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Wayne State University
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  • 4 Year
  • DETROIT, MI

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  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 27,000 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
73%
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,012 / 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
$9,243 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 189 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 189 responses

Majors

Public Health at Wayne State University

Since 2016, public health has become one of the most popular majors at WSU. Being in Detroit offers students the unique opportunity to participate in immersive educational placements at more than 40 community sites for practicum experience that prepare them to work on issues ranging from hunger and food insecurity to racial and economic justice, affordable housing, and transportation.

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,107 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,536
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
  • Always on the go
    36%
  • 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
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Nerdy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 217 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 263 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    16%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Decent
    6%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Diverse, Unique and Frustrating
    3%
  • Frustrating
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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