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  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 17 people found this review useful. 1 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers mostly. I hear their Psychology department is good as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to live on campus, Hamilton Hall is the best. It is right in the middle of all the campus, and is easily the nicest looking dorm building, is literally 10 feet from the student union (where you eat and such), and has a very quiet atmosphere. The only drawbacks are the shared bathroom and shower for each floor, but they have someone who cleans it every day. In the other buildings you are responsible to clean your own bathrooms. Each room there also comes with a fridge, microwave, bed, dresser, wardrobe, and desk. I have had SO many people tell me that had wished they chose hamilton hall instead of the woods Study before you take the COMPASS math test. Trigonometry and Algebra are in it. The score will determine where you fit in your math courses, and if you do well you can skip allot of courses. Also, get involved with a before school event. They have something called FOOT which is a hiking/camping thing. There is also AAP which is a review of mathematics for engineers right before the school year, which will help you test higher. ALL of my closer friends at this university are ones i met at AAP. i didnt go to FOOT, but i heard it was a great experience.

    Bang for the buck

    a cheap school which has a nice campus with allot of things to do. has a wide choice of majors, and a very good engineering program.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do here, especially if you find the right housing and live on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am working on a degree in Computer Engineering. I have already learned SO much in my first year there. One of the latest projects was to program a video game.

  • 12/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its great for everyone. Wright State has something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to your professor for help and ask plenty of questions. If the professor knows who you are then you will do better. Also make shure you go to every class, there is know better way to know the material than actually going to class.

    Bang for the buck

    I thought Wright State was not much better than a Community College because so many people went there from my school and it was a really easy school to get into. However, Wright State leads Ohio in many different areas throughout the nation and its a great education for the little amount you actually pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    A lot of my friends from my high school class go to Wright State so I know a lot of people here and there are a ton of places to hang out, both on and off campus. The Student Union has a ton of things, from playing pool to swimming in a pool. There is also a ton of restaurants in the area to eat at, of every variety. The Fairfield Commons Mall is also a great place to shop and spend your time.

    Am learning a lot

    You will learn a lot in one quarter. 10 weeks seems like a long time, but it will fly bye and you will have to keep up. By the time winter break comes along you will definitely be ready for the 6 weeks off! The teachers are willing to help whenever possible and are very eager to helping you succeed.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is great for anyone who is looking to obtain a good education in a friendly environment. This school is nice for anyone who wants to go to college, even if they don't know what their major will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing to do is to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Also, never be afraid to ask for help from the staff if you need it. They are more the willing to help.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State does a great job of utilizing your money to best suit your needs. You get help whenever you need it, and they never waste your money. They try their best to obtain money for you if you need it too.

    Am enjoying being here

    My favorite thing about Wright State is how friendly the people are. I see a lot of my friends from high school, and enjoy meeting new people! The staff are all very kind and easy to get along with.

    Am learning a lot

    Wright State has been very rewarding. I have yet to take a class where I have not learned a lot. The teachers try their best to help you out, and will more than likely explain any questions you have. Wright State is a wonderful place to learn about your intended major!

  • 01/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who enjoys a friendly atmosphere. Also students that want to be able to know their professors well. The nursing program is one of the best and the psychology program is pretty awesome, too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your freshman year. I didn't and I regret it. I live on campus now and everything is just so much better. I am more involved, I don't have to make the 45 minute drive everyday, and I don't have to find a parking spot. Get involved. Most clubs are looking for new members constantly. Also being a member of clubs will look good on grad school applications if you plan on going there. The basketball games are probably the most fun thing to do on campus. People may say there isn't much to do, but they aren't looking very hard. If there is nothing to do there is a mall less than five minutes away, along with every restaurant chain you have ever heard of, and a movie theater, and a bowling alley nearby.

    Bang for the buck

    It's just about (if not actually) the cheapest four year school in Ohio. For the price it's definitely the best education you are going to get.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here. Most of my friends complain about their schools doing this and that, but WSU really doesn't have much to complain about.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much in my time here at WSU. There are many different ways to learn, in class, in academic clubs and from talking to professors outside of class.

  • 12/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student is welcome at Wright State! There isn't something different for every person and that is the one unique thing about Wright State!

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, don't be afraid of how big campus and you'll make friends quickly. Many people will tell you not to take the UVC class that is a freshman intro class but that is the class that I made my first set of friends in. College does have it's responsibilties though, make sure to do all your homework and don't wait to study at the last minute!

    Bang for the buck

    I choose Wright State because of the great cost! I'm a commuter so it only cost me about $11,000 a year with tuition, food and book money! I would recommand this school to anyone who doesn't want a huge debt at the end of school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Wright State has an amazing campus. I enjoyed walking around campus in the fall and watching each trees leaves change and enjoying the people walking along too. It never seems to be over crowded any where. I also enjoy sitting in the quad and eating lunch when it's nice out.

    Am learning a lot

    Wright State has great professors and classes are in great sizes. I haven't been in a huge class that the professor ignores you and they will help you when you need it.

  • 04/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Especially good for students going into film, business, or nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whatever you do, get involved on campus! At the beginning of the year, check out all the student organizations, and if one looks interesting to you, don't be afraid to jump in! That's how you'll make friends on campus, and that's what makes your college experience worth while!

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State is definitely less expensive than other universities I considered, but I'm so glad I chose it! I'm getting good quality of education, most of my professors have been wonderful, and the campus is great! I love knowing that I'm going to leave here with a degree, and not a massive amount of debt.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many ways to get involved on campus, you almost never have to be bored! With so many different clubs and organizations, there really is something for everybody! Whether you're looking for an extra-curricular that will look amazing on your resume, or you're just trying to do something fun and gain leadership experience, there's a group here for you to get involved in. There are always fun and interesting events going on around campus, like plays, talent shows, contests, concerts, games, etc. I love living on campus and being really involved. Also, my RA is really amazing and has helped bring the people on my floor closer together. I definitely feel like I'm getting the most out of my college experience!

    Am learning a lot

    So far, most of the classes I have taken here I have actually found at least somewhat interesting and applicable to real life. Even when you have to take classes that are outside of your main field of study, you're still learning things that will make you a more well-rounded individual. I have especially found the business classes informative and useful (business being my field of study). It makes me excited to get out there and start my career!

  • 12/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want to be close to home. Like big yet small schools. Who like five minute walk to class :-)

    Tips for prospective students

    The more open you are to new experiences, the more fun will have.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school with great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes because it is a big school, but still feels small. It also is filled with a bunch of diverse people.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes I am learning a lot, and the teachers are very helpful if need be.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    College is NOT high school. You have to study and read a lot more in order to get by with a satisfying grade. You also have to know how to manage your time wisely and not procrastinate (I'm still getting adjusted to that one).

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really cheap compared to other schools. But it is impossible to escape the expensive books and food.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although I do not live on campus, there is always something to get into while on campus. There are several different groups you can join, lots of places to go, there's a great variety.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a freshman in her third quarter at WSU, and I love it! Not only have I learned a lot in my classes, I have also learned more about different cultures and social classes just by making new friends on campus. Every day I learn something new whether I'm in class or not.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are really focused on furthering their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on attending, don't wait until the summer before your semester starts to begin getting things ready to go. Work on finding as many scholarships as possible, visit the campus to decide which of the dorms is the best for you, and be sure to get all of your paperwork turned in. Most of all, don't forget to check your WSU e-mail after you are accepted. I did and was pushed really far behind schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    I have a lot of money to come up with before I actually begin my classes but I am working my hardest to get it. I do not think WSU pricing is bad at all; it's actually lower than I expected it to be after visiting the campus.

    Will enjoy being here

    I like the idea that there are a lot of things to on campus. Leaving campus would be kind of inconvenient and most of the reason I decided to attend school here is because of the convenience.

    Will learn a lot

    I am really hoping I will get a lot out of this college. I have heard nothing but great things about it and am very excited to attend.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WSU has lit-up safety buttons along the side-walks that can be pressed to dispatch police in the case of an emergency. There is also a police escort service, to get someone to walk with you somewhere if you don't feel safe. Wright State is a really safe place, but I like that they have so many safety features in the case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Wright State is a really unique experience. Because it isn't a large college, the Greek's are a very tight knit community. The Greek organizations do a lot to help support school spirit, and help out in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do on campus! There are religious organizations, sports organizations, and activity organizations. Beyond that though, there are more unique organizations like Juggling Club. You will find a club you fit in!

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is great for any type of student looking for a medium sized college without getting lost in the shuffle. Every aspect of WSU is handicap friendly, and is known for this accessibility.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tunnels are a life-saver in the winter! Most people don't like being outside in the cold, let alone for class. Wright State has a unique tunnel system that connects the basements of all the main buildings, which is a great help when the weather doesn't cooperate.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student, Wright State really does give you a good deal when it comes to the price. Everyone knows college is expensive, but the costs seem to be similar to other medium sized schools in the area.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved!! There are so many organizations on this campus, there's bound to be one that fits your interests. Outside of school, there are several malls and stores close-by.

    Food and Dining

    Wright State has two distinct dining halls, which most students really appreciate. The Union is considered the healthier option, with stir-fry, a large salad bar, a sandwich counter, and home-cooked food. The Hangar is more like a food court at the mall, with more fast-food options and a salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    Each of the dorms have their own positive and negative sides, but they're all really nice places to live. The Honors Dorms are really nice, but they're also the newest buildings. The Woods have a lot of buildings all together, which makes it really easy to meet people and make friends. Hamilton hall is very handicap accessible, and the closes to the main buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Like every college, there are certain classes or professors that people struggle with. Wright State has an amazing Tutoring Services department, and all freshman get free tutoring! I think that's definitely a perk when you consider transitioning from high school to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out what questions you have about Wright State (about financial aid, living on campus, dining halls etc) and then go on the campus tour. The guide can help answer any questions you have, and help show you perks to Wright State you may not know!

    In three sentences

    Wright State was the perfect size college for me; Big enough to get the real college life feel, yet small enough to feel like a tight knit community. The classes are really interesting, even the general education classes that are required for every major. I'd definitely recommend Wright State!

