Great Things at UDM
Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.
UDM ranks #14 in the "2015 College Choice Ranking"
UDM ranks #14 in the "2015 College Choice Ranking of Regional Universities – Midwest." The "2015 College"Choice Ranking of Regional Universities – Midwest" is based exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision. According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, these factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Each of these factors was weighted equally in the ranking and data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.
Money magazine ranks UDM in list of country’s best colleges
University of Detroit Mercy was recognized by Money magazine on July 28 as one the best colleges in the country, based on graduation rates, degree costs and return on investment. Sixteen Michigan colleges and universities were ranked in the magazine’s list of 665 public and private colleges and universities.
Great Student Experiences
The School of Architecture has its own full semester exchange program with Warsaw Institute of Technology, also giving students the opportunity to spend a semester in Poland.
The School of Architecture was recognized by Architect Magazine as one of six schools in the country committed to social justice.
The School of Architecture is the only school in the area with its own in-house architecture practice, giving students the opportunity to work on real projects while serving their local community. The Detroit Collaborative Design Center was recently named as one of the top 100 most influential organizations in the country for “public interest design.” Their work as leaders of the community engagement process for the Detroit Future City project received excellent feedback and promises to be groundbreaking in the field of urban design for post-industrial cities.
UDM has the only accredited school of architecture anywhere in North America at a Jesuit or Mercy University, ensuring students a great, well-rounded education with an emphasis on leadership and service.
AACSB Accreditation Renewed
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s premier accrediting agency for business schools, renewed the accreditation of the UDM College of Business Administration for another five years. Of the nearly 16,000 business schools in the world, fewer than 800 are accredited by AACSB; our accreditation thus places UDM among the top 5 percent of business schools across the globe. UDM’s programs have been continuously accredited by AACSB for more than 65 years, placing ours among the longest-running accreditations in the world.
- During the 2013-14 Academic Year, the School of Dentistry completed a successful review by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) for its dental hygiene and expanded pre-doctoral dental education programs. CODA approved these UDM programs for the status of “Accredited without Reporting Requirements.”
- The entering class of 2018 has 144 students, with an average GPA of 3.65 and average Dental Admissions Test scores of 21, placing UDM students in the top 85th percentile nationally among all DAT candidates.
- The School of Dentistry received a $350,000 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant to provide programming to increase the number of individuals from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who enter the health and allied health professions program. Through an educational pipeline program, HCOP provides the support necessary to compete for, enter, and graduate from health or allied health professions schools.
Student Chemistry Chapter Recognized
The UDM Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received an Outstanding Chaper award in March. Of 1,066 ACS student chapters in the U.S., only 53 were so recognized in 2014, putting UDM’s “Chem Club” in the nation’s top five percent.
New Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Curricula Approved
The Michigan Board of Nursing approved the newly revised BSN curricula, traditional and second degree, which addresses the competencies for professional practice, includng teamwork/collaboration, quality improvement, safety, informatics, evidence-based practice and pateint-centered care.
Education Chair Receives Fulbright Award
Lorri MacDonald, chair of the Department of Education at University of Detroit Mercy, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant in 2014 to work with Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia (Russia) to collaborate and develop teacher and school leadership preparation programs for the institution.
Focused on understanding the intersection of legal systems in today’s global marketplace, the School of Law provides the opportunity to earn a Canadian and American Dual J.D. Students in the Dual J.D. program earn law degrees from both the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and are, therefore, eligible to be licensed in American jurisdictions and in Canada.
Titan Classic Sports: The new 24-hour TV network
This fall, UDM partnered with WADL-TV to launch the Titan Classic Sports Network, a new channel devoted to Detroit Titans sports 24 hours a day! It is only the third network in the country dedicated to the athletics of a single university, broadcasting games from decades of University sports history.