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Wright State University Student Life

Wright State University is on a 557-acre campus in a suburban setting in Dayton, Ohio, not far from Dayton and Columbus and Cincinnati. Wright State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Wright State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Wright State University Housing

Wright State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Wright State University students live off campus. In 2021, 12% of undergrads at Wright State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Wright State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Wright State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Wright State University Athletics

At Wright State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Wright State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Wright State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Wright State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Wright State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Wright State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Wright State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Wright State University, take Interstate 675/70/75 to Dayton, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dayton International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Wright State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Wright State University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

76%

Full Time

24%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

74%

11%

5%

4%

3%

2%

1%

0.17%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

8,332

Graduate Students

2,604

Non-Resident / International Students

158

Wright State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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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