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 twenty seven thousand students enrolled annually.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to WSU. A score between 1010 - 1230 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Wayne State University (WSU) average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. WSU has an acceptance rate of 73 percent with 26 percent of applicants deciding to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Wayne State University (WSU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 68%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.wayne.edu.

Overall Wayne State University (WSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wayne State University was reported as 73.3% in Fall 2020 with over 15,500 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: 21 - 27
  • WSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Wayne State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of WSU 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wayne State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 81.5%
  • 2017-2018: 67.4%
  • 2018-2019: 71.1%
  • 2019-2020: 73.3%
  • Projected WSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.6%

How Does Wayne State University (WSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for WSU is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Oakland University83.1%
Eastern Michigan University74.1%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor22.9%
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus71.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wayne State University (WSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math500 - 610
Total Score1010 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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