Wayne State University (WSU)

Detroit, MI

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Wayne State University

Wayne State University

Wayne State University Student Essentials

Wayne State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Warriors
Website: www.wayne.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,190
Out-of-State Tuition: $21,735
Retention Rate: 75%
Enrollment: 36,986
Year Established: 1868

About WSU

Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, offers a broad range of excellent academic programs and premier research opportunities designed to prepare students to excel in an ever evolving and interconnected global society.

To honor its diverse student body from more than 100 countries, student life is immersed in multicultural exposure. Nearly 400 student clubs and organizations sponsor events from ethnic celebrations to political debates.

Students can also catch concerts, plays or theatre and dance performances hosted by the Department of Music. The surrounding Detroit area hosts a number of art galleries and museums, not to mention an extensive number of theatre and music venues, annual festivals and research opportunities.

Academics include nearly 370 degree programs in fields like education, business administration, social work, fine, performing and communication arts and health sciences, among many others. The school also offers graduate programs in law and medicine.

Admissions require students to have earned a high school diploma or GED. Incoming freshmen will have their grade-point average (along with the trend in your grades), ACT or SAT scores and rigor of their high school curriculum reviewed by an Admissions Counselor to determine admission. Students with a GED must have scored at least 21 on the ACT and 990 total on the SAT and a have achieved a minimum of 410 on each GED test with an overall average of a 450.

Tuition is set lower for Michigan residents. Students who complete a FAFSA may be eligible to receive financial aid through WSU scholarships, federal grants, loans and work-study programs.

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WSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

44% of students gave Wayne State University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Love it here. I transferred here from a smaller school in Central MI. Wayne State is awesome, great class size, good resources for students. I do have to say that the registrar and admissions offices are VERY slow and can take forever to navigate through. It never seems like there are enough people in their office, this has been my complaint wit them for the last couple years.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

Overall Rating

Wayne State University is a fanatastic school to study Art at. It has a very strong history of local artists being associated as both former students, and many as current faculty. The history of the city of Detroit offers very fertile themes to draw upon when developing experience as an artist. There are many oppurtunities for artists to show work at smaller galleries located in the city and a vibrant fun community that supports the this. One of the little known jewels of living in Detroit is its close proximity to Canada. A five minute drive across the Detroit river and you are there. It provides a non-american perspective i found interesting when i when i wanted a quick change from the hum-drum. the only real advice i have for a prospective student is to make sure you know how you are going to pay for everything in advance. i found myself having to scramble to pay tuition several times and it was worrisome. also, make sure you understand exactly how much money you will be expected to pay back when engaged in loans... good luck with that!


WSU Map & Location

Wayne State University
656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202


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Getting Around WSU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Detroit, MI

Winter
Dec
36
25
Jan
31
20
Feb
35
22
Spring
Mar
44
29
Apr
57
40
May
69
50
Summer
Jun
78
60
Jul
83
65
Aug
80
64
Fall
Sep
73
56
Oct
60
45
Nov
48
35

WSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 24,300
Freshman Class 5,169
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 36,986

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 28%
  • Caucasian: 50%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 3%
African American 28%
Caucasian 50%
Asian 7%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%
Full-Time 42%
Part-Time 58%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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