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Undergrad Profile

A rich and dynamic community of more than 18,000 students on two campuses, Wright State is daring to do more with an ongoing commitment to transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

Located 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, Wright State’s main campus is an accredited state university with an impressive range of study. Its eight colleges and three schools, including schools of medicine and professional psychology, offer 109 undergraduate degrees and 121 graduate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. The University’s state-of-the-art facilities are located in a beautiful 557-acre wooded setting. More than 180 student clubs and organizations give vibrancy to campus life. Nearly 2,600 students live in spacious on-campus residence halls and apartments.

A Carnegie-classified research university, Wright State has faculty dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, as well as applying it to real problems. Students gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, cooperative education, internships, service learning, and research projects. In fact, Wright State ranks as one of Ohio’s top state universities in terms of federal research. It is one of an elite group of universities doing research in cutting-edge fields, making new discoveries that are improving the world around us, and collaborating with corporations and businesses to create new jobs and provide qualified graduates for the workforce.

At Wright State a student’s academic success isn’t limited to the classroom. Many of our students are earning top honors in some of the nation’s most prestigious competitions, including our National Model United Nations team, which has been awarded the highest recognition possible for 36 years in a row.

Wright State is also a national leader in accommodating the needs of students with disabilities. Most of the 28 campus buildings are connected by a unique underground tunnel system that protects the campus community from wind, rain, and snow and eases travel for students, faculty, and staff with physical disabilities.

Wright State participates in Division I intercollegiate athletic programs, and many students compete in intramural sports programs. The Wright State University Nutter Center, a 12,000-seat entertainment and sports complex, and other recreational facilities are available to students on a daily basis, including the Rinzler Student Sports Complex.

Whether preparing students to take their place in our ever-changing world, conducting research that can improve lives, or partnering with local communities and businesses, Wright State University is making an impact and changing lives, locally, and globally.



By the Numbers
• 22:1 student-faculty ratio
• Students hailing from all 50 states
• 20% minority student enrollment
• Over 100,000 alumni
• Nearly $10 million offered in first-year student scholarships last year

National Recognition
• “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review
• One of 260 Best National Universities in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report
• Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for the fifth consecutive year
• Named one of the best business schools in the nation for the fifth year in a row by The Princeton Review

Tuition and Fees
• In-state tuition: $8,730
• Out-of-state tuition: $17,098
• Room and board (typical plan): $9,304