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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.


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Tue, 12 May 2015 14:03:56 -0700

Some 1,200 graduates joined the alumni ranks of Madonna University in Livonia during its 68th commencement on Sunday at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. Presiding over the commencement ceremony was Madonna University Provost and Vice President ...
Dallas Morning News
Thu, 14 May 2015 18:18:45 -0700

The Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation of Plano has given $28,500 to Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., to support students in hospice and palliative studies. The school will establish a $25,000 scholarship endowment for undergraduate students, give ...


Fri, 22 May 2015 21:13:10 -0700

Well-wishers lined up to congratulate Madonna University President Sister Rose Marie Kujawa on a job well done during a retirement reception held in her honor Wednesday at Laurel Manor. Sister Kujawa is retiring June 30 after 14 years at the helm.


Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:10:15 -0700

Regular season co-champion Madonna University made an early exit Thursday from the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference women's softball playoffs as Aquinas College upset the Crusaders, 4-3, at the Art Van Complex in Rockford. Lexi Pompa went ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 21:09:01 -0700

Cleamon Moorer Jr., Dean of the School of Business at Madonna University, will be honored by The Network Journal , the New York tri-state area's quarterly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, at its 18th ...


Thu, 21 May 2015 00:05:13 -0700

Coming off a 19-11 season where he often used four guards in the starting lineup, Madonna University women's basketball coach Carl Graves was looking for help in the front-court with his 2015-16 recruiting class. And the ninth-year coach filled those ...
Inside Higher Ed
Thu, 07 May 2015 00:18:45 -0700

Michael A. Grandillo, interim vice president at St. Mary's College of Maryland and a consultant with the Registry for College and University Presidents, has been appointed president of Madonna University, in Michigan. James T. Harris III, president of ...

Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto Online
Tue, 26 May 2015 20:33:45 -0700

Larson joined Brittani McGue of Concordia University, Kasey Trierweiler of Madonna University and Jamie Rateliff of Oklahoma City University as the players to repeat. In the classroom, Larson accumulated a 3.9 GPA as an accounting major and was a ...

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