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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,276 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 218 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,266)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,532)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 12 13 Yes Yes
Fencing 16 10 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 18 - - -
Ice Hockey - 21 - -
Softball - 16 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 26 - -
Tennis 10 10 - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 17 14 - -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Soccer - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 26.8%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 5.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.1%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 49.8%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 52
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 50
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Colleen from MI
  • 4
  • There's the Greek life aspect and there are the people that are just hanging out in the dorms. Depending on what you're looking for, you should be able to find…

  • Oct-08-2012 Read More
  • Daniel from Shelby Twp, MI
  • 5
  • Honestly, the dorms are one of the best parts of being here. I live in a three-person room with a private bathroom. I think that WSU's dorms were rated the…

  • Dec-20-2012 Read More
  • DeMar from Detroit, MI
  • 4
  • the dorms here are wonderful! the activities are fantastic as well as the events held on every floor. we have movie night, trivia games, yoga, bingo, ping pong, and nba…

  • Jan-27-2012 Read More
  • Tanisha from Southfield, MI
  • 4
  • i only give it four stars because i don't actually live on dorm. from what i've heard, dorm life is pretty awesome. the rooms (at least the cheapest…

  • Feb-01-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Angela from Fenton, MI
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Vegetarian options are available in two dining areas. Great nooks, stores, and fast food available in the student center.

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  • 3
  • Devin from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Wayne State's campus doesn't have much of a selection from food, but Wayne State is located in Mid-Town so there are lots of choices off campus. Also, Wayne State is renovating a lot of places within the next few years so who knows what you can look forward to.

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  • 5
  • Maddie from Detroit, MI
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Again, I don't stay on campus, but I've been to the campus dining and they offer quite a variety. There are also tons of different restaurants in the area so you don't have to settle for the dining food!

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  • 5
  • H from Dearborn, MI
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The diverse student body and population in general has really made WSU dining a world wide experience. There are so many different restautants ranging from Middle Eastern cuisine to Thai. There is no shortage of variety and you will never get bored, the people are friendly and welcoming and each restaurants holds a unique unforgettable character. There are also a varirty of great coffee shops and small tea shops that look like something out of a movie.

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  • 3
  • Renee from Saginaw, MI
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria could step up its game so a mini fridge in the dorm is a must! But if you're willing to go downtown the food is great

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  • 3
  • Annemarie from Royal Oak, MI
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Nothing is open on Sundays except for the cafeteria, and it has very reduced hours. Nothing is open late, either. If you're living on campus, you're going to be hard-pressed to find the food you want. That being said, we do have many choices of food. The cafeterias have weird hours, but the food has improved!

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  • 3
  • Hailee from Wyandotte, MI
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls on campus are very diverse. They have the basic one, but they also have a vegetarian and kosher one. Other campus food options are better than the dining halls in my opinion. Subway, Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, KFC, Taco Bell, and Campus Grounds are just some examples.

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  • 2
  • BriAna from Dearborn, MI
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good when you first come, but after awhile eating the same exact things makes you sick of it. Also the meal plans are completely crazy too.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Angela from Fenton, MI
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

    there are a few greek groups, but it is not the focus of campus social life. Many are too focused on getting into Medical school, nursing school, PA school, or pharmacy school to pay attention to social clubs. Do it for yourself not for social acceptance. Social acceptance comes from being a highly intelligent academic. Academic prowess is rewarded.

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  • 0
  • Devin from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life isn't as big on Wayne State's campus as other schools, but we do have some Greek Life to offer.

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  • 0
  • Renee from Saginaw, MI
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is pretty good, the frat houses are nice too. they sure know how to throw parties every friday night, and us ladies are always welcome!

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  • 0
  • Hailee from Wyandotte, MI
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally am not in Greek Life, however, I have friends that are and I somewhat regret not joining. It may be a priority for my future because I love hanging out at the frat houses or with my sorority friends.

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  • 0
  • Gabrielle from Lathrup Village, MI
  • Oct-26-2013 I am a current student here

    There are almost 30 different fraternities and sororities at Wayne. They really contribute to campus atmosphere and provide fun events and parties open to everyone.

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  • 0
  • Maria from Canada
  • Aug-08-2013 I am a current student here

    There are so many programs offered at Wayne State I feel as though Geek Life has to prosper. Additionally being a State University, I would presume that the state of Michigan would be eager to fund high academic performance.

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