Tuition & Fees

$14,768

$32,067

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,036
Declined + 2,057
Total Received 11,093
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Public

17,280

undergraduate students

10,018

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Health Science
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Codes

SAT 1898
ACT 2064

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 27,298
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (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.)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  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)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

Detroit, MI

194-acre, urban campus in Detroit (population: 672,795); branch 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
12%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
35%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
($50 for English Language Institute)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,036
Declined + 2,057
Total Received 11,093

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Recommendations

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: 313 577-2100
studentservice@wayne.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $35,325,869
State $71,458
Institutional $18,943,103
Other external
Total $54,340,430

Non-need-based

Federal $54,006
State $1,064,412
Institutional $28,966,873
Other external $1,130,320
Total $31,215,611

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Warrior
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care
Advanced Public Health Nurse
Advanced Public Health Nurse
Africana Studies
Alternative Energy Technologies
Anatomy/Cell Biology
Anesthesia
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Audiology
Basic Medical Sciences
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Biochemistry/Chemical Biology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Physics
Business Administration
Cancer Biology
Career/Technology Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Construction Management
Corporate/Finance Law
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design
Design/Merchandising
Dietetics
Dispute Resolution
Economics
Education Evaluation/Research
Education Leadership
Education/Evaluation Research
Education/Psychology
Educational Leadership/Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering
Electric Transportation Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Employment/Labor Relations
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Film
Finance
Gender/Sexuality/Womens Studies
Genetic Counseling
Geology
German
Gerontology
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Health Education
Health Science
History
Immunology/Microbiology
Immunology/Microbiology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Infant Mental Health
Information Systems Technology
Instructional Technology
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor/Employment Law
Language Learning
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 Biology/Genomics
Molecular Biotechnology
Molecular Genetics/Genomics
Mortuary Science
Music
Near Eastern Languages
Near Eastern/Asian Studies
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
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
Psychology/School/Community
Public Administration
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public History
Public Relations
Radiation Therapy Technology
Radiologic Technology
Reading
Reading/Language/Literature
Rehabilitation Counseling/Community Inclusion
Romance Languages
School/Community Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/English
Slavic Studies
Social Work
Social Work/Anthropology
Sociology
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Taxation
Taxation Law
Teaching/Learning
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Translational Neuroscience
United States Law
Urban Planning
Urban Studies
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Undergraduate

63%

17,280
students

Female
56%
9,596

Male
44%
7,684

Graduate

37%

10,018
students

Female
54%
5,384

Male
46%
4,634

undergraduateFull-time

69%

12,041
students

Female
56%
6,730

Male
44%
5,311

undergraduatePart-time

31%

5,239
students

Female
55%
2,866

Male
45%
2,373

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Winter: December 15

Spring: April 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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
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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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Korea
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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