Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School

Wayne Law is the premier public-interest law school in the Midwest. Every day we train the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders. Our civil rights, entrepreneurship, environmental and international programs, and their related clinics, set Wayne Law apart as an advocate for justice committed to serving the community. If you're looking to make an impact with your career, join us at Wayne Law.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.wayne.edu/
Address: 471 W Palmer Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Admission Phone: (313) 577-3933
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students416
Student-faculty ratio12:1
Tuition $30,727 per year (full-time, in-state)
$33,509 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$16,654 per year (part-time, in-state)
$18,138 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramYes
Estimated Living Expenses$21,963
Founded In1937
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Clarkpickle 155 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
ebaptiste313 155 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
dleach18 141 A 3.42

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
JD80 151 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
mykaburley 147 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Penninel 150 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
PStiger 147 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Ander1wd 150 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - 12 months ago
EssenceP1025 155 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
wolber14 157 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
essencepatterson17 153 P 3.45

Interested In Applying

12/19/15 - - 2 years ago
JrCalvis 160 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Pending

01/10/17 - - 9 months ago
FrederickCook1980 130 A 2.27

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants66761964
Number of Offers36033426
Number of Matriculants13912316
75% GPA3.673.673.67
Median GPA3.443.443.45
25% GPA3.313.323.05
75% LSAT152152153
Median LSAT157157157
25% LSAT159159161
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students416
Total Students Receiving Grants291
% of Students Receiving Grants70
75% Grant Amount$27,292
Median Grant Amount$20,996
25% Grants Amount$11,565
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship116
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (21.2)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (22.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (18.3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (7.9)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (318)
  • Hispanics (4)
  • Black or African American (31)
  • Asian (8)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (60)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (15)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (8)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (37)


  • Total Women% (42.2)
  • Total Men% (57.8)
Wayne State University Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 138 80.74% 71.77% 8.97%
2014 166 82.78% 68.81% 13.97%
2013 160 78.38% 69.16% 9.22%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (77)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (26)
  • Employed Other (7)
  • Unemployed (13)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association