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  • 07/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State offers plenty of programs for anyone. Not only do they provide courses but free tutoring services. We also have a 24 hr library in which students can access computers and be able to study more efficiently. Even if students may consider there selves to be individual learners, Wayne also provides individual tutors at no cost.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage anyone who plans to attend any college to stay focused because not only will college life be a task but if u intend to live on campus, you will face many distractions. Such as peer pressure, partying, and not studying as often as you should.

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Commuting Residential Social Work Finaicially limited Just about anyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart about what you do. Walking alone at night where the police don't patrol is a big no-no. Just use your common sense about what's safe and what isn't, and you'll be fine. Wayne State is actually really safe, as it has its own police force, and most of its crime rates are lower than other big Michigan colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    This is probably one of the best prices you can get for a really good education. Forget MSU and U of M, they charge way too much. You can get just as good of an education at Wayne State, but for half the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is laid back, but not lethargic. People are fairly friendly, and the campus looks really nice.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of my instructors are really good, and the ESP (Emerging Scholars Program) for math is phenomenal. It's a lot of work, but the extra hands on help and feedback really help you understand the math

  • 07/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Love this campus.. you can get to all your classes with plenty of time to spare. All my professors have been great I haven't had a problem with any of them. Also, super safe campus :D

  • 12/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 4 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend Wayne State University for any student. If you enjoy the campus feel and a university setting this is a great school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    While in high school prepare yourself by taking harder classes that will provide you with an advantage in college. Don't depend solely on your teacher's, take the initiative to find learning/studying methods that are influential to you.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayne State University may be more expensive as compared to a community college but Wayne State is an accredited University that allows many students scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel that I made the right choice when choosing Wayne State University as my college. I have met many people, learned a lot and experienced the freedoms and responsibilities of being a college student.

    Am learning a lot

    As a student, it is your responsibility to take full advantage of your education. Wayne State University is a great University that provides you with the tools to succeed. I just finished my first semester with a 3.89. I have learned a lot from my professors and have taken full advantage of the resources available at Wayne State.

  • 10/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students pursuing degrees in liberal arts or education, students who enjoy college life in an urban setting (Wayne State is located in downtown Detroit), students who are open to diversity in setting, learning environment, and faculty and peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be turned off by the fact that it's in Detroit... Wayne State has its own police force that's patrolling the campus ALL the time. I've seen police officers wandering around by car, segway, and foot at all times of the day. Despite the bad reputation Detroit has received, Midtown (where the campus is located) is clean, well-trafficked, and filled with awesome places to shop, hang out, and eat. If you're commuting I would advise you get a premium parking pass because during the winter it'll be brutal walking three or more blocks between classes. Premium parking costs more, but is closer to the center of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other top universities in Michigan, Wayne State is a bargain for the quality... in-state students will pay about 8,600 a year (for around 15 credits) in tuition, compared to about 12,000 from University of Michigan and Michigan State. Yes, both of these schools are more prestigious than Wayne and if you are pursuing a career in Medicine or Law and have a choice between the three, Wayne would probably be a second or third choice. For everyone else, though, you're basically just paying extra for the name on your degree. Wayne is constantly undergoing renovations and upgrades, so it's not like you're sacrificing education for savings.

    Am enjoying being here

    Though over 40,000 students are enrolled here, there's a very close knit feeling around the main campus. There are students everywhere you look - sitting on the grass, cruising by on skateboards, hanging out in front of the buildings smoking (not too keen on all the secondhand smoke - there are A LOT of smokers, but I digress)... throw a rock anywhere and you'll hit someone, though I would advise against it. People are friendly and always open to chat, and the professors are enthusiastic about their jobs and delightfully informal. My only complaint is that there isn't enough meet-and-greet activities at the beginning of the school year to better orient freshman and transfers who don't know anyone or who are too introverted to take the initiative themselves.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the diversity in the people, lectures, and classes... I've only been here a month and I already feel so much more cultured. The general education requirements cover a wide range that ensures all students get a well balanced education and a larger perspective.

  • 06/21/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student looking for a challenge, or an institution that allows you to meet any expectation, Wayne State is the school that will be there for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Campus is amazing. Any student planning to go here should and must talk to their advisors because you truly feel they are there for you and are motivated to help you plan a very successful educational future.

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited this campus and upon visiting it, I have already created new friends.

    Will learn a lot

    My three older brothers have gone to this university and came out successful.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students because if you are not quite ready for the courses or feel uncomfortable with a course, there are tutors and an academic center to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Study. Study. Always stay on top of your work and you should do very well. The courses are not like high school where you can finish an assignment right before class. Also, go to class. Do not skip!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money to attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here. I have gained a few friends that I can honestly say are going to be in my life for a while. Also, I have formed a relationship with some professors that have seen my talent and hardworking skills.

    Am learning a lot

    Wayne State University is not given the credit it deserves. It is a wonderful school because the course are quite challenging, which is amazing because working hard for something is 10 times better than breezing through something and not feeling that your hard work paid off.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Every kind of student would enjoy their time here. Especially students who are willing to work hard for their education and willing to change for the better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet and befriend as many people as you possibly can. Especially your professors and counselors. They can only help you and you could end up helping someone in the end. Study one hour for every hour you spend in lecture. Take advantage of every single facility the university has to offer and take away as much as you possibly can. It will help make an incredible resume for your future.

    Bang for the buck

    As mentioned previously, the university offers so many venues to learn and expand socially. There is always someone willing to help from questions in class to help with the financial aid office. Students gain a very valuable education as well as a good reputation from being a Wayne State Warrior.

    Am enjoying being here

    Students and faculty at the university are extremely welcoming. In my personal experience, I went through Formal Fall Recruitment for the four Panhellenic sororities offered on campus. Through the greek system, I've gained great friends and social connections along with incredible help with studying and homework. There is also an infinite amount of sports programs (including intramural) and other student organizations that help the students expand their horizons socially and professionally.

    Am learning a lot

    In addition to incredible professors with office hours, this university offers lab classes, counseling, SI sessions (which act as a free tutoring option to further explain material covered in class and review for exams and quizzes), as well as many on-line venues to seek help. You not only learn about the material covered in class but you are also taught to study more efficiently and work better with groups of people.

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types will feel right at home! especially if you are serious about your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aidx early and make sure you have all your ducks in a row to cute down on stress. Get involved on campus and make Wayne State University your own. GO WARRIORS!

    Bang for the buck

    You wont find a better education in Michigan for the price especially not for a top notch research university.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is amazing the teachers are great the campus is amazing there is so many cultural centers and fun things to do on and off campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much, not just from the books and the amazing professors but also from the diverse student community.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is a pretty safe place to be. there is always someone you can go to for help who is near by and close. it's rare that you hear something of an disturbance on campus.

    What to do for fun

    on campus, you have something like a rec. center, it's in the middle of the campus. there you pool tables, a nice area to hang out with friends and the music they play is pretty cool. wayne state has their own gym which is very nice as far as the design as well has the staff. there is a bowling ally not to far from the university and not to mention all the festivities, wayne state always has something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus and also around campus is amazing. there is such a large selection to choose from it's hard for a person not to find something they like. it is also convenient that all the dine in places are walkable distances from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very comfortable and a nice space to study. lots of sunlight also which is very refreshing.

    Academic Rigor

    mostly what i've heard from friends is that the school is challenging yet fair. every teacher takes his or her work seriously and does what is best for the student as much as possible academic wise.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you check out the entire campus. don't be shy to interact with the current students as well as the professors, you will get a better feel of the school. be sure to go in some of the places to eat also, there are many of them in the area.

    In three sentences

    the campus is very calm and productive. the students that attend wayne state university have a work ethic presence that you can see just by by being there. the school as a whole is a great university.

  • 12/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Just stay focused, Wayne State is a university and it has high standards so just keep focused and have fun when you can. Also talk to people in the department that you are getting into. In the end just relax, stay focused, and have some fun.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different people from so many different backgrounds that it is great to meet new people and have fun around campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Considering I am a freshman I have still learned so much so far at Wayne State. It is a great university.

  • 02/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State University is a school institution to attend if you are looking to go into the science fields such as medicine and nursing; as well as social work. Within the past three years I have been a student at the school they have been improving campus life, renovating as well as increasing their rank nationally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to seek help. Having friends and a support system is extremely important when pursuing a degree. There will be times when you will get angry, fail, feel alone and question yourself and your dreams; just remember seek help and do not let things get bottled up and you will be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an engineering major and WSU is not highly known for that area as well as other schools such as Kettering or University of Michigan. When picking a college pick a school that will allow you to push the name on your resume.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy Wayne State like any other person enjoys college. I have met so many wonderful people since being here. Joining organizations can assist in enjoying your college years. Like anyone else, sometimes I get frustrated at some classes workloads etc but I could not see myself being as successful and happy somewhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    After entering college, I quickly learned that there is no one to force you to anything....even learn. It is quite possible for you to learn a lot while in school but it is complete up to yourself. Since entering Wayne State I can truly say I have learned a lot. There are many programs, learning communities and staff designated to your learning and success you just have to be willing to seek it.

  • 03/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Campus is nice.

    Will learn a lot

    Wayne State is one of the leading if not leading school in the nation for their amazing medical program.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Math and Science majors

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're commuting you're going to be spending a lot of time in the library so be sure you have something with you to entertain yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a pretty snazzy school but they could improve the bathrooms

    Am enjoying being here

    I love how there is such a variety in class size so you can find what is perfect for you. My classes varied from 500 students to only 13 students. It all just depends on what you want to take.

    Am learning a lot

    It kind of blows my mind everything I have learned in 1 short year at Wayne State University

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you study the bulletin when you get it. Sometimes academic advisers may not always know the best courses for you to take. It is really up to you to decide what path to choose. I also recommend moving down to midtown as you will met lots of new people and make friends.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting a great education. Wayne State has made getting grants fairly simple and I have been able to get assistance when I needed it. Of course tuition will always be a problem but I feel I am getting a good education for what I am paying.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely LOVE Wayne State. Detroit is a really great city despite what others say. Many new kids move down to midtown every school year and I can definitely say that Wayne State is leaving it's mark on the map.

    Am learning a lot

    Many teachers that I have come across have taught at other institutions including the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. This was very interesting to me and I felt like a bargain hunter as I was getting the same education as someone who took a class with this professor at Michigan most prestigious University.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State University is not just great for one specific type of students but its for all types of students and its a multi-cultural and diversed university. If you are someone who likes to have fun, and meet new people from around the US and the world, then its the right place for you. A diverse student body with students from 49 states and more than 70 countries. This is what makes Wayne State.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want to learn, have fun, meet new people then you should come to wayne. But make sure you are ready to work hard and study hard beacuse the professors will want to challenge all students.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayne State is a pretty good university compared to the tuition rates of other colleges/univerties. Yes, its a little expensive but its worth the money because of great professors that are in WSU. and the people around wayne state. Compared to MSU or U of M, Wayne State's cost is really good, especially when you are getting the same classes and getting taught the same stuff.

    Am enjoying being here

    Wayne State University is a really nice place to do your studies on. Its on the midtown of detroit, where you can explore so many great things like the science center, cobo hall and others. Wayne State faculties and students are really nice and there are so many things you can join and meet a lot of new friends. Wayne State so many dhorms and restaurents within the campus for students to take advantgae of.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot of stuff in WSU. So far i took about 6 classes and my professors have been great. Professors will work beyond to hep you get good grades and learn the material.

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's a smaller campus in comparison to these other schools. You might see some of the same faces after a while. Some people like small campuses so this can be a plus. It is easy to walk everywhere because everything is fairly close. The campus is near downtown Detroit where something is always happening. I have a car, so I liked to go to places like the Riverwalk or Greektown. This campus is great for those who like an urban city environment with a small campus touch.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus pretty safe. There are blue light emergency phones all over the campus in case you feel in danger. The Wayne State police dept. constantly patrols the area as well. With that being said, still have reasonable judgement. With Wayne State being an open campus more people are allowed on our grounds. Use your good judgement. If you don't walk around your neighborhood at 3 am alone, then you don't walk around your school's campus at 3 am alone.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayne State has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state. You will spend about 7-8,000 a year for tuition. U of M tuition is about double that for the year. Housing at Wayne State is about 3,000 a semester for me staying in an apartment. It's more than that for a basic dorm at U of M or Michigan State.

    Am enjoying being here

    I lived on campus in DeRoy apartments in the Winter of 2011. I liked being able to go to class and have time to go back to my apartment in between classes. Most people commute to Wayne, but I personally like living there. The campus dorms require you to have a meal plan. If you live in the campus apartments, then meal plans are optional. I choose to make my own food, but having the option is nice.

    Am learning a lot

    I have only been at Wayne State a semester, but I enjoyed it. All my teachers were very helpful. Some classes can be a bit difficult, but with a little hard work and S.I. (supplemental instruction) sessions, you should be okay.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Smart, committed, serendipitous, strong, hard-working, and intrigued.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up on the dream you want within the college. WSU isn't exactly a walk in the park so stick with the strong objectives lined within the curriculum and within your personal life.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is at a great price for university classes. I save a ton of money by commuting instead of using a dorm. You can generally find something good to eat if you venture out & try different things.

    Am enjoying being here

    Commuting to school is hard but a fifteen minute drive is not that harsh. Wayne State is generally clean and there is always somewhere to sit.

    Am learning a lot

    The ABET College of Engineering is Fantastic. With many focused students and faculty, anyone should succeed in his/her studies found in the facility. Each class is specifically targets something core within the subject of engineering. With so many options and standards, any student can specialize in a field of engineering

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The sheer population of the school offers a variety of students from all backgrounds makes it easy to find whoever your looking for when it comes to friends.

    What to do for fun

    all types of events and groups from many genres can be found at on campus coffee shops. They seem to all converge there for one reason or another.

    Food and Dining

    In the main building there are several fast food restaurants however I prefer eating at the nearby subway/pizza shops.

    Academic Rigor

    The introductory classes seemed to be designed to be just hard enough to keep you on your toes and applying effort to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend first day students to take their first day to explore areas on campus they find interesting and see themselves spending time at.

    In three sentences

    Wayne state has turned out to be a great opportunity for me and has opened doors in several areas of life. Not only do they offer great curriculum and teachers, the student connections there are potentially limitless. I would recommend Wayne state campus life to anyone in the Detroit area committed to learning and developing there self for the future.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    *Campus size and atmosphere *Quality instruction and support systems *Majors *Time commitment *Cost of school *Location *Housing *Campus life

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great school, its rated #3 in the state. The professors are knowledgeable, many degree programs, and great student life. And there is a great diversity about the campus.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wayne State police can be anywhere on campus in three minutes. You see them around but not to a degree that you think campus in unsafe. There are blue phones around campus if there is ever an emergency.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life, no sorority houses though. My roommate really loves her sisters and is having a great time in her sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to count-- you just have to make sure you get information on meetings which is in the student center. There are tables during orientation and such that have representatives from the different clubs during the first week as well!

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne isn't a big party school, but there is a little bit of everything for anyone. A lot of people like to just hang out in the library even if studying isn't on the top of their agenda.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If something is going on, it's usually in the basement of the student center.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is great-- I've been having a lot of fun in my classes. Campus life is fun-- it's definitely a different experience.

    What to do for fun

    Wednesday nights always have something fun to do on campus like making bracelets and spin art. Thursday nights give options to do something in Detroit with free shuttles like sports games and concerts. There are a lot of options of things to do-- and there are always video games and pool in the Student Center.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes they have really great nights in the cafeteria, sometimes it's the same old, same old. There are a lot of fast food options around campus-- Jimmy John's and Salad 101 being some of the healthier options.

    Dorm Life

    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 it here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes like Greek Mythology are so interesting it would be hard to get a bad grade, but other classes and some of the lectures are so lengthy it's hard to pay attention--which can affect your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to people! You can find friends anywhere if you start a conversation.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is friendly. The professors are fantastic. There is always something to do during the evening on campus.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rated the safest campus in Michigan. For being located in Detroit, you'd be surprised as to how much of a lack of crime there is. There are so many cop cars that just roll through the middle of campus it's insane. Never have I felt unsafe walking from point A to point B.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty prevalent on campus. There are only 2 or 3 main fraternities and about 4 sororities that you see on campus, but from what I hear, Greek Life here is great if you're into that kind of thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wayne has every recreation sport imaginable, over 200 clubs, and countless activities every day. You'd have to live under a rock to say there's no way to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Proactive, city-loving students

    Bang for the buck

    Wouldn't want to be anywhere else. For the price I paid for my dorms and tuition, this is an extremely dense University.

    What to do for fun

    There's never a dull moment at Wayne. Whenever you feel like playing pool or ping pong, eating, working out, quidditch, or anything else, you have it at your disposal on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic food. People always like to complain about cafeteria food at colleges, but this food defies that. Every day, there are so many options that you can't really complain.

    Dorm Life

    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 best in Michigan last year as well.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a University for a reason--this school is no joke. Each of the professors knows their subject matter and will test you to the edge of your brain's limits. Make sure to ask for help though, as all professors want their students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're used to procrastinating, get out of that habit. Professors here do not mess around; if you show that you can get things done beforehand, it will be a huge benefit. Also, make sure you get a planner and plan out each of your weeks.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University brings the entire package that you'd expect from a big college. I've definitely had some of the most challenging times of my life here despite being here for only a semester so far, but I've also had some of the best times. Staff, teachers, and fellow students alike are all genuinely amazing to be around at this urban research University.

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    24 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school is a huge bang for your buck it has many of the things bigger schools have for half the cost.

    Will enjoy being here

    You will definitely enjoy being here it is a very vibrant school and full of many unique opportunities.

    Will learn a lot

    Wayne State is a great academic institution especially for those who don't have a whole lot of money to spend. You are sure to learn a lot while attending.

  • 08/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The best thing about Wayne State in my opinion is that it is really for everybody. We have such a diverse campus and student body. You will see someone racing by on a skateboard one second, and then a med student walking by the next. There are also a great deal of non-traditional students here. While some people might find this strange, I see it as an advantage and a learning opportunity. There are many different types of students, but they all seem to blend and work together to create a truly unique campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the city. If you aren't familiar with urban areas it may seem intimidating. Campus isn't that large, and it is easy to get around. What really makes Wayne State unique is the surrounding area. Be involved and open minded.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite recent increases in tuition, I still maintain the belief that Wayne State is one of the more reasonable educations. They also have many scholarships that are attainable to students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Detroit is such a great city. With all the bad press we get, people focus in on the negative aspects. I can't think of a better place to be educated. There are so many opportunities in the city. It is the real world and not just another college town. The urban location is unique yet conducive to learning. We learn life skills and street smartswhile perfecting our individual crafts and formal education.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a music major at Wayne State. I have never once doubted the material being taught or the professor teaching it. I have learned so much in just a short period of time. I feel like many people don't understand what a great school Wayne State is. I know so many brilliant people here in many different majors. It always seems like everyone is learning and growing. I am very grateful that I chose Wayne for my education.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Always study hard but never over whelm yourself. Make sure you have time to socialize and balance out your work. Be active exercise, eat healthy and keep in mind that no matter how many times you fail never give up. Practice makes perfect!

