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Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Wayne State, founded in 1933, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Education; Engineering; Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; Liberal Arts; Lifelong Learning; Nursing; Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; Science; and Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs; the Division of Health and Physical Education; the Graduate School; the Law School; and the Schools of Business Administration, Medicine and Social Work. Its 203-acre main campus is located in central
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 17,280
   Women 9,596 (55.5%)
   Men 7,684 (44.5%)
Graduate Students 10,018
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 81% of 11,093 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.37
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,230
Out-of-state: $39,181
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $12,269
Out-of-state: $26,220
  Room and Board $9,747
Average Percent of Need Met 71%
Average Freshman Award $13,659
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,024
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Detroit Population 688,701
Nearest Metropolitan Area Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 38% of freshmen, 12% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Warriors
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.1% Asian
17.8% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.7% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students 2.4% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 13.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported