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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its five satellite campuses offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan.
Detroit is a thriving cultural hub with a hotbed of artistic talent that plays host to numerous historical and architectural masterpieces concentrated in family-friendly neighborhoods within a walkable distance of Wayne State University. The campus itself is located in Detroit's Cultural Center and is surrounded by museums, galleries, theatres and other attractions.A huge urban redevelopment movement is taking place in Detroit. The new influx of people and ideas into the area means there is always something new to explore. Detroit has the look and feel of a big city when it comes to things to see and do, but it's the community spirit of a much smaller town that makes the city unique.
More and more Wayne State students are discovering how living on campus is helping them achieve personal and academic success. With less than a five-minute walk to classes, libraries, a 24-hour computer lab, the Student Center and the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, living on campus offers a convenience that you can’t find anywhere else. Be a part of this growing campus community where residents are establishing new friendships, exploring the community and building new traditions.
Housing & Residential Life at Wayne State fosters student learning and success through engaging residents in an intentional living-learning community. Supported by safe, comfortable and convenient residence hall, apartment and dining environments, residents grow in self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding as they practice social and group development as members of a diverse group of Wayne State learners.