    Am enjoying being here

    As a college student here you get to meet a lot of new and different people. There are so many activities and organizations to join and everyone is made to feel welcome.

    Am learning a lot

    Although its a challenging environment a lot of students learn a lot of new things here. We as students are pushed to excel and to better our selves as young adults.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Science majors, liberal arts, nursing, etc...

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school, good choices of programs/majors.

    Bang for the buck

    Parking is very expensive and they take quite an amount for omnibus fees.

    Am enjoying being here

    Love it! VERY diverse.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Near Eastern Studies major and I can say that I am learning more than I ever expected to learn. Great experience. Discovered science wasnt my area of expertise and changed majors.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    There are students from many different ethnicity. You can't feel like an outcast here.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are excellent!

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    we're number one in the medical field. you will only be successful here if you're going in the health field!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    safe campus, even though we're in the middle of detroit. you just have to be a smart cookie while walking around!

    Bang for the buck

    affordable.

    What to do for fun

    we live in the great metro detroit. fun doesn't come to you, you go to the fun. there's more than enough to do around campus! you just have to look for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    get ahead on financial aid! the wayne state financial aid faculty does take a while to process anything that you ask for or even ask questions about.

    In three sentences

    great education.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    you can go to arts beats and eats, detroit historical museum, detroit opera house, detroit science center, motown museum, renaissance festival etc.....

    Food and Dining

    the best place to dine is the warrior grille. i personally love it. what makes the food so great is the way it's prepared. its fresh off the grill!

    Dorm Life

    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 2k12 tournaments etc....

    Academic Rigor

    you are guaranteed that your education will be improved at the end of every semester. their professors/instructor's all have great lectures and lesson plans.

    Tips for prospective students

    wayne state empowers you to become successful, lifelong learners through a comprehensive, innovative and inspirational approach to life.

    In three sentences

    wayne state has a very diverse campus. their also ranked number one in michigan for their medical program. wayne state has over 7 libraries to fit your major.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    police patrol the campus at all times to ensure the student's safety. they are very quick to respond and neutralize a situation when it occurs, though it is rare.

    Bang for the buck

    it seems like a lot of money to pay to go to college (and it is) but in the end, it will be the best money you'll ever spend.

    What to do for fun

    look for groups to join. there are at least a hundred of them.

    Food and Dining

    there are several areas for food and dining and they aren't just located in one place. wayne state university has a mcdonald's, a kfc, a taco bell, and a subway on its campus, and that is only among many other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    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 ones for undergrad students) are small though....

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers know what they are teaching. academically, wayne state is just as good as michigan state and university of michigan.

    Tips for prospective students

    although there are many extra-curicular activities to get into and the environment is fun and invigorating, do not forget that you need to study. in my experience, devoting a lot of time to each of your classes will help you in the long run. speaking of classes, don't overwhelm yourself trying to be an 18 credit-a-semester student. you need to pace yourself. the best way to tackle this school is to take a couple of challenging classes and balance it out with one or two easier ones.

    In three sentences

    wayne state university is actually a great school, with old buildings renovated to keep them looking nice. the teachers are very dedicated to the classes that they teach. it is also a very safe environment with police officers patrolling the campus to ensure students' safety.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    lots of places to eat and different restaurants down here that serve great food.

    In three sentences

    wayne state is all about diversity and accepting differences which is good. i love the feeling coming down town to go to school here. also, there are many,many majors to choose from and a lot of interesting classes to take.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    right before exams there is a latenight breakfast for all students on a day called study day. the day focuses on studying for final exams. it is a fun tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    the university really focuses on providing help to all students with every resource that is needed.

    What to do for fun

    the fitness center offers many fun classes like zumba, hip hop, and the university always has many activities happening in mid town the heart of wsu. there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    there are many places on campus to eat some even have delivery. some are jimmy johns, subway, mc donalds, pizza hut, taco bell, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    i do not stay in a dorm but i hear that it is great when it comes to being close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    academically wsu is a challenge but it is all about managing your time correctly and efficiently. if you can juggle that with your everyday life it will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely use your time wisely because before you know it you have many assignments to catch up on. always become familiar with your professors office hours and don't be afraid to approach them. keeping a semester calendar with all major assignments due is a great help.

    In three sentences

    wayne state definitely has the resources and education needed to get a good career. the faculty are always nice and helpful. there are so many organizations to join plus the on campus fitness center that offers endless classes and a rock climbing wall.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety makes me feel more secure when i am on campus. they're always doing their job when i come across them.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of clubs and activities on campus. they have ping pong and pool tables in the underground of the student center. also, there is a workout gym right in the middle of the main campus.

    Great for these types of students

    great school for any type of science major. it's an urban research university right in the vicinity of downtown detroit.

    Food and Dining

    there's a lot of selection to choose from that is available on the main campus from starbucks, to jimmy johns, to taco bell.

    Dorm Life

    i'm a commuter to the school but i do pass by the residences and they are very close to the classrooms in buildings right next to them.

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be very difficult but if you study you'll do fine.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great!

    What to do for fun

    concerts, parties, thursdays in the d

    Tips for prospective students

    living on campus is a good experience, but be prepared for stupid things to come up.

    In three sentences

    there are plenty of great professors. work hard in math and science classes or you won't do well. dorms are really nice.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    absolutely nothing. they gym is very nice however.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a commuters college, forming long standing friendships is very hard here because people come to school to learn and leave for work. the college is very diverse, this includes the professors and the student body.

    In three sentences

    it is very dirty. if you want a beautiful campus this is not the place for you. however; the school is very academic and very few parties.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    University has many options for dining from the campus cafeteria to the local restaurants on campus or surrounding campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dormitories are fun and awesome experience to encounter. By living in the dorm, you have the opportunity of meeting new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus to make the best out of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is an awesome place if you are looking for diversity and urban appeal. The university has so much to offer a student from campus organization to exceptional research opportunities. Wayne State University has one of the best Medical Schools in the nation.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Plenty of police, I feel safe walking to the library at 3 a.m.

    What to do for fun

    Where to begin is difficult. Personally I love going to class all day on a Thursday then heading off to a concert downtown.

    Food and Dining

    One can find whatever their heart or stomach desires. Wayne's campus has on it a vast array of dining facilities; cheap, ethnic, healthy, quick and classy

    Dorm Life

    I commute to school so I have not lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other university, WSU cademics at Wayne are quite difficult. However if one is prompt and dedicated, success is within reach.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University excelles all other schools that I have attended or visited. The combination of WSU's superior academics and the downtown experience makes it unique. I am proud and honored to be a WSU student.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to pay a lot for parking.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a very diverse school which is a good thing. Many professors are very talented and care about what they do. The campus is gorgeous.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have an online newsletter to alert you about on campus crime and caution. You can also receive text messages. Wayne State also plans several RAD Protection classes on campus for a small fee.

    Clubs and Activities

    I 'm in the Operation Management Leadership Program, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Engineering Society of Detroit, Society of Professional Engineers, Co-op Speakers Award Group, National Society of Black Engineers, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Volunteer and Detroit Parent Network Volunteer.

    Bang for the buck

    I really y need this scholarship and have worked hard in my academics. Scholarships such as this have made my educational goals obtainable. The tuition here is astronomical and any amount awarded to me will help defray some of the cost. Thank you.

    What to do for fun

    Participate..participate in student organizations across campus even if they are not within your major. Don't be afraid..be a Leader! The Student Center has various activities every month for free.

    Food and Dining

    One dining area and we have Campus wide study night events here. Like all you can eat breakfast. Totally Awesome! ***

    Dorm Life

    Live with Parent.

    Academic Rigor

    The Industrial Systems program is very complex. You must stay on top of your work and be prepared to travel anywhere for a project. Overall I have been blessed to receive the OMLP Award for most of my time in the program. This is awarded by GM and gives you $500-$2000 toward tuition as long as your academic scores are maintained.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the ups and downs of classroom hustle. Meaning you can map out your schedule one way and then Wayne can make a change. Always have optional classes ready to take just in case. This will save you on time and frustration.

    In three sentences

    Wayne is an Urban University with a diverse culture of people. Wayne has a Math Exam that has hindered Millions of students from graduating. Wayne has been an experience of a life time. I'm glad to attend here.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the largest things that people look for in their campus and one of the largest things that would surprise people about Wayne State University are their Safety systems. Our WSU Police Department was formed in 1966 and each officer is fully licensed through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards And they are seen all over campus and in the surrounding areas in patrol cars, on bikes, on foot and with K-9 units. Along with that, the students becoming Police Officers at Wayne State also patrol the entire campus and through every building in uniform providing an extra watch. Our parking structures especially, are fully protected by surveillance and guards. And access to almost every location requires a photo ID WSU card where each one has only a specific security level, with fewer being able to get into some buildings based on necessity like dorms, and fewer still for areas where valuables are stored like each dorm room or offices or music and art rooms. Beyond that, we employ a blue light system with individual telefone devices with a blue flashing light on top that turn on with the simple press of a button from anyone in trouble on campus. There are over 300 units and it is guaranteed that a WSU Police Officer can be at any location in under 90 seconds. Additionally, our WSU P.O. Headquarters can be contacted on or just off campus so that you can be escorted by an officer to where you are going, like a parking structure later at night.

    Greek Life

    Throughout the year, students can connect to the Sororities and Fraternities of Wayne State University, becoming a part of them or simply joining them in their reach out programs in the communities or other programs and activities they hold. There are about twenty different groups where each is known by their goals, and many are known for their Step Shows and other competitions between each other held in one of our main performance theaters.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an enormous range of groups at Wayne State University, where students come together to play organized sports or sports just for fun, where they come together to talk about the things that they enjoy in their major where they connect to the community and the surrounding businesses to learn more about what they want to do in their life, or where they come together to tutor each other. A few of the groups at Wayne State University include our Quidditch teams, our many types of book clubs, our choir groups, our sororities and fraternities, our Marching Band with Dance and Color Guard, our art groups, our Pre-Med groups and Pre-Law groups, and journalist and writing groups with our writing for our news paper The South End.

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State University is great for almost any student. The University accepts so many people, allowing them to come from so many different backgrounds to have a chance to change their life for the better. But it also caters to those who have a large drive to go far in the world. The well rounded education and individual care from the professors can help you to go many places including some very prestigious graduate schools. However, some of the graduate and undergraduate programs here are so well built, taught, and known that they would surprise many. Wayne State University is a hidden gem filled with students and professors working in community programs and doing prominent research in the world, building their character, knowledge, and drive to do something amazing in the world. The campus is so diverse in nationality, religion, interests, and specialties, that it could fit any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At Wayne State University, there are a few fun things that you can become accustomed to like the large rock in the center of campus where different groups spray paint their advertisement on them. Many of the groups that advertise their events are the sororities and fraternities, but some of the other events come from the groups of students from different majors of different interests. On campus, there are also a few hang-outs like on the second floor of the Undergraduate Library or the Student Center. Another thing that WSU is known for providing are the events where students can be shuttled on our own bus system to different cultural areas of Detroit where they can learn different types of dances, eat at a new restaurant, walk around the open fresh food market, attend a professional sports game, hear a Tchaikovsky concert from a full orchestra, or attend a concert from someone like Bruno Mars who performed on campus in 2011.

    Bang for the buck

    The costs at Wayne State University are closer to those of a community college, but the education provided here, especially in their specified programs like the Medical and Law ones, rival some of the best Universities in the country. Additionally the Financial Aid office and the different offices for each Major are quite proactive with providing their students with scholarship and Work Study information.

    What to do for fun

    During the winter, collections of people congregate outside to start snowball wars where anyone can just walk in and join or spend time in the recreation centers or in the Student Center for recent movie releases played on large flat screens for free. And during the fall and summer, the volley ball courts between many of the dorms and apartments and open grass areas are used for spontaneous games of soccer, volleyball, football, lacrosse, and Frisbee. Students can also support their friends by attending the games for different sports. Beyond that there are connections with the surrounding locations such as the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Science Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, and the Detroit Film Theater, where on some days you can use your student card to get in for free or at a discount. Another gem just off campus is the Detroit Greek Town filled with professional sports arenas where Wayne State students sometimes get discounts for the games, theaters like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and also wonderful places on the river or at the Motor City Casino.

    Food and Dining

    At Wayne State University, there are buffet style cafes for those who live on campus with meal plans. But beyond that there is a multitude of different restaurants, coffee shops, and fast food places. They include some known brands such as Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, Subway, Jimmy Johns, McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, along with some rather unknown places such as Salad 101, La-Pita Mediterranean, Delilah's Cafe, and Freshens. Additionally, there are numerous places on the edge of campus with places ranging from sit down restaurants to the take out Chinese and pizza locations. Also, if you are on campus late at night there is an Underground Grill open from 9pm to 2am in the center of campus where the pool tables and video game competitions around the Grill are always filled with great people.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus at Wayne State University is a wonderful experience with easy access to buffet style cafes and food court settings, multiple areas for recreation including an extensive gym in the center of campus, and numerous libraries for different kinds of individual and group studies. The University provides many options for dorms and apartments on campus where students can choose to live by themselves, with friends, or go in blind and meet new people. There are many different styles of buildings and each has different selections for room set-ups to choose from. Also, on the perimeter of campus there are many apartment buildings and neighborhoods that are known for housing WSU students. However, one of the biggest perks of living in a dorm are the full bathrooms in each of the spacious dorms, and the different laundry, kitchen, lounge, study, and work out areas on each floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the General Education classes containing a basic overview of the subject generally range from easy to moderate in difficulty. But once you begin to take classes for your major, the classes pick up in difficulty with a thorough scope of the ideas discussed. Although they take some work, it is easy to see that the courses actually prepare you for potential jobs and employers. Furthermore, the Medical and Law programs within Wayne State University are quite intensive and the school itself along with the professors of the classes have wonderful connections to the outside working world. Additionally, those courses are part of the reason why the programs are so prominent in the community and the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the location of the school deter you from visiting or making Wayne State University an option for your education. The on-campus housing and commuting accommodations along with the endless list of groups, sports, and activities fit the needs of any student. And one of the many things that most people don't know is that the Medical and Law programs rival those of some of best colleges in the country where Professors, immersed in their own programs and research from around the world, come to teach at Wayne State University. Here the graduation percentage rates are lower than many other schools because the standards to get into the main school are low, accepting many people. But what you have to keep in mind is that if you want to graduate, it takes effort. Wayne State University accepts many students, some of whom lose focus, but it is the loss of those students because if you put in the effort, a degree from Wayne State will rocket you into the world. Because of this, it doesn't matter very much where you come from or your previous education because WSU gives you the opportunity to go as far as you want. And if you desire to go far, it may take more work with the higher you go, but you can find peace in knowing that you can make something of yourself with an education from Wayne State University.

    In three sentences

    Although it is a University that is normally glanced over by many prospective students, Wayne State is a school that would surprise many. The intensive courses actually prepare you for your future and the Professors actually take the time to learn your names and sincerely care about your thoughts and dreams. And with every day on campus, you learn more amazing and hidden things about the world renowned Professors and programs.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very fun. The Greeks have alot of activities and fundraisers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Warrior Wednesdays

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is pretty resonable.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the games (any sport), the different on-campus activities that may come around

    Food and Dining

    there are so many places to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    there are 5-6 different places on campus to choose from

    Academic Rigor

    Very strict policy

    Tips for prospective students

    To keep record of any phone calls that are made to anyone. Stay focused on that long term goal, becaus it will pay off one day.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is really persistent with the teaching strategy. This university can help anyone with all of the EXTRA learning support. Wayne State University gets 5 stars.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police department with over 30 sworn in officers. The school also provides a shuttle services via the police and a campus bus service for students and staff.

    Greek Life

    The most visible organizations on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wow, there is a club for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take a look at the Warrior Walk, it all begins there.

    Bang for the buck

    Most affordable tuition in the state for a fully accredited college.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs, a Dream Center, a cultural center, downtown is two miles away, plenty of restaurants, and a host of private events. Just look and you will find more than you have time to do. Just start at the DOSO office in the Student Center Building on the third floor and move on out here. Go to the U Club in the basement, where there is all sorts of events offered for students. Work out at the Mott Harris, see our championship football team, swim team, or go one of thousands of other campus events.

    Food and Dining

    We have fast food, pizza places, sandwiches, and party stores. We also have three local breweries, whole foods, international food establishments, and restaurants featured on the Food Network. I can think of at least 15 restaurants most students do not know about that will meet all of your needs.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a campus apartment which has upper floor dorms . The school invests heavily in social programs for students. However, many students do not search for the many offerings by the school. You will find that new high school graduates gravitate toward the fraternities and sororities. I again ask for people to search many sources before building their college routines.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the core academic programs have been scaled down to help students pass. However, the core programs will challenge students in all of the over 180 programs offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in homecoming week. Meet with student clubs. Participate in Mondays at the Max and Thursdays in the D. There are so many opportunities that students can take advantage of. Littered around campus are high quality restaurants as well as hang out spots. You will participate in fashion show s, boutique festivals, winter-fests, free local concerts, and many other events. Besides, there are over a dozen coffee shops around campus. This is the busiest area in the city of Detroit.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State provides students more education options than any school I have ever attended. You are given the opportunity to build a program for future all generations. Look at it this way, students hire and fire instructors based on their input.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU is protected by the WSU Police Department, separate from the Detroit Police Department, with a response time ranging from 40 seconds to two minutes. You cannot walk a hundred feet without seeing an officer walking, riding a bike/segway, or driving. If you feel uneasy walking anywhere on campus at any time, you can give them a call and they will watch you walk to your destination to ensure your safety.

    What to do for fun

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit Historical Museum are a few of the fun museums around. Right across the Detroit river and down the street are countless casinos including Caesars Windsor (Canada, 19+) and Motor City Casino (USA, 21+). Right in Detroit we have Comerica Park, home of the Tigers, Ford Field, home of the Lions, and the Joe Louis Arena, home of the Redwings.

    Food and Dining

    There are all sorts of great restaurants and bars in walking distance. Ranging from the informal cafe and bar there are very nice sit-down restaurants. My favorites are the cool little coffee houses [my favorite is Thistle Cafe - free wifi].

    Dorm Life

    WSU has a lot of dorms and even more apartments adjacent to it. However, most students commute each day. If possible, get the parking pass [it's cheaper].

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State is known for being a science institution. If you are taking any science courses, they will be extremely difficult. Social sciences, arts, etc. are engaging, but not as tough as STEM classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The veggie burgers served in Ghafari are actually really good. If you have the chance, live on campus. If you drive to school, watch where you park; my car has been hit in the structures a few times.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a safe and affordable 4 year institution in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. The instructors are mostly welcoming to questions and concerns you may have as a student. However, it is a small university, so they're not too big on student events.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give yourself too much free time.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State has a cultural campus. The counselors are extremely helpful and work with you to find the right classes for you. Everyone on campus appear focus and working hard towards their goals.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though there are police and safety officials that do their job there are times where I still feel uncomfortable walking alone on campus. It's always best to have someone with you as you are walking from location to location. This should always be practiced around the evenings.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations and make new friends would be a first step. Also, just walking around with you friends and taking pictures of nature is another good one! There are some really nice buildings that give the campus a nice touch.

    Food and Dining

    The student center has food stores like Subway, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, La Pita, and Byblos....There are new food stores opening up that cater to those who prefer an Indian cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say anything about this part of WSU since I am a commuter. My rating is based on things I've heard from friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The science courses offered here are very challenging. Prepare yourself before taking any course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try really hard to get as many scholarships as you can.

    In three sentences

    This university is an excellent choice for those intending to major in any science!

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Detroit Institute of Arts, Downtown Detroit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your first year to get to know the campus and fellow colleagues.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school with a great staff. Its located in the heart of Detroit. It has a great and friendly environment.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wayne State Police are always around campus and the nearby areas as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities are provided for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many organizations for students of all ethnic backgrounds. They have a day in September when all of the different clubs display and share their traditions and cultures.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but they do provide the level of education.

    What to do for fun

    It is in the heart of midtown Detroit, so just take a bike ride to downtown or corktown or explore the attractions midtown!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is alright but their places around campus that are really good!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for my first year and it was a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a great staff of professors for most of their programs but some do fall short. Nonetheless, their level of academia has been set to high standards and you have to work hard to receive this education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, receive and enriching education and enjoy your college education!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a school of opportunities and academic success. They offer every imaginable program and encourage undergraduate students to apply to their graduate school as well.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Wayne State police, Detroit police, and security guards for the dorms. I could not have felt much safer when I was living there.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have various student groups and activities going on, and if your bored, there's always something to do downtown.

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is definitely way less compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    School intramurals, student groups, concerts (we had Wiz Khalifa, NERD perform), and downtown Detroit!

    Food and Dining

    The food during the week was great. All you can eat style buffet. The only negative was the lack of selection and quality on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    They have a decent amount of living space, your own bathroom, and heating/AC. Many schools do not offer offer even one of these. Wayne State has all three!

    Academic Rigor

    I took the health sciences route, so I took many sciences classes. They definitely prepare you for the entrance exams you have to take for the programs. There are 3 hospitals on the medical campus, so for you health care people, this is a good location to get your foot in the door.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live downtown. Participate in the activities held by the fitness center. Join student groups. Lots of opportunities to volunteer.

    In three sentences

    I do not regret going to this school. I enjoyed living on campus, forming great relationships with students and faculty, and having the opportunity to go to downtown Detroit whenever I wanted.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food joint to eat from, and very cultural diverse ones as well.

    Dorm Life

    Great community of people living together. People are very kind here.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU's academic programs are very intense and competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU has a great research facility. Its medical programs are one of the best. It has a great community of people.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University (WSU) is a very diverse school. It has a very great community of people and future leaders. WSU is also a place to make long-lasting friendships,

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State's campus is a very safe and welcoming community.

    Clubs and Activities

    From orientation there are a variety of clubs and organizations on campus to keep busy!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition being under 10,000.00 is wonderful. You do get what you pay for and then some.

    What to do for fun

    The city life is wonderful. Just remain cautious of your surroundings and travel in groups.

    Food and Dining

    Wayne State offers a variety of food options as well as being near many restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very friendly and great when you want to have study sessions during exam week.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State always challenges their students to strive higher and become a better individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are some simple things that students should know. The cost of tuition, room and board, books, lab fees, and food; these items should be calculated to determine how much aid you will need for the upcoming year.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is warm, welcoming, and has amazing staff to help one along their way to becoming the person they want to be. I am excited to embark on this journey there. I would recommend this university to all of my friends.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's like with any other university - there's going to be thefts and whatnot, but the campus police are always patrolling not just immediately around campus but off it by a bit too. And you can always call them to walk you to your car at night to make sure you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    I'm not personally part of a sorority/fraternity but they seem to have a lot of fun..

    Clubs and Activities

    There are A LOT of student organizations on campus, and it's easy to get involved and be an active member of any of them. Just start going to a meeting, participate in serious and fun activities, be a board member, it's all easily doable. Just go for it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mascot is a green barney... Not sure how they came up with that, it's a mystery to anybody you ask.

    Bang for the buck

    They keep raising the tuition.. I know the economy is bad, but not just for the university, but for students as well. It's getting harder and harder to pay and it doesn't feel like it's worth it. At all. There are so many classes where you can see that the profs are there just because it's part of the job but they actually want to do their research and so you don't get the best learning experience you should from all that money you're paying towards your education.

    What to do for fun

    The student center has an area dedicated for fun activities in the basement. I haven't been down there for a very long time though, so unfortunately I cannot tell you what's there.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places to eat on or around campus, but you do get bored of the food after a while, despite the variety. There's Jimmy Johns, Starbucks, Einsteins, Tim Hortons, Campus Diner, Byblos, Blimpies, La Pita, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, KFC (these are directly on campus). If you leave campus and go to the downtown area of even just go to a Dearborn (mere 10 mins away) you get a lot more variety.

    Dorm Life

    I can't actually provide an accurate assessment of dorm life because I never lived on campus, but I hear it's nice.

    Academic Rigor

    ESP is probably the best program in 'academic rigor' at Wayne where all the profs involved truly care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're taking a math class, participate in ESP (Emerging Scholars Program) which is DEDICATED to making sure their students learn the material and do great in their math classes - even those who are horrible or terrified of math come out having learned the material and gaining a great support network!

    In three sentences

    They definitely have great events for enticing new students to the University by providing welcoming events and activities for them to participate it. It makes it all very exciting and helps decrease some stress or anxiety one might feel about attending a new university. Also, these events are designed to get new students interacting with current students, so it helps get them more comfortable when they are immediately able to start building up their network.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While Detroit does have a high crime rate, on campus the two biggest things you need to worry about are car theft and larceny. Well larceny is pretty easy to prevent, just don't leave your stuff lying around, that is how the vast majority of those crimes are committed. Which you should be doing in any city you go to suburbs or big city. Just common sense. Car theft can be deterred and campus police are some of the best I've ever seen, especially with prevention. They sell extremely cheap Clubs, they do free VIN etching on windows, and besides patrolling they also give out reports and tell you exactly how many crimes occur, what types they are, and in the case of car theft even the vehicle type and area where the theft occurred. There are emergency blue lights all around campus, and most of campus is very well lit. They also have something called Safewalk which is when you need to walk somewhere and you don't feel safe you call this number anytime and they will escort you to wherever it is you need to go. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Some of my friends were in sororities and fraternities and they loved it; they made some of their closest friends during Greek life. There are also many different types of sororities; while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity I met some girls who were doing a build for their sorority. Their sorority was volunteer based and they did things like that at least every month.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so different kinds of clubs and activities that even if I was on a mission to join and participate in every one of them, it would take me another 4 years. The Clubs I have been in are Democracy Matters, Habitat for Humanity- WSU Chapter, ArtCorps Detroit, and I've been to other clubs' events and fairs. There is something for everyone, especially if you want to volunteer or expand your cultural horizons. We have a lot of amazing international exchange students and you can learn a lot about another culture from the local source while still staying in the U.S.

    Great for these types of students

    Intelligent, not afraid of challenge, science majors pre-med are especially popular, journalism students: our Journalism program is amazing! Maybe most important, a person who is willing to open their mind to other cultures and peoples. This is not a small, sleepy, homogeneous town. You will meet and become friends with someone you would not have met back home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place between two very large buildings, one apartments the other dorms, that makes a funnel effect with the wind. It's called the Wind Tunnel and when the weather nice it is not hard to get a kite up in the air.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, it is great, my professors are very attentive, I have never had a professor at WSU that I would say is coasting. The class sizes are very reasonable sometimes bordering on small and I've never had a problem with being ignored. Whenever I needed help I always got it.

    What to do for fun

    WSU is in the heart of Detroit so there is no limit. Art: the Detroit Institute of Arts is a 5 minute walk from campus and students with ID get in free on Fridays. The art that WSU students and faculty show are all around campus. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is 5 minutes away, and CCS campus is about 10-15. Sports: Joe Louis Ice Arena is downtown as well as Ford Field. Restaurants: a plethora of good eating especially the famous Coney Island with Detroit Chili Dogs. Shopping: you can go downtown and shop till your heart's content but right next to campus there isn't much. Pubs/Clubbing: there are lots of great bars and clubs for every level of partier around. Some of the bigger ones are about 10-15 minutes away closer to downtown, but worth it. In addition WSU offers free events all the time, with interest in different departments as well as larger events everyone can enjoy (Like Lupe Fiasco Concerts). Go further into Detroit and you will find much more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually not bad, though it is all located in one place and campus is kindof big, BUT there are a lot of restaurants and fast food places that take the OneCard (your student ID that you put money onto and use as debit) that are all over campus. There are several Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, and of course many coffee shops all around.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms and I commute, it is expensive no doubt about it. The accommodations aren't bad. Two people to a room, one nicely sized bathroom. You have RAs of course, and people who were noisy anyway hah. The internet was good if you brought an Ethernet cable. Security is good too, and you can have overnight guests though they limit how many each month. The only problem I ever had was the lack of kitchens and the price.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been very challenged sometimes, and sometimes the classes have been a bit less stressful. Having gone to community college as well I can say for sure that this is quality teaching, and is on par with 4 year universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, take a time management session, WSU offers them free. Try and save money where you can, plan your courses intelligently and make use of community college or get a job. Make sure you think about what job or career you'll be getting with your major, not just a subject you enjoy. Talk not just to the people you share a room with, but to those in your classes, especially if you're a commuter. Take advantage of all the events (especially the free ones), you'll miss that once you're graduated and sitting at home. Also, if you need to go to an adviser, I would strongly suggest going to the head of your academic department, not General Advising. You will get much more personalized and accurate advice on classes and credits and anything else. If you aren't good at networking, make sure that you improve on this. Whatever job you get whether it be researcher, teacher, lawyer, medicine, languages, business, you need connections! You need internships and experience, I know it may sound annoying but WSU does have some great internship opportunities in every department.

    In three sentences

    This school has real diversity not just the token amount private institutions need. The professors, if you take the time to meet with them and put in effort, will help you in ways you would never get in a lecture hall with 1,000 students or more. WSU is committed to a degree you will actually use and is always offering experience to help your resume.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Never dined on campus yet, but from the looks of it, the campus is full of life, and there are many food vendors and as well as gourmet restaurant to dine in. Ranging from Starbucks to exquisite Chinese cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Never stayed in a dorm but heard from fellow classmates, dorm life is pretty relaxing. No need for transportation, and gas usage because classes are right next to the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There weren't that many difficulties faced, only thing to keep in mind is, no matter how intelligent these professors may be, majority of them come from different countries and are not very fluent in English, so there might be a difficulty understanding some professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming student, make sure you come prepared. Start of the semester strong, and end it strong. Be sure to attend every lecture, as well as carry a tape recorder to record every lectures. Study a week before an exam, and if any questions, make sure you ask an instructor or seek help from a tutor. Lastly, enjoy the material being studied as much as possible, so you can intake the material, and understand the concept.

    In three sentences

    Wayne state is great university, holding students from every different background! Walking around campus feels very comfortable, seeing all sorts of faces. Most importantly, experiencing different types of knowledge everyone brings, from students to professors of different ethnicity.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing here. Being in Detroit, the Wayne State campus PD thought of it all. There's blue emergency lights placed all over that monitor what's going on. If its pressed for panic, the PD shows in 23 seconds at most. They solve campus crimes and do drive bys every few hours. They also walk on campus alot. I can say I feel safe on this campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is VERY important and prevalent on campus. We have a very high number of Iotas, Sigmas, Gammas, Zetas, AKAs, Deltas, Pikes, and some other Multi-racial, Arabic, and Latino sororities and fraternities. There's also Christian co-ed Greek groups as well as Medical, Engineering, and Alumni groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not too sure about clubs and universities since I'm not in any.

    Great for these types of students

    Medical, Law, Engineering, Education, and Art students will thrive here at Wayne State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual locations..there's a few. Shepero Hall is one. No one is there that works for the university but its a scary building with creaky elevators and dark eerie lit halls..all in the shape of a pineapple upside down cake. I believe that's the building they hold forensics at so yes the smell of formeldehyde is high.

    Bang for the buck

    I thinkthat Wayne State is a good balance for $17,000 a year. However the Office of Financial Aid will not be your best friend.

    What to do for fun

    There's alot to do for fun since you're in the heart of Detroit. You can go to parties, to the Riverwalk, the clubs downtown, to concerts and shows, explore the historical mansions near Belle Isle, go to the Motown Museum, And alot more. I don't want to spoil all that Detroit has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Wayne State is...well...ok. Over the weekend though you better have your own snacks to eat or else you'll starve unless you leave your dorm to go off campus to eat. There's also a McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, Jimmy Johns, Salad 101, Sushi Place, Freshens, La Pita, Babylos, Tim Hortons, and an Indian resturant on campus aside from the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Wayne State's dorm life is pretty good. I can only speak for living in the newest dorm which is called The Towers. Its like a hotel type of experience living in suites on campus. I will say that over the weekends the meal plans are almost non existant. The hours are not helpful if you wake up after them and not before. There are also diverse dorm communities if you're a female, an international student, an Honors student, or 21 and up which bring different people together on a mature level.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said before, Wayne State is a hard university. Every student here must take stern math and science courses with labs for both departments and it is not that easy. There are LOTS of term papers to write and alot of math problems given for homework each night.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students thinking of Wayne State University as an option: this school is not easy. It may not be up there with the top universities in the country but you will have a lot of studying to do. This is a research university that brings that factor to every lecture and lab.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit in a place called Midtown. This college is pretty enjoyable if you like the freedom of not having a gated campus and like ethnic diversity. Wayne State is also a great school for Medical, Law, Engineering, and Education degrees.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Although Wayne State is located in downtown Detroit, campus is safer than ever. The pathways at Wayne state are very wide, wide enough that the campus police can drive their police vehicles right through campus. Wayne State is said to have the best campus police in Michigan.

    Bang for the buck

    If you do not want to live in Detroit then you can always commute if you live near Grosse Pointe, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, etc. It takes about 20-30 minutes to drive to school, but it saves you hundreds compared to living on campus. At home theres your own space, your own city, your own things, and little distractions so why not commute!

    Food and Dining

    Wayne state doesn't just have a food court (including Subway, Pizza Hut, chinese food) but there are also many restaurants like Jimmy Johns and Wasabi (a popular local sushi restaurant) located on the outskirts of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not seen much of the dorm life, but I've heard that the newer buildings are ideal. Theres nothing like the smell of fresh paint to help you begin a new semester.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but the teachers at Wayne State are thrilled to help students out. There are also people who will help you in the many libraries Wayne state has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have the whole day to register if you are an incoming freshman or transfer student. There are just a few counselors and thousands of students so it takes a while to get paperwork done.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is like its own city within a city. You have everything you need on campus: restaurants, entertainment, people. Located in Detroit, Wayne state still keeps campus safe for its students.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is amazing. They are really on top of things. They semd you new reports about things happening on and around campus. They can send text alerts and emails. If you call they will send an escort to walk to to your destination if you are out late. They have security guards constantly walking around campus and posted in ket buildings. They have emergency stations posted in various places around campus to contact them and if you are being chased or followed you can create a trail security can follow by the emergency buttons you push as you past the stations. They do a lot for the students and they good at what they do. They are on top of things and very reliable.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do. My friends and I go downtown where there is always something going on. The campus always has on outing on Thursdays where they have buses to take us to fun events around the city. The school also shows movies on every Wednesday. Frats, Sororities, and Clubs throw open parties and dances and random events happen al over campus. With all this fun, it's hard to prioritize but it's possible.

    Food and Dining

    They have a large variety of food that is heavily influenced by the culinary arts students. The dormitory entitled Towers has the biggest and best variety. They even have cultural food such as Indian, Chinese, Mexican, you name it. They have vegetarian and vegan food too. You can always find something to eat and it's surprisingly good. We also have restaurants all around and surrounding campus too. So you'll always have delicious choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. At least for me. There are some dorms you want to avoid but it varies from year to year. I had a great roommate, a nice quiet floor, friends around the corner, an awesome RA, fun activities at least once a week, no curfew, no nagging parents telling you to clean your room and do your homework, how to dress - nothing, responsibility and freedom; my rules, my way. It was the best. It feels like you're living in a big apartment with your best friends. One thing you have to do is not let all that freedom go to your head. People get carried away and do crazy things and some people don't get out of bed because they technically don't have to and end up failing classes over attendance. Remember I said attendance is important. You can't be late either because so many tardies equal an absence or they don't let you in and force you to take an absence. Prioritize and drink a lot of coffee.

    Academic Rigor

    They demand a lot of you. If you are not use to a large work load start preparing now especially if you are majoring in music. We are required to take between 7 and 10 music classes every semester plus our required academic academic classes while everyone else takes 3 to 5. It will be overwhelming primarily because students want to balance fun with studies and that is a tough balance. They should never be equal. Study more and the fun will be more worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attendance is important. Stay on top of your grades at all all times. There are always a lot of activities happening on campus so you need to prioritize. Stay in the faces of your teachers and counselors. They have to know who you are in order to care enough about you to help. Enjoy your new found freedom with self control and find people who have the same goals as you.

    In three sentences

    It is becoming more difficult. It is a fun school and a cultural experience. It is very strict and forces you to discipline yourself.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I use the recreation center to work out or I visit many of the restaurants nearby.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the city life and having a school that caters to everyone's needs than this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Wayne state has a wide variety of opportunities. It is very diverse when it comes to the people attending there. Lastly Wayne State is definitely a school that I am comfortable with.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great. You have so many amazing surrounding resturants,so you're food options are endless.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life of course is cool because ypu are with new people, and you have a spot of your own.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a lot harder than high school, so take notes and STUDY!

    In three sentences

    I love that Wayne is in downtown Detroit. I was born and raised here, and i love my city. I feel that you can recieve that going away feeling, while still being at home.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a wide variety of activities that various organizations put on to keep the student body entertained. There are also different events that happen in the downtown area that most students frequent since we are in the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Wayne is pretty good, they offer a wide variety of locations where you can visit to get some good grub. Some examples of the various eateries include fast food places like Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, etc, food corporations like AVI food Inc. and other various restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Since the dorms are still relatively new the condition of the dorm rooms and the buildings are good. The RA's put on programs to try and establish connections between the residents and the residential staff.

    Academic Rigor

    The math, science, and foreign language courses and programs here at Wayne are very intense. These classes require a large amount of time, attention, and dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    One important tip I have for possible students is that you need to keep track of your progress. By that I mean you need to keep a record of classes that you have completed and keep current with the changes that are made in each specific program for each major.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is top-notch academically and our programs have some of the best professors in them. The atmosphere here at Wayne is one of true diversity, we have students of various cultural backgrounds that attend this university. Overall I would rate Wayne State University of of the best schools that Michigan has to offer.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State takes safety very serious. There are campus police all over campus. They send out emails to students on the rare occasion something happens and a crime report every month. They're always sending emails and posting tips on how to keep yourself safe. They also have free self-defense classes every month.

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State University is research university. If you're majoring in the medical field or any other field that requires tons of research Wayne State is perfect for you. The majority of the students work full time and are serious about obtaining an education to move forward in their career. The university and its faculty are are of this and try to accomodate those who jobs/ other responsibilities. They have classes from 7 or 8 am to 9 pm, so you have a wide variety of classes to choose from. Wayne State is also great for students looking for diversity. The diversity is one of the reason I love attending this university. I've met people from Florida, California, Nigeria, Lebanon, and Albania all on campus!

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on campus.Wayne State is about 3 minutes from downtown Detroit and 15 minutes away from Fairlane mall, so there's always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    They have several diners on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but I am looking to move in one of the apartments a few blocks away from campus. There are lots of apartments in that area.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are fast pace and very demanding, but not impossible. If you study, you'll pass. Simple as that.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be organized, study, and serious about your studies. If you aren't willing to put in hard work you will find yourself struggling. Studying and being organized are key components to being successful at Wayne State.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is dedicated to helping its students succeed. They have several resources at their students disposal to ensure students have what they need to be successful.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love the police at Wayne State! They're there in no time if an issue arises and the best part about it is we don't have to rely on Detroit's crappy police system!

    What to do for fun

    There's tons of stuff to do on campus! There are a million and one organizations! If you're not the org type you can go to the rec center... I mean hey it's included into your tuition fees!

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food is the worst but places around the campus aren't bad! You might find several little known Wayne State secrets if you choose to attend!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay if you're into sharing your space for the most part. If you don't like sharing space with someone, I would not recommend staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a science major and when I say I feel prepared to tackle anything that comes my way I mean it!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not rely on financial aid as your source for financial aid assistance; the financial aid office is improving but it SUCKS nonetheless. Prepare yourself ahead of time for long nights of studying! Do your research before you purchase a book for class!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is excellent school for experiencing new things. The school is within the perimeters of an urbanized area yet it never feels like such. If you're looking to explore a new journey submerged in the dynamics of culture, science, or maybe even arts, Wayne State University has it all.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have lighted, controlled parking with campus police, along with Detroit police

    Great for these types of students

    It has something for everyone

    Bang for the buck

    So far I have been very happy

    What to do for fun

    Downtown has many cultural and sport activities

    Food and Dining

    I'm told the food is good

    Dorm Life

    Friend have told me it is good

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are vey good in choices and times but I havent started classes yet

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you can. Make sure you show them there is more to you than just a GPA or what you wrote on your application. Dont be shy in showing them who you are and what you want to do or how they can help you.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, staff and student alike are very warm and friendly. Very much into success and seeing beyond the normal to accept you and help you achieve your goals

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police is always around. A report goes out every month about what happened. Avoid being by yourself at night

    Greek Life

    Im not greek but you will see them around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club/organization for everybody. Whether its a academic org or just something to partake in.

    Bang for the buck

    Get as many scholarships and grants you can cause this school dont offer a lot. Tuition goes up every semester.

    What to do for fun

    There is usually something going on everyday.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing but fast food.

    Dorm Life

    If you dont like restrictions very much then your better off staying in an apartment. Apartments are cheaper anyway.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really research into this school and ask other students how do they like this school and see if its different than how other schools are.

    In three sentences

    Only for students who are interested in Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Not worth it for Engineering and Computer Science majors.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security Officers, mace and being aware.

    Greek Life

    Greek Salad

    Clubs and Activities

    Employee Activity Scholar Member

    Great for these types of students

    Being able to create and design the art of your heart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My unusual tradition is changing clothes before going to the university as I wear suits many day to work. During school I want to look like a school girl and not a business woman.

    Bang for the buck

    Graphic Design, cooking, creating pictures, flowers and selling my delicious Sweet Potato Pies.

    What to do for fun

    1. Flower arrangement 2. Decorate and design picture for my home 3. Cooking

    Food and Dining

    I cook my own food

    Dorm Life

    I live in my own home.

    Academic Rigor

    1. The parking 2. Some professor are too rigid 3. Some professor really are there to help all students

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be careful how you spend your FASFA 2. Do your best 3. Study at least 10-20 hours per week.

    In three sentences

    1. It is a minority university 2. It is in Detroit, Michigan 3. It takes student of my age of 53

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    I am not sure, but my rrommate is in a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cheerleading

    Bang for the buck

    I haven't attended Wayne State yet.

    What to do for fun

    I am not sure what there is to do for fun, but I have heard there is always something to do at Wayne State.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't attended Wayne State yet.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't attended Wayne State yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended the school yet, so I am not sure how th academic view of Wayne State wil be .

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students are to continue to check on your financial aid at all times. Also to visit the campus before moving there so that you see what the student life is really like. Another good tip is to stay focused on school at all times and let nothing get in the way.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is very upbeat and fast-paced in the city of Detroit, MI. I would definitely give them a 10 because their school is very different from a regular campus. The leaders on the tours are very cheerful and likeable also.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State is a safe campus. I've been around the campus a lot of times and there are so many police officers patrolling everywhere on campus. This campus also has cameras everywhere, especially in the parking structures.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities here. Just to name a few, there's BSA-Bangladeshi Student Association, Criminal Justice Club, Biology Club, and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State is great for students who are looking for a large university with a very diverse population. This college is known for its medical, law, and engineering school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wayne State has so much around its campus. They have a African-American museum just a few blocks away, along with an Art museum.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus has many things going on because it is in the heart of Downtown Detroit.

    What to do for fun

    Wayne State has a variety of things on campus. You can go rock climbing to playing volleyball outside by the dorms. Even better, they have a campus recreational center with a full basketball court and a fitness area. As you can see, there is so much to do on campus. You'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    What's a college life without great food? Wayne State offers a variety of food. From your local fast food chains such as: McDonald's, Taco Bell, KFC, and Subway to different ethnic foods such as: Mediterranean, Greek, and Chinese foods. The dining halls are so big and roomy. They're a great atmosphere for studying and just talking with your buddies.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are so nice and kind of spacious for a one or two people room. They have secured entrances along with secured dorm rooms. The staff that works in the dorms are so nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here is highly stressed and positive. The courses here are very detailed and have great professors. The classes aren't too easy or too hard, just right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students applying here should definitely check out the campus. While attending college here, there are so many resources available for students. I suggest students attend orientation and any other college related events because it's an awesome experience. Also, try to not be shy and make friends, after all, they say you meet your best friend in college.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is the largest public research university in the United States. The academics here is strongly stressed to undergraduate and graduate students. The professors here are highly rated with so much effort and value.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is crime in the city. Nevertheless, if you're safe, smart, and cautious about the surroundings, there shouldn't be too many issues. I haven't encountered any safety issues, personally, as of yet.

    Greek Life

    I have not joined any sororities, but if that's what floats some one's boat, it works. There are so many great people. There are also avid sports fans so the Greek Life shouldn't be too shabby either.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities. The campus is pretty large and there are countless organizations to join. There is something for people who like big groups or those who prefer something more cozy.

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State is a great for students who are looking for something different. There are so many different aspects to the faculty and students. Many come together because of their differences and are glad to experience different types of people instead of the same kind over and over.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would say the graffiti on the buildings can count as unusual locations. There are a lot of talented people. Some of them just have not been able to express themselves in other settings.

    Bang for the buck

    I cannot say enough about the cultural diversity at Wayne State. There are a lot of friendly people. There's just so much more to learn about people.

    What to do for fun

    The University is inside a city so there is a lot to do. People go to plays, there's ice skating, the movies, hangout out, supporting causes, and so much more. There shouldn't be dull moments when looking for an activity to do.

    Food and Dining

    I've had the food at Wayne State and it is really delicious. For those looking to be healthy, the food might seem too tempting. Nevertheless, I'm sure there are healthy options as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I wouldn't write them off. They seem to be nice facilities. The best part would probably be getting to know such a diverse group of people.

    Academic Rigor

    What I like about Wayne State University is that the courses aren't overwhelming. There are a lot of caring professors, tutors, and fellow classmates that can help. There are classes suitable for the needs of different students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare in advance, as early as the freshman year in high school. Take placement and advanced placements tests in order to test out of classes. This is a great money saver and leaves more room to take classes that a student wants to take, as opposed to just classes that are required.

    In three sentences

    I would give Wayne State University a high rating. It is in the center of a city. It is also the only urban research university in Michigan.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of fratternites and sorrorities to join. Tons of oppurtinutys for athletes to keep playing sports through the intermural teams!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized and on top of things.

    In three sentences

    People are very helpful on campus. Detroit as a city gives Wayne state so much attitude, its really a beauitful campus. There are lots of activites to get involved in!

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is almost unimaginable. Very safe environment, where people seem to be barely threatened. Campus security is amongst the best qualities of Wayne State.

    Greek Life

    There a re quite a bit of fraternities and sororities around campus. Each are for a different person, so if students are interested in joining, they will have a wide variety to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fraternities, sororities and other clubs, that help you become resourceful unto other students. Clubs also help you to form study groups which can be quite efficient academically.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are quite studious, would find Wayne State University amazing. Students who are quite social, may find Wayne State University to be a decent place, but not the most lively place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Pike House, which is a fraternity house for partying, is located a couple blocks from campus. This is the typical place that people go on fridays and saturdays to be able to escape some of the campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayne State is quite expensive, but academically this school is worth the cost. Outside of academics it seems to lack value of what students are required to pay.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends between classes. Get involved in campus organizations as well as campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't fabulous, but isn't quite bad either. Overall, the food is pretty decent. Wayne State University dining needs a larger variety of dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Not as active as you will see at other schools. There are people that live on campus, but do to Wayne State being a commuter school, must of the students leave campus after their classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Wayne State is amongst one of the best educational systems in Michigan.

    Tips for prospective students

    As you enter your incoming year at Wayne State University, I would suggest trying to make others resourceful. You will meet many other college students around campus, and it will be very important that you utilize them.

    In three sentences

    As a third year student at Wayne State University, I would rate Wayne State a 3 out of 5, on an overall scale. Wayne State University is definitely a challenging school academically, but has a natural environment of motivated college students.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe that the campus is safe. There are always WSU police driving around campus. I've never encountered and problems.

    Greek Life

    There are classes that you can take that involve greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can join the football team, play basketball, train at the gym, join dance groups, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    There are so many great classes offered at Wayne State University. I believe that the university has one of the best medical fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoying hanging out at the Student Center and sometimes the FAB Building.

    Bang for the buck

    You get many discounts and advantages for having a Wayne State University One Card.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things you can do to enjoy yourself and keep yourself occupied. You can hang out at the Student Center with a couple of friends, while grabbing something to eat, hang out in the game room, have a dance battle in one of the open dance rooms in the basement floor, and many more things. Furthermore, you can train at the gym or just simply visit the beautiful sights on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are restricted areas where smokers are strongly prohibited from smoking due to the students in school/ class. There are smoking areas where smokers can smoke, as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but I always see signs put up asking if anyone wants a roommate. People are extremely friendly on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It's really good to be envolved and participate in academic activities. Colleges and universities like that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage prospective students to try to maintain their GPA if they're still in high school. I also, recommend for them to study hard and use all the resources that are provided, for they are extremely helpful.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is one of the most diverse universities I've visited. Everyone welcomes you with open hands, always there to offer help when you're in need of it. The professors are outstanding and the opportunites there are endless.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State University is a very safe university to attend. Campus security is constantly patroling the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name.

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne State University is great for all ethnicities. The university is multicultural. It reaches out to all ethnicities. The university does not allow discrimination it makes everyone fill comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, and associations for incoming and returning students.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants on campus and they serve great food. There are also many restaurants near the university.

    Dorm Life

    Research the dorm that you will be living in.

    Academic Rigor

    Study, study, and study

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to apply for financial aid early. Apply for scholarships early. Upon getting accepted start communicating with the school.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a really good school to attend. Michigan majors in the field of medicine and over half of the doctors come from Wayne State University. Wayne State helps their students to succeed.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greektown casino, Greek town, Mgm Grand

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus Have fun Study hard

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great school in the heart of Detroit. Wayne State is also great for the commuter college.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    According to Campus Watch which is a Wayne State Police Department report that is sent to all students and staff that reports the latest crime statistics, criminal occurrences and safety tips, the crime rate around campus (called Midtown) has decreased lately. This is probably due to the attentive and hard-working Wayne State Police officers who actually come when you call. I had called to report a suspicious yell that I heard while walking to the library and the officer on the other line listened attentively to what I was saying and responded immediately. They will also come out and follow you if you find yourself walking around campus and feel the need for an officer to accompany you.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter and non-traditional students in search of an excellent university that will accommodate them despite being considered a non-traditional student. Although I'm not going into engineering, when I was speaking with an academic advisor in the college of engineering, she said that this school (Wayne State) is full of non-academic students who do very well.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite the tuition increases that happened lately, the tuition at Wayne is comparitively affordable.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy fishing, boating, biking, watching movies (old and new), spending time with my loved ones.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants on campus have been great: great service, good tasting food and accommodating seating

    Dorm Life

    I do not currently live in the dorms on Wayne State's main campus. I cannot comment on this. But, from what I've experienced, the dorms look great.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State University is known for having academically rigorous coursework in all subject areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take full advantage of all the benefits provided to you when you are accepted to Wayne State University, like the student health clinic (there are discounted basic health visits that are affordable and free flu shots given at some time during the school year for, typically, registered students) and free undergraduate student membership to the gym. The free tutoring in the academic services center is a helpful resource to assist you in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great university. The professors and staff are knowledgeable in the subjects they teach and the areas in which they work. The professors, at least each professor I have had at Wayne State, has real-world experience in the class subjects they teach.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is the one thing they have trouble keeping up with. Everywhere you go there are cops. Plain clothes, unmarked cars, marked cars, bicycles. Everything. However, at night time things can be dangerous if you don't know where your at. I personally had my bicycle stolen the first 24 hours I was here. This being said, that is all most of these crooks will do. They aren't smart enough to steal a car and they aren't dumb enough to hurt someone. They want to make a buck and your bicycle is top pick. I currently have 2 locks on my bicycle and keep it indoors at all times.

    Greek Life

    The frat house across the street from me contain the nicest frat guys I have ever met in my life. I was walking down the street, they asked me if I had ever been to their house, and then they gave me a tour. The Greek life on campus is slim.. But a mile down the road in Greektown inside Downtown, doesn't get better than that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are few and far between. There is at least one club I know of that is safe to go to and is very student friendly. There are two clubs in downtown which you should not attend unless you are a frequent flyer there. Activities, however are plentiful. Many, many, club sports, co-op sports, late night study halls have activities, free yoga classes, free boot camp classes, and of course every Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings game is less than 2 miles away!

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who don;t mind living at home with their parents to save money on housing costs. Also, to me, it is great for the students who love to go out and explore the unknown. If you are from the metro-Detroit area, Detroit is your unknown. Now is the time to explore how cool this place really is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since I have only been here about a month, I am not aware of any unusual locations on campus. But, Detroit has a whole host of unusual locations.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is THE college to go to for bang for your buck. It gives very similar learning quality, smaller class sizes and less tuition costs than similar 4 year universities.

    What to do for fun

    Detroit is a great place to have a good time, especially if your claustrophobic. The bars here are often filled with young educated people. Midtown has several breweries and more bars than I can count. The best bars are always the hidden ones that no one knows about. Downtown Detroit has a few places to go, but don't judge a book by it's cover, there are a lot of good things happening there. The students of WSU are always active within the community and if you can't find something to do, it is simply because you didn't look hard enough.

    Food and Dining

    Wayne State University opened up a vegetarian on-campus diner. This goes to show they are keeping up with the times. They try to use local and/or organic food here as well. Many universities do not give these kind of options and even if they do, what is the chance you are going to go there and find someone you know? Here at WSU you are always finding your friends which makes every situation better.

    Dorm Life

    Wayne State University is mainly a commuter college. However, There are a few dorms on-campus and some student housing off-campus which I am currently living in. This is by far my most favorite part about this being mainly a commuter school, is you get to know everyone around you. At the end of the day, when everyone drove an hour in traffic back to the suburbs, you get to have the city to yourself. The nightlife around campus and in midtown is great.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my first semester as an Undergraduate here at Wayne State so I could not tell you confidently how tough classes are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to jump through a lot less hoops than other similar 4-year Universities such as MSU or U of M. This doesn't mean its easy though, stay on top of your paper work and make sure you meet the deadlines. Come and take tours of Detroit and especially Midtown. Judging Detroit by 8 mile road is like judging a book by it's cover, it does no justice to the magnificence of the city.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a college for those who know they need a great education as well as realizing they have a budget to follow. This school is well known throughout Michigan and even throughout the country. If I had to choose one thing I like best about WSU so far, it would be the relatively small class sizes.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police department is wonderful. They have a huge police presence on the campus and are at emergencies VERY quickly. Any issues I've ever had were met with respect and a prompt response. They take student safety very seriously and have always been helpful.

