Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is a premier urban research institution founded in 1868. It is one of the 50-largest public universities in the United States, and with nearly 350 areas of study, its range of programs fits many academic interests and professional goals.
Academic excellence, pioneering research and innovation are primary reasons why students choose to attend Wayne State. Many of the university's 13 schools and colleges offer programs that are nationally ranked, and faculty are leaders in their field. Regardless of the program, students with a Wayne State education have a solid foundation to launch a successful career. More than 1,200 international students from 80 countries attend the university, which has a student gender breakdown of 60 percent female and 40 percent male. Because Wayne State students come from a wide array of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, it is considered Michigan's most diverse campus community. Its global alumni network of 290,000 reaches around the world.
Students can participate in one of more than 500 organizations, including a Greek fraternity and sorority system and numerous international groups. Whether looking to expand their network, connect with other students within their field, or be a part of an organization that is focused on hobbies, the Dean of Students Office will help students find ways to engage and explore these opportunities throughout campus.
The educational agenda at Wayne State prioritises experiential learning, offering opportunities like internships, service learning opportunities, research assistantships and a range of other practical experience options to all students.
Some of the world's most prestigious companies including Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Stellantis, Sakthi Automotive, Quicken Loans, Ally Financial and DTE Energy are just down the street from campus, making it easy for students to strengthen their resumes through internships and in-practice training.