Wayne State University

2,184 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
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  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

Wayne State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 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 47 responses
Report
  • Always on the go
    66%
  • They are all different. No "typical" AT ALL.
    23%
  • Outstanding with great social skills
    9%
  • Run down
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.178 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    63%
  • Excellent
    13%
  • Decent
    7%
  • Frustrating
    7%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Different
    4%
  • Unique
    2%

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%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

2,184 reviews
  • Excellent
    289
  • Very Good
    729
  • Average
    913
  • Poor
    162
  • Terrible
    58
I like the education and the professors. Campus is really beautiful. Wayne State University provides the students with so many resources to get help and to even get tutored for free. The only concern is that the tuition is really high and books are really expensive.
  • Freshman
  • 15 hours ago
Wayne State has a beautiful , thriving campus that you are sure to find your place in, however, due to the fact that it is located in the heart of Detroit, there are times where safety may have been an issue.
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago
Overall, i really love wayne state. Even though im not in college yet i have has the chance to sit in during one of there clases and they all are conducted real well . Is a fin and crazy place to learn and meet new people its just great.
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago