Why choose WSU

A premier university in the heart of Detroit

Madisyn Aleks
Find out why Senior Class President Madisyn Aleks chose WSU.

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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WSU Radiologic Technology program student benefits

Read about senior Laylia Ali's favorite parts of the program.
  • The first Baccalaureate degree program in Michigan.
  • Classes are integrated with clinical education hours.
  • One exclusive clinical site (Henry Ford Hospital) — the majority of classes taught on-site, no parking fees, no traveling to different sites for clinic/classes.
  • Students may earn additional certification in Computed Tomography or Mammography during the course of the program (must maintain academic/attendance requirements).
  • Excellent clinical experience at a Level I trauma center/education and research facility.

WSU Radiologic Technology graduate benefits

  • For the past 15-plus years, the program has had a 100% pass rate on the National Registry Examination (ARRT). Program effectiveness data can be accessed at jrcert.org.
  • On average, 96% of our graduates find employment within six months of graduation (5-year average).
  • The rights and privileges of being a Wayne State University alum.