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 1460 to 1860, or got accepted with an ACT score between 22 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 60% of all students which applied were admitted at University of Detroit Mercy, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 21% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Detroit Mercy Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Detroit Mercy was reported as 61.5% in Fall 2012 with over 3,670 college 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 SAT Scores: 1460 - 1860
  • Detroit Mercy ACT Scores: 22 - 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 University of 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Detroit Mercy has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 63.7%
  • 2009-2010: 62.9%
  • 2010-2011: 62.8%
  • 2011-2012: 61.5%
  • 2012-2013: 61.5%
  • Projected Detroit Mercy Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.0%

How Does Detroit Mercy Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Detroit Mercy is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marygrove College93.8%
Michigan Jewish Institute98.1%
College for Creative Studies48.6%
Lawrence Technological University43.7%
University of Michigan-Dearborn62.8%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Detroit Mercy (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 610
Math500 - 640
Writing480 - 610
Total Score1460 - 1860
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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