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Colleges / Wayne State University

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate63%
Acceptance Rate63%

About Wayne State

Wayne State University is a public, state university in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Wayne State was founded in 1868. The university currently enrolls around 24,931 students per year, including 16,851 undergraduate students.

Wayne State Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Wayne State. Wayne State admitted 63% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 15,305 applications received in 2022, 9,603 students were offered admission.

Wayne State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 60%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Wayne State University is located Detroit.

If you are interested in seeing Wayne State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75/94 to Detroit, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan.

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College Info

656 West Kirby Street Detroit, MI 48202

Campus Setting: Urban

Wayne State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wayne State is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wayne State is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wayne State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1220


Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1010 to 1220


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wayne State students is 1125. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wayne State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wayne State.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wayne State is like? There are approximately 24,931 students enrolled at Wayne State, including 16,851 undergraduate students and 8,080 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from MI and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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Fall Freshmen
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