Wayne State University

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More National Publicity for WSU

Date Posted: October 6, 2009
This school needs a better media relations department which can help push the great reputation and all its accomplishments of Wayne State University.

Submitted by Adam R.
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Shaun P. | Posted: October 13, 2009 | Reply

In my opinion, I think we have a great PR/Marketing department. With the new Aim Higher Campaign, it has brought both new prospective students and a scholarship campaign. National publicity is a major step, which I believe needs to be done, however I think “baby steps” needs to be taken before approaching that direction. Wayne State is growing everyday and as time progresses, there will be a need for expansion of student feed.

Martha S. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

Before Wayne State starts going nationally to publicize itself more, I think there's a lot of house cleaning that needs to be done. For instance, Financial Aid is very disorganized, though it has improved immensely since the new Director has come on board. Registration and TRanscripts both need lots of improvements. These departments are the first ones new students will come in contact with, so Wayne State should concentrate on hiring better qualified people to work in these departments, get their act in order and try to model itself like U of M, or U of D.

Omar F. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I very strongly agree with this.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I think wayne has the right building blocks in place, it just needs someone to push it more, and i agree, some of the faculty (not instructors) here ruin the college

Johnnie B. | Posted: October 29, 2009 | Reply

If WSU truly wants to have a "national reputation" (i.e. wants to attract students from outside of Michigan), it should stop penalizing out-of-state students, who pay over twice the tuition. Perhaps the university should pay attention to its law school, which charges out-of-students only $70.00 per credit hour more than in-state students. The law school does this to ATTRACT out-of-state students and thus build a reputation outside of Michigan.

Benjamin F. | Posted: November 7, 2009

You're thinking of it the wrong way... WSU doesn't charge out of state students twice as much... it charges Michigan residents half the rate. That's because the State of Michigan pays for a lot the cost of your education, especially if you're a Michigan resident.

Nicholas S. | Posted: October 29, 2009 | Reply

Allocating resources to high quality faculty and academic scholarships would improve the school's current and future publicity in the best way possible - having great scholars with a WSU affiliation.

Anonymous | Posted: January 23, 2010 | Reply

I'm attending this school from Toronto, and the reputation of Wayne State is non-existent where I'm from. Focusing on "national publicity" is a mistake. Find major populated areas that are a 4-5 hour drive away (Toronto, Buffalo, Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago) and increase Wayne State's profile there. Wayne State needs to establish itself in its own local markets (250mi away is still a local market), and then grow to become a strong school. Also, develop a stronger athletics program with more recruiters.

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