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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 is an above-average public university located in Detroit, Michigan. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,003 undergraduate students. The Wayne State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 39% of students, Wayne State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,900.
About Wayne State University...
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

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
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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.168 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 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 110 responses
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  • Always on the go
    40%
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    29%
  • A wide variety some chill and others driven
    14%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    7%
  • This school is more of a commuter school so yeah .
    7%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Nerdy
    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.196 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.242 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    11%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Decent
    6%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Diverse, Unique and Frustrating
    2%
  • Frustrating
    2%

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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Wayne State University Reviews

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Wayne State is your typical college experience. Easy, medium, and hard classes; depending on the teachers of course. Some instructors are unfair, some are forced to teach by the guidelines of the school, and others are easy going. The demographic is diverse meaning you will find a whole range of people from different backgrounds. Different type of food on and near campus. Safe institution with all the police and security around. Not the most cleanest facilities, can improve a lot. Constant improvements to the streets and the businesses near by. Overall, Wayne State is a good school to start off at especially for you undergraduate. Nothing overwhelming besides the science professors...hehe. Enjoy your time, it will be done before you know it!
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Wayne State University gives very personalized attention to their students. Every professor I have had has been able to give me one on one attention. The advisers are very knowledgeable. Once you have picked a program or major, the advisers are tailored to your needs. They are very active to make sure you graduate and are following the proper course work. Without WSU, I would have never been able to have been accepted into my Master's program. I am so thankful for a wonderful school like WSU!
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!