Why WSU?

Wayne State University -- Michigan's only urban research university-- is known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community. Its mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

Wayne State's engineering curriculum leads the nation in game-changing fields like electric-drive vehicle technology and alternative energy. Here, you'll learn from faculty experts who engineer the physical world at all levels - from nanoscale biomedical innovations to colossal manufacturing plants.

Classes are available on our main campus in Midtown Detroit and on satellite campuses throughout southeast Michigan. You can choose to work and commute for classes or you can live on campus for a more traditional college experience.


Wayne State University is one of the 50 largest public universities in the United States and is the most diverse student body in Michigan. It was founded in 1868 and is located in Detroit, Michigan's largest city. Nationally recognized for research, Wayne State is home to nearly 27,000 students, including nearly 2,500 international students from 70 countries. The College of Engineering has more than 130 full-time faculty, who are internationally renowned inventors, researchers, professors, and pioneers.

In 2015, the college enrolled more than 200 international undergraduate students and more than 1,000 international graduate students from 37 countries -- all of whom can seek educational, cultural and social support and assistance from the university's Office of International Students and Scholars as well as language assistance from the English Language Institute, the only intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area.