    Greek Life

    I don't have any experience with the sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to get involved in from political campaigns to social clubs and movie nights. There's always something going on, especially during the second full week of classes for Warrior Wednesday.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are on a budget and have to work will find this school to be a great fit. There are several other campuses in the area, so if a class isn't available on the main campus, you can find it at another location.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There used to be a funeral for Old Man Winter every spring, but I think that has since ended. It used to be a partnership between the music department and the mortuary science department.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great deal, especially since they offer a second bachelor's degree program at an accelerated rate. You don't have to retake any general education classes and can focus on your professional program.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved. Don't just show up to class and go home. The best way to make the most of your college experience is to get involved with the band, or join a club or sport.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the school has improved greatly. They used to have a ton of fast food places, but now more specialized and healthy options are available. Check out the gourmet food trucks they have outside of the library.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were recently built, but I haven't lived in them, so I cannot give an accurate rating on them.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make of it. You can skate by and do the minimum and do alright, but if you really focus, you can excel and really find a great job after your graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized, because no one is going to do it for you at this school, or any other school. Make sure you cover all of your bases, stay up-to-date with your homework and make contact with your professors so they see you as a person and not just a name on a class roster. Get help BEFORE it become a crisis situation and you'll succeed.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a unique school that is located in a thriving area in Downtown Detroit. The art scene is wonderful and there is live music everywhere. This school is a tribute to the resilience of Detroit.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State University has its own security made up of staffers and students. It is great and secure.

    Greek Life

    Great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Music clubs, culture clubs, dance clubs, art clubs, science, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for diversity and culture.

    Bang for the buck

    You have everything you could want location all round the Wayne state campus. A very diverse cultural of people, food and environment. You got the main Library, the Institute of Arts and The Filmore theater and so much more.

    What to do for fun

    free concerts, community gatherings,

    Food and Dining

    Great food and very diverse all around the campus. It is truly wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent location right on campus. And the cost is very very reason. It is clean, safe, and nice amount of room for the money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always investigate your prospective college. Does it have everything you would like in areas of area of study, location, diversity, and tuition. Beacause Wayne State has it all.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is one of the best University around because of its diverse cultural setting. Wayne State has very reasonable tuition rates. Wayne State Univesity has some of the best programs in medical, science and music.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is the best. Their response time is less than three minutes,so they are pretty efficient.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different organizations to be apart of. You have fraternities and sororities,clubs,sports teams,etc. I am apart of a organization called Wayne State University Math Corps. It's very popular on campus and this great program persuaded me to come to Wayne State.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good,it all depends on where you go. I don't really eat on campus but from what I hear the dining hall is good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is truly an experience that you will always remember. You can meet so many different people and you are there with people all around the world. This can be used to network and develop relationships that can last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging but it is all about time management. I have learned that and I think I have adjusted well to the college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend the school who wants you and is willing to pay for you to come there. College is preparing you for the future and you need to be put in the best position possible for your future.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is an excellent school and I would recommend it to anyone. It has provided me with a lot of help and many others. I just wish that it was more popular for my major, which is sports management.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities going on around campus. Plus it is located in the heart of Detroit so there is a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome! There is something for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm so I couldn't say much.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering WSU come visit the campus yourself. Don't listen to what others say. It is a very nice place and great university to be apart of!

    In three sentences

    I love Wayne State University! Since I have entered a program here I have found everyone including my professors to be so awesome. They care about you and want to help you in every way possible. I love the vibe of a big city yet the intimate classroom setting.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They make sure we are safe by having a one card.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't signed up for any but i believe they do have a lot of fun club and activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not many

    What to do for fun

    Go shopping Hang out with friends and study

    Food and Dining

    The food here is okay

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome, and i really like living on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on task Be on time to class Stay focus Do all your homework Make sure your priority come first

    In three sentences

    Wayne state University is a great school, they will make sure you succeed and get through your years there. I like it here, they keep me occupied and on task. Come here and learn they help out a lot, when you struggling they will get many different ways to help out.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always a police officer around and emergency buttons, also their emergency time of arrival is 30 seconds!

    Greek Life

    Hundreds of those

    Clubs and Activities

    Countless!

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for people who want to meet all kinds of people and want a city life!

    What to do for fun

    Just get involved and socialize and you will see how much fun you will have!

    Food and Dining

    I eat so much! It is great after a long day of classes to find so much food ready for you to devour!

    Dorm Life

    Love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Amazing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Take advantage of the resources! Enjoy!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is an amazing place. They offer great programs for students and have a lot of resources for us to use at no cost. It was the best decision I could ever make.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many fun activities to do on and off campus. Students are given many opportunities to interact with each other on several occasions such as football games. Not to mention the downtown attractions that can be fun for students hanging out in groups.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, it could be better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! The atmosphere is so positive and welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    Our instructors make sure that we are given the best quality education as possible and they are setting us up to succeed in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on your A game! The curriculum isnt so tuff, but you must STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University's mixed cultures creates a great atmosphere. Here at WSU, we truly have the opportunity to earn and explore other cultures. Most students are not exposed to such a mixed culture environment but at Wayne, we have that opportunity.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out Downtown Detroit and Midtown... So much to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take a tour around campus and see if you like the urban feel.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a great school. It provides a great education to all students. Also, thre is so much cultural diversity here; I love it!

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Detroit Sports!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged by its location! It has a lot of surrounding hospitals, which means great learning experiences.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a great school. It creates dynamic learning opportunities. It also has great clinical settings.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is one of the safest campuses that I've ever been too. Though the campus is located in Detroit where the crime rate isn't the greatest, it is still safe. The campus police are always circulating the campus. The police have safe walks if a person doesn't feel secure enough to walk by themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over five hundred clubs and activities on campus. A new student can find them selves relating to any community of interest. This is great for people who are a little shy.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student that would like to go into the medical field this is the place for you. The medical school on campus is alive and well and there are students buzzing with amibions in the medical field. The chemistry school ranks as one of the best in the world and reaches new heights every year.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school. It is one of the best research colleges in the country. Students at Wayne State are getting the same education that they would at a bigger university for a fraction of the price and in a shorter amount of time.

    What to do for fun

    Wayne State has introduced Thursday's in the D. This is an event every Thursday that allows for students on campus to goto different events that are happening in the city. Best of all most of these events are free for Wayne State students. There is a shuttle that takes people back and forth to these events and that is all at no fee.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on the Wayne State campus. The Towers Cafe is the main dining area but there is another vegan eating area at the Ghafari Dorms. This dining hall is called Golden Greens. Both places are quit delectable but if one grows tired of the main two there are a lot of places to eat. Starbucks, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Jimmy Johns, Taco and even an after hours dining area that allows one to use their meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Wayne State doesn't have much enthusiasm. This is a commuter college. Since the college is located in Midtown, just right out side of down town Detroit, many students live in the vicinity of the downtown area so there's not a lot of people on campus. The dorms are still comfortable and its a great way to network and meet new people. There are three freshemn dorms to choose from; Ghafari, Atchinson and The Towers. Ghafari and Atchinson are considered to have more freshman and tend to be more open and social. If you would like to have more privacy and apartment styled dorm life, then The Towers is suggested. The age ranges from freshman to graduate level students. Though there aren't many people on campus on the weekends, one is still able to have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The general lecture classes are huge and consist of two hundred to five hundred people to a class. This means that there isn't much attention put on you, so you have to seek help. There are a lot of smaller classrooms that may fit your need for attention. These classes tend to be easier. Either way, Wayne's classes are as easy or difficult depending on the amount of effort you put into them.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a school where people are very serious about their studies. Wayne State isn't a party school but you'll have fun learning. We finish much earlier than most colleges will. Therefore if you want to learn as much as possible and have fun doing so, Wayne State is the place to be.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is the best school for research and learning about ones field of study. The people and teachers are truly concerned for your education and that is hard to find at a big university. Wayne State is my school and it's a great place to be.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Great

    Great for these types of students

    Serious students, who want a serious education.

    Academic Rigor

    High

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to Student Help Center for any questions

    In three sentences

    Well rounded school,positive in their curriculum, very diverse.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far, I've felt relatively safe but I have not been at Wayne after 8 p.m. so I can't judge it to be totally safe.

    Greek Life

    No idea

    Clubs and Activities

    The University has tons of clubs and activities to do. I have not had the time to participate in any but they are everywhere and if you still can't find one, just create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for undecided students, students who want a cheaper graduate program, and students who enjoy a walk everywhere campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Haven't found any yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayne is quite cheaper than other colleges in terms of tuition but expenses will be there in terms of dorming, commuting, food, books, etc.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the student center and shoot some pool, play on the soccer table, go see some plays, go enjoy the campus; quite frankly, just go out and enjoy yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Towers is where I usually eat and the food is alright. I have been to Epicurus on Warren and the food is cheap and delicious. I'd also recommend the Olympic grill if you have the time.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Intermediate difficulty classes. Classes are not easy by any means but as long as you keep up with respective lectures and discussions, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off; honestly the year will just get worse for you if you do. If you commute, leave early because traffic is a nightmare. I would recommend dorming if you can afford it.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a great college for people who are undecided or have plans for a graduate degree. It offers many programs and is relatively cheap compared to many other universities. Admittedly, the classes are not easy but they are doable.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a crime or two a month. The notices are very helpful that the students get emailed so incidents are made aware of.

    What to do for fun

    On Warrior Wednesday's the will show movies or have a special dance. The student center has a underground part where you can play video games, pool, or ping pong.

    Food and Dining

    The salad bar at Tower's Cafe should have a lot more options to chose from. The hours are flexible. They serve vegetarian as well as regular food.

    Dorm Life

    Some R.A.'s aren't that fair as far as establishing the rules. The activities in the dorms are fun and exciting. The guest policy could be better.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging , but useful. There are plenty of places to get help on campus if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're coming to Wayne State have an open mind. There are many different cultures at Wayne State. You will get a very good college experience if you come to Wayne State.

    In three sentences

    The environment is friendly, inviting, and exciting. If I'm having trouble in any area of school I can always find resources to help me fix the problems. I am proud to be a Wayne State Warrior.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our Campus Safety is Public Safety and they are elite, in there own class. Absolutely amazing.

    Greek Life

    Wayne State has over 10 fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wayne State University has over 100 active clubs. Get Involved.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is a great place to own you craft. If you're an artist, actor, dancer, painter, etc. Wayne State is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undergraduate Library is the hide out place. When you want to read a book or get some homework finish the library is not far at all. The library is in the center of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are really cool place to spend you money. I get my hair cut right on campus at the Social Club Grooming Company. I have lunch sometimes at the Campus Diner, Harmony Garden, really there is too much to name.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I enjoy going to the; Bonstelle Theatre, Hilberry Theatre, Studio Theatre, Art Galleries, Dance Studios, Detroit Institute of Art, etc. I love Midtown Detroit in general.

    Food and Dining

    Everyday their are varieties of foods to choose from. From grilled cheese to baked chicken, Wayne State has variety. Also we have vegan menus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms/apartments on-campus are exceptional as well. The facilities are top of the line. Utilities, cable, internet, and security are amenities of the on-campus living situation.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as academics Wayne State University is exceptional. Our professors are genuine and hard working. We have some of the best programs in the Metro Detroit area especially.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the programs that you are interested in. Visit the college/department. Talk to friends that attend the university.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University offers it's students opportunities for networking with industry professionals. Wayne State encourages the students to Aim Higher. I give Wayne State University faculty two thumbs up!

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even though we're in the middle of Detroit (not necessarily known for it's safety) the campus police have everything under control. There are blue boxes on every street corner and it's a lot safer than what most would think.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights in the student center every Wednesday and activities all over the campus. Also, if you like working out, there are many different places on the campus that allow for it. The fitness center for instance has a track, a weight room, two basketball courts, and a ton of equipment and one of the rec centers has a pool.

    Food and Dining

    Meh... The thing about the food is while it's good everyone gets sick of cafeteria food after a while. There are many places on campus to eat and get drinks. It also has an all vegetarian cafeteria and respects the different cultures that come to the school.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. I was put with some really cool roommates and while none of us share the same major we're all learning a lot about each other and how to work with others. That and being in a dorm you're immersed in college life. It's pretty cool.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a lot work depending on your classes and your major. Be sure to pay attention and go to class to get your notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking of coming to Wayne State, it's a great school. However, make sure to remember that it is still school and it isn't all fun and games. Skipping your classes because you can or shirking homework assignments because they aren't due for a week aren't the way to go about becoming an adult. College gets you ready for the real world and you have to set up your own times and manage everything yourself because you don't have anyone over your shoulder telling you that you need to go.

    In three sentences

    It's a very diverse setting with a lot of culture being in downtown Detroit and all. It's a great school and the classes I've taken so far have had some of the most amazing and genuinely caring teachers. I've had a great first semester, and I quite enjoy my time.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang at the student center.

    Food and Dining

    they have an array of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    It gives you what you can handlewith a little challenge mixed in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply. It is well worth it. You will meet so many people.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a great school to attend. Most class sizes are small so professors easilyget to know you. It is simply a good place to learn.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    a ton of cops, but dont forget you are in the middle of Detroit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SLOWS!

    Bang for the buck

    there said to be a good school and its only 8 grand for a year so not bad.

    What to do for fun

    go home.

    Food and Dining

    There are alot of food options. Mcdonalds, taco bell, asian places, potato bowl is the best.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but from what I've seen living there is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some departments seem to have it together while others do not at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a parking pass if you commute. 3rd floor in the library is the best. Always have money on your ONECARD.

    In three sentences

    The school as a whole seems like a good school. However the business school is extremely rude and not student minded. If you are going into business at Wayne State be cautious.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are on campus everywhere, and they answer immediately if there is an emergency, or need someone to walk you to your car at night. It is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that you can join, the clubs help you achieve leaderships and communication skills, they give advice for people that are going to graduate school or med/pharm/law schools. Activities around campus involves all the students and are a lot of fun. And you can create your own club if you want!

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for anyone, there is something for everyone to do. There are many clubs and programs that fit everyone's wants.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wayne State University Mace, Warrior Wednesday

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities, WSU is the most affordable and is considered the best research university.

    What to do for fun

    In the student center there are free movie showings, and games, such as ping pong. Sometimes there are snowball wars in the winter, during the summer you can play volleyball at the court outside, play Frisbee, or football. Or you can look at the museums that are right by WSU, such as, DIA, and Detroit Science Center. Furthermore, there are always activities going on around campus like football and basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places that are a walking distance to eat from. There are a variety of food offered: Halal, vegan, and Kosher. You can order out or eat in, and there are many fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to school, but I have visited friends in there dorms, they are fun and all the students living in dorms help each other with classes. But you have to be focused not to party to much.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at Wayne State is adequate. Some departments have part-time professors and others have full time, so depending on the teacher the subject will either be easy to understand or hard. The discussion classes and Labs are taught by graduate students, but most of the time you will not be able to understand what is being said. At the end, you are accountable to learn the material and keep up with the classes. If you are having difficultly there are teachers, consulars and free tutors available to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take low level classes at a community college first and then transfer to Wayne State; it is a waste of money. They should apply to scholarships before transferring or coming to it, and maintain a high GPA and ACT score. Having a high GPA and ACT score will help you a lot when taking classes and more money is given to you in term of scholarships. When picking classes, schedule ahead of time which classes you want to take for each semester, a plan of work, saves you a lot of stress and gives you a goal. Secondly choose professors that have lot of experience in teaching and are doctorates, they are the best teachers to have when trying to learn a subject.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a top choice when students decide to attend college. It has great opportunities for students to be involved in research, there is always an activity going on, and it costs less to attend but still has one of the best reputations in Michigan.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Amazing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alot of organizations to choose from!

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a great school to go for higher education.

    In three sentences

    Very good school Professors are highly knowledgeable Can achieve your dreams there

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a priority one at Wayne State. People will always feel safe there because the campus police are on the job. You can even be walked to and from class at night time should you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities here at Wayne State. They host many parties, step shows, study groups and fundraisers to life the spirits of the students and to help out others.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available around campus. There are the bible clubs, engineering clubs, rugby and basketball for the sports people. There are also entertaining shows that are hosted by Wayne State.

    What to do for fun

    There is always, always, always something going on around Campus. All you have to do is check the boards, your emails and the many fliers that are posted around campus. There is also the Thursday in the D in which you can participate in Wayne State affiliated events every Thursday.

    Food and Dining

    The Food is also quite good, they offer a variety of dishes that have been made by the experienced chefs that work in the dining areas. There is also access to fast food places that you may enjoy and other places to snack on something before class.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is amazing!!!!!! I am so glad I decided to move on campus and meet all the people that I have met. The Dorms are clean and friendly, they have accessible study areas, a laundry room, even a kitchen so that you can cook those missed home cooked meals... Just don't burn the place down.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Wayne State offer a variety of knowledge that most freshman level students will enjoy. They are engaging and can be applied to not only your field of study but also to everyday life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for anything, College is nothing like High school, at least to me it is not. You will be exposed to things that you did not think even existed. Just stay strong, stay smart, and aim only for your goal.

    In three sentences

    A college experience I will never forget, Wayne State University has not failed me. I am happy with my decision to attend this school, I have been taught so much. I will continue to grow and learn as I attend Wayne State and I will be able to say I did it!

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. It has its own police.

    What to do for fun

    I really don't have fun cause I am working all the time and I go to school.

    Food and Dining

    They have restaurants like taco bell and kfc but I don't know about the food in the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but I heard they are good to live in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wayne states is one the best schools in michigan. You have to study hard and dedicate yourself through your work. Do not miss so many days, that makes a big difference when comes to the grading process.

    In three sentences

    Wayne state is wonderful school and it has it's challenges when it comes down to the course but study hard and you will get throught. It has different building spreaded throughout downtown Detroit. The teachers and the students are great.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good, they send out a report each month to give you updates

    Clubs and Activities

    Wayne State has a variety of different programs

    What to do for fun

    Your can go to a sporting event or chose a concert. Enjoy ice skating in the winter and attend the auto show

    Food and Dining

    Several different restaurant to choose from on campus and around campus

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State have programs for each student needs there is no reason to fail

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take care of your business early so your paperwork want be delay

    In three sentences

    Wayne State has a wonderful social work program the best in the country

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    be motivated and follow instructions

    In three sentences

    very good university

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. The food could be better as well. Sometimes, you will get tired of eating the same food so you will definitely would want to leave campus to try something different.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Wayne State is fun but it could definitely be better. There is hardly anything to do or eat on the weekends. Everything closes early or not even open on the weekends at all.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, I would give Wayne State a high rating. They challenge their student's mind in different aspects in all their classes. The teachers are not to hard and definitely not to easy on the students, which is a great thing. They are helpful to the students but are babysitters for them. I must say I've made the right decision by becoming a Wayne State Warrior.

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students, you have to have the mind-set that college is different from high school. Work loads, and learning in college is not the same from high school. You also have to prepare yourself to study more often than you normally would. You have to put in more work to earn what your are striving for( hopefully, really good grades).

