Wayne State University campus

Overview

Applicants
12,199
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.28

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
1,804
with Terminal Degree

932
Men
872
Women
470
Minority
64
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
11%
Graduate in 5 years
24%
Graduate in 6 years
34%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing Science
  • Pathology/Pathologist Assistant
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Direction/Service

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Yousif B. Ghafari
US Ambassador, businessman

Helen Thomas
White House press corps member

Crystal Reed
Actress (Teen Wolf tv series)

Ernie Hudson
Actor (Ghost Busters, Oz)

Epatha Merkerson
Actor (Law & Order)

Joique Bell
Athlete, currently with Detroit Lions

Sonya Taye
Choreographer (So You Think You Can Dance)

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
11%
Graduate in 5 years
24%
Graduate in 6 years
34%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,493

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,496

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,348

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,785

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,309

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,995
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$25,237
Required Fees
$1,355
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,196

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,350
Transportation for Commuters
$3,681

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,347
Out of State
1%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

8.00%
Asian
21.18%
African-American
4.34%
Hispanic
56.78%
Caucasian
6.20%
Unknown
4.58%
International

55% female
45% male
1% are out of state
66% are full time
34% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
12%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
35%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
350
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
31

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Warriors)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Warriors)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Special pricing available for WSU students on Apple products. Discounts available on HP and Dell products.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
LaJoyce Brown
Sr. Dir. of UG Admissions & Orientation

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Wayne State University P.O. Box 02759
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone
313-577-2100

Email
admissions@wayne.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation and Fitness Center
Student Center Building
Starbucks
Jimmy Johns
Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Public Library
Detroit Science Center
Wright Museum of African History
Fox Theater
Wayne State students benefit from a traditional college experience in a nontraditional setting. You’ll walk from lecture halls to libraries to modern residence halls on tree-lined paths. But just a few steps away is a vibrant city bustling with entertainment and enrichment opportunities. Whether you immerse yourself in the sound of the world-renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra, head down Woodward to cheer for the Tigers or catch a Broadway production at the Fox, there is plenty to see and do.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday -Friday
8:30-6:00
313-577-2100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, Taxis. Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
We are minutes away from I-94, Lodge freeway, I-75, and I-96.

Local Accommodations
Downtown Detroit offers many hotel options. Nearby, the Inn on Ferry Street is a full service bed and breakfast.