Wayne State University
  • Whether you've experienced Midtown before or are exploring it for the first time, we think you'll find a story worth sharing.
  • You are here to become extraordinary. And we are here to make that happen.
  • Our campus is in the heart of Midtown - a bustling neighborhood that's close to the action and far from ordinary.
  • McGregor Memorial Conference Center draws internationally known speakers and experts in nearly every scholarly field.
  • Wayne State offers a full range of scholarships, grants and work-study programs to make college as affordable as possible.
  • We offer hundreds of academic and certificate programs in 13 schools and colleges.
  • Wayne State students benefit from a traditional college experience in a nontraditional setting.

Welcome from the President

Welcome to Wayne State University, an educational institution with a history of excellence in teaching and research. From humble beginnings in 1868, we have become a powerhouse research university with urban roots and a global reputation.

Ours is a rich and diverse learning community, with students from across Michigan, 50 states, and more than 65 countries around the world. Just steps away from world-class museums, professional sports venues, thriving businesses, dining and entertainment, Wayne State is a cultural crossroads and a microcosm of the real world. You don’t just learn about the world here — you're part of it.

Whatever your interests and ambitions, Wayne State University has much to offer — a broad choice of degree programs, dedicated faculty and staff, exceptional opportunities for research and international experiences, access to the latest informational and learning technology, intramural and intercollegiate sports, and a vibrant campus life.

Explore one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, and discover what makes Wayne State University such a special place.

M. Roy Wilson