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Tuition & Fees

$8,730

$17,098

not including room and board

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,067
Declined + 170
Total Received 5,237
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Accountancy
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School Facts

Wright State University, founded in 1964, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 557-acre campus is located in Dayton, OH.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,842
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 1179
ACT 3295

Dayton, OH

557-acre, suburban campus in Dayton (population: 143,355); branch campus in Celina (173 acres). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
51%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 3% of male students
 
8 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
0%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
52%
Bottom 1/2
48%
Bottom 1/4
19%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
20%
400-499
80%
700-800
20%
600-699
20%
400-499
40%
300-399
20%
600-699
20%
400-499
80%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
60%
12-17
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
24%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,067
Declined + 170
Total Received 5,237

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Cathy Davis
Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 247-1770
F: 937 775-4410
admissions@wright.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,064,963
State $5,293,259
Institutional $8,077,122
Other external $856,659
Total $36,292,003

Non-need-based

Federal $32,278
State $1,269,066
Institutional $6,124,763
Other external $522,694
Total $7,948,801

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League (Division I)
Mascot
Rowdy Raider
School colors
hunter green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Acting
Acting/Musical Theatre
Aerospace Medicine
African/African-American Studies
Agriculture
Anthropology
Applied Behavioral Science
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art History/Studio
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Science
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Education
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Career/Technical/Adult Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Classical Humanities
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication Studies
Communications
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Computer-Aided Drafting Technology
Criminal Justice
Dance
Design Technology
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Environmental Sciences
Economics
Economics Education
Education
Education/Human Services
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Finance
Financial Management
Financial Services
French
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geological Sciences Education
German
Greek
Health/Physical Education
History
Human Resources Management
Humanities
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Technology
Integrated Science Education
Interdisciplinary Science/Mathematics
International Business
International Studies
Latin
Liberal Arts Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marketing Education
Mass Communication
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Childhood Education
Modern Languages
Motion Picture History/Theory/Criticism
Motion Picture Production
Music
Music Education
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Office Information Systems
Operations Management
Organizational Communications
Organizational Leadership
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Education
Physiology/Biophysics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Rehabilitation Education
Religion
Selected Studies
Sign Language
Social Science Education
Social Work
Social/Industrial Communication
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Science
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Technical Studies
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre Studies
Urban Affairs
Visual Arts Education
Vocational Education
Wellness Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

12,682
students

Female
51%
6,496

Male
49%
6,186

Graduate

25%

4,160
students

Female
53%
2,191

Male
47%
1,969

undergraduateFull-time

78%

9,937
students

Female
51%
5,055

Male
49%
4,882

undergraduatePart-time

22%

2,745
students

Female
53%
1,441

Male
47%
1,304

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: December 1

Spring: March 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Libya
Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Claudia Espinoza
Director of International Student Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives
937 775-5745
claudia.espinoza@wright.edu

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