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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, USA
3.79 Average Rating

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. The 200-acre traditional and high-tech campus is in the heart of Midtown, offering unparalleled access to cultural experiences, community involvement, and corporate career opportunities. Wayne State University is the third largest institution of higher learning in Michigan and the most diverse campus in the state with nearly 27,000 students from every U.S. state and nearly 80 countries. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 350 degree programs. The campus hosts a business incubator known as TechTown and the first graduate-level repertory theater in America called the Hilberry Theatre. The Wayne State Warriors also field 18 men’s and women’s Division II athletics teams.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
38%
Submitting ACT
80%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1130
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
27,064
Total Number of Undergrads
17,297
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,970
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,754
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,158
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,694
Books and Supplies
$1212

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,675
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,288
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,732

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
45%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,198
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$243

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
548
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
15%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Warrior
School Colors
green and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Chicago
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,300

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
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.
Dominique from Detroit, MI
Wayne State University is an extremely diverse campus, it has updated new dorms that are comfortable and clean. Most of the instructors easily grasp the attention of their students. Learning at this institution is fun and inspiring.
Keyla from Detroit, MI

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