercy Students

64%

Women

36%

Men

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

59%

13%

7%

6%

6%

6%

2%

0.29%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

2,633

Graduate Students

2,354

Non-Resident / International Students

157

Detroit Mercy Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,987

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,154

Out-of-State

$30,154

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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