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U.S.News & World Report’s “2014 - America’s Best Colleges” ranks UDM in Top 25 Universities in the Midwest

For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is listed in the top tier of universities in the Midwest Region in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.”  The University has consistently ranked in the top 25 schools in its category and is one of Michigan’s highest rated universities. UDM was also named as one of 89 national universities in the magazine’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category. The University’s engineering program was also ranked among the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.

For “Best Colleges, “U.S. News ranks more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, including student retention and graduation rates and student/faculty ratios. The “ A-Plus Schools for B Students” ranking indicates that UDM seeks a broad range of engaged students who thrive in their studies and successfully graduate even though their entering test scores and high school class standing were below “A” level when they enrolled.

“The University is honored again to be ranked among top universities in the country,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “Providing a high quality education at an affordable price to UDM’s academically talented students continues to be our priority. And our dedicated faculty and staff are deserving of recognition for their roles in preparing outstanding graduates.”

University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, offers more than 100 academic majors and programs. The urban institution has been nurturing the well-being of our community in metro Detroit through educational initiatives, outreach clinics and programs, professional services and neighborhood investments. Since 1877, the University has been a valuable higher education resource to both Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 16 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States.

Release date: September 10, 2013

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