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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 16,210 prospective students applied, and 11,533 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,038 enrolled in the school.  18,746 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,279 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $11,542 plus fees of $1,555. WSU is ranked 544 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

WSU is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Challenging
Wayne State University overview
SAT 1010/1210
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.22
Applications Accepted
71.1% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$11,542
In State Costs for Wayne State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,212
Other Fees$1,555
Room and Board $10,550
Budget for Other Expenses$2,298
Total One Year Cost$27,157
Out of State Resident Tuition
$26,436
Out of State Costs for Wayne State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,212
Other Fees$1,555
Room and Board $10,550
Budget for Other Expenses$2,298
Total One Year Cost$42,051

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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.