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.
Wayne State University Rankings
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- 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.178 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 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.206 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.252 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
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!
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!