We were truly impressed with the number of Next Level Scholars who showed up for our virtual Wayne State visit last week! As promised, we have been working to bring you this edition of Next Level News to provide more resources for you to explore what Wayne State University has to offer. Be sure to check out the different features below.

Up for a challenge? Want to win a gift card and bragging rights for you and your school? Check out the Grad Party Fundraiser Preview below and get ready for the competition starting next week!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
(734) 983-8505
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  • NEW: Studying Business at Wayne State
  • ICYMI: DFS Alumni Share Why They Applied to WSU
  • COMING SOON: Give Lively Virtual Graduation Party Fundraiser
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  • Largest incoming freshman class: 2,968 students

  • Average ACT: 24

  • Average SAT: 1130

  • Average high school GPA: 3.42
Wayne State University is Michigan's 3rd largest University and the most diverse campus in the state.

  • 13 different schools and colleges
  • 340+ academic programs to choose from
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio = smaller class sizes
  • 500+ student organizations

Want to get an idea of what campus looks like? Explore the campus, click here!

Many of you had great questions for the WSU Admissions team. We have complied the answers on this document . Check it out! (Don't see your question/response? WSU is working on sending us more, stay tuned!)

Interested in learning more? Wayne State University is offering 1:1 virtual appointments with their admissions counselors click here to schedule an appointment.
The Mike Ilitch School of Business is consistently named one of the best business schools by The Princeton Review.

  • $500,000+ in scholarships earmarked specifically for Ilitch school students.
  • 70+ local business leaders coach Ilitch School students through their Corporate Mentor Program.
  • Take a look at the brand new business school building built in 2018 - click here!

If you have questions specific to the Ilitch School, please contact an advisor in the  Frederick Hessler Student Success Center  at 313-577-4505 or  businessinfo@wayne.edu .
Currently there are 21 DFS Alumni attending Wayne State University and 6 graduating seniors planning to attend. WSU is always a popular choice. Here's what 2 alumni had to say about why they chose to be a Warrior:

  • "I mainly chose Wayne State based on how close to home it is for me...the environment is also unique. It is a fun experience to go to school in the middle of Detroit and I have been able to join clubs and I cheer." -Emily E., Melvindale Class of 2019 Click here for the full Q&A with Emily

  • "I chose Wayne State because of its uniquely diverse campus. Not only do I love being so close to the city, but Wayne offered a diversity that I couldn’t find anywhere else. The class sizes are often small which offers a great learning environment and a plus for me was that the dorms were spacious and had air conditioning and their own bathroom!" -Riley B., Berkley Class of 2018 Click here for the full Q&A with Riley

Looking for more alumni advice on Wayne State?

Sha from Center Line and Zaria from Lincoln have you covered, read their full Q&A today!
Graduation Season is here for the Class of 2020! Next week, we’re holding our last fundraiser of the school year; a Virtual Graduation Party fundraiser on Give Lively! Starting on Tuesday, May 26, and ending on Friday, May 29th, share your Give Lively profiles with friends and family via social media, text message, or email. Keep an eye out for all the details in next week’s newsletter!
  • Want to check out more virtual campus tours and informational sessions? You Visit and CampusReel are great resources to explore college campuses and hear from current students.

  • There are also more student webinar opportunities available on this calendar. UPDATED 5/18!

  • Check out this calendar for additional scholarship opportunities. UPDATED 5/18!

  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources.