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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Wright State is a public university located in Fairborn, Ohio in the Dayton Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,423 undergraduate students. The Wright State acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 36% of students, Wright State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
About Wright State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Website
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Wright State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1270
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,769/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,546/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.104 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,423Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,692
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Looking for the cheapest education
    26%
  • WSU students are very diverse
    23%
  • There is no typical student
    18%
  • Trying to make friends
    16%
  • Students keep to themselves
    8%
  • Nice and friendly
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Awesome
    29%
  • Fair
    17%
  • Suitable for my circumstances
    16%
  • Absolutely amazing!!!
    7%
  • Okay
    7%
  • Take it day by day
    7%
  • Incredible value
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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Cons: The new president and board seem like they are more interested in making money than making sure their students and faculty are happy. The faculty went on strike for three weeks at the beginning of the spring 2019 semester. Some classes were canceled because there was no one to replace the teachers. Veterans and active military were losing their GI Bill money when these classes got canceled because they were no longer full-time students. Other students were losing their scholarships if classes were canceled for the same reason.
Parking was a nightmare, and ridiculously over-priced.
The cost of tuition was being increased for unnecessary remodels.
Summer classes were billed more expensive than regular semester classes, and most were not taught by the normal professors, but underqualified teachers instead.
Pros: Tunnels were helpful, the teachers were nice.
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Ever since my first visit, Wright State has felt like a home. I am going to be an incoming freshman, but I am utterly excited to join this amazing community! They are the only school to provide a program that perfectly fits my dream major/job and they offer a plethora of opportunities once I graduate!
My Wright State experience has been great! I’m only a freshman so I haven’t been here too long, but my overall time here has been awesome. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I’ve made so many friends and I don’t feel excluded. Also, there are lots of campus activities so I’m never really bored! The classroom sizes are good and I feel like each teacher will give you the needed attention. It’s a fun environment to learn in and Id recommend it to all!