Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$13,517

$28,887

not including room and board

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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

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 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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
39%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $7,245
Board $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 Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

Majors

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