University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy)

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Detroit Mercy can be found in Detroit, MI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Detroit Mercy has an enrollment of about five thousand students.

The majority of students that got into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1060 to 1250, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Detroit Mercy average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.52. Roughly 80% of all students which applied were admitted at University of Detroit Mercy, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 16% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Detroit Mercy Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Detroit Mercy was reported as 77.5% in Fall 2020 with over 4,360 applications submitted to University of Detroit Mercy. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Detroit Mercy ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Detroit Mercy Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Detroit Mercy?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Detroit Mercy, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Detroit Mercy has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.4%
  • 2017-2018: 64.7%
  • 2018-2019: 83.0%
  • 2019-2020: 77.5%
  • Projected Detroit Mercy Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.5%

How Does Detroit Mercy Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Detroit Mercy is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
College for Creative Studies43.8%
Lawrence Technological University79.3%
University of Michigan-Dearborn62.0%
Madonna University74.6%
Rochester College100.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Detroit Mercy (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 620
Math530 - 630
Total Score1060 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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