Wayne State University

2,229 reviews
  1. Detroit, MI
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Wayne State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,095/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,909/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,189/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,767/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,434/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,566/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.155 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.155 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,030Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Always on the go
    44%
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    28%
  • A wide variety some chill and others driven
    12%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    8%
  • This school is more of a commuter school so yeah .
    6%
  • Run down
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.183 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Excellent
    11%
  • Diverse, Unique, and Excellent
    9%
  • Decent
    7%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Satisfying
    3%
  • Frustrating
    3%

After Wayne State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.115 responses

Reviews

2,229 reviews
  • Excellent
    303
  • Very Good
    763
  • Average
    942
  • Poor
    162
  • Terrible
    59
With being downtown you get to be able to view the city like no other person has the ability to do so. In between classes you have the opportunity to explore downtown Detroit. You can go to campus Martius, or you can go to the public library or the DIA. The school itself is like it's own little city there is everything there that you could possibly need. Cafes, Diners, bookshops, a pharmacy, and even a beauty shop! Everyone on campus is very nice, and you are guaranteed to make friends! There is some downfalls to the university. Parking is not free anywhere, you have to pay for parking and it is not cheap. My advice is either get a parking pass or make sure there is money on your one card so that way it is cheaper than using your debit card. Also at night sometimes if you wander off too far it can be dangerous but you can always get a security guard to walk you to your car if you do not feel safe.
  • Alum
  • 19 days ago
Wayne State University is a great school for the right person. I have had some really wonderful and inspiring professors! Also, the diversity of the school is really great, you are able to meet so many people from different backgrounds and be exposed to a variety of cultures. WSU's location in midtown Detroit is such a fun place to be--right by museums, concert venues, restaurants, and a short distance from downtown!

Like I said, WSU is good for the right person. WSU is a large school, so if you're not in one of the smaller colleges, your classes are going to be large lectures. Also, stay on top of your financial aid, because the school has a tendency to mess up on things and fall way behind.
  • College Junior
  • Nov 9 2015
I love my campus! They have different activities for all students weekly. There is Thursdays in the D (which is free almost all the time or just a few dollars) were transportation is provided. There is also Warrior Wednesday, which is a day to show school spirit, sometimes we get gifts and there is music and different activities on campus. The campus is like a small city itself, its in the open and very close to downtown Detroit. We have an athletic center with a pool we can use, a fitness center with a women's area and different fitness classes for free, the student center has a great variety of choices to eat, etc. Also there are hundreds of organizations to join and if students like they can make their own.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 1 2014