If you want to apply to Wayne State University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and the application fee costs $25.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Wayne State University by October 1.
|Wayne State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Mean SAT Score||1125|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||91%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||19%|
Wayne State University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is December 15, which is coming up fast! Wayne State University will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Wayne State University is 4%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%. Last year, Wayne State University admitted 10 of the 226 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into Wayne State University. Wayne State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Wayne State University accepted 68% of students, around 11,794 of the 17,231 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Wayne State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Wayne State University must submit the following items. Double check with Wayne State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Wayne State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 1.67% submitted a class rank.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Wayne State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.34%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.49%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.99%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13.45%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.74%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.04%|
Wayne State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Wayne State University 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.
In 2021, 91% of Wayne State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Wayne State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wayne State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wayne State University student is 1125.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wayne State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wayne State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Wayne State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wayne State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wayne State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Wayne State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Wayne State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Wayne State University?
Students who are admitted to Wayne State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Wayne State University accept transfer credits?
Wayne State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wayne State University accepts:
Does Wayne State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Wayne State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Wayne State University?
Wayne State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Wayne State University's acceptance rate?
Wayne State University's acceptance rate is 68%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wayne State University?
Wayne State University's early decision acceptance rate was 4% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Wayne State? Wayne State is a somewhat selective institution. The Wayne State acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wayne State is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Wayne State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
1000 to 1200
1000 and Less
The median SAT score for Wayne State students is 1125. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wayne State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wayne State.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Wayne State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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