Resources › For Students and Parents University of Detroit Mercy Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Detroit Mercy. Pfretz13 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 01, 2019 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. There are a range of extracurricular activities on campus, including fraternities and sororities, academic clubs, and performing arts groups. In athletics, the UDM Titans compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. Popular sports include soccer, tennis, lacrosse, and track and field. Admissions Data (2016): University of Detroit Mercy Acceptance Rate: 78%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for UDM AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 460 / 620SAT Math: 500 / 660SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanHorizon League SAT score comparisonCompare top Michigan colleges SAT scoresACT Composite: 22 / 27ACT English: 22 / 27ACT Math: 20 / 27What these ACT numbers meanHorizon League ACT score comparisonCompare top Michigan colleges ACT scores Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 4,875 (2,646 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female82% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $39,882Books: $880 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,158Other Expenses: $3,654Total Cost: $53,574 University of Detroit Mercy Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 67%Average Amount of AidGrants: $27,886Loans: $7,081 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Dental Hygiene, Nursing Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%6-Year Graduation Rate: 68% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Fencing, Basketball, GolfWomen's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Fencing, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Detroit Mercy, You May Also Like These Schools: Oakland University: Profile Ferris State University: Profile Northern Michigan College: Profile University of Toledo: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOhio State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGrand Valley State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWayne State University: Profile Michigan State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Michigan - Ann Arbor: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphEastern Michigan University: Profile University of Michigan - Dearborn: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCentral Michigan University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph 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."