Great Things at UDM

Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.


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Great Things University-wide

UDM Increases Standing in U.S. News Ranking

For the thirteenth year, UDM ranks among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges"More

Library is a Literary Landmark

UDM's McNichols Library is designated a literary landmark in honor of Dudley Randall, the former Detroit poet laureate and University librarian.

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Students Honored

The UDM Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (our central extra curricular student organization) won the Chapter Honor Award for 2011 –recognized as the best AIAS Chapter in North America.

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New Commerce Scholarship

Incoming freshmen with a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, a composite ACT score of 30 or higher, and significant community service or leadership experience will qualify for our new Commerce Scholarship, worth $25,000 per year.  Additional scholarships are also available to upperclassmen.  Applicants to the MBA program who score 600 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) qualify for a 50% reduction in tuition.

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Recruiting on a National Level

UDMSD hosted 12 students from the University of California-San Diego for a weeklong pre-dental externship experience. The externship allows interested prospective students to explore various facets of the dental program in an effort to encourage these highly qualified applicants to attend the School of Dentistry. 

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Co-op Provides Learning and Earnings

Students in most UDM engineering programs complete one full year of real professional experience before graduation, earning real industrial salaries (averaging over $10,900 per term or $15.80/hour).  Last year 100% of students in these programs secured valuable experience through this co-op program.

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McAuley Health Center Wins Grant

The McAuley Health Center was awarded a grant by the American Heart Association (AHA) for "Stepping into Health," a community-based project to provide exercise and nutrition classes to underinsured and uninsured women with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Professor Carla Groh and Associate Professor Patricia Rouen of the McAuley School of Nursing are the co-project directors with Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Nagle. As part of her scholarship, Doctor of Nursing Practice student Grace Jacek will participate in the project out of 172 AHA grant proposals submitted. Stepping into Health is one of only 29 projects that were funded.

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Teacher Preparation Program Rated Exemplary

UDM’s Teacher Preparation program received an Exemplary rating by the State Board of Education based on the 2011-2012 performance score, released in July 2013. During the past five years, UDM’s program ranking has steadily increased due to program improvements made by UDM’s Education Department.

Criteria for the program rating include weighted components from earlier reviews of institutional programs, the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) test scores, new teacher efficacy surveys, supervisor validation of new teachers’ efficacy, program completion rates, and additional consideration that the program’s mission is responsive to the state’s teacher preparation needs. 

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Moot Court Program

Our award-winning Moot Court program takes UDM law students to competitions across the country as they argue legal issues in environmental, international, constitutional, asylum, criminal, IP and IT law each year.

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Michigan Emmy Given to Detroit Titans Court Report

Over the last three years, the Detroit Titans Court Report has profiled and followed the University of Detroit Mercy men's basketball team from the start of the season all the way through its postseason achievements. For its extraordinary programming last year, the series on FOX Sports Detroit won another Michigan Emmy for Outstanding Documentary (Historical) for the season’s first episode, Legends & Traditions.

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