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Madonna University
Motto Sapientia Desursum (Trans. from Latin: Wisdom from Above)
Established 1937
Type Independent Catholic university
President Sr. Rose Marie Kujawa, C.S.S.F., 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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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:11:56 -0700

Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D., assumed the office of president of Madonna University Wednesday morning, making him the first lay president in the Livonia university's 78-year history. As Madonna's seventh president, Grandillo succeeds Sister Rose Marie ...
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:06:57 -0700

Madonna University President Sister Rose Marie Kujawa traveled to Mott Community College (MCC) in Flint on Friday, where she and President Beverly Walker-Griffea signed articulation agreements that will offer seamless transfer of credits from MCC to ...


Crain's Detroit Business
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:45:00 -0700

Madonna University's Leading the Way fundraising campaign has raised $56 million, 10 percent above its $50 million goal. Madonna couldn't have raised the $56 million it did “without gifts of all sizes,” Sister Rose Marie Kujawa, who is retiring as the ...


Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:25:28 -0700

Thanks to agreements signed June 15 by leaders of Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and Madonna University, WCCCD students will be able to complete a bachelor's degree, in aging studies or business administration, from Madonna ...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:37:30 -0700

She's a sophomore at Madonna University where she is working toward a bachelors degree in music education. She performs with Madonna's Lyric Theatre, the Madonna University Chorale, and recently started the Italian American Chorale of Livonia.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:07:30 -0700

Along with the HNGD, Madonna University is sponsoring the festival by creating fliers, banners and helping with other marketing. It has also offered housing to visiting artists, Corkery noted. Others involved in making the event happen are HNGD ...


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:30:00 -0700

The Cougars continue their challenging non-conference schedule with a match against WHAC power Madonna University on Sept. 22 before kicking off Crossroads League play at home against Huntington University on Sept. 26. The Cougars will visit ...
Crain's Detroit Business
Fri, 29 May 2015 11:18:22 -0700

Madonna University will become the second university to offer a bachelor's degree from Henry Ford College's university center. Dearborn-based Henry Ford established the center a year ago with Adrian-based Siena Heights University, which offers bachelor ...

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