The city is our campus


There's no place on earth like Detroit. And there's no campus on earth like Wayne State. We're located in Midtown, the city center and one of the country's fastest-growing neighborhoods. On campus, you'll find 200 acres of green space, walking paths and state-of-the-art facilities surrounded by renowned cultural institutions and industry-leading employers. Every day, Wayne State students and faculty participate in the reinvention of a great American city as they live, learn, work and play in the heart of Detroit. 

Our neighborhood:

  • More than 20,000 residents
  • More than 50,000 employees
  • More than 2.7 million annual visitors
  • 340 businesses, including 57 retail and clothing stores, 81 restaurants and bars, six grocery stores and four hotels 
  • More than $2.3 billion has been invested in Midtown development in the last 10 years

Destination Detroit:

Even though we're headquartered in Detroit, five satellite campuses in Southeast Michigan make a Wayne State education accessible to students who want to complete their degrees close to home and work.

Wayne State University satellite campuses

Other universities offer a semester in Detroit; we offer every semester in Detroit. 

M. Roy WilsonWSU president

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