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Student Preparation

Strong curriculum with relevant career preparation

At Marygrove, students prepare and master skills for contemporary careers by developing skills of critical thinking, communication, and ethical decision-making necessary for career effectiveness and flexibility.

Curricular Focus on Ethical Leadership Development

As an intentionally small college, Marygrove places a high priority on the development of leadership skills through curricular and co-curricular experiences including peer tutoring, mentoring programs, community service, and college-wide committee work.

Excellent Teaching in a Personalized Learning Environment

Marygrove faculty members offer excellent instruction, careful attention to individual student needs, and thorough academic advising.

An Aesthetically Beautiful Campus

Many have called Marygrove one of Detroit’s most beautiful locations. All agree that it is the city’s most beautiful campus, creating a perfect atmosphere for learning with its peaceful wooded lawns and Tudor Gothic buildings.

Intentional Racial and Cultural Diversity among Student Body and Staff

Marygrove places a high value on its diverse student body: women and men of all ages with various cultural‚ ethnic and political backgrounds. Serious attempts are made to recruit faculty and staff who will serve as excellent role models for students.

Development of a Learning Community Animated by Religious Values

The College’s deep commitment to religious values and Catholic social teachings is rooted in the mission and values of its founders, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This commitment underscores every aspect of college life. The faculty, staff, and students share the goal of creating a just and caring community, and they view the College as a prototype of the world we all hope for and work toward.

Focus on Action toward Social Justice

Students and faculty are engaged in a variety of campus-initiated projects, coalitions, and local and national organizations committed to objectives consonant with the IHM Sisters’ and Marygrove College’s goals of eliminating the systemic causes of injustice.

Service to the People of Detroit and the Detroit Urban Region

The College actively participates in the civic, cultural, and community life of Detroit and encourages students to do likewise. The Institute of Music and Dance and Institute for Detroit Studies open Marygrove’s doors to thousands of Detroiters each year.