A Premier University in the Heart of Detroit
Some colleges offer a semester in the city; Wayne State University offers every day in Detroit. The 200-acre traditional and high-tech campus is in the heart of Midtown, offering unparalleled access to cultural experiences, community involvement and corporate career opportunities.
Wayne State students get more than a diploma — they get hands-on experience that helps them soar into a bright future. More than 27,000 students come from every U.S. state and nearly 80 countries to form Michigan's most diverse campus, where education is not confined to the classroom. Wayne State's standing as a premier urban research university results in plenty of opportunities for students to get into the lab and explore — as early as their first year.
What's more, Detroit is rich with opportunity for experiential learning in a range of fields (wayne.edu/action). Whether students are looking for an internship or a full-time job, Wayne State can help them find their best match.
For those interested in continuing their studies, Wayne State's renowned graduate school offers certificates as well as master's, doctoral and professional degrees in hundreds of fields, including law, medicine, business, social work and more.
Because active involvement is a key ingredient to students’ growth, Wayne State offers hundreds of student organizations that sponsor everything from cultural celebrations and political debates to volunteer events. There's no better way to meet people, find things to do and make a difference.
In addition to being a short walk from lecture halls, libraries and labs, Wayne State's comfortable housing offers amenities such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning and cable. There's plenty of space for studying and socializing in the dorm rooms and community areas, including the popular dining halls.
With nearly 20 collegiate teams, Wayne State Warriors compete in most major sports, from football to fencing (wsuathletics.com). Students flock to the Warrior Zone cheering section to hype up the crowd and can get in the game themselves at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, with its full gym, sport courts, three-lane track, 30-foot rock wall and access to intramural and club sports.
Upon graduation, Wayne State Warriors automatically become part of an alumni network (alumni.wayne.edu) that's 260,000 strong and stretches across the globe, eager to help fellow Warriors with career opportunities and camaraderie.
A World of Possibilities
Whether students come to campus knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives or are searching for their purpose, Wayne State stands ready with hundreds of undergraduate program options (wayne.edu/programs) in the following schools and colleges:
Mike Ilitch School of Business
With a move to a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of The District Detroit on the horizon, the Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers. Entrepreneurial programming and collaboration with the region's business community are two reasons why the Ilitch School is consistently named a best business school by The Princeton Review.
College of Education
With an urban focus and mission behind its commitment to excellence, inclusion and social justice, the College of Education offers degree programs in 37 program areas. Many are award winning and have received national recognition for their innovative, field-based practices. Wayne State teacher certification graduates are hired soon after graduation and typically remain in the metro Detroit area, although alumni can be found in countries across the globe.
College of Engineering
Wayne State's engineering curriculum leads the nation in game-changing fields such as electric-drive vehicle technology and alternative energy. Students learn from faculty experts who engineer the physical world at all levels — from nanoscale biomedical innovations to colossal manufacturing plants. Ninety-four percent of 2015 graduates were employed within six months of graduation.
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
CFPCA students benefit from seamless access to Detroit's cultural riches such as museums and theatres. Equally important are numerous internship opportunities in industry, advertising, PR and journalism. Alumni include a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and recipients of and nominees for the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, Obie, Screen Actors Guild and Caldecott awards.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
With 19 departments and more than 40 degree programs, CLAS is the largest and most comprehensive of Wayne State's schools and colleges, producing well-rounded students with a passion for lifelong learning and the skills to succeed at whatever they choose to do. It's where the humanities meets history, where Plato meets plate tectonics and where students come for the richest educational experience on campus.
College of Nursing
The College of Nursing is committed to providing a world-class educational experience through B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., D.N.P. and graduate certificate programs. A dedication to student success and a state-of-the-art learning environment combine to produce graduates who are prepared to be nurse leaders in research, education and practice. Faculty and students serve Detroit's diverse populations while promoting community and urban health.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Devoted to educating the modern health care team, EACPHS offers more than 25 degrees and certificates through 11 academic programs. Its learning environment extends beyond the classroom into underserved communities and hospitals. At EACPHS, students are well prepared to respond effectively in a rapidly changing health care system in their respective fields.
School of Social Work
Consistent with its long history of identifying and addressing emerging social issues, the School of Social Work has risen to the challenges of 21st century society, applying technology to cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices, training practitioners within a global context, and marshaling the social and health sciences in interdisciplinary programs that approach complex issues of economic, behavioral and social well-being from multiple perspectives.
WSU delivers an exemplary education to students who want to go beyond the books and make a difference. Interested students can see for themselves — one-hour walking tours take place each Monday through Friday, led by Warrior Guides eager to share inside information about living and learning at Wayne State (wayne.edu/visit).
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|African American/Black Studies|
|Asian Studies (East)|
|Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related|
|Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Labor And Industrial Relations|
|Management Information Systems|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Public Relations/image Management|
|Radio And Television|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences|
|Health Teacher Education|
|Physical Education Teaching And Coaching|
|Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering|
|Electrical And Electronics Engineering|
|Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology|
|Construction Engineering Technology|
|Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technology|
|Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Apparel And Textile Marketing Management|
|Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Classics And Classical Languages|
|Foreign Languages And Literatures|
|Foreign Languages Related|
|Middle/Near Eastern And Semitic Languages Related|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology|
|Communication Sciences And Disorders|
|Health Professions Related|
|Medical Radiologic Technology|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Sport And Fitness Administration/management|
|Personal And Culinary Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Physical Sciences Related|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Political Science And Government|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Cinematography And Film/video Production|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||August 1st||Not reported|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||August 15th||Not reported|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score Accepted||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||560||500||610|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||16.8%|
|White or Caucasian||58.58%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.23%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.08%|
|Two or more races||3.83%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||13%|
Festifall, Late Night Breakfast and International Fair
Campus Security & Safety
VIN etching, bike patrol, safety and defense classes, K-9 unit, victim assistance, confidential tip line
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 2|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 2|
|Track And Field||No||No||No|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 2|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 2|
|Track And Field||No||Division 2|