Wayne State University: Ranking & Review

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1 118 271
Top 2%

Wayne State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate67%68%67%
Applicants15,3316,1679,164
Admissions10,3344,1816,153
Enrolled undergraduates2,6531,1121,541
Enrolled total (including graduate students)27,06411,99715,067

7,507 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,733 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $25. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,118
Percent of students submitting SAT scores80%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
555
Math
550

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,008
Percent of students submitting ACT scores38%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
25
ACT Math
23

Wayne State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,289 $40,763
Off-campus $28,491 $42,965
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,179 and other expenses per full academic year.

Wayne State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,418 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $12,264 $28,151
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,512 $1,512
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $409 $938
Tuition for Full-time graduates $15,336 $33,217
Fees for full-time graduates $1,828 $1,828
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $639 $1,384

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 345 244 441 1,030
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 588 209 2 799
Engineering 197 521 28 746
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 199 358 1 558
Psychology 401 72 38 511
Education 197 235 42 474
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 216 49 35 300
Social Sciences 232 27 21 280
Visual and Performing Arts 251 26 277
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 227 18 7 252
Library Science 150 150
Physical Sciences 93 21 34 148
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 83 58 6 147
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 115 16 131
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 107 18 3 128
Legal Professions and Studies 4 113 117
English Language and Literature & Letters 57 15 15 87
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 59 21 80
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 45 22 67
History 34 11 2 47
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 36 36
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 28 8 36
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 31 31
Mathematics and Statistics 16 8 7 31
Personal and Culinary Services 30 30
Philosophy and Religious Studies 15 3 18
Architecture and Related Services 16 16
Natural Resources and Conservation 12 12
Grand Total3,5782,1667956,539

A total of 3,578 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Wayne State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,961 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate47%47%46%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

General info

Alternative namesWSU
Founded1868
MottoIndustry, Intelligence, Integrity
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,494
Instructional FTE1,932
Research FTE791
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewayne.edu
Address656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48202
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone3135772424
Fax+1 (313) 577 3200

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