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Wayne State University

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United States
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Public
Very High
21,242
2,723
1,784

Overview

A combination of factors sets Wayne State apart from other universitieswith its unique perspectives and expertise

For 150 years, Wayne State has been preparing students toexcel and make a positive impact in the world. Its 13 schools and collegesoffer more than 350 academic and certificate programs for graduates andundergraduates.

Faculty members revered for their innovative educationalapproaches, accomplishments and real-world expertise provide life-changingmentorship in and out of the classroom. Students gain experience as they workalongside professors in state-of-the-art laboratories and pursue internshipswith renowned nearby businesses.

Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with its highestclassification for research, WSU is at the forefront of STEM education and itsgraduates are leaders in science and engineering flied. The College ofEngineering has more than 50 engineering and computer science degree andcertificate programs. It was the first in the nation to launch an alternativeenergy technology master’s degree and certificate, and the college is home tothe first electric-drive vehicle engineering program in the U.S. In November,the college received a $1 million gift to create a new center for global engineeringeducation.

U.S. News & WorldReport listed WSU as one of the nation’s best global universities, placingits programs in nursing, chemistry, clinical psychology, fine arts,occupational therapy, pharmacy, social work and more in the top 50 percent inthe nation.

Wayne State students come from the local community, nearlyevery state, 80 countries and a wide array of cultures and socioeconomicbackgrounds, resulting in Michigan’s most diverse campus community. Nearly1,700 international students study at WSU, with the largest number of studentscoming from India, followed by Canada and China. Bringing together uniqueviewpoints is essential to furthering knowledge, and the university’s 27,000 studentsare encouraged to collaborate and celebrate their differences.

While Wayne State provides students with a traditionalcollege experience of living in a residence hall, working out in the recreationand fitness center, studying in one of five libraries or joining any of morethan 400 student organizations, its urban location gives it its uniquecharacter and opens the door to exciting opportunities. Wayne State studentsare at the threshold of the nation’s best hospitals, international corporationsand law firms. They take part in performances in the second-largest theatredistrict in the United States and cheer on professional teams in every sport.

Students are part of the city’s vibrant culture, and theuniversity’s location in Midtown – named one of the nation’s top up-and-comingneighborhoods by USA Today – makes it easy to be involved in all that ishappening in Detroit.

From the new streetcar system to an influx of entrepreneursbringing their creative ventures, business, culinary and artistic expertise tothe area, there is no better place to be than Detroit. 

University Highlights

Total students - 21,242

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66%

International students - 1,784

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Total faculty staff - 2,723

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2471

Total students - 21,242

34%
66%

International students - 1,784

Total faculty staff - 2,723

2471
252
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