Wayne State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (15)
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!
Great educational resources such as library materiel, experienced professors ...and a lot of practical examples during classes.. nice welcome center and student center...nice and clean class rooms. great location but sometimes it is not secure after 9 pm..
I received my bachelor's degree from Wayne State and am currently pursuing my master there. It is a great school with a lot of variety in courses and a large diversity of people which I loved. Many people get nervous because it is in Detroit but Wayne has its own police and other security programs which makes it very safe. It is is small campus. I was able to walk to every class I attended which is much different than a MSU or U of M. Overall a great school. You can learn so much about culture just from the city along with what you are studying.
WARNING: Review for online MEd Instructional Technology and Performance Improvement program. This is based on taking two fifteen week courses in 2015. I have twenty years of business experience and over six years of online professional development. Having an Information Technology background, I would highly NOT invest in this online program. It is the biggest regret in financial investment I have made in my entire life. All I can say is, I can't believe a school conducts its practices in the way the School of Education did. I had a good student and external professor experience for IT6110, but that is it. I can't post what I really experienced, in fear of another threatening email from the college. And you may ask yourself why would a 40+ year old woman make up a bad experience when she really wanted to complete her graduate work to be able to help other adult learners? Hopefully in the future it will improve. But I have a right to at least inform the public that I didn't have a good overall experience with the school and most of the faculty here. I just wouldn't invest in online programs at this college. If you ask for a refund even in week two, you will just get tossed back and forth to other departments to get approval. And nobody will approve it. You will be forced to stay in the program or pay the consequences of dropping out.
The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program is geared towards entry level teachers. The IT7100 course had many technical problems. Lectures were never posted until Thurs. or Friday. The curriculum for the entire week was usually only 1 or 2 sentences long. Grades took 3 weeks. I had a good experience with an external IT6100 course. But would never recommend the program. Staff seem knowledgeable about the field, but you could tell the IT7100 was thrown together each week at the last minute and the professor didn't do a lot of planning. This is no good when especially the field is for Instructional Design.