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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
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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

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.117 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 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 76 responses
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  • Looking for the cheapest education
    25%
  • WSU students are very diverse
    25%
  • There is no typical student
    17%
  • Trying to make friends
    16%
  • Students keep to themselves
    8%
  • Nice and friendly
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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
Report
  • Awesome
    29%
  • Fair
    17%
  • Suitable for my circumstances
    17%
  • Absolutely amazing!!!
    6%
  • Okay
    6%
  • Take it day by day
    6%
  • 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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Most of the professors are great! The campus atmosphere could be better! The strike definitely had an impact on the atmosphere and students. Parking could also be better, there seems so be more empty staff spots than student spots and the price of passes could be better considering a large portion of students commute.
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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.
I am a female athlete at Wright State University. Overall, I am loving my time here. Because WSU is mainly a commuter school, you have many options for housing. The dorms are quite nice, and on campus apartments are also included. Slightly off campus but within five minutes drive, there are even more options for affordable apartments, condos, and housing. The area that campus is located in is very convenient for food options, shopping, parks, and entertainment. As far as education is concerned, I have had great experiences with all of my professors being well educated and helpful. However, they did have a long lasting strike that occurred in spring of 2019. This event shows light into the debt situation that WSU is suffering from. Despite the low budget/ debt experienced at Wright State, it is clear that the faculty and staff care about their students and go above and beyond to make sure we succeed.