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Wayne State University
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  • 4 Year
  • DETROIT, MI

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1.31.2024

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

42 W WARREN
DETROIT, MI 48202
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. The 200-acre traditional and high-tech campus is in the heart of Midtown, offering unparalleled access to cultural experiences, community involvement, and corporate career opportunities. Wayne State University is the third largest institution of higher learning in Michigan and the most diverse campus in the state with nearly 25,000 students from every U.S. state and nearly 80 countries. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 350 degree programs. The campus hosts a business incubator known as TechTown and the first graduate-level repertory theater in America called the Hilberry Theatre. The Wayne State Warriors also field 18 men’s and women’s Division II athletics teams.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,710 / 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
$10,091 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 165 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 214 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 214 responses

Majors

Pre-med and Health Science Center

academic spotlight

WSU's PMHSC provides prerequisite advising, academic support, and professional development strategies for all WSU students pursuing admission to competitive health care programs. We will challenge you to develop a strong portfolio of engagement while maintaining the high standards of academic excellence that you need to compete in the admissions process.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    66%
  • On Campus
    12%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,900 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,939
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 154 responses
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    32%
  • Always on the go
    30%
  • A wide variety some chill and others driven
    16%
  • This school is more of a commuter school so yeah .
    9%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Nerdy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 243 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 288 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 172 responses
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    19%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Decent
    6%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Diverse, Unique and Frustrating
    3%
  • Frustrating
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 119 responses

Wayne State University Reviews

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