Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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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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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 26,844
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
  • Metropolitan area: Detroit
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Detroit Metropolitan

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
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Festifall
  • Late Night Breakfast
  • International Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • VIN etching, bike patrol, safety and defense classes, K-9 unit, victim assistance, confidential tip line

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.43

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Football
Golf
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Funeral Direction/Service
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Labor and Industrial Relations
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Music, General
Nursing Science
Organizational Behavior Studies
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 20%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,782

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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