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Madonna University is a private institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,169, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 49 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Madonna University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 107. Its tuition and fees are $15,300 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1937 by the Felician Sisters, Madonna University is a private Catholic university where students receive a quality liberal arts education combined with career preparation and community service. In small classes, students enjoy personal instruction from skilled professors dedicated to student success, which is measured by the high level of learning achieved. Madonna boasts more than 100 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, including a doctor of nursing practice degree program. The College of Nursing and Health was reaccredited through 2021 for the baccalaureate and master's programs and until 2016 for the doctoral program. Madonna's teacher education program once again received exemplary status from the Michigan Dept. of Education. The new sustainable Franciscan Center is certified at the Gold level for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Replete with state-of-the-art labs and digital production facilities, this building houses Madonna's growing science and media programs. On Madonna's scenic 50-acre campus in Livonia, students have access to a residence hall, Ford Technology Wing, library, nursing simulation lab, sign language lab and Kresge Hall. Madonna courses also are offered in centers in Orchard Lake, Gaylord, Southwest Detroit, and Macomb, Michigan. As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Madonna fields eleven men's and women's sports teams whose mascot is the Crusaders. Madonna University is an NAIA Champions of Character institution. While the 4,200-student University is proud of its strong Catholic heritage and Franciscan values, Madonna faculty and staff welcome students of all ages and varied religious, economic and cultural backgrounds. Madonna has prepared more than 23,000 graduates from 42 countries for successful careers.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Madonna University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Madonna University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Madonna University is 14:1, and the school has 71.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Madonna University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.
Madonna University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,169, with a gender distribution of 27.4 percent male students and 72.6 percent female students. At this school, 6.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94.0 percent of students live off campus. Madonna University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Madonna University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Madonna University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Madonna University, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Madonna University.
|Students who have cars on campus||99%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Madonna University, 70.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,163.
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|Tuition and fees||$15,300 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,694 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data