Welcome Emerging Leaders!

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“Back in high school, if you were to tell me that I was going to be a resident advisor, president of a student organization and a Division I champion, I wouldn’t have believed you. Here, I found my passion for teaching, learned to not be afraid to be different and made connections with professors and students that will help me move forward in my career. I think you are exposed to so many more leadership opportunities when you go to a school like Detroit Mercy. I definitely would not have stood out as much somewhere else.” — Kyri Jackson, '21 (pictured above)

We think you are an outstanding student with great potential.
That’s why we invite you to become a part of our unique group of Emerging Leaders at Detroit Mercy. Complete the application for admission today to claim the privileges of being an Emerging Leader: No application fee and automatic scholarship consideration.

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Excellent Academics

The balance between our intimate community and the breadth of opportunity makes Detroit Mercy ideal for those who seek a vibrant college experience at an institution with a long reputation for academic excellence. Our faculty are experts and mentors, driving both the academic and the practical application of knowledge and making time to work with students one-on-one.

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Higher Purpose

Few universities offer the range of disciplines and programs offered at Detroit Mercy, while encompassing the development of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Here, education is richer because it is rooted in the ideals of our founding sponsors, the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy, ideals that stress using our skills and degrees to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Exciting City

The diversity of our student body mirrors the diversity of the region we serve. It reflects the changing face of the world at large. Detroit offers a complete college experience that includes an ignited social scene, in-depth research, real-life preparation and internship opportunities throughout its vibrant cityscape.

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Surprisingly Affordable

More than 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Last year, we designated more than $50.3 million in institutional funds for student scholarships and grants, assuring your future is more affordable than ever before and the return on your investment is clear.

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“The professors at Detroit Mercy are easily accessible, which allows me to better understand the classroom material. One time, our professor stayed on campus until midnight to answer our questions and help us prepare for our upcoming exam.”

— Harjas Dadiyal, ‘21

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Cooperative Education

Almost all Detroit Mercy co-op students are retained as full-time employees when they graduate. We strive to offer a student experience that fosters your ability to communicate well, think critically and make ethical decisions — all essential skills that employers seek. Co-op assignments help increase the power of your resume and give you an edge in your job search.

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Accelerated Programs

We offer more than 30 accelerated programs, giving you the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than traditional programs.

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Undergraduate Research

Detroit Mercy is committed to providing you with the necessary tools to take your curiosity to a higher level. From the beginning, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to build your skills and resume experience, work one-on-one with faculty members and author scientific publications — all as an undergraduate student. This experience will give you a competitive advantage for professional school admission or employment.

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Campus Resources

We are committed to helping you get the most out of your time as a college student. Whether you seek guidance selecting classes, need information on how to be a better student or would like to participate in mock interviews to land the big internship, our dedicated team of coaches, advisors, tutors, mentors and department directors are here to support your academic journey.

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