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Wayne State University is one of the nation’s top urban, public, research institutions, offering about 400 academic programs to close to 28,000 students through 13 schools and colleges.

Wayne State is a nationally ranked urban, public research university, dedicated to preparing its students to excel as informed participants in an increasingly high-tech, interconnected global society. Wayne State’s close to 28,000 students make up the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities; men and women representing 49 states and 64 countries attend classes on the main campus. Wayne State’s 13 schools and colleges offer about 400 academic degree programs including 120 master’s, 60 doctoral and over 70 certificate, specialist and professional programs to students seeking outstanding opportunities for advanced study.

Living in the Warriors Community

A Carnegie-rated research university positively engaged in its urban setting, Wayne State is a vibrant center of scholarship, research and social activities in the heart of Detroit.

Located in the University Cultural Center, Wayne State’s lively campus is an integral part of Midtown Detroit, making students truly members of the community in which they study. The university’s commitment to engaging with its home city is put into practice by students, faculty and staff who take part in activities ranging from Alternative Spring Break Detroit and Habitat for Humanity to the Detroit Fellows Tutoring Project. Warriors who participate in one or more of our 260 recognized student organizations – including an active Greek system -- learn leadership and organizational skills that will aid them during their years on campus and later in the workplace. Our three state of the art residence halls are only steps from the 24-hour Adamany Undergraduate Library, the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, the Student Center and most classrooms, as well as the world-renowned Detroit Institute of Arts.