Wayne State University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Wayne State University was established in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College. The main goal of the college was to train doctors and other medical professionals in Detroit. Over the years, the college grew and expanded its offerings, eventually becoming Wayne University in 1934. Wayne University offered both graduate and undergraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines, including business, law, engineering, and sciences. In 1956, Wayne University merged with nearby Detroit City College to become Wayne State University. The newly formed institution had over 18,000 students enrolled in more than 500 degree programs.

Wayne State continued to expand throughout the 1960s and 70s with new buildings being erected on campus as well as new academic programs being introduced. By the late 80s, WSU had become a major research university with numerous research centers focusing on areas such as technology and medicine. In addition to its traditional academic offerings, WSU also has one of Michigan’s largest medical schools as well as a law school that is ranked among the best in the nation. Today, WSU continues to be a leader in higher education with over 27,000 students enrolled across more than 350 degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Check USPRIVATESCHOOLSFINDER.COM for a list of private schools in Arizona by county.

Wayne State University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Wayne State University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Wayne State University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Wayne State University is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s premier urban research universities and offers more than 350 academic programs to over 28,000 students. The university has an acceptance rate of 83%, meaning that out of 100 applicants, 83 will be accepted. The average GPA for incoming freshman is 3.3 and the average SAT score is 1150. Additionally, the median ACT score for incoming freshmen is 22. The majority of students at Wayne State University come from Michigan, with only about 10% coming from other states or countries. The student body at Wayne State University is made up of about 51% female and 49% male students. There are also many different ethnic backgrounds represented in the student population, with approximately 42% identifying as Caucasian or White and 36% identifying as African American or Black.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 86%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 86%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 9,548
Female applicants 5,691
Male applicants 3,857
Applicants accepted 8,236
Female applicants accepted 4,929
Male applicants accepted 3,307
Freshman enrollment 2,683
Female freshman enrollment 1,571
Male freshman enrollment 1,112
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.6

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 97%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 16-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 16-24