71%

Acceptance Rate

$9,518

Avg.Financial Aid

002329

FAFSA Code

About Wayne State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

27,025

Website

www.wayne.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Wayne State University (WSU) is a public institution that was established in the year 1868 as the Detroit Medical College and is located in Detroit, Michigan. In the year 1881, in addition to the Medical College, Detroit Normal Training School was established. In the year 1934, the university was renamed to Wayne University. During 1937-93, many changes were made that included the establishment of Law School, School of Business Administration, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Fine Arts, College of Science, and more.

In the year 2014, the Advanced Technology Education Center opened up in Warren, Michigan. The university's main aim is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a student for a real world and positively impact local and global communities. By 2018, the student body became very diverse and have students from all around the world. Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine is providing the exceptionally good education for their students and is a national leader in health disparities research and advocacy. 

WSU Law School train the next generation lawyers and advocates. It was one of the two public law schools in the state of Michigan.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • WSU acceptance rate is 81%.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 39%.

  • The retention rate is 82% for the full-time students and 61% for part-time students.

  • The total student population of the university is 27,238, which includes 18,233 full-time and 9,005 part-time students.


Online Education at WSU

The university provides one of the best online courses to the those who can't go to the campus to earn their degree. It offers the convenience and flexibility of taking up the classes from anywhere. 

  • The university offers 16 online programs across 10 disciplines. Wayne State University majors include Business Management, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Services, Information System, Media Studies, and more.

  • The university provides 24/7 technical support for the students of the university. A student can chat or call the technical department to resolve the issue.

  • Storage/File Share in WSU provides students with the storage space that allows them to store and backup their academic data. It also enables students to share their files.


Reviews

Students reviews on the university are given below.

  • Students say that they have many programs to register and class sizes are small which allows one on one attention. The professors in the university are very understanding and are dedicated to helping their students.

  • WSU offers a variety of academic programs and is located in the city center. There are many restaurants and attractions for students to hang out. The campus culture and professors make sure that a student learns and understand the course materials properly.

Location & Contact

Address

656 West Kirby Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3135772424
Fax: 3135773200
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Rankings

Some of the rankings according to the US News is given below.

  • WSU is ranked 112th in 'Top Public Schools'.

  • The university is ranked 132nd in 'Engineering Programs'. 

  • It is ranked 195th in 'High School Counselor Rankings'.

  • It is ranked 199th in 'Business Programs'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

71%

SAT Range

1010 - 1210

ACT Range

21 - 27

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,366

Average Annual Cost

$11,542

Books And Supplies

$1,212

Other Fees

$1,555

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,550

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,298

Total One Year Cost

$27,157

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to WSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $36,665. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

79%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

43%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$10,493

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

406 Graduates

Biology, General

216 Graduates

Social Work

169 Graduates

International Business

162 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

133 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

127 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

125 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

123 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

116 Graduates

Marketing

114 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

98 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

88 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

87 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

81 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

79 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

76 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

74 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

69 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

68 Graduates

Political Science and Government

67 Graduates

Sociology

66 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

58 Graduates

Journalism

55 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

54 Graduates

Chemistry

53 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

49 Graduates

Music

47 Graduates

Economics

42 Graduates

Anthropology

38 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

37 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

37 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

36 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

36 Graduates

History

34 Graduates

Funeral Service and Mortuary Scienc...

30 Graduates

Public Administration

30 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

30 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

28 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

26 Graduates

Civil Engineering

22 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

21 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

21 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

20 Graduates

Area Studies

19 Graduates

Dance

19 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

19 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

18 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

18 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

18 Graduates

Mathematics

16 Graduates

Philosophy

16 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

15 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

14 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

13 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

13 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

12 Graduates

Physical Sciences, Other

12 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

11 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

9 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

8 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

8 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

7 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

6 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

5 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

5 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

5 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

4 Graduates

Educational/Instructional Media Des...

2 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

17,574

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

44%

Full-time

74%

Part-time

26%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

60% White

3% Unknown

16% Black

5% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

2%

Out Of State

97%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,913 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

12%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,572/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,930/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,930/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Warrior

School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

223

Total Female Athletes

143

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

6

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Football

Golf

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Golf

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by WSU. At WSU, $10,382 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Wayne State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at WSU costs around $3,930 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At WSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 43% and 57%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,125

$31,474

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$126 - 327

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

89%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,518

Students Receiving Federal Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,740

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,034

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

85%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,562

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,241

$30K - $48K

$11,852

$48K - $75K

$10,416

$75K - $110K

$5,090

> $110K

$3,937

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$51,740,771

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$38,818,701

In case the students at Wayne State University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Wayne State University is around $6,426 and the federal grant is $5,844. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $1,033 as well as institutional aid worth $6,426. At WSU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $51,740,771 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $38,818,701.

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