Wright State University

1,494 reviews
  1. Dayton, OH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Wright State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$13,868/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,908/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,753/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,614/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,985/ 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.102 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,937Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Looking for the cheapest education
    30%
  • Trying to make friends
    20%
  • There is no typical student
    18%
  • WSU students are very diverse
    18%
  • Students keep to themselves
    8%
  • Nice and friendly
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.123 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.155 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    30%
  • Fair
    19%
  • Suitable for my circumstances
    13%
  • Take it day by day
    8%
  • Okay
    8%
  • Incredible value
    6%
  • Absolutely amazing!!!
    6%

After Wright State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
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

Reviews

1,494 reviews
  • Excellent
    189
  • Very Good
    523
  • Average
    589
  • Poor
    126
  • Terrible
    67
The professors at my school are very interesting and make class exciting. I love how the professors want to see their student succeed in the class and come out of the class as a stronger student. The professors are glad to meet outside of class if you have any issues understanding the material or the course work. I love the professors at Wright State. The variety of courses offered at Wright State are great. The class sizes are pretty small so the professor has time to speak with each student. The class styles are great!
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago
I am so happy with my final decision on where to go for my undergrad! I was skeptical at first, but once I got into my first semester of classes, the realization hit me that I am learning about what I want to do for the rest of my life. My school is easily the best fit for my passion, which has changed since I applied to universities. Everyone is so accepting there, both students and faculty/staff. It's one massive family in my major, and I could not ask for anything more. The financial situation is also ideal! My school offered me a full ride scholarship, including tuition, room and board, books, etc. None of the other schools that I applied to offered me anything close to the scholarship that I received from my school. I am so grateful for the opportunity to study what I love at a university that I have grown to love!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 10 2015
I ended up at Wright State University by sheer chance. Since I've been at Wright State I have been afforded the opportunity to grow leaps and bound, both academically and relationally. As a business student, I have been able to learn under more than a dozen CEO's, CFO's, and other professionals reaching from Japan to Canada. Dr. David Hopkins, President of WSU, makes an effort to protect, support, and encourage each student with his every action. This semester myself and fellow Raiders were taught by Academy Award Winner, Tom Hanks. Mr. Hanks loves Wright State just as much as I do and wanted to express his support by donating a brand new, state of the art building: Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. Every single day at this school is an adventure, and there has not been a moment when I have ever regretted my decision to enroll at this school.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago