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About Wayne State College

Wayne State College is a public, state school in an small town setting in Wayne, Nebraska. Wayne State College was founded in 1910 and now enrolls around 4,011 students a year, including 3,440 undergrads.

Wayne State College offers housing for up to 1,556 students. Most students live off campus,.

Wayne State College's endowment was valued at $25.147 million in 2021.

2021 Wayne State College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $5,580
Out-of-State $11,160

2022 Wayne State College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Wayne State College Early Admission

Wayne State College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Wayne State College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is not competitive to get into Wayne State College. The acceptance rate at Wayne State College is 0%. In 2021, 2,715 out of 2,715 total applicants were accepted.

Wayne State College Waitlist 2021

Wayne State College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Wayne State College?

Wayne State College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Wayne State College, applicants must submit the following items.

Wayne State College Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Wayne State College

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Wayne State College.

Is Wayne State College Test Optional?

Wayne State College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Wayne State College

Yes! Wayne State College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,556 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Wayne State College.

Financial Aid at Wayne State College

Wayne State College meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Wayne State College full-time are awarded $10,941 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Wayne State College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wayne State College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wayne State College, around 74% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 680 students who started at Wayne State College as first-time freshman, 219 graduate within four years.

Around 53% of students who started at Wayne State College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Wayne State College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $23,365 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Wayne State College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Wayne State College a good school for you?

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Where is Wayne State College Located?

Wayne State College is located in the small town setting of Wayne, Nebraska.

If you want to see Wayne State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 35 to Wayne, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Eppley Airfield.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wayne State College and Wayne are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1111 Main Street Wayne, NE 68787

Campus Setting: Small Town

Wayne State College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wayne State College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Wayne State College is like? There are approximately 4,011 students enrolled at Wayne State College, including 3,440 undergraduate students and 571 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from NE and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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