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Wayne State University Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

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

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

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

  • Feb-01-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Chris from Detroit, MI
  • Nov-16-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Wayne State has a wonderful food course to full-fill your tongue's greatest dreams. I wish i could eat there every day.

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  • 3
  • Christopher from Southfield, MI
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Sunny
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 5
  • Angela from Fenton, MI
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chris from Detroit, MI
  • Nov-16-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Greek life at Wayne State is very fun and exciting for anyone new to it.

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  • 0
  • Sunny
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Roseville, MI
  • May-01-2014 I am a past student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Angela from Fenton, MI
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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