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Wright State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


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Wright State University Description:

Wright State University is a public university located in Fairborn, Ohio, just a few miles from downtown Dayton. Established in 1967, the university is named after the Wright Brothers (Dayton was home to the brothers). Today, the 557-acre university campus is home to eight colleges and three schools. Students can choose from over 90 Bachelor's degree programs with professional fields in business and nursing being the most popular among undergraduates. The school has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Wright State Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Admissions Data (2013):

Wright State University has open admissions.

For unconditional admission, Ohio residents must have:

  • 18 ACT composite or 840 SAT (reading + math)
  • 2.0 or higher high school GPA
  • Completion of a college-preparatory curriculum
Out-of-state residents must have:
  • 20 ACT composite or 960 SAT (reading + math)
  • 2.5 or higher high school GPA
  • Completion of a college-preparatory curriculum

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 16,656 (12,796 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Scholarships for Wright State University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,542 (in-state); $16,546 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,008 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,960
  • Other Expenses: $1,928
  • Total Cost: $22,438 (in-state); $30,442 (out-of-state)

Wright State University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,811
    • Loans: $7,233

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, English, Middle School Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students):62%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 42%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Wright State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wright.edu/admin/vision/mission.html

"Wright State University will be a catalyst for educational excellence in the Miami Valley, meeting the need for an educated citizenry dedicated to lifelong learning and service. To those ends, as a metropolitan university, Wright State will provide: access to scholarship and learning; economic and technological development; leadership in health, education, and human services; cultural enhancement, and international understanding while fostering collegial involvement and responsibility for continuous improvement of education and research."

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