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.
Wayne State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.170 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.170 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services169 Graduates
International Business162 Graduates
Health Professions127 Graduates
Organizational Behavior Studies119 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies116 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.198 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.244 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.115 responses
Wayne State University Reviews
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!
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!