Wayne State University Admissions

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Wayne State University Description:

Wayne State University is one of Michigan's 15 public universities. Its campus is located in the Midtown Cultural Center of Detroit, Michigan. Graduate programs in law, medicine, nursing and urban policy are highly regarded. High-achieving undergraduates should check out the Reid Honors College with its focus on community service and undergraduate research. Wayne State's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Most Wayne State athletic teams compete in Division II with the exception of women's hockey. The Warriors compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Popular sports include track and field, football, swimming, and basketball.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 27,238 (17,220 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,269 (in-state); $26,220 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,196 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,874
  • Other Expenses: $2,018
  • Total Cost: $25,357 (in-state); $39,308 (out-of-state)

Wayne State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,506
    • Loans: $5,654

    Academic Programs:

    Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
    • Transfer-out Rate: 38%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Tennis, Track and Field, Swimming, Football, Fencing, Baseball, Basketball
    • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Fencing, Basketball, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Wayne State University Mission Statement:

    mission statement from https://wayne.edu/about/mission/

    "We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities."