Wayne State University
#232 Overall Influence#842 Desirability Rank

Wayne State University

American public research university located in Detroit, Michigan

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From Wikipedia

Wayne State University is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. It is Michigan's third-largest university. Founded in 1868, Wayne State consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 350 programs to nearly 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Wayne State University, along with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, comprise the University Research Corridor of Michigan. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

16,210

Acceptance

71%

Graduation Rate

39%

Median SAT Score

1110

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$12,620

Fees (in-state)

$1,555

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$52,300

Employed

86%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

20K

Under-Grads

15K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

656 West Kirby Street, Detroit MI 48202

What is Wayne State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#39 World Rank #31 USA Rank
Nursing
#67 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Social Work
#84 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Medical
#163 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Chemistry
#158 World Rank #60 USA Rank
Philosophy
#99 World Rank #75 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#140 World Rank #77 USA Rank
Computer Science
#173 World Rank #91 USA Rank
Engineering
#157 World Rank #94 USA Rank
Political Science
#134 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Business
#176 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Psychology
#199 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Law
#258 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Biology
#275 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Economics
#271 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Sociology
#219 World Rank #125 USA Rank
Education
#300 World Rank #138 USA Rank
Anthropology
#180 World Rank #142 USA Rank
Communications
#413 World Rank #143 USA Rank
Mathematics
#370 World Rank #148 USA Rank
Literature
#457 World Rank #148 USA Rank
Physics
#291 World Rank #161 USA Rank
History

Other areas of influence

#368 World Rank #182 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are Wayne State University's Most influential alumni?

Wayne State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Social Work, and Medical. Wayne State University’s most academically influential people include Joseph Weizenbaum, Hugh Downs, and Carl Djerassi.

Joseph Weizenbaum
Joseph Weizenbaum

German-American computer scientist

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Hugh Downs
Hugh Downs

American broadcaster

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Carl Djerassi
Carl Djerassi

American chemistry professor, inventor, author, playwright

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Joel Roth

American rabbi

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Hayden White

American historian

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Robert Hayden
Robert Hayden

American writer and academic

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Charlayne Hunter-Gault

American journalist

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Arthur Danto Lindo
Arthur Danto Lindo

American art critic and philosopher

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Deva Katta
Deva Katta

Indian film director

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Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin

American actress, comedian, writer and producer

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John Kluge
John Kluge

German-American businessman: owned Metromedia

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Wesley C. Salmon

American philosopher

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