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Wright State University Admissions

Check in with Wright State University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Wright State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Wright State University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 91%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Wright State University?

Wright State University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Wright State University

Getting into Wright State University is slightly difficult. Wright State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Wright State University accepted 96% of students, around 4,998 of the 5,226 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Wright State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Wright State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Wright State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Wright State University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Wright State University must submit the following items. Double check with Wright State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wright State University?

Students admitted to Wright State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 25% submitted a class rank. At Wright State University 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wright State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 25%

Wright State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wright State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 9% of Wright State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wright State University?

To be competitive with other Wright State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1218 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wright State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1218 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wright State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 478 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wright State University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 478 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wright State University?

To be most competitive at Wright State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wright State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wright State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Wright State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Wright State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wright State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Wright State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wright State University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wright State University.

Does Wright State University accept transfer credits?

Wright State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wright State University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Wright State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Wright State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wright State University?

Wright State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Wright State University's acceptance rate?

Wright State University's acceptance rate is 96%.

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Wright State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

96%

How hard is it to get into Wright State University? Wright State University is a less selective institution. The Wright State University acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.

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Wright State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wright State University is Aug 20.

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

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Wright State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1218

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Math SAT Range

480 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

478 - 620

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Wright State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.47

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wright State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,936

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,519

Out-of-State

$18,937

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 20
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