WSU

Wayne State University

42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, United States
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  • Total Documents
    822
  • Class Notes
    488
  • Textbook Notes
    134
  • Study Guides
    200
  • Currently Enrolled
    326
  • Previously Enrolled
    509

Overview of Wayne State University (WSU)

About this school

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
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,322
    • Men:7,695 Men (44.4%)
    • Women:9,627 Women (55.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (WSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wayne State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
656 West Kirby Street
City, State, Zip
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone
(313) 577-2100
Fax
(313) 577-7536
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 15,331 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 9,164 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 6,167 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,847 (37%) of 10,334 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,197 (36%) of 6,153 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,650 (39%) of 4,181 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
549 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,776|Out-of-state: $29,663 (50.39%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,106 (36.96%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,196 (4.37%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,262 (8.27%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wayne State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002329
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,037 (84.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,704 (83.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,685 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
154 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$12,247
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,218 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,068
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 874 (51.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,509
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,253 (74.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
528 (22.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,386

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,644 (80.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,693 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,551 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
371 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$10,934
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,201 (72.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,798
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,759 (67.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,541
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5,449 (63.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,022 (16.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,383

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,960
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (WSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,034

Part-Time Faculty


706

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,935,502
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wayne State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


18.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


46.6%

Programs & Majors (WSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (88)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Funeral Direction/Service
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Labor Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Pathology/Pathologist Assistant
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (167)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • International Economics
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (WSU)

Location & Geography

Population


688,701

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Detroit

Campus Size


195 acres

Weather


Temperature
15.6 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Detroit
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Detroit

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


13% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


87%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Warriors
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Football
Golf
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Football
Golf
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wayne State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,409

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,322
Women
9,627
Men
7,695

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.7% Asian
  • 17.2% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 60.0% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 40 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


9,767

Student Resources (WSU)

Study resources