Wayne State University: Ranking & Review

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Detroit
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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

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

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

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 Programs3452444411,030
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5882092799
Engineering19752128746
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1993581558
Psychology4017238511
Education19723542474
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2164935300
Social Sciences2322721280
Visual and Performing Arts25126277
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs227187252
Library Science150150
Physical Sciences932134148
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services83586147
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11516131
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences107183128
Legal Professions and Studies4113117
English Language and Literature & Letters57151587
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics592180
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields452267
History3411247
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies28836
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3636
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3131
Mathematics and Statistics168731
Personal and Culinary Services3030
Philosophy and Religious Studies15318
Architecture and Related Services1616
Natural Resources and Conservation1212
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 population680,000
Phone3135772424
Fax+1 (313) 577 3200

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