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Wright State University
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  • 4 Year
  • DAYTON, OH

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Wright State University's campus is open for the 2021/2022 school year. We are hosting in-person and virtual events. Wright State is mask optional in most public areas on campus including University Libraries, Student Union, dining areas, and Campus Recreation. Masks are still required in classrooms and lab settings. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

3640 COLONEL GLENN HIGHWAY
DAYTON, OH 45435
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
From Wright State University

At Wright State, you can get a world-class, affordable education that will put on the path to success. With 160 undergraduate programs to choose from, you can find your fit and pursue your passions. Success Centers, Career Services, and Academic Advisors offer personalized support to ensure your success in and out of the classroom. You have the opportunities to participate in research, study abroad programs, internships, co-ops, and service-learning to gain real-world experience in your field.

There are plenty of chances to get involved in Raider life. Wright State has 140+ student organizations, 5 Culture and Identity Centers, intramural and club sports, NCAA sports teams, art galleries, and theatre productions that you can participate in. You can join us for one of our many opportunities to visit campus and see for yourself why so many students choose Wright State. Daily campus tours, open houses, and special visit opportunities can all be found on wright.edu/visit.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Range
970-1220
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,880 / 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
$7,743 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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. 117 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 118 responses

Majors

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)

Electrical and computer engineering technologists help with designing and developing technology solutions. Some career areas they work in are medical device manufacturing, automotive, wireless, and financial services. A degree in ECET provides students with a wide skillset in programming as well as electrical and computer engineering design.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    55%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,359 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,973
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
  • Looking for the cheapest education
    26%
  • WSU students are very diverse
    26%
  • There is no typical student
    18%
  • Trying to make friends
    16%
  • Students keep to themselves
    8%
  • Nice and friendly
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 138 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 170 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
  • Awesome
    29%
  • Fair
    17%
  • Suitable for my circumstances
    17%
  • Absolutely amazing!!!
    6%
  • Okay
    6%
  • Take it day by day
    6%
  • Incredible value
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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