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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Wayne State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,095/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,909/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,189/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,767/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,434/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,566/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.155 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.155 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,030Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Always on the go
    44%
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    28%
  • A wide variety some chill and others driven
    12%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    8%
  • This school is more of a commuter school so yeah .
    6%
  • 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.183 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Excellent
    11%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    9%
  • Decent
    7%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Satisfying
    3%
  • Frustrating
    3%

After Wayne State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.115 responses

Wayne State University Reviews

2,252 reviews
All Categories
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.
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My experience at WSU was overall pretty good. The campus holds a lot of diversity-Bangladeshis, Lebanese, Africans, etc. The staff-professors and advisers- are pretty cool as well. The campus also has libraries for students who wants to study or don't own a computer. Also, they have a lot of restaurants with real yummy food!

However, I dislike how high tuition and books are. It's absolutely tiring and frustrating to pay off thousands and thousands of dollars every each semester. It'll be really great if the school can put the tuition and book costs a little lower.
With being downtown you get to be able to view the city like no other person has the ability to do so. In between classes you have the opportunity to explore downtown Detroit. You can go to campus Martius, or you can go to the public library or the DIA. The school itself is like it's own little city there is everything there that you could possibly need. Cafes, Diners, bookshops, a pharmacy, and even a beauty shop! Everyone on campus is very nice, and you are guaranteed to make friends! There is some downfalls to the university. Parking is not free anywhere, you have to pay for parking and it is not cheap. My advice is either get a parking pass or make sure there is money on your one card so that way it is cheaper than using your debit card. Also at night sometimes if you wander off too far it can be dangerous but you can always get a security guard to walk you to your car if you do not feel safe.