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Wayne State has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship. Check out videos, stories and events that showcase how we make an impact through technological and entrepreneurial ingenuity.

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


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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.

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.

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

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.

With 5 satellite campuses throughout Southeast Michigan, you can earn your degree close to home or work 


  • Sylvie Naar

    Sylvie Naar

    Faculty Award-winning researcher focused on minimizing the health disparities affecting adolescents in the Detroit area.
  • Hayley Thompson

    Hayley Thompson

    Faculty Program leader of population studies and disparities research at Karmanos Cancer Institute.
  • Keiara Bell

    Keiara Bell

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

    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."​​