Living on campus

Living in on-campus housing at Wayne State University will allow you to be close to campus resources and your classes! Living in the heart of Detroit, you will be just steps away from a variety of cultural experiences throughout the city so that you can make the most of your experience as an international student, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Wayne State University has seven different on-campus housing facilities, including residence halls for undergraduates as well as furnished and unfurnished apartments. On-campus housing is in high demand and the costs vary, so it is important that you begin exploring housing options as soon as you apply to Wayne State University.

Estimated Costs

  • Residence halls and furnished apartments: Between $5,500 and $12,500 per person/per academic year.
  • Unfurnished apartments: Between $10,000 and $15,000 per academic year, divided among the number of people living in the unit.

The estimated costs of Wayne State apartments include utilities such as cable, internet, electricity, water and trash collection. For more detailed information about the costs of various on-campus housing options, please visit the WSU Housing and Residential Life website.

When you apply for housing, you are signing a legally binding contract with the university. Pay close attention to the information, dates, deadlines and policies outlined in the license agreement you sign.

The housing application fee is $125 and is not refundable. 

Meal Plan

Students who live in residence halls must buy a meal plan, which ranges between $2,000 and $4,800 per academic year, depending on the number of meals you purchase. You aren't required to buy a meal plan if you rent a Wayne State apartment, but you can buy a block meal plan if you want to.


Contact Housing and Residential Life with any questions you have about on-campus housing by emailing