Why choose WSU

A premier university in the heart of Detroit

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Hear from students and faculty about what makes WSU's Clinical Laboratory Science program an outstanding option if you want to be career-ready in four years and are searching for the perfect balance between science and patient care.

As Michigan's only urban research university, Wayne State is known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful community engagement. Here are a few ways we stand out: 

  • More than $350 million awarded to WSU students annually in federal, state, institutional and private aid through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs.  
  • Significant opportunities for experiential learning and clinical practice at major health systems and urban community organizations within walking distance of campus.
  • A partner with U-M and MSU in the University Research Corridor, which generates 95% of research in Michigan. 
  • Lowest undergraduate resident tuition among the state's three research universities. 
  • Ranked in the top 1.4% of universities worldwide. 
  • One of the nation's 50 largest public universities. 
  • Awarded the highest rankings for research and community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation.  
  • Offering a culturally rich, well-rounded, diverse educational experience in the heart of Detroit. 
  • More than 500 student organizations promoting camaraderie and hands-on experience beyond the classroom. 

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