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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
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  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 12,389 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wayne State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 47% of students, Wayne State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
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
67%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,287/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,682/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,389Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,908
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 120 responses
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  • Always on the go
    38%
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    31%
  • A wide variety some chill and others driven
    14%
  • This school is more of a commuter school so yeah .
    8%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    7%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Nerdy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.206 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.252 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    55%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    14%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Decent
    7%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Diverse, Unique and Frustrating
    2%
  • Frustrating
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.115 responses
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My time, thus far, at Wayne State University has been a huge educational experience for me, both academically and personal. I come from a small town with close to no racial diversity, which made me feel as if I was missing out on new and different social experiences growing up. I was going into my junior year when I transferred to Wayne State University and during that first year I was in utter shock — in a good way. My professors were encouraging and supportive, they truly wanted to get to know their students and wanted us to succeed. I formed new, long-lasting friendships with people who were different ethnicities than me and learned about their cultures that allowed me to form my own perceptions on these individuals than from how the media depicts them. Wayne State University has a welcoming atmosphere with a friendly, supportive environment and believe it is one of the greatest schools in Michigan. GO WARRIORS!
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My experience at Wayne State University right now is great! I'm currently a freshman and so far I like it. What I like about it is how there are so many opportunities around for everyone and there are so many people to reach out to you. One of my academic success coaches reached out to me and offered me an amazing opportunity to meet Michelle Obama, Craig Robinson, and Kegan Michael Key at the Motown Center in Detroit, Michigan. At Wayne State, there are always someone you can go to for help for anything and it's very diverse. Somethings I would like to be changed however is the financial aid setup and the information on the academic scholarships you've obtained based on how well you did in high school. Other than that, Wayne State University is a great college.
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!