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Wayne State University

Michigan, United States

Est. 1868

Ranked among top 100 universities in US

About Wayne State University

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University (WSU) is an American public research university located in Detroit, Michigan. WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 380 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's third-largest university and one of the 100 largest universities in the United States. It also has six extension centers in the metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses. The institution is a notable engine in metro Detroit's educational, cultural and economic landscape, as manifested through efforts incorporated in extracurricular activities such as its thriving research and Technology Park and hosting of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival.

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WSU’s main campus encompasses 203 acres of land linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. One of the attraction that this campus has is the Old Main building right in the center of the university, this is a heritage building and one of the best construction in the history of the university architecture. Wayne State's campus is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center Historic District, home of renowned museums, galleries and theatres. The campus is connected to every part of Detroit as it is situated in the center. Apart from this enormous campus the university has 6 other satellite campuses and libraries which are considered as the best and biggest in Detroit.

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The on-campus housing cost for a typical student was $5,723 as per 2014 - 2015 censuses and the cost for a typical meal plan was $3,390 which are affordable as compared to other state’s universities. Living on campus is easy and makes your routine better than living off campus would. There are strict rules but they are genuinely helpful in keeping track of time. University does not help in getting off campus settlements; as they are expensive plus travelling expenses if calculated add up to the similar cost as the university charges. So, better would be living on campus as you will save time and reach your class on time.


Detroit has a humid continental climate which is influenced by the Great Lakes. Winters are cold, with moderate snowfall and temperatures not rising above freezing on an average 44 days annually, while dropping to or below 18 °C on an average 4.4 days a year. Summers are warm to hot with temperatures exceeding 32 °C on 12 days. The months that you should be aware of are May to September as temperature is at its peak then. These extreme temperatures feel like a pinch on your body so wear proper attire during weather of respective months.

Faculty and pedagogy

Faculty at WSU is good on an average. The university has selected faculty on the basis of their experience and not education. Teachers are very supportive and help the students whenever needed. Faculty at Medical is considered as genuinely good and they are responsive to every student’s doubt.

Financial aid

WSU provides student’s loan to all kind of students. There are scholarships, but those are limited to few courses. The administration for scholarship might not be as warm as you expect them to be. However, be assure that they are very helpful. If you call to enquire about the scholarships then you might you will always receive a prompt reply

Jobs and placements

The university conducts in campus recruitment but most of the students prefer to search for a job by their own contacts. 73% of the people are happily employed as per the census. however, as compared to the graduates from other universities the employment rate is not up to mark. Starting annual salary on an average for a graduate from WSU is $35,157 and $65,000 is 10 Year annual salary.


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  • Verdict

    Looking at the affordability, one can say that the university is worth a try but if you are willing to pay something more; you can go for similar but at a little expensive rates.The Administration can be a problem and might make you feel at home, However, they always help the students. Overall, WSU is a good university.

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