Wayne State University


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Wayne State University


  • 76% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$6,439 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,771 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Digital collections such as Virtual Motor City; Costume Collection; Tony Spina photographs; Walter Reuther Archives; Ramsey Collection of Children’s Literature

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,383,826 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 22,606 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,847,036 microforms.
  • 74,179 Audio/Visual items.
  • 43,512 e-books.

Museums & Art

Detroit Public Library; Detroit Institute of the Arts; Detroit Historical Museum; Detroit Science Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 1,800 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • 300 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 300 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 50 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills, other


career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 8% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 32% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 34% of housing units are Triples.
  • 33% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 8 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 50% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: International Week featuring International Fair, Indian Students Association Cultural Show, Chinese New Year, Sikh Parade, Multicultural Amerasian Cultural Show; International Holiday Lighting, Muslim Student Association Annual Dinner, New Student Convocation, Take Back the Night Rally, Wayne Idol, Mad Anthony Concert, Welcome Back Week, Student Leaders Summit, Student Organizations and Student Services Day, Student Council, Late-Night Breakfast, Homecoming, NPHC Step Show, Finals Frenzy Week, Wayne Winter Week, Campus Lecture Series, Detroit Alternative Spring Break, Womens Awareness Month, Coming Out Day, Black History Month, Little Warriors Weekend, Martin Luther King Celebration Week, Wayne State Day at the Detroit Tigers, Spring Sports Day;
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 189 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, Golden Key National Honor Society, Chi Epsilon (civil engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), Pi Tau Sigma ( mechanical engineering), Tau Alpha Pi (engineering tech), Tau Beta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Eta Sigma, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (forensics), Alpha Sigma Lambda (CULMA), Beta Phi Mu (library), Beta Gamma Sigma (business), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), Phi Beta Delta (international), Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau (nursing), Eta Sigma Phi, David Mackenzie Honor Society, Omicron delta Epsilon, Pi Kappa Lamda (music), Pi Alpha Alpha, Gamma Sigma Alpha Fraternity/Sorority (Honorary), Chi Alpha Epsilon;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Campus Advance, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chi Alpha Christian Org, Christians on Campus, Full Moon Circle, Glory Phi God, Gospel Chorale (WSU), International Student Ministry, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Student Org. , Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Prayer Warriors (WSU), Sikh Students Org. , Hillel of Metro Detroit;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Albanian American Student Org. , Arab Student Association, Arabic Cultural Club, Armenian Students Association, Bangladesh Student Association, Black Convocation Committee, Chaldean American Student Assoc. , Filipino Student Society, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, German Cultural Club, Hindu Student Council, Indian Students Association, Islamic Sisters Circle, Jewish Student Organization, Korean Student Association, Le Circle Francais, Macedonian American Student Association, Multicultural Amerasian Coalition, Muslim Dialog Club, Muslim Students’ Assoc. , NAACP, Pakistani Student Association, Black Student Union, Slavic Club, Taiwan Student Association, Turkish Student Association, Students for Israel;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alcohol and Health Risk Research Student Org. ; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Medical Association; American Advertising Federation; American Society for Interior Designers; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Anthropology Club; Detroit Art Collective; Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES); Black Business Students (Assoc. of); Black Educators Student Assoc. (BESA); Black Graduate Business Student Association; Black Law Students Association; Black Psychology Graduate Students (Assoc. Of); Black Student Union; Clinical Laboratory Science Student Org. ; Coalition for Community Social Work; Coalition for the Future of Cities; Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 123; Dance Company (WSU); Dietetic Students (Assoc. of); Engineering Graduate Student Assoc. ; Environmental Law Society; Fashion Design and Merchandising Org. ; Forensics Union; Greater Detroit Assoc. of Black Social Workers; Honor Students (Assoc. of); Inner City L. I. N. C. K. S Assoc. ; Institute of Elect. & Electronic Engineering. (IEEE); Institute of Gerontology Graduate Student Org. ; Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE); International Business Assoc. ; International Law Society; I/O Psychology Speaker Series; Journal of Law in Society; Linux Users Group (WSU); MBA Association; Michigan Society of Professional Engineers; Minority Assoc. Of Pre-Health Students; Nat. Assoc. of Entrepreneurs and Business Innovators; Nat. Assoc. of Black Accountants; National Art Education Assoc. National Black Operations Business Assoc. ; National Society of Black Engineers; Physician Assistant Assoc. ; Pre-Law Student Assoc. ; Pre-Medical Students (Assoc. of) – APMS; Pre-Optometry Club; Public Relations Student Society of America; Society of Automotive Engineers; Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; Society of Women Engineers; Sociology Graduate Student Org. ; Sports & Entertainment Law Society(WSU); Student Alumni Assoc. (SAA); Student and Alumni Rehabilitation Assoc. ; Student Logistics Assoc. ; Student Neuroscience Society; Student Nurses’ Assoc. ; Student Organization of Library and Info. Science; Student Urban Planners (WSUSUP); Students of the Michigan Art Therapy Association; Students with a Disability; Undergraduate Political Science Society; Wayne Intellectual Property Students Association; Wayne Law Review; Wayne Writers Forum; World Health Student Organization; Women’s Studies Student Association; Women’s Law Caucus; Young Entrepreneurs; Dance Team (WSU); Anime Organization of Wayne; Art of Living; Bhakti Yoga Club; Mantra Yoga Club; Sailing Club (WSU); Project A. R. T. ; Spirit Association; Squares and Stars United; TABCAT; Tae Kwon Do Club; Improv Group (WSU); Poetic Society (WSU); Wayne State Weregamers; Conservative Union; College Dems (WSU); Democratic Socialists (WSU); Law and the Politics Student Association; Student Socialist Org. ; Peace Through Knowledge; Students for Israel; Students For Sensible Drug Policy; Students’ Movement for Justice; College Against Cancer; Circle K; Project Volunteer; Rotaract (WSU); Women Warriors of Wayne; GLBT Union; B. A. M. N. (Affirmative Action); World Health Student Organization; College of Nursing Council; College of Nursing Doctoral Student Forum; CULMA Student Senate; Engineering Student Faculty Board; Law School Student Board of Governors (WSU); National Pan Hellenic Conference; National Pan-Hellenic Council; Project 350 Student Advisory Board; School of Business Administration Student Senate; School of Social Work Student Org. ; School of Medicine Student Senate; Student Council; Student Housing Association (WSU)
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The South End (daily), The Wayne Review (monthly), The Warrior (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Romulus (20), Detroit (8)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Detroit (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Detroit (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 98% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 8% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 8,098
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 2 fraternity houses
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.


  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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