Wayne State University

Located in the heart of Detroit, Wayne State University has been making an indelible contribution to a city, to a nation and to the world for nearly 150 years. With more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges, we have something for everyone. Our faculty members, renowned for their expertise, pass on their knowledge both in and out of the classroom. They see unique qualities in their students and help them succeed where they never thought possible, giving them access to a true mentorship experience. Wayne State is among the nation's top public universities for total research expenditures, totaling nearly $214 million, and one of only 12 urban public universities to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's "Highest Research Activity" and "Community Engagement" classifications. Our students don't wait until graduate school to be involved in groundbreaking research -- from day one, they work alongside professors in our state-of-the-art laboratories, gaining hands-on experience with research that has a global impact. With more than 27,000 students coming to Detroit from nearly every state and more than 70 countries, Wayne State offers the unique opportunity to study alongside classmates from around the corner and around the world. Study abroad programs in 33 countries across five continents give students the chance to immerse themselves in a different culture and work alongside their international peers. Wayne State students collaborate closely, learn from one another and have their perspectives expanded from these interactions. They leave prepared to be global citizens who understand how to work with people from various backgrounds and around the world -- a major advantage in the workplace. With its green spaces and walking paths, our 200-acre campus provides students with access to a traditional college experience. We offer more than 300 student organizations, 18 varsity-level sports teams and numerous ways for students to give back to the community. Beyond our campus borders, students have Detroit -- a vibrant and exciting city undergoing a dramatic resurgence. Our students are at the doorsteps of dozens of global corporations and medical and industrial networks, as well as world-class shops, restaurants, boutiques, museums, theatres and sports venues. Our urban setting is a vital part of Wayne State's identity and gives our students access to something unique among our peers -- the chance to be involved in the rebirth of a great American city.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1868 N/A Semester $325.4 million 656 W. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 577-2424
overall score total score state city online paying global
27 100.0 Michigan Detroit 512 518 84