Wayne State University (WSU)

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Wayne State University can be found in Detroit, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Wayne State University has nearly thirty two thousand students enrolled annually.

A large majority of students at WSU scored in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. We were able to estimate the Wayne State University (WSU) average GPA (2.98 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. WSU has an acceptance rate of 76 percent with 25 percent of applicants deciding to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Wayne State University (WSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.wayne.edu.

Overall Wayne State University (WSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Wayne State University was reported as 76.2% in Fall 2013 with over 11,500 college applications submitted to WSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • WSU ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • WSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Wayne State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Wayne State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wayne State University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.9%
  • 2010-2011: 86.4%
  • 2011-2012: 75.5%
  • 2012-2013: 80.5%
  • 2013-2014: 76.2%
  • Projected WSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.7%

How Does Wayne State University (WSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WSU is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Oakland University66.0%
Eastern Michigan University64.0%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor33.3%
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus72.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wayne State University (WSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 26
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