Wayne State University Reviews
The MSW program was the best program to ever be apart of. It provide me with all the tools that I needed to complete the degree and the teachers that were there were amazing as well. They all were from the Metro Detroit area and knew what the city was lacking in services that were needed for the people here. They brought that insight to the classroom and it was the most amazing experience that money can buy. I truly believe that I have received a phenomenal education there.
I loved my Political Science department. There were so many knowledgable and approachable professors. My goal at the time was to go to law school and I felt as though this degree would help prepare me for that field and I believe that it would have had I not changed my mind about law school. Wayne State as a university is great. Theres a bit of red tape that you have to get through sometimes, but in general, the university is an affordable, high ranking research university. I have no regrets about going here.
They make it very painful for working professionals who have a degree from a non-US University. I have a another Masters degree in the US and enrolled at Wayne for a 2nd Masters program and they are still making me go back to my university in India (from 14 years ago) for a WES evaluation. This requirement is not disclosed during the initial admission process. The graduate admissions department is the most unresponsive and rude department to work with. Considering this program is relatively new, they should make it easier on students and working professionals but on the contrary, they make it that much harder.
If you looking to work in the metro Detroit area, this a great school to go to. This school opened several door for me. I managed to climb the corporate ladder into senior management within 6 years after graduation. The supply chain program is unmatched in Detroit. You have resources such as GM, Ford, FCA, and several tier 1 and tier 2 automotive suppliers recruiting from this school. This school may not carry the reputation of UoM or MSU. However, it does carry a great reputation in the metro Detroit area. You will be surprised on how large the alumni network is in Michigan! WSU is becoming a more competitive school every year passes. I had great professors that I still keep in touch to this day! I am still active (not as much as I would like) in the alumni network. Yes they school may not look pretty from the outside since it is an urban campus after all. Nevertheless in my opinion the quality of education is top notch. This is coming from a guy who attended 3 different colleges before he graduated. If Wayne State is on your bucket list, I am here to tell you that you have a solid choice on your hands. WSU is an affordable, accredited, and well respected school in Michigan.
I'm writing this review to warn/help potential future students. If you come from a privileged background and only want a degree to hang on the wall then this is a great place for you. This is not a negative review of the skills of the professors in the department but a rather honest critique of the program they offer. Unless you get a degree in clinical dietetics , your chances of finding a fulfilling job that can actually pay your basic bills are pretty minimal. There aren't any valuable skills you would learn in their Bachelor program( Im not rating the dietetics program) that would make you a valuable employee in the nutrition and food science field. There are only 2 or 3 basic food science and chemistry courses so you also barely know any food science skills compared to students eho get a degree from a university like Michigan state for example. The same goes for their masters program unless you learn research skills depending on what your lab does. Bottom line is, if you are the average hardworking American who is trying to a get a degree to better your life, I highly recommend you either go for the dietitian program or you run for your life. You can do so much better at another school or at wayne in another department such as the school of Public Health.
Wayne State University is known for their excellent health care studies. Their College of Nursing is no exception. While their reputation carries weight within the community, the college itself is unorganized and impersonal. Our advising office for my years of attendance (2011-20014) was in shambles, and I have not heard good reports since that time as well. They gave poor, and sometimes downright false information which lead to the need of going through several different channels for a simple answer. They could offer no help if you needed assistance in financial aid and would refer you to the general university financial services department which was always extremely busy. If the administrative portion of this college would have been more organized, informed, and easier to deal with, I would have loved this college experience. Unfortunately because this was not the case, my nursing school experience was pretty hellish. The professors (with the exception of one) were all outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. I came out of my undergraduate degree running circles around nurses who had been doing the job for years, decades even, because I was so well prepared by the College of Nursing.
I had many required classes and did not have as much of a choice as I would have liked in class selection. My biggest disappointment in this program was in the advising. I changed advisors several times as I found them unhelpful and they just did not thoroughly answer questions or actually GIVE ADVICE! There should have been far more emphasis on matching students to skills as in: should I select web design for librarians and is this for ME? Should I pursue childrens' librarianship, AND of vital importance, which areas will have the greatest number of jobs after graduation. Students should work in the field before going to grad school! I cannot stress this enough and tell this to every student I meet, in every major.
Wayne State University was a great college to attend. I greatly enjoyed being in the heart of downtown Detroit, a city that is booming and has a lot to offer. Also, Mike Illitch just donated 40+ million into the business school which will be awesome!
I loved (almost) everything about WSU. The campus is beautiful and well secured, the campus life is spectacular, and the education was top notch. They will always lose your paperwork at least twice, so make copies. But if you can get past the bureaucratic nightmare, you'll love WSU.
I studied elementary education at Wayne state university. The very first thing a person should do is meet with an advisor and create a plan of work that you both sign, that way you don't take classes you don't need. Follow the plan of work and meet with your advisor once a year. WSU prepared me well and I was able to obtain a public school teaching job after one year of graduation!