Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI

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Questions and Answers about Wayne State University

Hanna H.
1 year ago
What are the perks for joining Wayne State University Honors program?
Wayne State University
Hi Hanna! The Honor's College provides many advantages, including: - a community of high-achieving students - pre-priority class registration - dedicated Honors academic advisors - smaller classes taught by senior full-time faculty - unique opportunities for undergraduate research - special private scholarships - Honors floors in residence halls, for students who live on campus - special recognition at graduation, with Honors - designation on degree and transcript
Sheneya K.
1 year ago
What organizations or resources does the Wayne State University have for LGBTQ+ students?
Wayne State University
Hi Sheneya! Thanks so much for reaching out. Wayne State has a strong LGBTQ+ community. We currently have a queer studies minor, 8 LGBTQ+ affiliated student organizations, a program that allows LGBTQ+ students to connect with queer WSU Staff and Faculty, Rainbow Graduation for all LBGTQ+ students across campus, and so many more campus resources. See them all at the links below! https://pride.wayne.edu/student-resources https://omse.wayne.edu/rainbowgraduation https://clas.wayne.edu/gender-studies/programs/minor-queer-studies
Zion G.
1 year ago
How do I participate in the Macomb-Wayne Advantage?
Wayne State University
Hi Zion! Learn how to sign up for the Wayne Advantage-Macomb Program here: https://wayne.edu/admissions/freshman/wayne-advantage
Michelle D.
1 year ago
Will the cost of going to WSU change depending on the major?
Wayne State University
Hi Michelle, Tuition can vary slightly by program. However, there more typically is a change in tuition rate between student level: lower level undergraduate (Freshmen and Sophomores), upper level undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors), and graduate-level programs. Explore our tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of your tuition costs: http://apps.reg.wayne.edu/
Jillian D.
1 year ago
Are scholarships renewable?
Wayne State University
Hi Jillian! Our merit, need-based, and out-of-state scholarships are all renewable given you continue to meet the eligibility requirements each year.
Jillian D.
1 year ago
If I am an Honors College student, can I still go into Nursing?
Wayne State University
Hi Jillian, Yes! You can be in Nursing Departmental Honors program. Learn more here: https://nursing.wayne.edu/honors
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Majors offered at Wayne State University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
International Business
Biology, General

Academics at Wayne State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Less Selective (71% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Wayne State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)133k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)88k
Senior Financial Analyst80k
Software Engineer78k
Electrical Engineer75k
Marketing Manager73k
Based on 15,554 student responses
52.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
90kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
21%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Wayne State University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

95% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Welcoming student body
Safe campus
Close to activities in a city
Fun orientation programs
Daniel Rossmiller
Drawing And Illustration
Advocacy And Activism
Gaming + 1 other



Fantastic access to resources. Apply to the Irvin D Reid Honors College for additionally smaller class sizes and passionate research professors

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My only complaint is that the dining hall could be better in terms of management.

Sabrina Walchak
Painting and Studio Art
Music + 9 others



Wayne State University has provided a great atmosphere to meet new students and has several opportunities for pursuing different types of degrees and programs.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Campus food options are limited and the prices at the bookstore and student center are higher than in most places. Shopping off-campus is ideal for saving money.



Professors are amazing

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Tanner Powers



I love the inner city feeling of living at Wayne State. Most professors here are easygoing and easy to communicate with. The students that attend here are also helpful and you can meet and make a lot of new friends.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think their cafeteria and dorms can be improved.

Hanna Hendi
Travel And Tourism
Speech and Debate
Foreign Languages



The college has been strange throughout the pandemic, but Wayne State has been great at keeping us safe and happy!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Wayne State is a commuter college, so there is not much campus life.

Jaberul Haque
Coding And Computer Science
Gaming + 4 others



I like how, despite being such a big school, it is easy to connect to other students at the uni. Although I can't say that I know what it is like at other big universities. Another thing that I felt was unique from other universities is that Wayne is integrated into the city of Detroit, there are so many places I can access, such as restaurants, stores, etc. all within walking/biking distance. The best time is during the fall, as you see the red and gold leaves litter the streets of Detroit.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes there can be small issues that crop up during your study at Wayne, although most of them can be resolved fairly quickly, there are times that it takes longer than it should. Another thing is that you should check who the professor is before taking the class, especially for physics or math, if you get stuck with a bad professor, it makes for a difficult semester...

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