Why choose WSU

Wayne State University – Michigan's only urban research university – is known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community. Its mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

Key benefits

  • The university offers the lowest undergraduate resident tuition of Michigan's three research universities.
  • More than $340 million in financial aid was awarded in 2014.
  • WSU is one of the 50 largest public universities in the nation.
  • The university provides students with access to a culturally rich, diverse and well-rounded educational experience at a premier teaching and research institution.
  • WSU holds the Carnegie Foundation's RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity) and Community Engagement classifications.
  • There are more than 400 student organizations.


Wayne State University is one of the 50 largest public universities in the United States and is the most diverse student body in Michigan. It was founded in 1868 and is located in Detroit, Michigan's largest city. Nationally recognized for research, Wayne State is home to nearly 27,000 students, including nearly 2,500 international students from 70 countries. 

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