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Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
27,025
Wayne State University overview
Location Detroit, Michigan
Online wayne.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Wayne State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Detroit, Michigan, Wayne State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 15,716 prospective students applied, and 11,495 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,968 enrolled in the school.  18,746 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,279 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $11,912 plus fees of $1,605. WSU is ranked 549 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

WSU is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Wayne State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Wayne State University overview
SAT 1010/1230
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.22
Applications Accepted
73.1% 
Wayne State University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$11,912
In State Costs for Wayne State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,246
Other Fees$1,605
Room and Board $10,382
Budget for Other Expenses$2,341
Total One Year Cost$27,486
Out of State Resident Tuition
$27,282
Out of State Costs for Wayne State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,246
Other Fees$1,605
Room and Board $10,382
Budget for Other Expenses$2,341
Total One Year Cost$42,856

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
26% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wayne State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Psychology 10%
Education 9%
Health Professions 8%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172644 IPEDS survey data for Wayne State University.

Current students may use the Wayne State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.