B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Wayne State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Website
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Wayne State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
983-1260
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$11,910/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,107/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,194/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,682/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,272/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,275/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.162 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,003Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Always on the go
    42%
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    29%
  • A wide variety some chill and others driven
    13%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    8%
  • This school is more of a commuter school so yeah .
    7%
  • Run down
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.190 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.236 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    8%
  • Decent
    7%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Diverse, Unique and Frustrating
    3%
  • Frustrating
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.115 responses
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I really enjoyed Wayne State. All the professors are wonderful and really know how to teach vs just read off a PowerPoint. I felt safe on campus everyday. I did take biology anantomy and psychiology and that was the only class I would say is really tough because the professor only reads off a PowerPoint and nothing she says is on her tests, but every other class was awesome. If you can take a class with Eric Ash you will love it! Places around campus to eat at we’re all decently priced and great food. I commuted so I’m not sure how on campus food is. Don’t buy a parking pass. Load money on your one card and pay that way it will save you money. Good luck!
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I love Wayne State. Most core classes offer supplemental instruction which helps a lot, professors are attentive to students and campus/student Life is very active. There are many things to do and many diverse groups (social and professional) to join. As a Latino student I found great help from the Center for Latin American studies. They helped me keep on track with my goals and they were a great support system academically and socially!
My experience at Wayne State University was pretty decent. What I really loved at this University were the amazing professors; I honestly learned so much and the education here is the best. There’s also so much to do on campus and so many sports, activities, communities, and clubs you can join. There’s so many opportunities for free tutoring and extra help which I definitely took advantage of. The only things I would like to see change would be the tuition pricing which is outrageously expensive and the paid parking which forces students to pay almost $300 per semester, insane! I would also like to see a stronger enforcement on safety at this school, there are always scary incidents happening and I think they should definitely find a way to make it safer.