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Wayne State University

Located in the Cultural Center area of Detroit, Wayne State University is a principal research university. Its location offers access to a number of facilities including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the world headquarters of the General Motors Corporation.

The university offers graduate and professional programs through 13 schools and colleges, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. The WSU Hilberry Theater offers the nation's first and only full-season graduate repertory company.

College-owned apartments, including on-campus family housing, are available.

Programs of special interest include graduate studies in hazardous waste control, community health services research and evaluation, and a doctoral program in medical physics.

Special facilities operated by the university include the Center for Molecular Biology, the Institute for Manufacturing Research, and the Institute for Chemical Toxicology. The Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs is the largest archival library of its kind in the United States.

Undergraduate enrollment stands at 9,973 full-time students, while the total graduate student population is 13,193 ( includes the professional colleges). Minorities make up 34% of the total, with Hispanics accounting for 1%.Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1868
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 20,892
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $209,573,543
Admissions Address

656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Susan A. Zwieg
Admissions office telephone: (313) 577-3577
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.admissions.wayne.edu/ugrad/appl/index.html Tuition deposit: $99 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units N/A 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 87%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 87%
Total applicants: 7,830
Total acceptances: 6,782
Total freshman enrollment: 2,928
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 3,155
Male acceptances: 2,718
Male freshman enrollment: 1,257
Female applicants: 4,675
Female acceptances: 4,064
Female freshman enrollment: 1,671
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 25%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 52%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
First-year students submitting GPA: 91%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 83%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 – 23
Math: 16 – 24
Composite: 16 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.5% 3.8% 3.2%
24-29 19.5% 17.9% 20.0%
18-23 48.1% 40.3% 35.9%
12-17 29.3% 31.0% 40.7%
6-11 0.6% 6.9% 0.3%
Below 6 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%


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