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Madonna University
Motto Sapientia Desursum (Trans. from Latin: Wisdom from Above)
Established 1937
Type Independent Catholic university
President Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D.
Students 4,500
Location Livonia, MI, USA
Campus Suburban, 80 acres (320,000 m2)
Ethnic Tradition Polish[citation needed]
Colors Blue and Gold         
Athletics NAIA
Nickname Crusaders
Affiliations Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Website www.madonna.edu

Madonna University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university located in suburban Livonia, Michigan, United States, on the western perimeter of metropolitan Detroit. Conducted by the Felician Sisters, it has extension campuses in southwest Detroit, Orchard Lake, Clinton Township, Michigan at the Macomb University Center, and at the University Center in Gaylord, Michigan. Though strong in its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church, the school attracts students and faculty of all faiths.


Founded by the Felician Sisters in 1937 as Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary college, the University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors toward associate and bachelor's degrees as well as 35 master's programs in clinical psychology, business, criminal justice, education, history and health professions. In May 2009, Madonna began offering its first doctorate, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Among the largest Catholic, Franciscan universities in the country, Madonna University is situated on an 80-acre wooded campus.

Madonna University’s commitment to developing a sustainable and eco-friendly campus was recognized when the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Gold level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the University’s 60,000 square-foot Franciscan Center.

The school is ranked by the U.S. News and World Report under the category "University - Master's" as a Midwest university, 88th in the 1st tier (2011).



Madonna University teams are known as the Crusaders. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.

The campus features a regulation-size gym located in the Activities Center, which seats up to 600 people; international-size soccer field, which hosts camps and tournaments; Ilitch Ballpark baseball field and fast-pitch softball field. Athletic grants and scholarships are available to students who show promising talent and have demonstrated academic success.


The Madonna Now is the university's magazine for alumni and friends. The Madonna Herald is the University's newspaper, which is produced by Madonna's Journalism Department headed by professor Neal Haldane. The Madonna Muse is an annual literary journal.

Madonna Online Radio[edit]

In the university's Franciscan Center studios, students operate an on-line radio station at Live 365. The format is freeform, and features occasional live broadcasts from students of the program. The broadcast is located at Madonna University On-Line Radio.


The Broadcast and Cinema Arts students also produce a television show, "Celebrate Michigan" that airs on MyTV20 in the Detroit area.


External links[edit]

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Victory Sports Network
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 18:03:45 -0800

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Webber International University women's basketball hosted No. 21 Madonna University, Saturday night, taking down the Crusaders 82-62. The Warriors were all over Madonna from the get go, scoring 29 points off 33 forced turnovers ...


Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:11:21 -0800

Madonna University's Kresge Hall will be filled with both high notes and high hopes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, when district auditions for the New York City Metropolitan Opera take place. For the first time, Madonna's music department ...
EMU Eagles
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:37:30 -0800

28, for a non-conference tilt with Madonna University at the Convocation Center. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. as the Eagles (3-2, 0-0 MAC) are coming in off of a commanding, 108-64, victory over Marygrove College. Eastern Michigan is also looking to win ...


Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:03:45 -0800

On Saturday night, they were together again, this time on a stage that was, metaphorically at least, much bigger than the physical one at Madonna University. Van Maanen, a Birmingham native, and Konopacki, a Stevenson High School graduate from Livonia, ...
Victory Sports Network
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 14:30:00 -0800

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - - For the second time in as many seasons, the Madonna University men's soccer team faced off with a Davenport side ranked in the top five in the country and on Saturday (Nov. 7), much like in 2014, it was Madonna coming away with ...


Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:45:00 -0800

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Junior guard Chri Carter fueled the Panther attack early in Wednesday evening's matchup with No. 21 Madonna University. Carter helped lead a stifling DU defense that forced 30 Crusader turnovers and converted those ...

Dearborn Press and Guide

Dearborn Press and Guide
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:22:30 -0800

Pictured in the foreground, to the left of the poster, is the AAUW facilitator from Portland, Maine, Katie Shorey. Also pictured are student participants, UM-Dearborn staff from the Women's Resource Center, as well as members of AAUW-Dearborn. In ...

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:52:30 -0800

THE Madonna University Alumni Association Lagos Chapter (MUAALAG) bestowed the association's highest honour to one of the institution's outstanding graduates, Mr. Larry Osula, at the association's 2015 Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Lagos. Osula ...

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