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 175

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Mort Harris Rec Center, Detroit Downtown, Thursdays in the D.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and enjoy college, its the next big step before the real career life.

    In three sentences

    The peaceful vibe from the student body is warming. The Student Center services are very helpful. Campus buildings arent far from each other.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police presence is on campus

    Bang for the buck

    I love a good bang for my buck. Enjoy being furgal.

    What to do for fun

    I love being with my husband and children. I also, enjoy working out and reading.

    Food and Dining

    I love to cook, and when I can, I definitely support local and campus restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I never experienced dorm life, I was a teenage mom.

    Academic Rigor

    I can definitely push myself to work harder. I am a mother of three trying to complete my college dream.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep going, never stop.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a exceptional school full of diversity. Their commitment to all the different ethnic groups inspire me to be part of this institution.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wayne State University has it own police department that ensures the safety of the campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities and sororities are exciting and fun. And members are always welcome.

    What to do for fun

    Wayne State University is located in an urban-city setting that has many fun activities. So whenever a person is bored with the school's activities, the city is always there.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining service has preferences for the people.

    Dorm Life

    Life in dormitory is fun. There are lots of people from different cultures to associate with.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State University is strict educationally because the institution expects excellence from the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be ready for the Wayne state university life especially in terms of education.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a good educational institution . It has good research programs. And It also has a rating of 8.5/10 in fun activities.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    103 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Many places on campus to grab a bite.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is one of the greatest Universities in the area. The students and staff are kind, ad very helpful. The best thing about this school is the small sized classes.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 175

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are multiple things that the campus activities organization hold on campus. Plus there is a pool room in the basement of the student center and a chill area where people play video games.

    Food and Dining

    I only eat at the student center since I do not have a meal plan but the cafe does have good food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus. However I have visited friends in the dorms and they are pretty comfortable and are Co-ed

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very mind challenging but can be easy as long as you know how to manage your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a Law student this is a good school for that program. Try to get to know as many people as possible. Most of the greek organizations are pretty cool on campus.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a good school to me. However the hospitality feeling is not all the way there and some of the students are there for just an education instead of the experience of meeting people outside of their own race.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They work very hard to keep campus safe, but lets face it... its still in Detroit...

    What to do for fun

    There are sororities if that is your cup of tea. For fun, I went home! Sorry but school is not fun for me and I preferred to home and with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    Did not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a university, so expect to be challenged. There is help available if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know an academic advisor well. They will help you with so much.

    In three sentences

    The campus, atmosphere, and classes are great. The college offers so many programs, groups and events students can become involved in if they desire. There are different options on where to spend your downtime. If you prefer to be social, you have options, but if you prefer to study quietly, you also have your options.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 175

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Pool, ping-pong,

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat. There are also many places that carry halal meat and vegetarian options.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others but you have to challenge yourself. There are many programs that you can join, such as honors programs, to challenge yourself and they make your resume look better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beat procrastination no matter what. Attend classes.

    In three sentences

    It is a small campus with little campus life because most students commute. I like that about it because it allows me to stay more focused on school. Also I am hoping to get into their medical school.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    social

    What to do for fun

    make friends and attend gym

    Dorm Life

    i don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    use all the resources

    In three sentences

    the diversity is good, professors are smart, but cannot teach

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are very hands on, as well as the Detroit Police department. Assistance is always there.

    Greek Life

    Myself personally haven't joined any, but if I were too I would join Alpha Kappa Alpha.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unsure about. Besides the recreational center, sororities and fraternities, I really don't know about those spots.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students. Students of different ethnicity's, going for different degrees, having different experiences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't came across any but I'm interested in learning things new, especially about the school I attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Opportunities all over the campus. Space to learn & study. Many other students to meet, enjoy & love.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do on campus within the campus life. Check the boards around school for plenty of fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    Very good & diverse.

    Dorm Life

    unsure.

    Academic Rigor

    Very diverse Academic spectrum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the experience, take it all in.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse environment. A friendly environment and a very encouraging environment.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always there whenever you turn your head.

    Clubs and Activities

    All sorts of different clubs, limited on varsity sports however considering we're not in the top leagues, however you will find most of them.

    Great for these types of students

    The diversity makes it great for ALL types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Price is slightly lower than University of Michigan - Dearborn, however the prestige and quality is still there.

    What to do for fun

    Open field for sports, sand volley ball in between buildings, or just hang out in the student center.

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants all around campus, most of them are really good

    Academic Rigor

    Not the hardest of schools but definitely will have to put some serious effort in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a visit and just walk around campus. A lot of times people are skeptical because it is in Detroit however it is very safe.

    In three sentences

    Excellent School full of diversity. The class sizes are average, and the professors are able to get along with just about everyone in the class. Downtown Detroit is not an easy place to make look good, however Wayne State easily manages it.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At Wayne State University, there are always police and safety officers on campus. Rarely do you ever hear about crime at Wayne, however, those few incidents that happen are mostly stolen items left unattended, unarmed robberies, some larceny, and vehicle theft.

    Greek Life

    I honestly have not been much into Greek life, however, I have friends who are involved in sororities and fraternities. I see so much spirit and volunteering come from these organizations and they seem to have a pretty close family-bond with one another; something that is important to have at Wayne State University.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities at Wayne State for students to join, and put on their resumes. There are too many to list on a review, but there is a huge list on Wayne State's website. There are science organizations, societal clubs, environment saving clubs, Greek life, business organizations, language clubs, journalism and broadcasting clubs, women's clubs, religious clubs, fashion clubs, health clubs, and just about anything else you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Not just any specific students, but for any and all students who will need to take math courses, join the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) or the Rising Scholars Program (RSP). These programs help you get better grades in these courses whether you are a math genius or not. The teachers and their plans are designed to help you succeed; they really care. You can build a family with the programs and their policies make it so that you can do nothing but succeed. It is great for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of activities at Wayne State. From extreme frisbee, to sports events, to free concerts and plays, Wayne State is surrounded with things to do. It is also located near the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Historical Museum, the Detroit Science Center, and the African American Museum. You can join organizations or hang around with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food around Wayne State is pretty good, and I am a picky eater. The dorm food is nice because they have recently acquired a vegetarian dining hall in one of the dorms. Wayne State is located in Midtown of Detroit, so there are also tons of restaurants at which you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I have only lived in a dorm once and that was my first year. Every one is different, but I would personally never do it again. The dorms themselves are not bad, but choose wisely how many roommates you want. I had three and they all wanted to party every night, which got in the way of my studying. On the bright side, it was convenient to walk to class every day and get some exercise.

    Academic Rigor

    At Wayne State, the classes are extremely tough, especially with the sciences. The language classes can get rigorous as well, but any biology, physics, or chemistry classes require extreme amounts of studying time. Make sure to use every resource that is available when you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    What I learned when I first came to Wayne State is to always check your student account for errors. Wayne State is great, but the school has a tendency to miss payments and charge extra money. If you set up a payment plan, always make sure that the payments are posted with them.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is great for all types of students. It may be considered a science school because it is known for its medical school, but it actually has something to offer for every student who attends. Wayne has free tutoring and academic help services, seven libraries, a low crime rate, is very diverse, and has a free public transportation system.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do here at WSU. Either being involved in a club or heading out with a group of friends to eat, catch a movie, or just go bowling, there is entertainment all around. Detroit is also full of famous landmarks. From the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Fox Theater..there is always something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many opportunities and choices to choose from a huge variety of foods either on or around campus. Everything ranging from Italian to Mexican to Middle Eastern and all the fast food you can imagine! WSU has got it all!!

    Dorm Life

    Although I commute to campus, I have heard that dorm life is pretty exciting. It's always interesting to be on campus and there are many activities and things that happen round the clock here at WSU.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State is known for being one of the best research based universities in Michigan. The classes are what you expect them to be, challenging yet rewarding. A lot of the courses include dealing with and managing the urban society we live in and how we, as individuals and as a community can better the place we live in and make it a better and safer environment for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great threshold for those looking for the urban experience. Although education is important, it is not the sole focus here at WSU. The multitude of cultures that blend here just makes this University all the more exciting be apart of-It's definitely a unique and worthwhile experience!!

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    112 of 175

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Wayne State Police Department has a very fast response time. They are very sufficient and always monitoring the campus.

    Greek Life

    There are several very active Greek societies located on campus that are very involved with the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wayne State is far from a dry campus, there is plenty to do for the night life.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many different organizations on campus that can be accessed. There is an organization for everyone trust me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wayne State has a variety of choices to choose from with regards to activities and functions around campus. I say go for what you know!

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to get into around campus. With Wayne State being in the heart of the city, there is a lot to get into for a college student.

    Food and Dining

    There are many great restaurants around campus to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice to love in and there were two more recently built a couple years ago. They are secured and laid back all at once.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is only a challenge if you're not focused. For the most part it is only what you make it out to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure all paper work is turned in and on time. Also make sure you have copies of your documents to be turned in.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a highly professional and accredited college. We have a very diverse group of students. Many of the professors are very hands on and very friendly.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! The campus police are on it!

    Greek Life

    The deltas just came back on campus after four years of being gone. We have basically all of the divine 9. Multicultural societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Getting better. This year Meek Mills came to our campus and it was free for wayne state students.

    Great for these types of students

    All Types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student Center is the hot spot on campus and also where the food court is located. We also have an underground grille for late nights when the cafes are closed and students want to catch a bite and socialize. A hidden jewel on campus is the campus dinner! They have great food and its like a coney island. The food is also at an amazing price. U can eat in or order out. Also Club UGL is the undergraduate Library but its loud and crazy in there!

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure you have your financial aid in order way before classes start. Wayne state is great at messing that up. Wayne state is more of a commuter school but it is trying to enhance campus life. Its great to work on Wayne states campus while attending college there. You learn a great deal, earn money and employers understand that you are students first and employees second.

    What to do for fun

    Campus is close to Down town Detroit so you get to go out on the town. Go to concerts, Basketball Games, Baseball games and many more events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on campus for at least a year. Listen to rate my professor it will make your college experience great! Come to Wayne State University!

    In three sentences

    Professors are good! The greek life could improve. The dorms and apartment living on campus beats out majority of the campuses in the United States!

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For just 5.00 you can go to the local student cafeteria and have an all you can eat breakfast!

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of food!

    Academic Rigor

    If you are going into any science or medical related field the biology/science courses here are tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what your goal is and meet with an adviser often to keep you on track.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great educational facility. Resources are endless and the opportunities are limitless.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's fairly safe here but make car theft is a big deal. Please keep all valuables out of sight so that your vehicle doesn't get broken into and also, try and use the buddy system if you are out after dark.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek but the sororities and fraternities are very prominent here. They have step shows and other fun activities that you can participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous activities to participate in. Just make sure to attend Move-In day and other orientations to hear about them.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with families and who are working will appreciate the flexibility of Wayne State's classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Capture the flag and other silly games are often chosen as a freshmen icebreaker.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayne State is expensive! And parking costs an arm and a leg. Don't even get me started on books. Expect to break your pockets.

    What to do for fun

    Your are close to the downtown night life so there is plenty to do! Also, you are surrounded by a ton of hip restaurants to enjoy with friends. Great for first dates or just a hand out after class.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is decent. Not the best, not the worst. I advise that you stash snacks in your dorm and make sure that you have a fridge for cold drinks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fantastic. You have your own bathroom, you control your own temperature and you have a decent amount of space. There are many things to do if you know what you are looking for.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get a great education at Wayne State. This is the place to be especially if you are going into the medical field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early. Classes fill up really quick!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a great place to get a well rounded education and numerous life experiences. You will meet so many different types of people from different backgrounds that will help further your knowledge and education. This is probably one of the most diverse colleges in the US.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always felt safe but you can't be stupid.

    Food and Dining

    Was good in the beginning but got old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Loved having my own room but sometimes getting along with roommates isn't the greatest.

    Academic Rigor

    You are as challenged as you want to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to your professors.

    In three sentences

    Great place to study. Professors are awesome. Classes are amazing.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Wayne state has a whole lot of diversity where you get to know and learn different cultures.

    In three sentences

    Wayne has readily available student resources to help students in their studies. Wayne State University also offers a friendly environment which enables student interactions. Professors at Wayne state are very approachable.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State's Campus Safety is second to none! With it's own Police Force and a response time of 28 seconds or less, our campus safety does everything possible to make the students, faculty, and staff feel as safe and welcomed as possible!

    Greek Life

    There are over 27 fraternities and sororities on campus with many different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, but they all always come together for common goals and purposes! Greek organizations usually have the biggest impact on campus events and activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are currently over 400 student organizations on campus. Don't see one you are interested in? Everyone is allowed to start their own student organization if they would like to to fit their personal hobbies and interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wayne State is actually a historic university in Michigan, you may see many different religious and cultural celebrations throughout the year celebrated right on campus that are usually allowed to be viewed and even participated in by the public.

    Bang for the buck

    College can be a very expensive thing, but Wayne State has found ways to bring discounts for students for many different places and locations such as restaurants, entertainment locations, bookstores, etc.

    What to do for fun

    At Wayne State, most of the events are put together by the Student Organizations! Make sure you look out for the different events that are hosted. Wayne State is also in the middle of Downtown Detroit so there are many sights and attractions to see!

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but it can also be unhealthy at times. But Wayne State is improving it's food service to bring healthier food options, as well as food to fit the religious beliefs of various religious groups.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in the dorms, but I can definitely tell you that staying in your dorms (outside of class) is not the way to go. Get involved, join an organization, make friends, be socially active, and that will make staying on campus a fun experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Different professors have different difficulty levels. Asking around to other students about professors are very helpful. The right professor can be the difference between a passing grade and a failing grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be successful at Wayne State, come in with the mindset to be open minded, open hearted, and socially available. Know that academics isn't everything to be a successful student here.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a commuter school that is what you make it. It can be hard/difficult, yet enjoyable as long as you use the necessary resources for help and assistance. Wayne State is probably one of the most diverse, yet socially welcoming schools in the Michigan.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety here at WSU is one of the best. We have campus police phones around our entire campus. And if the police need to come they will arrive in 90 seconds or less.

    Greek Life

    We have Multiple Greek organizations some of these are multi cultural, business Fraternities national historical black Fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have all different types of clubs and activities for every student. Whatever you might be into, we have clubs sports, dance, drama, arts, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    We have all different types of clubs and activities for every student. Whatever you might be into, we have clubs sports, dance, drama, arts, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's not really any unusual traditions on campus. But when our sporting teams have home games everyone comes out to support.

    Bang for the buck

    There's not a lot to do downtown if your trying to save money. But there's always some type of activities to do on campus and there free.

    What to do for fun

    We'll Wayne State is in the heart of Detroit. So there is a lot of dining areas to go to eat, there are also sporting events like the Detroit lions and tigers so if there is nothing to do on campus you always have those options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in ready to work hard and stay focused. Make sure you get all your homework do e first before going on to other activities.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a diverse, safe, and caring community. WSU really cares about each and everyone of their students. The Faculty and staff really strive to see every student Succeed.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    A lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I heard it's nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The expect a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study, instructors expect the best out of you and in order to excel you must be willing to learn and give your best.

    In three sentences

    They have informative professors. Schedules are flexible. Campus is well maintained.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a lot of blue light phone and the officers respond quickly

    Bang for the buck

    not at all, the service you get at this school does not stand up to the prices you have to pay each semester.

    What to do for fun

    go out to eat with friends in the Detroit area

    Food and Dining

    The food could be a lot better. especially if you are forced to eat in the cafe 15 times a week. the quantity is good but quality is very lacking in the Towers cafe

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay depending on who you have as an roommate. my first year experience was awesome but the second year was terrible and traumatizing.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you go into this school focused on what you want.

    In three sentences

    can be difficult to attend if you do not study, and some classes seem like a waste of time and money.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like going to coffee with a friend.

    Food and Dining

    There are many ethnic restaurants on or near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The CD2 program is intense but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and keep going. It is worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State Nursing program as given me the opportunity to follow my dreams. The professors are knowledgeable and helpful. The classes are challenging, and I am learning to be a good nurse.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do the homework and read the book, preferable before class if you can.

    In three sentences

    Is a great school to attend. There is a lot of work to be put in, but its worth it in the end. There is a lot to see and a lot to do, so don't forget to see the sites and meet new people.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many safety stations around campus. When you are having an emergency you go to the station and press a blue button to call the Wayne State police...they will be there within seconds!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs/activities on campus (fraternities, intramural sports, math clubs, science clubs, and many, many more!)

    Great for these types of students

    If you are smart and want to be something great in a near future, look up Wayne State's med-start program! Wayne State's med-start program is exceptional. It provides opportunities for incoming freshman to get automatically accepted into medical school after their undergraduate years.

    What to do for fun

    Go to downtown Detroit and have fun! There's many different things that someone could do. It's always nice to go to Greek Town for some food, or just to hangout around that environment, or maybe peaceful walks along side the River Front.

    Food and Dining

    I recommend the unlimited meal plan! Food is great, lots of varieties. There is breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week days. During the weekends, brunch and dinner are offered. The environment in the cafeteria is awesome! It's always fun to meet new people there!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! The little society that is created by the students in the dorms is quite fun! It's always fun to hangout with people from your same floor, and also to go and study with them. They way Wayne State is set up...makes your experience in the dorms unforgettable (in a good way!)

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but with hard work and commitment, you will be able to achieve anything. There are many people on campus that are willing to help you to succeed! There is an Academic Success Center located in the Undergraduate Library in order to help students with their studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study everyday! Procrastination is not the way to go about your years in college! Most important thing to have down by the time that first year of college comes along is TIME MANAGEMENT. The key to successes will be organization, commitment, and determination to aim higher.

    In three sentences

    Their undergraduate program has been great! I love it here, classes are hard, but with the help of great professors, nothing is impossible.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very big presence on campus.

    Greek Life

    Did not pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    Did not join any clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    All students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have this strange pig in a red wagon thatt ehy take money for. I am not sure what it is for, or what group does it. But very strange.

    Bang for the buck

    I dont know how it compares cost wise, but it is a decent education.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of opportuniites for students to do,. Check with the student activites center for outings, movies and activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have excellent choices in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is a major school for Research in many fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    I cannot stress this enough: go see your academic advisors. Do it as often as you can, and then a bit more. If you think your being annoying, don't! Thats why there are there, and they will end up saving you a lot of tim and money!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a great school. It is very diverse and located very close to downtown Detroit. THe BSW/MSW ptogram is one of the best in the country.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is good. The parking lots are well lit. There are emergency telephones in many public areas with direct access to Police Department. Patrol officers are always roaming the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in on campus and local community events. Dine in the many restaurants in the area. Join friends for a movie on or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is excellent. Many popular restaurants on and off campus. Very diverse menu for those that require food different from the normal American meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great. Student Life keeps the University community actively engaged through-out the year. WSU is in the middle of a Cultural Hub. There are events held on and off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor depends on the program one choose to study. The Technical fields of study, as well as the Professional Applied Sciences are more robust.

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact an Advisor to help decide what careers better fit your interest. Make sure that your career goals and direction in Higher Ed is firm to avoid wasting time and money on tuition, because you are trying to figure things out along the way.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse faculty and student population. Great for bringing a multicultural perspective to learning in Higher Education. Great opportunity for students who want to learn theory, application, research in many disciplines.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Great restaurants and endless choices.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't personally experienced it but heard from many students that it is safe and a great place to be in the middle of downtown Detroit with many work and interactions opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the best academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wayne State will help you find the career that fits you best and places you in an environment where you can learn and grow as a person and as a professional.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great university to attend, the university offers a variety of degrees ranging from associate to PhD. Wayne State offers endless career opportunities and great opportunities to expand within your career as well.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Detroit gets a bad rep for being an unsafe city because of all the crime that goes on. But I feel very safe on campus. The campus police are always around, and are there if you need them.

    Great for these types of students

    The university offers so many different programs, that it would be great for anyone. But the people who attend this university should be hard workers.

    What to do for fun

    There are Warrior Wednesdays: which is just getting free stuff :) Also on Wednesdays they play movies for free for Wayne State students. There are also various activities that happen in the Student Center, some of them were creating t-shirts and bracelets. And football games are really fun too. I enjoy those :) The DIA and Detroit Historical Museum is also a 5 minute walk from campus, and that is really fun to go to with friends as a study break.

    Food and Dining

    Since I commute, I usually bring my own food. But I have eaten on campus before, and the food is decent. It's the typical college food.

    Dorm Life

    I won't know, I'm a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are harder, but not impossible. You really have to work and study for all the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can find books online, do that. Most of the time, it ends up being cheaper than the bookstore prices. And it is an easy way to save some money.

    In three sentences

    I really like how this university is in Detroit. It's in the middle of it all, without being completely incorporated in the downtown. So I have the college feel, while being downtown all day.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not that great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of ethnic groups. :)

    Bang for the buck

    3 of out 5

    What to do for fun

    campus life.

    Food and Dining

    None.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home..

    Academic Rigor

    4 of out 5

    Tips for prospective students

    Hard parking Good school, I learned a lot. Friendly.

    In three sentences

    Close by my house. Evening classes. Good school.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do around campus and in Detroit.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes there are next to none. It is one of the best universities in the country to attend for law school and medical school.

    In three sentences

    I love WSU. I love the diversity of the student body. I love going to school in Detroit.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I would have preferred to have taken my general ed. classes at a community college instead of wayne state university. Would have been cheaper and the teachers tend to be more focused on actually educating the student from my experience.

    Food and Dining

    Fast food services include Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and a new cafe.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay in the dorm due to close proximity to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Truly depends on the professor. Some professors are relaxed and aren't heavy on the workload, while others can make the experience very tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to figure out what you truly want to do with your life. Take advantage of the tutoring and check-in with your advisors often to make sure you are on the right path.

    In three sentences

    Is a good school but sometimes I don't think that the interest of the student is always the most valued. It is my personal belief that making the workload heavy doesn't necessarily make for valuable education, which is something some professors are unfortunately known for doing. The experience varies depending on the professor which lead you to hate or love Wayne State University.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe when I am on campus. The police are very nice and willing to help with any situation. Plus they are fast when they are called.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The under ground is really cool. It is located under the student activity center. It is open late for the night owls of the school. It has a game room and good food.

    What to do for fun

    Since you are by downtown, there are tons of cool restaurants, sporting events, and festivals. Every Thursday downtown at most bars is college night. Also the sororities and frat houses always have events that you can attend. There is always something to do and see.

    Food and Dining

    A great variety of food. Everything from burgers and pizza to pasta and chicken. The food was a lot better than I expected.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something to do on campus. The RA's are awesome and really understanding. A great variety of people and cultures. You will definitely become more mature after the dorm experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is hard but they want you to achieve greatness. Plus the teachers are easy to reach and will always answer your questions. Just as long as you ask they don't know if you have a problem if you don't speak up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with your adviser's. They are there to help you and guide you to the right path.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a very diverse school. The professors are very personable and willing to help. Everyone there is very friendly.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and warrior wednesday activities to join.

    Food and Dining

    Get a meal plan but have money available for all of the food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    reasonable dorms, nicely put together and furnished.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not a party school, the classes expect a lot for you. Don't expect fluff classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to speak up for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Very good school if you're looking for research opportunities, not good if you're going to need lots of help. If you don't have at least 50% of your tuition and rooming expenses covered by scholarships, go to a different school.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU is the FIRST university to have blue lights which guarantees that a police officer will be there in under 60 seconds. The police are Detroit police SPECIFICALLY trained for the campus of WSU so they know the campus very very well and are top notch. They don't play games... I think they have a larger arsenal then the city of Detroit.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of the Founding Fathers chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, returning from the ashes 30 years after the original chapter had fallen. Greek life here is great, all organizations interact well and stick together.

    What to do for fun

    Walk, talk, bike, exercise, join a fraternity or sorority (a must!), nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is awesome there is always somewhere to eat. From fast food to fresh Arabic food (halal meat as well here) to soups and salads, you will find something to curb your appetite.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms... however, I have done a lot of sleeping in dorms. All of them are nice. Like any dorms, the freshman dorms are more rambunctious than the others but they are a lot of fun and clean.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy WSU; it is a jewel in the middle of Detroit. It is culturally diverse which is essential to getting an early learning curve because this is what the real world is like outside of college. It allows you to become yourself and be an individual and there are dozens of people just like yourself that you will always be able to find.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved in a club or group for sure. Just explore, there are plenty of great things to be found.

    Food and Dining

    Great food all around. Cafeteria has some good food but most good food can be found not far from campus. There are great restaurants all over

    Dorm Life

    Can't say from personal experience but my friends who lived in the dorms seem to enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on the classes you take but some of them can be pretty difficult if you don't put the work in

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, It's a lot more fun that way and you get the full college experience. Don't overload yourself with too many classes on the same day or too many difficult courses. Leave time in between classes to check out the campus life and have time for other activities.

    In three sentences

    Great campus in the heart of Detroit. Classes vary greatly between difficult and super easy. Lots of teachers are bad at English and hard to understand.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of student organizations and activities on campus and plenty of things to do around Detroit.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food isn't the greatest, but then again where is it good?

    Dorm Life

    Wayne State has some of the best dorms you will find around.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are no nonsense but fair, if you work hard you can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and have fun at the same time, the small size of the university makes it easy to create a good network of friends and peers.

    In three sentences

    A medium sized university in the heart of Detroit's midtown with a lot to offer. Students have plenty of attention from professors and are given many opportunities to succeed.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We heard of a few incidents on campus that were reported to our e-mail system and the alert systems on our cell phones. This kept us on top of any potential dangers.

    Greek Life

    I have seen some of the greek activities, but am not personally familiar with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every sport is represented here, we are popular for our Hilberry Theatre, which houses weekly presentations that superbly presented. Our radio station is also very well known in the Detroit area. There are many off campus attractions, such as our local cider mills, which are rustic and artistically quaint.

    Great for these types of students

    Every age and culture. Wayne State University prides itself in being the most diverse campus worldwide, not only socioeconomically but also ages, cultures and ethnicity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Old Main building is the oldest building on campus and houses the college of liberal arts and sciences. In this building you will find dancers and actors rehearsing and just hanging out chatting in every hallway and corner of the buidling the culture here is so rich with excitement and a very eclectic variety of people.

    What to do for fun

    Always check the bulletin boards there is so much campus activity, also checksing the campus news circulation is a good resource for activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is overabundant, every direction you look there is another cafe or restaurant. The food is an amazing variety it ranges from very healthy to very decadent with a low to moderate price range..

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State is known locally for it's top academic standards, but as rigorous as it is, the help available offsets the rigor and is a perfect pairing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the campus tour prior to the semester beginning. Be sure to check your e-mail daily. It is imperative that you print off your syllabi prior to first day of class and arrive with your course books and materials.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is an awesome school which has a very interactive administration. My first semester was terrifying and left me reeling. The environment was very rigorous. The instructors were very helpful.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As previously mentioned Wayne State is a safe school. Sure it has problems like all schools but it is very equipped with safety programs. There is video surveillance everywhere and Wayne State also has its own policing staff.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am unsure about how many clubs and activities there are actually on campus, however I feel like every 3 minutes there is another e-mail being sent to me about the starting of another club at school. Literally any sort of interest a person has there is a club for, and if there is not it is encouraged to start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Wayne is great for all types of students. It truly does offer anything a person could need. Its cultural diversity makes it ideal for anyone with an open mind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wayne State as cultural diverse as it is, is always a place for entertainment of some sort. One gentleman, I am not even sure that he is a student, rides a unicycle around campus every day while blowing a whistle. Also the oldest building on campus is Old Main. It literally looks like Hogwarts from Harry Potter and has to be one of the most complicated layouts. To this day I only enter from one door, because I get lost if I don't.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition continually raises at Wayne State. Every year I pay more and more in tuition. Parking is increasing too. For the structures at Wayne State it is $6.00 a day or over 300 a semester.

    What to do for fun

    Wayne State has such a large community that there is ALWAYS something going on. Firstly there is a great gym at the school equipped with rock climbing. There is also a ton of local bars and restaurants for cool hang out spots. These are perfect for late night studying breaks.

    Food and Dining

    There is a TON of options for food and dining. Located in the Student Center is every sort of fast food restaurant ever known to man. Then on campus there is also a yearly local farm fresh market which allows students to purchase goods. Additionally there is cafes, salad shops, many coffee options and being in a metropolitan area you can walk off campus and find an infinite amount more specialty shops. Personal favorite is The Potato Shop located across the street from the University. It is all baked potatoes that they stuff with whatever toppings you choose.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, however the amenities offered at Wayne State are fantastic. For people living on campus there are a ton of heritage buildings, or new modern buildings that were created for the ultimate experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class and professor this school varies. Perhaps this is a bad or good thing, that is up for debate. However there are so many classes offered that it is impossible to say how challenging the school is. In my personal academic career the level of difficulty has varied exponentially.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wayne State is located in Detroit. However one of the misconceptions of this is that its location makes it a dangerous school. Wayne State offers many safety programs, and keeps the students informed via e-mail on the crime or things to be aware of. There is not reason to fear this school, it is a great facility.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is very cultural diverse in its students and teaching staff. The school is huge and offers many programs. It is very equipped with programs to help with student success.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Community of Scholars :)

    What to do for fun

    everything

    Food and Dining

    a lot of places to eat

    Dorm Life

    i dont live there

    Academic Rigor

    HARD SCHOOL! This is not like high school at all! It is another version of Ann Arbor!

    Tips for prospective students

    This school challenges you ! They have expectations so be ready to meet them.

    In three sentences

    Amazing, big, and diverse!

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun place

    In three sentences

    Decent school Big class sizes Administration needs restructuring

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always events happening around campus, refer to the event calendar for concerts, movies, bbq's, farmer's market.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit your academic adviser frequently, get a parking permit if you don't live on campus.

    In three sentences

    WSU has a great campus, everything is conveniently located and there are plenty of options to eat or study. Advisers are very helpful, they work with you, and keep you on track to get your degree in your desired time. There are also some great professors.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wayne State University is in Downtown Detroit. There is tons of stuff to do on campus and off. Whether you want to study at the library right across the street fork Wayne, check out the DIA next to W.S.U. If you want to relax, you can stand, sit, or watch the Detroit River.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure, you feel out all of FAFSA, you leave out no parts. If you are not sure, check Wayne State out! Make sure you stay on top of your work, the teachers are nice, but wants to get out of here!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a very diverse schooling environment. Teaches not just in classes, but out. This university puts not just the knowledge of how to be who you want to be in a career, but puts you in the career you want to be in!

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attending on campus activities such as women's and men's sporting events, on campus parties, step shows, and many other activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Adapt to the city life, stay focused and always get help when needed.

    In three sentences

    Very productive. Great learning facilities. Professors are the best.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the wayne state police are ALWAYS out and about, making campus a fun and safe place to be.

    Greek Life

    greek life could be bigger, and is continuously growing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are many festivals in the area that are a must. for example Dally in the Ally and the Detroit Jazz Festival, both of which are free.

    What to do for fun

    Attend athletic events for the university as well as Local Detroit Sporting events. Go see shows at the FOX theatre, or the Detroit Orchestra Hall.

    Food and Dining

    So/ so. there are many restaurants around campus that are great.

    Dorm Life

    I would recommend incoming freshman or transfer students living on campus, in order to gain knowledge of campus and the midtown area before living off campus. It is a great way to be involved with campus activities and to meet tons of people.

    Academic Rigor

    When in classes towards your degree, the level of difficulty is higher.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused and don't loose hope!

    In three sentences

    Culturally diverse student and faculty on campus. In the heart of Detroit's Mid-town. In your individual program/degree you will find a sense of home or belonging.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is located in Detroit, but campus police are always around and I feel pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    I am joining a sorority this semester but the greek life seems fun!

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, parking, tuition, and books do cost a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown, go to a sporting event, join clubs and organizations. Fraternities throw parties.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive and not that great. The cafeteria isn't always open so the hours may not work with your schedule. The food is average to most cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    The towers are nice because you get your own bedroom. The rooms are decent size. There is always a living room so you can hangout or watch TV.The dorms and a meal plan are expensive though. Your room mates can be very hit or miss.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes can be difficult but manageable. Many difficult classes offer free tutoring, which is very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try living on campus if you want to make friends, maybe join a sorority or fraternity. Volunteer and get involved on campus! Get to know your professors because you will need a letter of recommendation!

    In three sentences

    Great class room and learning environment. Location is not the best. Many extracurricular activities to join.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus Police are the BEST police! They are better than the police in the city. They will arrive at your destination before you even get off of the phone with the, Super fast.

    Bang for the buck

    Campus Diner has the best food and they are the cheapest thing you can get.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, games, exploring downtown

    Food and Dining

    Campus is surrounded by cafes, diners, and since it is downtown you have access to all restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are amazing and there are activities going on constantly

    Academic Rigor

    They make sure you know everything about your field AND related to your field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved on campus. If there are no groups that you like, create your own organization. Never wait too late to add classes, they fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    The urban environment is entertaining and a great place to explore. There are great venues around campus and awesome hang out spot downtown. THe academics are hardcore but it will prepare you for the real world. When you graduate, you will be well rounded, they make sure of that.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't let the location of WSU worry you. There is safety enforcement everywhere, and as long as you are careful, Wayne State is just as safe as any other school. I have never had an issue there at all!

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs to join at Wayne. There are academic honor societies like the Gold Humanism Honor Society or the American Medical Student Association, club sports like hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, community service opportunities like Project H aimed to help the homeless, and nearly 200 other organizations that are aimed towards just having fun and providing a sense of community.

    Great for these types of students

    The Engineering and Medical programs are second to none. Wayne State is located in the heart of the Medical District of Detroit and partners with some amazing hospitals like Henry Ford, Detroit Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Hospital.

    Bang for the buck

    The education at Wayne State is top notch, and a degree from there is respected by employers everywhere. Tuition will put a dent in your wallet, but it is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Detroit is a breeding ground for fun. The school is right down the street from the DIA (Detroit Institute of Art) and there are gorgeous paintings, sculptures and exhibits to see. You could go to a Tiger's baseball game, go support the Warrior athletic department (our basketball and football teams are awesome!), or join one of the many clubs on campus. There are also concerts held by big name artists periodically.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious! There seems to be a restaurant at every turn, as well as food trucks and cafes. There is a diverse mix of ethnicities at WSU,and the food choices reflect that.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of commuter students since the campus is pretty central to a lot of South-Eastern Michigan. There are really nice, new dorms to live in, as well as apartments on campus. There are even family living apartments with daycare services for students with children.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State's classes are not for the slacker. The professors really care about their subjects and want you to succeed, but you have to put in the effort to get the grades you want. A lot of the bigger lectures use clickers to measure attendance, so don't skip class. Plus, you're paying for it, you might as well go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus! It's in the heart of Downtown Detroit, and has a lot of beautiful historical buildings all around it. It's busy, has a MILLION (maybe not a million) places to eat, and has plenty of parking. There are lots of informational meeting to help jump start you in the program that you want to apply for, so take advantage of that!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is an amazing campus. It's diverse, has top quality professors, and a plethora of programs to choose from. It's the perfect school for any student serious about their education.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Many food options to choose from there are many restaurants (fast food or sit down), there are also food trucks around the whole campus that offer great food or coffee, and every wednesday there is a farmers market with fresh and healthy produce.

    Dorm Life

    Typical college dorm life, many buildings to choose from in all parts of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Since there are many students classes fill quickly, register promptly every semester to ensure you receive the spot you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't walk around campus late at night. Take advantage of everything the campus has to offer including all libraries and the gym.

    In three sentences

    Big campus offering lots of activities for everyone. All advisors are extremely helpful and available to help with any question. Lots of parking available if you are a commuting student.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I have only visited a few and they were okay.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying is important, although some teachers give you the information needed to study so you don't have to study everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have enough time to study and do the field placement. Working full time is not recommended.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State offers valuable training in the Social Work field due to dedicated teachers who want to make sure we pass the Michigan State licensing exam. We are also given hands on experience in field placement where we get to pick an area of interest. There are multiple social issues to choose from, such as domestic violence, foster care, therapy, and homelessness.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't see at least 3-5 campus security officers walk by, or drive by in their cruisers. The campus security even offers classes to females for self defense, as well as an escort system for when you don't feel safe walking alone. Posted around campus are blue light phones too if you need some help quickly and don't have your phone on you, or don't have time to pull it out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location that I have heard a fellow student call creepy before is the student center basement. In all truth though, the best way to describe the atmosphere is a group of geeks and nerds that get together to play games, and chat openly and freely. The basement provides tables, desks, and even two flat screen televisions that rarely go without some sort of gaming system being plugged into them, for group games.

