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Wright State University

Dayton, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%

Wright State University Admissions

Wright State University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Wright State University is 95%. Out of 7,162 applications received in 2023, 6,820 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Wright State University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who submit their applications to Wright State University for fall should hear back from Wright State University by November 15.

Wright State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Wright State University's admissions stats.

Wright State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 64%
Waitlist No

Wright State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wright State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 23 November 15

Considering Applying Early to Wright State University?

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

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Wright State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Wright State University

Wright State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Wright State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Wright State University

What does Wright State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Wright State University for more information on admission factors.

Wright State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Wright State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Wright State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At Wright State University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wright State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17.48%
3.75 and 3.99 15.75%
3.50 and 3.74 14.02%
3.25 and 3.49 12.36%
3.00 and 3.24 11.57%
2.50 and 2.9 19.13%
2.00 and 2.49 9.53%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Wright State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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 2022, 6% of Wright State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wright State University?

To be competitive with other Wright State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1165 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wright State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1165 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wright State University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wright State University students scored 582.5 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Wright State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wright State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wright State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Wright State University

For transfer students, it is not 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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 • 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.

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

✅ Wright State University is not test optional.

What is Wright State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wright State University is 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wright State University?

❌ Wright State University does not offer early decision.

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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 95%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1165


Math SAT Range

468 - 580


Reading SAT Range

450 - 583

Wright State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wright State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. 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.

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