Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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Undergrad Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$13,517

$28,887

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
600
25th
500
75th
27
25th
19
75th
27
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,796
Declined 5,297
Total Received 17,093
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Public

20,110

undergraduate students

10,731

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a public comprehensive university. Its 194-acre main campus is located in Detroit.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 30,841
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational

259-acre, urban campus in Detroit (population: 673,104); satellite campuses in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation from medical campus to main campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Wayne State University
42 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI
48202

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
39%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
600
25th
500
75th
27
25th
19
75th
27
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee ($50 for English Language Institute)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
School has early decision program Yes
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,796
Declined 5,297
Total Received 17,093

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

78%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,435

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,912
Housing $7,245
Food $4,180
Additional fees $1,605
Books & supplies $1,246
Total $26,188
Average Financial Aid - $8,435
Total with Avg. Aid $17,753

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 313 577-2100
F: 313 577-6648
studentservice@wayne.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, bouldering, box cricket, corn hole, crate stacking, dodgeball, equestrian sports, euchre, figure skating, flag football, floor hockey, fowling, futsal, Kan Jam, rowing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), spikeball, table tennis, tennis, top rope climbing, track, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, warrior fit, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing. yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anatomy. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes
Astronomy. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Audiology/Audiologist. yes
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law. yes
Behavioral Aspects of Health. yes yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician. yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Dispute Resolution. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
East Asian Studies. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments. yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes yes yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
Funeral Direction/Service. yes
Genetic Counseling/Counselor. yes
Genome Sciences/Genomics. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes
Gerontology. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes yes
Health/Medical Physics. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Immunology. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes yes
Journalism. yes
Labor Studies. yes
Labor and Industrial Relations. yes yes
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library and Information Science. yes
Linguistics. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Materials Science. yes yes
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing. yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Medical Science/Scientist. yes yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes yes
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Neurobiology and Anatomy. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Nurse Anesthetist. yes
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing Science. yes yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene. yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Oncology and Cancer Biology. yes yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant. yes yes
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing. yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes yes
Physical Sciences, Other. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physiology, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Programs for Foreign Lawyers. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Public/Applied History. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes
Tax Law/Taxation. yes
Taxation. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Global Supply Chain Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

30,841

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

20,110
students

Female
57%
11,538

Male
43%
8,572

35%

10,731
students

Female
59%
6,308

Male
41%
4,423

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

13,734
students

Female
59%
8,059

Male
41%
5,675

32%

6,376
students

Female
55%
3,479

Male
45%
2,897

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Winter: December 15

Spring: April 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
France
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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