The Warrior Experience

Unparalleled opportunity in an incomparable city. When you become a Wayne State Warrior, you open the door to a life-changing experience.


Find yourself here

Join an incomparable community of leaders and learners who come from all walks of life to break down barriers and make new discoveries. Embody the spirit of a great American city making a storied comeback. Experience different ideas and perspectives, take on new and unexpected challenges, have a great time, and gain a distinct advantage as you build a career in our interconnected world.  

Michigan's most diverse campus, with students from 80 countries

  • 570

    North America, excluding the U.S.
  • 191

    South America
  • 44

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Succeed (Alumni)

Earn more than a degree

Pursue your passion and study while serving the community. As a Warrior, you can showcase your talents on stage or in the studio, turn your idea into a game-changing business, conduct cutting-edge research and study around the world. Go beyond the classroom and take part in Detroit's renaissance.

If you look at the renaissance that’s been happening in Detroit over the last few years, it’s emanating from Wayne State outward. Steve Kurmas, vice chairman, DTE Energy
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Showcase your talents
Put your ideas into action (Entrepreneurship)
Break new ground (Research)

Hundreds of students study abroad through programs in nearly 20 countries on 5 continents

Discover Detroit

We’ve called Detroit home since 1868, and we’ve been here through it all. Help us write the city’s next chapter during a time of unprecedented transformation. Take time to explore and enjoy everything Detroit has to offer, from its unparalleled history to the exciting new opportunities defining its future.

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With campus in the city’s cultural center, you’re only steps away from world-renowned institutions like the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Grab your bike and join thousands of riders in the world-famous Slow Roll, which often runs right through campus.

National Geographic recently named Detroit “The Most Surprising Food Destination in North America.”

Whether in historic theatres or one of the city’s many hidden gems, you’ll find everything from big-name concerts to off-Broadway productions.

Detroit is set to become the only city in America to house all four major sports teams in a central location — all within walking distance.

Around the corner and down the street, you’ll find many of Michigan’s largest health care, technology, manufacturing, government and nonprofit employers.

Some of the local companies where Warriors work:

Some of the local companies where Warriors work:

Create your campus life

Enjoy a traditional college experience surrounded by a city that’s defying convention. At Wayne State, you won’t find a campus that emerges out of fields and farmland — you will find yourself embedded in the real world. On our one-of-a-kind urban campus, you'll experience everything you would expect from a major university — and a lot more that will surprise you.

Get involved

More than 400 student organizations on campus.

400 Student Organizations
6400 events

Over 6400 events held on campus last year.

Home away from home

You won’t find any outdated dorms here — freshmen and upperclassmen alike can enjoy living in comfortable, modern residence halls.

The Towers Café is just one of many dining options on campus, where you can find everything from gourmet food trucks to fresh vegan and vegetarian cuisine.

Whether you want to meet friends for a game of ping pong, get your caffeine fix or secure a quiet space to study, you’ll find it all in the newly renovated Student Center Building.

Work off some stress in the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, complete with free weights, two basketball courts, swimming pools, a climbing wall and much more.

Every Wednesday from June through October, local farms and restaurants bring some of the city’s freshest food to campus for the WSU Farmers Market.

Even in the middle of bustling city, you can find more than 200 acres of walking paths and green space on campus.

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From fall football Saturdays to basketball games after class, there's something for every fan — in every season.

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