Wayne State University Reviews

  • 118 Reviews
  • Detroit (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,991
80% of 118 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 118 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Law
"It is good university with diversities in master programs. The disadvantage is it has less funding opportunities for social science programes."
Jen M.
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Wayne State University is a school with a diverse population and campus."
Angela Elias
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Wayne State University has given me the opportunity to really dissect my brain for what I want out of a career. I started there soon after I graduated from high school and majored in Biochemistry and Psychology. I was very involved in the chemistry department because of the demanding research schedule I had along with the longer hours I was in the Chemistry classes. It made me realize I loved research and definitely needed a career that could challenge me the way research did. Of course I went on to graduate school thereafter and shifted gears into Biomedical Engineering where I am now studying smart sensors and ways to use them to create neuroprosthetics. This has honestly been a dream come true. While some have thought that the school does not push you enough, I have realized that the school prepares you for the real world where the only way to reach your goals and potentials are through self-motivation."
Katie B.
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Overall I have enjoyed my experience at Wayne State University. My professors have been kind, caring, reasonable, and understanding. The material is interesting and important but sometimes the syllabus' could be streamlined to be more effective and manageable (especially with readings). Being a part time student can be challenging as well but be sure to meet with your advisers and stay on top of deadlines and you should have a great experience."
Michelle McClain
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Conflict Resolution
"Wayne state university is a excellent school with a wide variety of classes and majors. The Professors are professional highly trained and very caring. I would recommend the MADR program to anyone in the legal field who is interested in providing a variety legal services to the public."
John Boyd
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Wayne State University is a serious university with people who are goal oriented in that they are ready to show what they are made of on the spot. One can find themselves if they are ready to look hard at their self portrait. For me, Wayne State University is rich in research material but the trick is that you have to go and find out where it is located though"
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Its a great university at the heart of Detroit and playing an anchoring role to help Detroit grow. Good Academic Experience."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Wayne State University is a good college for those seeking Master's in Mechanical Engineering specialization being: Solid Mechanics, Industrial Engineering, Noise & Vibration and for Thermal too. Thermal and Noise & Vibrations are the two toughest fields for specialization under the Mechanical Domain. The University has great labs dedicated to research specially in the field of bio medical and bio mechanics which is also helpful for Mechanical majors. Apart from academics, the university has pretty good facilities for sports and gym requirements. Also the Student center was renovated recently which houses quite good options to spend time."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Professors were friendly and well versed in subject areas."
Frat boy
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"All good memories.. great college of pharmacy"
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Education
"At first they admitted me as an undergraduate. It was an awful mess. They never had the correct paperwork, mislead students in degree and plan of work situations, and continued to be negligent even after I graduated, by not reporting accurately to the state for my certification."
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2016
  • Degree: Education
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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.."
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2016
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"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."
John L. Boyd
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"My Degree is good but I am in a competitive field of study. My School did an adequate job of educating me in my view. There are many chances that you will have to network and this does help. Learn all you can and be sure to show some enthusiasm in the classroom."
Graduate Student 2015
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2016
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"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."
Amanda Lefrancois
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of my graduate program was being able to select an internship related to my field of interest. Many other programs assign internship placements and I was happy that Wayne State allowed students a say in where they were placed. The cons of Wayne State University are the expensive tuition and quality of teaching. I am a Canadian student and am used to teachers expecting a higher quality of work from their students. Further, being Canadian means I have to pay the exchange rate on an extravagant tuition which has proved more difficult that initially anticipated."
Brittany Baize
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"The positives to this graduate program are that it's relatively easy to get to if you work in the downtown Detroit area. There are multiple parking garages to use, which provides for an added level of safety. The business school has a great support team through the advising services, which always keep you up to date on the happenings of the university and the business school. Furthermore, they completely support you furthering your career through many job fair opportunities and information regarding new positions available in your field. The negatives are the expense for parking if you do commute and the out-dated buildings used for learning. A new project to construct a building for the business school will begin soon, however."