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Wayne State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,276 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 218 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,266)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,532)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 12 13 Yes Yes
Fencing 16 10 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 18 - - -
Ice Hockey - 21 - -
Softball - 16 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 26 - -
Tennis 10 10 - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 17 14 - -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Soccer - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 26.8%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 5.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.1%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 49.8%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 52
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 50
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Colleen from MI
  • 4
  • There's the Greek life aspect and there are the people that are just hanging out in the dorms. Depending on what you're looking for, you should be able to find…

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  • Farreh from Detroit, MI
  • 5
  • The people I've met so far are fun and friendly. Not once has entering the dorms been uncomfortable or stuffy. Most of the students can help you find ways to…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Zackaria
  • I am a current student here

    There are quite a few restaurant options near and on campus. I'm not sure about meal plans since I've never had one.

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Detroit, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Dorm food is fine if you stick to classics like pizza, cookies, or cereal. Otherwise, your mileage will vary. I mostly go out for food. There are a ton of restaurants around. Go explore!

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  • 5
  • Mosammat from Hamtramck, MI
  • I am a current student here

    There is a whole bunch of food and dining areas on campus. There is Towers Cafe and Gold N Greens. They both have really great option menu for students choice whether for vegan or vegetarian. There is also a whole bunch of eateries where it's open to diverse for every student to try something new.

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  • 3
  • Kayla from Detroit, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The food inside of the residential buildings can be enjoyable or a disappointment. I personally enjoy the vegan options available at Gold'N Greens. The dining staff is friendly and the food is always fresh.

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  • 5
  • Farreh from Detroit, MI
  • I am a current student here

    What's college life without some food? Nothing! With two food courts and restaurants lining the streets I'm hard pressed to go hungry. The school meal plans make life much easier and I can't say I'll ever look at cafeteria food the same way again. Some how I feel like their spoiling me.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sunny
  • I am a current student here

    Being a commuter student, I haven't participated in any sororities. The sororities could do more to reach out to commuter students so it can be more inclusive.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Roseville, MI
  • I am a past student here

    At Wayne State you have two different groups of greeks, the partiers and the greek groups based on a certain culture. The part that is most unfortunate is that sororities are not allowed to have their own house because in the city of Detroit it is considered a brothel.

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  • 0
  • Angela from Fenton, MI
  • I am a current student here

    there are a few greek groups, but it is not the focus of campus social life. Many are too focused on getting into Medical school, nursing school, PA school, or pharmacy school to pay attention to social clubs. Do it for yourself not for social acceptance. Social acceptance comes from being a highly intelligent academic. Academic prowess is rewarded.

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