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

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
80%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
ACT 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
$13,131/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,896/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,869/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,508/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,270/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,065/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.156 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.156 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,856Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 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 .
    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.184 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.230 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Excellent
    11%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    9%
  • Decent
    7%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Diverse, Unique and Frustrating
    3%
  • Frustrating
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
48%
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
Colleges like Wayne State University
More

Wayne State University Reviews

2,295 reviews
All Categories
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!
Review Wayne State University
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.
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.