#11 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

Madonna University

Livonia, Michigan

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Madonna University overview
Location Livonia, Michigan
Online madonna.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Madonna University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Madonna University, located in Livonia, Michigan, is a private, Catholic liberal arts university founded by the Felician Sisters in 1937. Situated within a short driving distance of Detroit, this institution offers a suburban campus experience with the architectural character influenced by modern and functional design. Madonna University provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, with a noted emphasis on health sciences, education, business, and nursing. The university maintains an inclusive admissions policy. On-campus living is available, with a variety of housing options to accommodate its diverse student body. While the university does not chiefly highlight athletics, it offers a range of sports programs and its teams compete as the Crusaders.

In the most recent statistical year 1,988 prospective students applied, and 1,289 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 249 enrolled in the school.  1,438 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 671 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $26,100 plus fees of $0. Madonna University is ranked 578 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Madonna University is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 890/1140
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.35

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Madonna University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$592
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $12,250
Budget for Other Expenses$2,848
Total One Year Cost$41,790

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$42,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Madonna University students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 32%
Health Professions 19%
Business 14%
Education 5%
Work and Family Studies 4%

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