Wayne State University campus

Overview

Applicants
10,724
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
1,778
with Terminal Degree

910
Men
868
Women
427
Minority
72
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
13%
Graduate in 5 years
29%
Graduate in 6 years
39%

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
13%
Graduate in 5 years
29%
Graduate in 6 years
39%

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
$7,142

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,515

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,235

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,516

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,512

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,821
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$27,133
Required Fees
$1,457
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,196

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,350
Transportation for Commuters
$3,700

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,747
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 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
17,280
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

8.84%
Asian
17.37%
African-American
5.24%
Hispanic
58.19%
Caucasian
3.95%
Unknown
2.49%
International

56% female
44% male
1% are out of state
70% are full time
30% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
13%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
38%

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
543
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
38

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

4% 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
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


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
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
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
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact coach directly through link provided.

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 (M-10), 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.