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At Wayne State University, strength is contagious. Join us in showing your Warrior pride.

Wayne State University is proud to drive innovation from our hometown in Detroit, the birthplace of the automotive industry

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

2018 marks an exciting milestone for WSU as we honor 150 years of academic and research excellence.

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

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


Learn more about our mission, vision and values

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

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

Annual research expenditures of more than $221 million

3,000+ students live on campus.

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

There's something for every interest.

Home to TechTown, Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator

Find out who's leading the way for Wayne State

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

Home to Michigan's largest multiple sclerosis clinic — the largest African American MS clinic in the country.

From fencing and football to track and field

The Wayne State Police Department patrols campus 24/7, 365

Our College of Nursing continues to be ranked among the highest in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

WSU is a partner in the University Research Corridor with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, generating 95 percent of research in the state.

Explore 380+ degree programs through 13 schools and colleges.

Home to IBio, a $90 million facility dedicated to eliminating health disparities in Detroit.

Carnegie Foundation's highest rankings for research and community engagement.

Unparalleled access to internships, career connections and more with industry leaders right at our doorstep.

Warrior strong: Professors and students

  • Deborah Charbonneau

    Faculty Selected as a 2015-17 New Leader for the Association for Information Science and Technology.
  • Jorge L. Chinea

    Faculty Recipient of the Hispanic Business Alliance’s Excellence in Education Award.
  • Athraa Hannawa

    Student “There will always be different ideas and ways of thinking. Sociology pushes me to think differently.”
  • Mukund Mohan

    Student "I chose Wayne State because I wanted to make a difference. No other university offers the same opportunities that I’ve had here."​​