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We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.


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Midtown is home to the largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions in Southeast Michigan.

Learn why 27,000+ students from every state and 70 countries choose to study in the heart of Detroit.

Experience nearly 150 years of innovation, advocacy and excellence.

President M. Roy Wilson is the only current university president to serve on the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director.

380+ degree programs through 13 schools and colleges.

WSUPD patrols campus 24/7, 365.

400+ public performances, exhibits and cultural events annually in Midtown Detroit.

3,000+ students live on campus.

Experience traditional college life on a campus that's anything but ordinary.

Connect with more than 260,000 alumni around the world.

There's something for every interest.

World-renowned faculty. Top-ranked programs. Groundbreaking discoveries. Find out why a Wayne State education will set you apart.

Find out who's leading the way for Wayne State

From health disparities and the environment to manufacturing and the arts, our research is making an impact in Detroit and around the world.  


  • Kidada E. Williams

    Kidada E. Williams

    Faculty Renowned historian and expert on African Americans' experiences of racial violence.
  • Donnie Sackey

    Donnie Sackey

    Faculty Recipient, Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul Award.
  • Abbass Berjaoui

    Abbass Berjaoui

    Student “Everyone should be able to live a healthy life, and I want to help ensure that.”
  • Keiara Bell

    Keiara Bell

    Student “My goal has always been to change the world — one person at a