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Madonna University
Motto Sapientia Desursum (Trans. from Latin: Wisdom from Above)
Type Independent Catholic university
Established 1937
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.


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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:15:00 -0700

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The beginning to the key WHAC four-game series of the season for Davenport baseball did not get off on the right foot as they dropped a pair of games against Madonna University on Friday to slip into second place. The Crusaders ...


Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:07:30 -0700

“There's no nice way to say it,” Wood, a Livonia resident, told attendees at an April 28 forum at Madonna University. “It's a horrible crime against God's children. People are treated as chattel. It's about greed, it's about power.” Wood founded Pearls ...


Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:22:30 -0700

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In the fourth longest game in NAIA Softball history, the Golden Eagles came out on the losing end of a 5-4 decision at home against Madonna University. Cornerstone rallied to tie the game with two outs in the bottom of the 7th and ...


Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:07:30 -0700

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:40:05 -0700

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:26:15 -0700

LIVONIA, Mich. – Madonna University hit a one out two-run single in the seventh inning of their double header with DU to hand the Panthers a sweep Saturday afternoon 6-5 and 7-6. The Panthers now stand at 31-10 overall in 2016 with a 11-3 mark in the ...

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:48:45 -0700

The Bradenton, Fla., native won his first six decisions of the year, defeating Madonna University, Lyon College and Point University, and collected conference victories against the University of the Cumberlands, Georgetown College and Campbellsville ...

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The Big Salad has teamed up with Livonia-based Madonna University to launch a new segment of its reality-based learning project for business majors. Students in the Principles of Marketing course will create, design, test and market new products and ...

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