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