University of Detroit Mercy

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University of Detroit Mercy
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Latin: Universitas Detroitensis Misericordia
Former names
Detroit College (1877–1911)
University of Detroit (1911–1990)
Mercy College of Detroit (1941–1990)
MottoAd maiorem Dei gloriam (Latin)
Maria, Sedes Sapientiae (Latin)
Motto in English
For the greater glory of God;
Mary, Seat of Wisdom
TypePrivate university
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
(Jesuit / Sisters of Mercy)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$63.3 million[1]
PresidentAntoine M. Garibaldi
Academic staff
225 full-time, 174 part-time
Other students
1,168 (professional)
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban, 91 acres (36.8 ha)
ColorsRed, White, Blue[2]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I:
Horizon League, MAAC,
SoCon, Midwest Fencing Conference
MascotTommy Titan
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The University of Detroit Mercy is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan. The university has about 5,450 students. It was formed in 1990 with the merger of two Catholic schools in Detroit—the University of Detroit, a Jesuit school founded in 1877 as Detroit College, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941. The current president of the university is Antoine M. Garibaldi.

Sports[change | change source]

The university calls itself simply "Detroit" for sports purposes, and its teams are nicknamed Titans. They have 17 varsity teams and they compete in the Horizon League.

References[change | change source]

  1. Endowment according to University Financial Report of June 30, 2018.
  2. "University Identity Standards | University of Detroit Mercy". July 1, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.

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