Wayne State University is a top urban research and education institution that is situated in the center of Detroit. It was founded by the state in 1868.Wayne State is home to a large and diverse group of more than two thousand students with a variety of over 350 educational programs.
The first part of the present Wayne State University was established in 1868 under the name of The Detroit College of Medicine. In 1885 it was announced that the Detroit College of Medicine merged with its counterpart and that of the Michigan College of Medicine and they combined their the buildings. In 1913, the college was reorganized as it was renamed the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery which was later transferred under the care by the Detroit Board of Education. They are now rebranded in the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Wayne State's main campuss is spread over 250 acres within Detroit's Midtown neighborhood, and is home to the campus's more than 100 facilities comprising 11.7 million square feet of gross area. Its School of Medicine campus is located near Detroit Medical Center. Detroit Medical Center while TechTown is Wayne State's 12-block 43-acre technology, research and research park, is situated next to the campus' main one. Additionally, six student residence halls and apartment complexes accommodate more than 3,100 students.
Wayne State has six satellite campuses including three situated in Macomb County, one each located in Wayne as well as Oakland counties. There is also another located in Jackson county. Wayne State's academic offerings are split across 13 colleges and schools including The Mike Ilitch School of Business as well as the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts; the Graduate School; the Law School and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Information Sciences; the School of Medicine; the College of Nursing; the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and The Irvin D. Reid Honors College as well as the School of Social Work.
It is the undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) accepts students from diverse disciplines in the university, the hard sciences and social science humanities, and performing arts to be part of undergraduate research. Undergrad research is designed to translate the theory in research projects, and is conducted by faculty members who are full-time and leaders in their fields. Through a program that's rigorous academically as well as socially integrated the community, it is the Irvin D. Reid Honors College will prepare Wayne State's top accomplished students to become leaders in their local communities and in the world at large.
This Internship program offers students the opportunity to gain work experiences in their chosen fields of work. This program allows students to discover what kind of workplace culture they enjoy and if they're in a suitable area. Internships offer temporary opportunities to work that may be in line with the student's passion or academic focus, as well as career objectives. The assignments are paid, worthwhile work, which provides practical learning opportunities, and could provide future job opportunities.
Wayne State University offers a diverse array in high-quality scholarships for students who are new. WSU schools, colleges, and academic departments also provide various awards based upon a range of criteria such as financial need, academic performance or leadership abilities. A lot of students meet the requirements to be eligible for merit-based grants from outside organizations.
The most remarkable Wayne State graduated class students include Cora Brown, the first African-American woman to be elected to a state Senate and Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to Congress.