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Wright State University

Dayton, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Wright State University

Wright State University Overview

Wright State University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Dayton, Ohio. Wright State University was founded in 1964 and the school currently enrolls around 10,295 students per year, which includes 7,477 undergrad students. Wright State University ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 23, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Wright State University by November 15.

Student Activities at Wright State University

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Wright State University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Wright State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Wright State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Wright State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Wright State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Wright State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%
In-State Tuition $9,784
Out-of-State $19,202
Percent of Need Met 62.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,567

Is Wright State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Wright State University offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Wright State University

It is not difficult to get into Wright State University. The university admitted 96% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,338 students applied to Wright State University and 6,087 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wright State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 65% of students who start at Wright State University return for their second year of college. Around 43% of students who started at Wright State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Wright State University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Wright State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wright State University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Wright State University meets 62.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,567 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,393 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Wright State University.

Based on this information, how does Wright State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Wright State University a good school for you?

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Where is Wright State University Located?

Wright State University is located in the suburban setting of Dayton, Ohio, in the suburbs of Dayton and Columbus and Cincinnati.

If you would like to see Wright State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 675/70/75 to Dayton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wright State University and Dayton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway Dayton, OH 45435

Campus Setting: Suburban

Wright State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 23

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wright State University is Aug 23.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wright State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wright State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Wright State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1280


Math SAT Range

480 - 610


Reading SAT Range

475 - 635

Wright State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wright State University is like? There are approximately 10,295 students enrolled at Wright State University, including 7,477 undergraduate students and 2,818 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from OH and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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