    What to do for fun

    Wayne State has numerous clubs to get involved in, and regular activities being hosted and broadcast-ed to the students via flyers and e-mails. I myself am a member of the gaming organization which is always a blast to show up to. If you're not interested in gaming however there is the rec center that is open to students, as well as the undergraduate library which always has an open computer to browse the web on. If you don't feel like being on campus, than the Detroit Institute of Arts is only a block away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing, though I can't say that I've tried all the restaurants in, or around campus. The student center has a diverse food court with food trucks regularly parked outside if nothing inside peeks your fancy. There are numerous restaurants that also surround the campus, and are no further walk than what you will probably make going to and from your classes.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much on dorm life because I do not live in the dorms, but from the ones I have visited and helped friends moved into they are quite spacious, and provide quite a bit for the residents. They're watched 24 hours, and one does get the feeling of safety and comfort while living there, or visiting like I have many times.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be judged like any other class, that one may have already. Some classes are easier than others, and the professor can make all the difference. You can have an amazing professor for the class you find the hardest and find that the class is easy. That can also work the other way around and an easy class can become hard with a professor that may not explain things well. The classes on their own though, do provide a challenge that pushes students to do their best without causing them to drown in the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait to apply. Apply, and if you get accepted with rewards, accept the rewards. That goes for any school, but this is information that a Wayne State admission adviser gave himself. Just because you accept the reward, it doesn't mean that you're going. It just means that if you do go to that school, that you have that money already there and waiting for you.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is an amazing college, though I can't say that its perfect sadly. The benefits, and its shiny qualities though, out shine the few downfalls that it has, and even the downfalls aren't much compared to what one may find at other schools.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy cooking when I can, from baking to grilling.

    Food and Dining

    Many options on campus also the surrounding area is filled with great places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, I would be unable to tell someone what they are like.

    Academic Rigor

    The class rigor is not that hard but if you plan to over do it, it can become very stressful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with your advisor they are great people to get to know and are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Great campus life. Surrounding area is great in culture. Always activities happening on campus.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay, it is just way too many rules and regulations. I mean I'm an adult and I don't need a curfew.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics a wonderful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to Wayne State University, do not and I repeat DO NOT believe this is like college in the movies, because it isn't. Nothing is ever simple, it takes hard work and dedication to get through a full semester. No slacking.

    In three sentences

    My rate for WSU on a scale of 1-10 is about a 6. It is a whole different experience and it's exciting in some areas and boring in others. Just making the best of it.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play volleyball and ping pong. Go to the gym.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university. The campus is safe and the faculty is great. You meet a lot of new people here.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a major priority here at Wayne. We have our own police staff and 24 hour blue light assistance poles. Police are guaranteed to get to you within a minute in a request for assistance, and are also available to help you if you are off campus in your time of need.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are very diverse here and fit the need of any student. They appeal to all the different cultures and ethnicities on campus. Involvement within clubs and activities is extremely encouraged.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student is welcome at Wayne!

    What to do for fun

    For fun I love to do anything to interact with new people. I joined intramural volleyball and love it. All of the sporting events are very fun to go to as well.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a good way to emerge yourself into a more independent life style. Although there are some restrictions, it feels nice to be on your own. You control your own heat and air conditioning which is extremely nice, along with having your own personal bathroom. It's a great way to make friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others depending on how deep you are into your program or how close you are to graduation. The work is not too hard to handle, just a lot more work abundance than you are used to from high school. This really teaches you time management, however, so it may be considered a good thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think that coming here is a very good idea. The campus is perfect size and it's very easy to meet new friends. It is very easy to join clubs, athletics, or programs... I am a freshman here and already have joined in the action!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is a very diverse college with programs and opportunities for all ethnicities. Scheduling processes are very easy due to the large amount of help available to all students. This college encourages student activity and has events frequently for all students to attend.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You won't find a safer campus! It's almost annoying how many cops are around, but it's nice to know that we're safe on campus.

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    If you're a freshman, I completely recommend living in Atchison or Ghafari dorms. With less people in your room, you're more likely to go out and meet new people, and people are more likely to come meet you, too!

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State has a questionable math department, but it does great in most of the other areas of expertise! You can tell that the professors actually care about their students doing well.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I walked around at midnight and later with friends and felt very safe. there are plenty of police around who are willing to help those in need.

    Greek Life

    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!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Woodbrigde is where the parties are at, and downtown is where the food and nightlife is always great.

    What to do for fun

    Visit downtown Detriot. At wayne we work hard and party harder.

    Food and Dining

    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

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun and you meet a lot of new people each day

    Academic Rigor

    Studying definitely needs to be put first, work hard and it'll all pay off in the end

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your classes seriously, college is harder than you think.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a great college to be a part of and has an amazing campus life.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU has its own police force and students are sent monthly email updates of the crimes committed on campus, self defense classes are offered. There is little fear of being unsafe at WSU, again Detroit just gets a bad wrap due to its history.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life does exist however it is not something I know anything about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about 240+ clubs available at WSU. There are daily seminars and conferences open to the public ranging in content from education to engineering.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for anyone that is looking for a diverse campus that holds a friendly atmosphere. The students and profrssors really care about education and you will feel motivated and will strive to do your best.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The DIA, Detroit Institute of Art, is right around the block of main campus, it is a beautiful art museum and students get in for free!

    What to do for fun

    Comerica Park is luckily in Detroit you can catch a game suring the baseball season at a discounted price through WSU. The Joe Louis arena is also located in Detroit and you can also catch a Redwings' game. There are plenty of restaurants to ear at and festivals that happen year around as well.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, however, all my friends who do live in dorms love it. Detroit gets a bad wrap but it is in fact a wonderful city full of life and opportunity for work and play.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne State University, like most universities, has various classes ranging in difficulty. The science and math courses are the most challenging. The science courses will require heavy duty studying. The electives are taught by great professors passionate about the subject and are enjoyable and not as challenging naturally.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend Wayne State University make sure to figure out a parking plan early on. Parking plans are offered, however, you can find better parking options yourself if you search. The science courses offered here are difficult, if ypu plan to be a science major be sure to plan for heavy duty studying.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is the best thing that has happened to Detroit. It is a beautifully diverse university with students from all around the world. The professors are enthusiastic and the research opportunties are plentiful.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State has it's own police department and they are right on campus so never worry about safety. They can get to you in less than a minute, literally.

    What to do for fun

    Since Wayne State in located in downtown Detroit you can only imagine what you can do on a Friday night. The University always has events going on such as games, plays and even free tickets to concerts. If none of that sounds good then there are bowling alleys in the area, Campus Martius and in the summer there is always something going on downtown. You can't be bored unless you're just boring.

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    I can't really touch on the dorm life seeing as I've never stayed on campus, but my friends that do stay on campus love it! The dorms are nice & depending on which campus housing you chose will determine the experience you get.

    Academic Rigor

    As I stated before, WSU doesn't play games when it comes to education. However, every college is. If you're spending thousands to get an education you want one from a school that takes it serious, right? Don't let this startle you!! Wayne State offers many resources to help students in every course.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a college with diversity, a school that takes it's education seriously, and has any opportunity available for it's students then Wayne State University is your school. It's a lot of fun but remember they take education seriously so don't think for a second that you can slack and pass your courses. Always use the resources around you and the students are friendly so you'll meet and know tons of great people!

    In three sentences

    I love Wayne State University! It's truly an amazing school with great resources for it's students and great programs. They are honestly one of the best schools out here!

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wayne State is one of the safest campuses around, a full tasked police force dedicated just for Wayne State, also many campus safety stations that can help to locate you.

    Greek Life

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

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all students who wish to come here.

    Bang for the buck

    In all Wayne State is a great school to attend because of its student life, campus, and classes.

    What to do for fun

    Wayne State is located in Mid-Town so there are many places to visit such as, clubs, bars, frat houses, dinning, etc.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I visited schools all over the country before deciding to attend Wayne. Wayne State has the best dorms by far of any other school I visited.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said before, a lot of people believe that Wayne State is an easy school but let be reassure you that it is not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be: Be prepared to pay expensive tuition. Do not come into Wayne State thinking that the school would be a breeze. Despite its reputation, Wayne is actually one of the safest schools around. If you have a car, make sure you get a parking pass.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a very intellectual University which makes the school very difficult, the complete opposite of what most people think before attending Wayne State University. This school is well adapted to suit any and everyone who may be interested, a welcoming feeling is what you'll get. Lastly, the classes at Wayne State range widely from easy to very difficult, most teachers have taught for several years and love doing their jobs so you can expect to enjoy your classes.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Love the campus safety. We have our own police so no need to call the city, they would take way to long.

    Greek Life

    Of course! Almost anything you can think of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock is spray painted everyday promoting something different.

    Bang for the buck

    4 libraries, 1 that is open 24 hours a day. There are sororities and fraternities.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do since it's in Midtown. The casinos are around, Comerica park, Ford Field, Detroit Institute of Art, Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Science Center, the African History Museum and lots more.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better. Has a few fast food places but what can you do when it's a commuter school.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know personally because I don't live on campus but they seem nice and each level has a small workout area and kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    It has its challenges but nothing way to hard. As long as your homework is done you will have nothing to worry about.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a commuter make sure you come extra early for parking the first two weeks of the semester or you will not get a spot. Also, watch where you park when at the meters because you will get a ticket.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a very diverse place and I love that it's in the heart of Detroit. Classes are great depending on your professor. The only thing is that if you are looking for a real college experience you may not get it here because this is mainly a commuter school.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Have not had the food, but the hall looks very nice.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms look very comfortable

    Academic Rigor

    Have only done the Honors Band program through my high school, but the professors/conductors all knew what they were doing and they all kept us on task. Very talented and knowledgeable.

    In three sentences

    Gorgeous campus, many activities and facilities from the looks of it, love the Old Main music building. The dorm rooms look very comfortable and nice. Many programs to choose from.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Mostly theft of various types are reported. Rarely any violence is reported. There is patrol of security guards in all the libraries, and walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs to be apart of that will help in your social, and prospective graduate school applications.

    Great for these types of students

    students looking to enter the medical field. It seems the majority of the student demographic is healthcare of some type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Student Center, and Undergraduate Library are the most frequented areas for study, and recreation.

    Bang for the buck

    Eating on campus is VERY affordable and sometime gourmet, no need to drive anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of campus events and groups, parties, and dining out.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Housing is safe and affordable, as well as easy access to and from classes. This school is a commuter school, so most students live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses here are fast paced but doable. If coming from a community college, the class pace and expectations can be a surprise, so prepare to work hard and long hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early, and keep up with blackboard. Meet with your professors at least 2-3x during the semester to form a bond and clarify your standing in the class.

    In three sentences

    Campus is easy to navigate, safe, and well patrolled. The professors here are easy to approach and involve the students in decisions of class progress and grading systems. Textbooks used by the professors are easy to find online at low rates too.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have their own campus police. There are emergency telephones all around campus and self defense classes are also offered.

    What to do for fun

    Explore downtown Detroit.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always going to be crime, but WSU actually has their own police department set up, there are panic buttons throughout the campus and tons of police officers seen daily driving around and even conducting traffic. I have never felt unsafe around the campus and never have had any problems.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, try out for athletic teams and consider the Greek life! It is fun to walk around in the early fall/spring time and to check out the stands that fellow students sometimes set up.

    Dorm Life

    NA. As a student there, I live close and commute. I have not had the experience of living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard, depending on what your major is, but you will have tons of people backing you up and helping you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not expect Wayne State to baby you, it is nothing like high school. Not only will your teachers challenge you, but they will help you as best as they can to get you where you want to be. You have to be involved in things, such as a club, or athletics to get the full effect of the college.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University is a prestigious college if you are contemplating on staying home for school. Academically, it challenges you to do your best. Overall, you will definitely feel taken care of.

  • 04/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to WSU football games, explore Detroit, go to a game (Red Wings, Lions, Tigers), see a show. The options are limitless.

    Food and Dining

    Many excellent dining options on or near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in the dorms, but have not heard anything bad about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Wayne offers a huge variety of classes for many different academic programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take you classes seriously. College classes are not like high school and many students fail out of the easy general education requirement classes because they do not how to study properly. Take full advantage of the resources Wayne has to offer. For example: study prep classes, time management seminars, supplemental instruction, tutors, etc. Don't spend all your time in the library! Explore the local businesses, museums, restaurants. Welcome to the city!

    In three sentences

    Wayne State University has excellent resources for the cost compared to other colleges. The student body is very diverse. It is located in the beautiful museum district of Detroit and is not as scary as the news makes it seem.

  • 05/01/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus there are police everywhere, and many campuses around the USA model their own safety after Wayne State

    Greek Life

    At Wayne State you have two different groups of greeks, the partiers and the greek groups based on a certain culture. The part that is most unfortunate is that sororities are not allowed to have their own house because in the city of Detroit it is considered a brothel.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wayne State has a lot of different groups based on culture, and if you feel like you do not belong to a certain culture than you won't find many groups to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At Wayne State we have water fountains with no water because the homeless take baths in the fountains so we no longer have working fountains,

    Bang for the buck

    With the rising cost of tuition, Wayne State is loosing students, also with all the extra money being earned there is no visual to where the money is actually going.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is nothing fun to do so if you are looking for something you have to travel downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very unreliable and most of the time gross. The food is over priced so you better pack a lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Wayne State is a big commuter campus so everyone leaves on the weekend. The dorms are not that great and are indeed in need of a major update.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it is very easy to be accepted into Wayne State University, the classes are tough, but as long as you stay focused and determined you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give when attending Wayne State University is stay focused and get involved in whatever you can.

    In three sentences

    Wayne State is the place to go if you are looking for cultural diversity. When attending Wayne State it is like taking a trip around the world with all the different students that attend. Wayne State is the place when you are ready to expand your culture.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus as many times as you can! Arrange to talk to people from the department you're interested in, it's the best way to show you what Wayne State has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, great facilities, amazing programs, and a dedicated faculty! Wayne State offers everything I want out of a college without breaking the bank. For people worried about going to school in Detroit, I assure you I've never felt unsafe there; they have the Detroit police on campus and go the extra mile to ensure every student's safety.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters Chinese Taiwanese Japanese Look at these knees

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Satanic Rituals

    Bang for the buck

    As a prostitute would say, more buck for your bang.

    What to do for fun

    Study

    Food and Dining

    McDonalds restaurant quality

    Dorm Life

    Idk but it looks luxurious

    Academic Rigor

    Idk but it looks rigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    Work Hard Play Hard

    In three sentences

    Great Above Average Definitely not medicre

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's relatively safe with the campus police patrolling all day and night. That alone shouldn't override common sense. There are emergency phone stations and working street lights at night (which is exlcusive to only Midtown and Downtown Detroit) so if there is an emergency, help is a a few seconds away.

    Greek Life

    Being a commuter student, I haven't participated in any sororities. The sororities could do more to reach out to commuter students so it can be more inclusive.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants on and off campus. The food is great, but it can be expensive. As for the dorm, meals, I can't comment on that.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I cannot really say much about the dorms at school.

    Academic Rigor

    It can depend greatly on who's teaching the class. I cannot speak for the entire school, but most of the professors in the English and Japanese Departments are very supportive, but some of the classes will require that you have some prior knowledge of things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your degree program to make sure you can succeed. Take all your general education classes in community college to save time and money. Make sure your degree program has an honest and comprehensive intership program because not all programs are hands on with their students.

    In three sentences

    It's a commuter friendly school with a variety of classes. The faculty is supportive, but getting the right type of help can be frustrating.

  • 07/09/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    The dorms I've seen are really nice, bigger than I expected.

    Academic Rigor

    It's harder than it looks; they have some very advanced programs, including the Honors College and the biomedical physics major.

    In three sentences

    Love the campus, great medical program, and definitely interested in attending. My father went here for electrical engineering and would recommend their engineering program as well.

  • 10/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't believe that any University within a major city can be 5-Star safe. However, this one is very safe. We have on campus police that patrol at all times. In the event that something happens, the entire population is notified via email about the incident and given descriptions(if available) of the suspects. Because of this, our officers are able to extend their view of the campus through all of us (students and faculty).

    Greek Life

    30+ social and professional fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life. Student Council. Division 2 sports. Various academic clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who: Like to have fun. Take their education seriously. would like to better your future.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is not the cheapest by any means. The beauty of college is that you are able to make your education what you want it to be. When you become a student at Wayne State, you become a part of a community in which you can make connections and better your future in various ways.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you love, Wayne state has it. If you love video games, you can join one of the clubs that plays them. If you want to work out, we have a great rec center.If you like to party, there is always a party somewhere. The campus also sponsors carnival-like events that are meant to bring the college community together for fun and games. They are also in the process of renovating our student center. There will be even more restaurants and activities once that's done.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten in the cafeteria yet. There are a decent amount of restaurants on and around campus that offer an abundance of options. There are big franchises like Subway, Panda Express, Starbucks, and Jimmy Johns on campus. There are other restaurants within walking distance of the campus for those who want to explore.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok. During the fall semesters, it is pretty hard to get into the cheaper dorms. Those tend to fill up very fast. The dorms are clean and fun to be in. However, in some dorms you can have up to 4 roommates. That can get annoying. There are also furnished and unfurnished apartments on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are great professors. They expect you to contribute to your own education. The lessons are generally very thorough and you get the education that you pay for. Just like any reputable university, this one provides an excellent education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to pay for parking. Campus can be a bit confusing to new students. Keep your mind on your education because it's so easy to get distracted. Learn where the libraries are. They will be your favorite places on earth at exam time.

    In three sentences

    Wayne state is a great college. There is a very diverse student population. There are great advisers that will help you at every step in your education.

  • 10/09/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out an numerous great restaurants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at the campus.

    In three sentences

    It is very beautiful, and very diverse. It seems like you can have everything here. I also like that it has the majors I am looking for.

  • 10/12/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is very clean and open. It is very close to the Detroit Institute of Arts and downtown. I am very interested in attending this school.

  • 10/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack for even a moment. More than one bad decision can ruin everything for you.

    In three sentences

    Almost a completely peaceful environment. More than enough options to choose from as far as extracurricular activities and ways to study. Professional instructors who come with the incentive of properly teaching their students.

  • 10/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is awesome. I always see them around and if something is going on they will send out alerts.

    What to do for fun

    I can't begin to list it all. There is always something going on or around campus and no matter what it is they are really great at letting you know about it all.

    Food and Dining

    So many choses on campus for dinning it is great.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I have only heard good things.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally have not experienced learning out of the class room for any of my classes at the moment but I know people who have gone to school here and have graduated or studied in the Communication department as I am and I have heard great things, they really show you how it is going to be in the real world of your profession and again they want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to contact anyone at the school. They are some of the nicest people.

    In three sentences

    I love Wayne State the professors are really nice and really know what they are talking about. As a student that uses a wheelchair the campus is assessable just really big but the student disability Services are really awesome and helpful. The best part is that the staff will make you fill like you belong and not tear you down because of your major, everyone wants you to succeed.