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Wayne State University is a public institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,589, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 210 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wayne State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,560 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,712 (2011-12).
Wayne State University is located in Midtown Detroit and offers more than 400 academic programs. Graduate students can major in many areas, including those offered by the schools of business, law, and medicine. Wayne State also ranks highly in its health programs of midwifery, anesthesia, and pharmacy. Students at Wayne State get many opportunities to conduct research, including the school’s partnership with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, through which the schools collaboratively research and develop ways to help the state’s economy.
Outside the classroom, Wayne State students can get involved by exploring more than 200 campus organizations or by visiting the museums, concert halls, and professional sports venues of Detroit. Student athletes can join one of Wayne’s many Division II Warriors sports teams, which play in various conferences. At Wayne State, about 40 percent of students are minorities, many of whom graduated and subsequently earned important leadership positions. Cora Brown, for instance, graduated from the Wayne State and became the first African-American woman elected to the Senate, and Keith Ellison graduated to become the first Muslim in Congress.
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Wayne State University, founded in 1868, is committed to preparing its students to excel in a fast-paced and interconnected global society. It combines the academic excellence characteristic of a major research university with the practical experiences of an institution whose history, location and diversity make it a microcosm of the world students will enter when they graduate. Wayne State is Michigan's only truly metropolitan research university. Located in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit, it contributes significantly to the progress and positive ambience of its home city.
When applying to Wayne State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||75.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Wayne State University is 16:1, and the school has 47.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wayne State University include: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Organizational Behavior Studies; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Accounting. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.0 percent.
Wayne State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,589, with a gender distribution of 42.4 percent male students and 57.6 percent female students. At this school, 10.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90.0 percent of students live off campus. Wayne State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Wayne State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Wayne State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wayne State University, 98 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wayne State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||98%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Wayne State University, 75.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,847.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$10,560 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$22,712 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,696 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data