About Wayne State University

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 17,220 full time undergraduate students, and 10,018 full time graduate students.

The Wayne State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 1013 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wayne State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate81%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range983-1260
ACT Range20-27

Admissions at WSU are considered Less Selective, with ,80% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wayne State University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
39%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
54%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
49%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
39%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
54%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
49%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    168 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    150 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    219 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    245 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    245 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    244 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    245 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    245 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

Wayne State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Wayne State University?

121 Students rated Wayne State University

DaVonna - 04/20/2024

It is an amazing college, I hope that I am accepted. Everything about Wayne State, I absolutely love. I’ll be a future warrior this upcoming semester. My experience from visits all the way up to what I hear about it from current students who attend brings me to say great things about the university and campus itself.

Ysabelle - 03/30/2024

Wayne State is an amazing college. You get a taste of the city of Detroit when you're there. The campus is very diverse and offers a wide range of possibilities. The student life is very active and clubs are promoting their self nearly every single day.

Jenin - 03/29/2024

Although a big university, Wayne State has a very active and welcoming community where students and faculty help to create a safe environment for students to learn, explore, and discover their interests as well as themselves. College can be a difficult place to be in the midst of finding yourself as part of growing up. At Wayne State, you are encouraged to take care of your mental health and speak up if you need someone to talk to. The faculty and students are always there to give you a hand to help pick yourself back up when you have fallen down. Wayne State's culture is always welcoming and accepting of those who are different than you. Our university has more culture and diversity than most cities in the surrounding area. Come to this school if you want a real college experience, amazing academics and support, a place to express yourself and creativity, and if you love Downtown Detroit!

Hadeel - 03/15/2024

I think Wayne State University, nestled in the heart of Detroit, epitomizes academic excellence, community engagement, and inclusivity. With a rich history spanning over a century, it offers a dynamic environment where students can thrive. The university's commitment to research, service-learning, and diversity creates a vibrant campus culture that fosters both personal growth and societal impact. Wayne State's blend of rigorous academics, real-world experiences, and supportive community make it a truly exceptional institution.

Wayne State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wayne State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wayne State University is 81%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Every day that you walk through life as if you can hit rewind at any moment, realize that the rewind button you are counting on to be there is being phased out as we speak. That's right, everything you're doing is going on film, and that film is going to be your life. Make each day worthy of being recorded and watched by you one last time with no editing. Whatever happened in the past all happened for a reason. The important thing is to make those experiences, positive or negative, a strictly positive influence on what you do now. And, even more important, don't just know what you need to be doing, do it! Start acting on what you have learned from your life. I was once a high school student with a GPA below 1.5 or something tragically close. That ended with my getting a GED after a few years of not attending school whatsoever. And it had nothing to do with my learning abilities. But once I realized what I wanted to do with my life, I was able to start college with a whole new attitude and believe me, it?s working!

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how expensive Wayne State education really is.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Classmates are very helpful.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Diversity

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    School is to big.

    Read all  37 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Waybe State Unviersity is a very large school and most of the professors do not care if you pass or fail.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who are looking to spend their college years partying definitely should not attend this school. If a student isn't motivated to do their best work, they shouldn't attend this university

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe that there is a place for every kind of student. It is an excellent place to learn a number of different specialties.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Getting to class on time might cuase a little frustarating, but other then that its all easy going.

    Read all  30 answers
  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is the best known Medical School in Michigan. Also my school Has a diverse community of students, which allows for a broader understanding of other ethnic backgrounds and traditions.

    Read all  28 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Wayne State University is best known for its expertise in and encouraging research. It is one of the most notorious public research universities in Michigan.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    One thing in which I brag about the most when I tell my friends about my school is that fact that not only does it have a clean and beautiful campus, but Wayne State University has a Medical School that has been around since the year 1868! In my opinion, that is amazing, I want to learn from a school that has been there since basic medical concepts were still being discovered. It's like taking advice from someone that's been alive for more than 100 years!

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Not Sure

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Wayne State University campus is the ideal size for someone who wants a to attend a university that is not so large, that one will get lost and just become another student. However it is not so small to the point where you begin to feel cramped. Nonetheless, Wayne State University campus size is just right. At Wayne State you are bound to run into someone you know around every corner, however you are also bound to meet a ton of new and diverse people.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Wayne State University is one of the best learning experiences one can ask for. Wayne State University provides a real life learning experience unlike any others. Because Wayne State is located in an urban city with a rich history, it has alot of extracurricular activites that can be a great learning experience. Likewise Wayne State University has a beautiful campus located in mid-town detroit, which is surrounded by an art museum, a history museum, and a host of businesses unique to detroit such as the Karmonos eye Institues which can, and sometimes is utalized as a source for learning.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Wayne State has an annual concert that it puts on every year. The annual mad anthony concert is a great concert with artists selected by the students perform. Likewise many celebrities and politicians are invited to the campus to speak and interact through Q & A sessions with students.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Because it's close enough to go home every couple weekends and kinda affordable

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  19. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    There are many places to get your work done here at WSU. There is the Undergraduate Library, known as the UGL, that is open 24/7. There are multiple floors of which to study on. There is also your dorm building if you are staying on campus. Each floor has 3 lounges in which you can study. You can also, if you wish, study in your room. We have a Starbucks, which is also part of Einstein Bagels, where many people go to grab a cup of Joe and study. The quietest place of them all is the Purdy-Kresky Library. It is so because nobody really goes in it. It is a very empty place, but yet the best place to go for a quiet area. I tend to study in the lounges of my dorm floor.

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  20. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The stereotypes could not be more far away from the truth. In the three years that I have attended Wayne State University I have not been in fear or afraid to walk around campus along. The campus community is very polite and helpful. Also Wayne State University has one of the greatest campus police departments that I have ever seen. The campus police are always visible around campus and go out of their way to be as helpful as they can be.

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  21. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    My school is right in Mid-town, Detroit and is mostly for medical, business, and law students. It is known for its great diversity and sorta dangerous area when you step off campus. Overall, a good school and cool that its 2 miles from downtown

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

17,220

Total Undergrad Enrollment

10,018

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

300

Student Organizations

11

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

8%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
% Black or African-American
17%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
58%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Wayne State University receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,590

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,196

Books and Supplies

$9,874

Room and Board

39,660

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,107
$30 - $48K
$10,194
$48 - $75K
$11,682
$75 - $110K
$16,272
$110K & UP
$17,275

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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