Great Things at UDM

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


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

Michigan's Largest Catholic Institution of Higher Education

UDM is Michigan's largest Catholic institution of higher education and is sponsored by two religious orders: the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community.

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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.

More great things from the School of Architecture

AACSB Accredited

UDM remains the only private institution in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation.  This standard of excellence places UDM among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world.

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ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award

The Department of Restorative Dentistry received the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Zimmer Dental Education Teaching Award in the amount of $25,000. The national award was presented to the dental educator team and the institution in recognition of their commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education. 

More great things from the School of Dentistry

Leader in Robotics Competitions

In the past seven years, the UDM robotics team has placed first three times and third twice in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), fourth in the ASME Student Design Competition (a robotic window washer), and third in the ASME Innovation Show (a robotic assistive device) . . . all national competitions involving well over 100 engineering colleges. 

More great things from the College of Engineering and Science

McAuley Health Center Locations Provide Primary Care

UDM’s McAuley Health Center services are now available in Detroit at:

  • Samaritan Center on the east side of Detroit
  • Schulze School in northwest Detroit
The locations allow MHC to nearly double the number of patients served annually, and to increase nursing students’ experiences in the city of Detroit. Last year, the centers provided care to approximately 2,800 patients.

More great things from the College of Health Professions

Mark Denhan Serves as CLAE Dean

UDM Board of Trustees has appointed Mark E. Denham as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Denham joins UDM after serving on the faculty of University of Toledo's Political Science and Public Administration department for 18 years. Find out more about the new dean in the UDM news release.

More great things from the College of Liberal Arts and Education

Mobile Law Office

UDM School of Law is the only school in the nation to have a mobile law office that travels Michigan and the nation assisting veterans through Project SALUTE, our Veteran's Clinic.

More great things from the School of Law

Titans Basketball Champions

championsThe Detroit Titans women's basketball team made 2013 a championship season by winning the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) tournament, March 30. It was the first post-season tournament win for Titans women's basketball since 1981. Video highlights, photos and details on the championship game are posted on See more photos on the UDM photo gallery.

Also, Doug Anderson of the men's basketball team won the Denny's Slam Dunk Championship on April 4, as part of the State Farm College Slam Dunk & Three-Point Championships on ESPN. Read the story.

More great things from the Athletics