Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA

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Wayne State University
3.79 Average Rating

Audrey from Ferndale, MI

a current student here
16 people found this review useful
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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
Am enjoying being here
The environment is laid back, but not lethargic. People are fairly friendly, and the campus looks really nice.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Commuting
Residential
Social Work
Finaicially limited
Just about anyone
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Kurt from Brownstown, MI

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sydnee from Southfield, MI

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Paige from Dearborn, MI

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Christina from Southfield, MI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Bang for the buck
Definitely worth the money to attend.
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!
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.
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Batool from Taylor, MI

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
My three older brothers have gone to this university and came out successful.
Will enjoy being here
I have visited this campus and upon visiting it, I have already created new friends.
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Dominique from Detroit, MI

researching this school
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
Dorm Life
the dorms are very comfortable and a nice space to study. lots of sunlight also which is very refreshing.
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.
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.
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.
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logan from Detroit, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Bang for the buck
You wont find a better education in Michigan for the price especially not for a top notch research university.
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!
Great for these types of students
All types will feel right at home! especially if you are serious about your education.
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Bianca from Southfield, MI

researching this school
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Wayne State is one of the leading if not leading school in the nation for their amazing medical program.
Will enjoy being here
Campus is nice.
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Keyla from Detroit, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on attending here come in with an open mindset, ready and willing to have a full load of homework and be prepared to be an adult!
Academic Rigor
I think for the most part Wayne State University is rigorous.
Dorm Life
I love my dorm and my suite mates.
Food and Dining
The food could definitely be better it is horrible.
What to do for fun
There are a lot of parties, there are events held in the ball rooms in the student center etc.
Great for these types of students
Great school for people who wants a city like area and a campus that is not too big.
Clubs and Activities
A lot of clubs.
Greek Life
I know very little about the greek life.
Campus Safety
Full of policemen surrounding.
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