Wayne State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Michigan


Wayne State University is a large public university 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.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Art, Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Marketing, Nursing, Organizational Behavior Studies, Psychology, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 31024
Total Grad Students: 10187
Undergraduate Students: 20837
Faculty: 1775

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 10%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit Michigan 48202

Website: http://www.wayne.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 313-577-2424

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Susan Zwieg
Director of Undergraduate Admissions , Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Colleen McIlwain
Transfer Credit Evaluation , Undergraduate Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Linda Seatts
Director of International Students, Office of International Students

Athletics Contact:
Rob Fournier
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.00 is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 12 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 64 and from a four-year institution is 90.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required by some for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Attach the non-refundable $30 application fee (check or money order payable to Wayne State University) or $50 application fee for international students. Please include your Social Security number. Cash is not accepted

Other Requirements:
Applicants on probation with less than a 2.00 GPA or excluded from another college are asked to wait one calendar year before applying for admission. At that point, transfer admission requirements must be met.

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 24
English 16 24
Math 16 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3411

Transfers Accepted: 3200

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 93%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 86%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 7%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2006


Books: 980

Other Expenses: 1854

Room and Board: 8253

Tuition and Fees: 19226

Total Cost: 30313

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 9026

Total Cost – In-State: 20113

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
There are four main types of financial aid. Generally, a student is offered a combination of aid (known as a package) consisting of the following: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Work study programs. http://finaid.wayne.edu/types.php

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5921

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 81%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 54%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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