Established in 1877, University of Detroit Mercy is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Detroit (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic ((Jesuit - www.jesuit.org and Sisters of Mercy www.mercyhighered.org)) religion. University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 139 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UDM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.