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Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan, United States
While our vision and mission show where we want to go, our values guide us on the way. They cut across organizational boundaries, bind us culturally, and permeate our strategic and tactical initiatives. They are the defining traits of the Wayne State community.

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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan. 


Diversity isn’t a slogan at Wayne State; it’s a reality that’s woven into our mission and guides everything we do. We offer an immersive educational experience where students work alongside people from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds in a microcosm of our interconnected world. With the most diverse student body in Michigan, our students gain a distinct advantage as they prepare to build successful careers in the complex global marketplace. 


Through our multidisciplinary approach to research and education, and ongoing collaboration with government, industry and other institutions, we seek to expand knowledge, enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the city of Detroit, state of Michigan and throughout the world.


The Career Services Office provides comprehensive career planning assistance through individual counseling, on-campus recruitment programs, skills workshops, panel presentations, networking receptions and mock interviews.


Student services

The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) seeks to cultivate a safe campus environment where we value, promote, and celebrate identities among all student who engage with our office, while intentionally offering initiatives that positively address and impact retention and graduation rates of students that arrive at WSU underrepresented and at risk.

Housing services

More and more Wayne State students are discovering how living on campus is helping them achieve personal and academic success. With less than a five-minute walk to classes, libraries, a 24-hour computer lab, the Student Center and the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, living on campus offers a convenience that you can't find anywhere else. Live in the growing campus community where residents are establishing new friendships, exploring the community and building new traditions. 

Library services

The University Libraries support the education, research and service missions of the University and its communities through comprehensive, high-quality resources, services and programs. The Libraries are leaders in providing accurate and timely information to Wayne State University as well as the metropolitan Detroit area and Michigan. 

ICT services

Getting Connected – Wireless Internet is available throughout University housing, including study rooms and lounges, except Chatsworth. Connect to the WSU-SECURE network with your AccessID and password. C&IT also offers step-by-step connection guides for a variety of devices at Never share your password – your guests are welcome to use WSU-PUBLIC for free.

Medical services

The Campus Health Center (CHC) is an academic, nurse-managed full-service primary care clinic that serves all currently enrolled Wayne State University (WSU) students. We provide a wide range of primary healthcare services with the objective of keeping WSU students healthy and ready to learn. Each currently enrolled WSU student is eligible for one free illness visit per semester enrolled. 

Student Life

Campus life

Join an incomparable community of leaders and learners who come from all walks of life to break down barriers and make new discoveries. Embody the spirit of a great American city making a storied comeback. Experience different ideas and perspectives, take on new and unexpected challenges, have a great time, and gain a distinct advantage as you build a career in our interconnected world.  

Sports facilities

Sit in the stands to watch Wayne State athletes at work and you’ll quickly see why we’re called the Warriors. WSU sponsors 18 NCAA Division II teams that compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Men’s and women’s fencing compete in the Midwest Fencing Conference and for a National Collegiate Championship against such schools as Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State.

Student clubs

    Advanced Pre-Medical Association
    Aesculapians Honor Society
    African American Psychology Student Organization
    African American Studies Student Organization


Since 1915, Wayne State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States that provides accreditation to colleges and universities at the institutional level.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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