Wayne State University, Academic profile

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Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District and Wayne State University Buildings Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering 370 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's fourth-largest university and one of the 100 largest universities in the United States.


Wayne State's comprehensive academic offerings are divided among 13 schools and colleges: the School of Business Administration; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts; the Graduate School; the Law School; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the College of Library and Information Science; the School of Medicine; the College of Nursing; the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; the Irvin D. Reid Honors College; and the School of Social Work. Fall 2013 enrollment for the university was 27,897 students. WSU also has the third-largest international enrollment in Michigan, with more than 1,600 international students from 70 countries. With more than 1,600 students, Wayne State University School of Medicine is the second largest single-campus medical school, next to Michigan State University, and the third-largest overall, in the United States. The School of Medicine was the first in the country to implement a comprehensive radiology curriculum intertwined throughout the four-year M.D. course as an extension of the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity Study.

Wayne State University is Michigan's only urban research university and is renowned particularly for its contributions in the sciences. Wayne State University is classified as a Research Intensive University (Very High research activity), or RU/VH, by the Carnegie Foundation, the same classification as the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, Harvard, and Stanford. Wayne State is a constitutionally autonomous educational institution in the state of Michigan, along with Michigan and Michigan State.

According to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Wayne State University ranked in the 301-400 range worldwide, placing in the same tier as Clemson University, Georgetown University, Syracuse University and Wake Forest University, among others.

Washington Monthly 2013 National Universities rank Wayne State University - 144th in the U.S.

Times Higher Education of UK 2013-14 rank Wayne State University - 301-350 globally.

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