Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Tuition & Fees

$14,629

$31,499

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
700-800
7%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
11%
30-36
10%
24-29
39%
18-23
34%
12-17
17%
30-36
14%
24-29
39%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,495
Declined + 4,221
Total Received 15,716
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Public

17,663

undergraduate students

9,181

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 1898
ACT 2064

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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 26,844
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ABFSE (American Board of Funeral Service Education, Inc.)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ARC-PA Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CORE Council on Rehabilitation Education
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  LCME Liaison Committee on Medical Education
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Detroit, MI

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.

Wayne State University
42 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
39%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
700-800
7%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
11%
30-36
10%
24-29
39%
18-23
34%
12-17
17%
30-36
14%
24-29
39%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,495
Declined + 4,221
Total Received 15,716

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ericka M. Jackson
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 313 577-2424
studentservice@wayne.edu

Financial Aid

52%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,603.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,024
Room $7,245
Board $4,180
Additional fees $1,605
Books & supplies $1,246
Total $27,300
Average Financial Aid - $11,603
Total with Avg. Aid $15,697
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Cathy Kay
‎Director of Student Financial Aid
catherine.kay@wayne.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
fencing
football
golf
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

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 Directors

Rob Fournier (men's)
Director Of Athletic
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Warrior
School colors
green and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Mathematics
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care
Advanced Public Health Nurse
Advanced Public Health Nurse
African American Studies
Alternative Energy Technologies
Anatomy/Cell Biology
Anesthesia
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Arts Administration
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Audiology
Automotive Supply Chain Management
Basic Medical Sciences
Biochemistry/Chemical Biology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Physics
Business Administration
Cancer Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Health
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Construction Management
Corporate/Finance Law
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Dance
Data Science/Business Analytics
Design
Design/Merchandising
Dietetics
Dispute Resolution
Economics
Education Evaluation/Research
Education Leadership
Education/Evaluation Research
Education/Psychology
Educational Leadership/Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Employment/Labor Relations
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
English
English Education Secondary
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Geology
Environmental/Sustainability Engineering
Exercise/Sport Medicine
Exercise/Sport Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Film
Film Studies
Finance
Gender/Sexuality/Womens Studies
General Studies
Genetic Counseling
German
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Health Science
Health/Physical Education
Health/Physical Education Teaching
History
Immunology/Microbiology
Immunology/Microbiology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Management
Information Technology
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor/Employment Law
Law
Learning Design/Technology
Library/Information Science
Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Economics
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Arts Studies
Medical Physics
Medical Research
Medicine
Modern Languages
Molecular Biotechnology
Molecular Genetics/Genomics
Mortuary Science
Music
Near Eastern Languages
Near Eastern/Asian Studies
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neuroscience
Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Nurse Midwifery
Nurse/Midwifery
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition/Food Science
Occupational Therapy
Pathologists Assistant
Pathology
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Acute Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public History
Public Relations
Radiation Therapy Technology
Radiologic Technology
Reading
Rehabilitation Counseling/Community Inclusion
Romance Languages
School/Community Psychology
Secondary Education
Slavic Studies
Social Work
Social Work/Anthropology
Sociology
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Sport Management
Sports Administration
Statistics
Studies in Law
Taxation Law
Teaching/Learning
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Translational Neuroscience
United States Law
Urban Planning
Urban Studies
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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

26,844

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

17,663
students

Female
57%
10,130

Male
43%
7,533

34%

9,181
students

Female
59%
5,374

Male
41%
3,807

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

13,107
students

Female
59%
7,702

Male
41%
5,405

26%

4,556
students

Female
54%
2,428

Male
46%
2,128

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

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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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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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

International Student Contact

Kelli E. Dixon
Director, International Student Services
313 577-3422
oissscholars@wayne.edu

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