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UDM ranked in Best Catholic Colleges and Universities

June 11, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy was ranked 17th out of 50 Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. according to College Choice’s "2015 Rankings of National Catholic Colleges and Universities." Factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates in the post-college job market.

"2015 Rankings of National Catholic Colleges and Universities" are derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics and PayScale.

University of Detroit Mercy has its origins in the merger of two Catholic universities within urban Detroit. In 1877 the Jesuits founded the University of Detroit and in 1941 the Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy College of Detroit. The two merged to form University of Detroit Mercy in 1990.

Located in the northern edge of Detroit’s urban core, Detroit Mercy is home to 5,112 students, of whom 2,883 are undergraduates. The University has a selective acceptance rate, taking in only 61 percent of its applicants, with 81 percent of them staying enrolled after their freshman year.

UDM offers more than 100 quality academic programs, accessible and supportive faculty, vibrant co-op and internship programs in the metro Detroit area and an active network of successful alumni. The University has 328 full-time faculty members and a 13:1 student/faculty ratio.

For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges." UDM was also named one of Money Magazine’s "Best Colleges," based on graduation rates, degree cost and return on investment.

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