Detroit, MI
Wayne State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Finding the right college begins with deciding what's important to you. For me, it was proximity of the school to where I wan...

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

Finding the right college begins with deciding what's important to you. For me, it was proximity of the school to where I wanted to be, which was in the Metro-Detroit area; availability of the program I was interested in; and cost of tuition. Other important factors might be housing, extra-curricular activities, and financial aid. When you decide what's important, you can then find what school has the most of the qualities you're looking for and is the best fit. To make the most of your college experience, get involved! Every year I've tried something new, a program, a group, whatever, and I haven't regretted it. I've made friends and had many interesting experiences. From choir, to alternative spring break, from a student society for African students to the school newspaper, I've done so many cool things that have made my time more worthwhile. I don't think my college experience would be so great if I had done nothing but gone to class.

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

I say that it's in Detroit -- a city with so many positive things to do . Also with all the diversity, you never have to feel like an outsider, no matter who you are.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The financial aid process is the biggest complaint at my school. Students often have problems signing up for classes or housing because of slow disbursements. I work in my school's call center to raise money and one alumnus even told me that she liked Wayne State and the education she got there, but the financial aid process was so bad compared to other schools that she didn't want to donate any money to the school.

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

Don't make a decision based solely on cost, because you actually do get what you pay for. Also, if a guide says, "this doesn...

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

Don't make a decision based solely on cost, because you actually do get what you pay for. Also, if a guide says, "this doesn't happen often" when something weird happens, take that to mean it happens all the time. Every day, even.

What's unique about your campus?

It's as far away from home as possible while stil charging in state tuition.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Scared white people shouldn't attend this school.

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

Investigate the school thoroughly and make several visits to the campus.

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

Investigate the school thoroughly and make several visits to the campus.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

No one ever is able to answer questions. There is always a run around and when you finally get an answer its usually to late and you missed the deadline for financial aid, graduation, etc.

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

Know what you want before you chose a college, so that college costs as less expensive.

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

Know what you want before you chose a college, so that college costs as less expensive.

What's unique about your campus?

Classes are close together

Nicole
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wayne State University is an ethnically diverse, fun, and academically challenging.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wayne State University is an ethnically diverse, fun, and academically challenging.

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

I would advice parents and students to complete their first two years of school at a community college. Not only will it save them money, but time and a chance to explore what they really want to do without feeling pressured to have it all together.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the diversity to be the best thing at our school because of the culture it surrounds us in. It also allows us to learn and experience different things in life.

Renita
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WSU is a culturally diverse school where students aspire to be the best and succeed.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WSU is a culturally diverse school where students aspire to be the best and succeed.

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

Depending on the expectation and curriculum of interest, picking a school should be based on their rates of academic success as well as the accredidation in which the school holds. Some students learn in smaller classroom settings while others are not effected by the overwhelming amount of students in class (being known only as a number to the professor), class size should also be taken into consideration when choosing a school and so should the area in which the school is located because every parent wants to feel their child is safe away at school, and every student wants to feel safe when walking through the street on and nearby campus.

What's unique about your campus?

The diversity in ethnicity and study, because it provides a well-rounded education and cultural understanding of the world we live in.

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

It is important for students to select a college that best fits their educational needs however, it is also vital that they h...

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

It is important for students to select a college that best fits their educational needs however, it is also vital that they have the ability to choose a school that motivates them to be involved in campus activites and to do their best work academically. Choosing a college where the student feels at home and where they recieve the right amount of attention according to their needs will help ensure success. I recommend going to any and all the schools the student is interested in and even some that they have never considered for open houses to see what all have to offer. Most importantly is the ability of the school to provide the type of education that the student needs to be placed in the career that they desire. Second to that is providing extra- curricular activites. Inspiring students to be involved in things outside of school tends to motivate students to do better in all areas of their lives. And finally, the best advice I can give is to be involved in as much as possible. I waited two years to be involved and it was the biggest mistake of my life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is very difficult to remain enthusiastic about school work and campus activites since Wayne State is mostly a commuter campus. It is very frustrated to stay motivated when we lack things to be motivated about.

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

I mostly brag about my specific academic program (mortuary science) since Wayne State has one of the best bachelor programs in this field in the country. I also brag on it's location because I love the fact that we are located in the heart of an urban city.

Heather
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WSU is a career focused university with an older student body.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WSU is a career focused university with an older student body.

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

The advice that I was given when choosing a college was 'don't let money factor in to your decision'. Although I agree that you shouldn't choose a college because it's "cheaper", and that your education is an investment, I also think it's important to look at the quality of the school and professors, not just the reputation of the school. I went to a university (Wayne State) where the faculty taught at UofM and State as well, but I had classes with them for a significantly lower cost. Don't get caught up in the "name brand" appeal of university. Do the research and you could save yourself a lot of money.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Getting the run around from the admin buildings

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