When you become a Wayne State University Warrior, you open the door to a life-changing experience. Here, you can take advantage of extraordinary opportunities in a one-of-a-kind city making a storied comeback.

We've been here through it all, and we invite you to join us in writing the Motor City's next chapter during a time of historic transformation.

Create your campus life

Looking for a unique college experience? Make yourself at home on our 200-acre main campus that’s woven into the fabric of Detroit — a city that’s never been afraid to disrupt the narrative. Here, you'll connect with Warriors from all walks of life and experience everything you can expect from a major university, plus a lot more that might surprise you. Welcome to the best of both worlds.

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If you're looking for advantages to living in an urban setting, then Wayne State is for you.

— Faith Berry, theatre student

Earn more than a degree

As a Warrior, you can showcase your talents onstage or in the studio, turn your idea into a cutting-edge business, conduct groundbreaking research, and even study across the globe. Once you graduate, you’ll join more than 290,000 proud alumni who work for industry leaders. Go beyond the classroom to readily make an impact in your backyard and around the world. Take your knowledge to new heights.

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Entrepreneurship and innovation

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Study abroad

Discover Detroit

Immerse yourself in Detroit: a city built by and for dreamers and doers. You can cultivate fresh ideas and perspectives, take on new and unexpected challenges, have an unforgettable experience living and learning in a metropolitan area, and gain a distinct advantage as you grow and develop your career in the Motor City — a place unlike any other.

Detroit's cultural center

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Volunteer opportunities

See for yourself

Main campus virtual tour

We can’t wait to show you what Wayne State is all about.

Get a peek with a virtual tour or a self-guided visit that lets you explore WSU at your own pace, or sign up for an in-person tour of campus for an insider’s look at the Warrior experience.

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WSU Spotlight of the Day

Get an insider's look at what the Wayne State community is up to. Check out our WSU Spotlight of the Day to follow along as Warriors highlight their achievements and offer their front-row perspectives of campus, the city, and more!

July 16, 2023 - WSU Spotlight of the Day - “Celebrating US Independence at Wayne State University with Wayne State colors!” 💚💛

Photo of the Day submitted by Rabi Sufi.


There’s so much to see, do and eat in Detroit! Follow public relations student Anna Cloutier as she leads us on a tour of some of her favorite spots throughout the city.

Old Main on Wayne State's campus


Old Main is the oldest and most recognizable building at Wayne State. Get lost in Old Main with Mary and discover new finds.

Become a Warrior

There’s a seat with your name on it. Explore our programs and apply to join our vibrant community.