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Academics

Students attend Wright State University to “make the most out of their education at a reasonable cost.” Tuition here is “low,” but students don’t have to forfeit personal attention in order to save a little money. Students report that “Since it’s a smaller school, WSU affords the opportunity for individuals to get to know professors in even the largest lectures such as freshman chemistry and biology.” WSU’s faculty is “friendly and approachable, eager to assist and willing to accommodate” students as they negotiate a “challenging academic experience in which one must put forth effort to succeed.” WSU excels in a diverse range of academics fields. It boasts a “very strong theater program, nursing program, and engineering program,” and an “absolutely amazing” business and international education department (business professors are recruited “right out of local businesses, so there is a lot of real-life experience and it gives students connections with those businesses after they graduate”). Students tout focused programs such as “the anatomical gift program, which really allows students to learn more in-depth anatomy” and “a specialized program in the computer science department for bioinformatics…that sets the university apart from others academically.”

Student Body

The Wright State student body encompasses many groups: “young, old, upper-class, middle-class, lower-class, some come from real farmland, others from urban areas.” There’s a large nontraditional student body as a result of “neighboring an Air Force Base.” “Military professionals and retirees” add to the mix of foreign students (who are “especially from India) and “parents going back to school.” Also, “WSU has a great disability center, which attracts disabled students from across the state.” Traditionally, “Most students are commuters, and this is unfortunate, but WSU is trying to get away from being a commuter school, as more and more campus housing is becoming available.” Until then, “The majority of students come to class and leave.” “As a result of this there is virtually no community at Wright State,” one student says.

Campus Life

“WSU is primarily a commuter school,” although “there is campus housing” to accommodate roughly one-fifth of the student body. As a result, “most students come to campus for class and then leave,” resulting in “not a lot of campus life.” The campus is hardly dead, however. “There are athletic events to attend, a movie theatre and mall less than five minutes from campus, our creative arts college frequently puts on shows, several bars close by (but none on campus), bowling alleys, parks, soccer and softball fields within ten minutes from campus, and the school’s Nutter Center host many concerts and events,” including games for the school’s “very much supported” men’s basketball team. There are party scenes focused on both off-campus residences and a small but robust Greek community, but students assure us that this is “by no means a party school.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Marquita Manns
Asst. Director Undergraduate Admissions

Address
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435

Phone
800-247-1770

Email
admissions@wright.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Creative Arts Center
Rec Center
Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Nutter Center
Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Air Force Museum
The Dayton Art Institute
The Greene
Aviation Trail
Wright B Flyer Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday thru Friday, Some Saturdays
8:30 am - 5pm
800-247-1770

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am or 2pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
offered before each daily tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
raiders@wright.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis Buses Dayton International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North (Toledo area) I-75 south to I-70 east I-70 east to I-675 south I-675 south to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17) Turn right on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd. Follow the signs to the Visitor's Parking Lot From the Northeast (Cleveland/Akron area) I-71 south to 270 west 270 west to I-70 west I-70 west to I-675 south I-675 south to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17) Turn right on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd. Follow the signs to the Visitor's Parking Lot From the South I-75 north to I-675 north I-675 north to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17). Follow sign for North Fairfield Road (not WSU) Turn left on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd. Follow the signs to the Visitor's Parking Lot From the East or West I-70 to I-675 south I-675 south to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17) Turn right on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd. Follow the signs to the Visitor's Parking Lot

Local Accommodations
Country Inn & Suites 3971 Colonel Glenn Hwy Fairborn, OH 45324 (937)429-2222 Fairfield Inn 2500 Paramount Pl. Fairborn, Oh 45324 (937) 427-0800, (800) 228-2800 Hampton Inn 2550 Paramount Pl. Fairborn, Oh 45324 (937) 429-5505, (800) 426-7866 Holiday Inn 2800 Presidential Dr. Fairborn, Oh 45324 (937) 426-7800, (800) 465-4329 The Homewood Suites 2750 Presidential Dr. Fairborn, Oh 45324 (937) 429-0600, (800) 225-5466 The Hope Hotel & Conference Center Bldg 823 Area A WPAFB, OH 45433 (937)879-2696 FAX (937)879-3467 Ramada Limited and Suites 2540 University Blvd. Fairborn, Oh 45324 (937) 490-2000, (800) 2RAMADA The Red Roof Inn 2580 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Fairborn, Oh 45324 (937) 426-6116, (800) 733-7663 Wingate by Wyndham, Dayton/Fairborn 3055 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324 Phone: 937/912‐9350 Fax: 937/912‐9580

Admissions

Applicants: 5,996
Acceptance Rate: 96%
Average HS GPA: 3.41







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