B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  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 University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Website

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

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Test Scores and GPA for Wright State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,172/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,969/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,337/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,138/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,070/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,227/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.104 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,940Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Looking for the cheapest education
    30%
  • Trying to make friends
    19%
  • WSU students are very diverse
    19%
  • There is no typical student
    17%
  • Students keep to themselves
    8%
  • Nice and friendly
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.157 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Awesome
    31%
  • Fair
    19%
  • Suitable for my circumstances
    14%
  • Take it day by day
    7%
  • Okay
    7%
  • Incredible value
    6%
  • Absolutely amazing!!!
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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Wright State University Reviews

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Wright State University is your typical commuter school with the additional "live on campus" feel. Honestly, there's nothing special. It's kind of just a school that gets the job done per say. Which is alright, but it isn't for me. The professors were not in touch with the students by any means. Which I am completely against. I think that professors should know the students and actually want to help them. This is why I am going to go to UCBA. It's a smaller community school and I've only heard incredible things about the staff there. Wright State might be right for others, but certainly not for me. I look forward to my new school life at UCBA in Fall of 2017!
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I really enjoyed the campus and many teachers really care about their students! However, in the science field there were nay professors only concerned with their personal research projects.
I have had such a positive experience at Wright State University. Not only have the communications classes boosted my confidence academically and challenged me, the climate of Wright State outside of the classroom is so comfortable and welcoming. I have grown academically and matured during my freshman year.
The only thing that I would say puts a damper on the generally positive vibe on campus is the long-standing issue with the university budget, and while Wright State is working to remedy this problem, it's my belief that a perspective student should have all the facts. Understanding that we have a big budget problem is one of these facts.
This is solely my opinion, but I think the location of Wright State relative to my house is just right. It was a factor in making the college selection, and it's allowed me to gain more independence while still being in the same state and close to so much family.