Overview

Applicants
16,210
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

29%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 600
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,738
with Terminal Degree

880
Men
858
Women
431
Minority
66
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
18%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • East Asian Studies.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

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

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

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

  • EDUCATION.

  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

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

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • 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.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • 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/Video 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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Yousif B. Ghafari
US Ambassador, businessman

David Ramsey
actor (Blue Bloods, Arrow)

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
18%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,885

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,129

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,167

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,433

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$12,620
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$28,967
Required Fees
$1,555
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,212

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,368
Transportation for Commuters
$3,150

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,502
Comprehensive Fee

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 Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
17,602
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

10.01%
Asian
16.15%
African-American
5.38%
Hispanic
58.57%
Caucasian
3.19%
Unknown
2.24%
International

57% female
43% male
2% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
15%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
41%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Randie Kruman

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

See http://studentdisability.wayne.edu/services/learning-disabilities.php for requirements.

Documentation Required for ADHD

See http://studentdisability.wayne.edu/services/adhd.php for requirements.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
543
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
35

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Warriors)
9 Sports

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

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

Student Services

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

Sustainability

63/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ericka M. Jackson
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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
Little Caesars Arena
Michigan 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
Year-round

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
Public transportation includes Buses, and the Q-line light rail. Taxis are available. Detroit Metropolitan Airport, an international airport is located about 20 miles away from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
We are minutes away from I-94, Lodge freeway (M-10), I-75, and I-96.

Local Accommodations
Downtown Detroit offers many hotel options.


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