  • 06/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are into science like me this is a great school has alot of science majors

    Tips for prospective students

    get ready to read

    Bang for the buck

    use all textbooks from front to back , campus is open late and staff is quick to help

    Am enjoying being here

    Class are sometimes boring and really quiet

    Am learning a lot

    Learning alot teacher are interested in the class that they are teaching and try to make boring subjects interesting, which is hard

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make a schedule of eveything that you need to do and do them right away.

    Bang for the buck

    Not really bad for money

    Am enjoying being here

    There are lots of activities and clubs for any body.

    Am learning a lot

    There are many different class for anyone. The libray has all the information you need to do papers

  • 02/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 104

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    this place is amazing. i can't wait to attend. it is my dream college.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police respond quickly and students are always notified if anything happens on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a few fraternities and sororities on campus, and they often put on events on and around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you put in some effort, you can find a group that matches your interests. Before the school year starts, all the organizations have tables in the student union so that would be a good time to shop around.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're local and want to live at home while attending school, WSU would be a definite consideration. Also, if you did well in high school and are looking for a school that offers a lot of scholarship money for that, Wright State could be the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU offers some good merit scholarships and is a good degree for the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are two good malls around, a movie theater, and a couple of clubs in downtown Dayton. Also, watch for activities put on by the university. Sometimes they show movies or throw parties. You can also catch a Wright State game during any given season. There is no football team, but basketball is the most popular sport here.

    Food and Dining

    There are two cafeterias on campus. One is a standard cafeteria and one is fast food restaurant options- Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    WSU is largely a commuter school, so you are not required to live in dorms at all.

    Academic Rigor

    You can determine how easy or difficult your education is here. There are a lot of options to fulfill different requirements and you can choose classes that are a challenge or ones that are an easy A. It's all up to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit and make sure you like the campus and the dorms. Talk to an advisor, professor, or other representative of your program to make sure you have a basic understanding of the requirements as well as available internship for the future. That may not seem important as a high school student, but later on you'll be looking for those opportunities. If you're unsure how you feel about WSU, visit other schools in different settings. Wright State is a suburb school, so I'd recommend visiting a small school in a rural area and a school in a bigger city.

    In three sentences

    The academics are solid. It is largely a commuter school. Basketball is the biggest sport.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 15 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wright State University has their own police station on campus, and several security personnel around campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    Several fraternities that you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs, and weekly activities hosted around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that consider applying to Wright State should not hesitate, it is a great school, that could seriously help you achieve your academic goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not encountered anything that strikes me unusual around campus, it is a very diverse campus so a little bit of everything is to be expected.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not that cheap, but it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    They have pool tables, ping pong tables, rock climbing, and a gym in the Student Union if you ever have some free time to kill.

    Food and Dining

    Very large food variety, at two separate locations on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commute, but I have heard the dorm life is very fun. They always seem to have activities going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Few challenges if you do your work, and make sure you pay attention in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Goes without saying, but read the syllabus and read before you come to class. Study for exams, tests, and midterms, maybe with a friend. Never talk in class to anyone other than the professor, very disrespectful.

    In three sentences

    Very helpful staff that allows you to find whatever you are looking for on campus easily. Friendly professors, who have all created a detailed syllabus to complete courses. Very large classes, but very difficult to meet new people.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything you can think of at WSU, it's there!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared because itll be an amazing journey.

    In three sentences

    A small eco friendly environment. Teachers geniully love their students. Great food!

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. Wright State University has something for everybody!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Wright State University with an open mind and be motivated and driven towards success.

    Bang for the buck

    As a student dependent on federal aid, I'm receiving a very valuable education from Wright State with no money out of pocket.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a lot of various organizations on campus to enrich your life in many different ways.

    Am learning a lot

    In the 2 years that I've been attending Wright State, I've expanded my horizons to a new height!! I love this school and the knowledge that I gain from my time here.

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    18 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Social, studious, everyone!

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Traditional students and non traditional students without kids.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and pay attention to what you are really paying for and when. They'll charge you your first round of fees before your student loan money comes in based on what their estimation is, rather than reality and you will have to make up the difference. Parking is expensive so budget for it. Whenever possible buy your books online rather than in the bookstore its so much cheaper.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State is really expensive and the fees seem to sneak up on you. I couldn't qualify for enough student loan money to completely cover my tuition, instead I'll have to pay $533 every quarter either in scholarships or out of pocket in order to just make tuition! That doesn't include books or parking!

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a beautiful campus with two dining facilities, one of which has fast food restaurants inside. The library is four stories plus a basement and I love to go to the top floor and study by a window for the lovely view. The instructors and guidance counselors are all very approachable and helpful. Their scheduling isn't very flexible, so its hard to get a class unless you are available mornings.

    Am learning a lot

    While this is my first quarter at Wright State I can already tell its a wonderful school. My Spanish course allows for testing into a higher level, or you can start at the beginning. All the professors are helpful and make it so you can learn what you need to learn.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Medicine. Nursing. Fine arts

    Tips for prospective students

    Expensive school but the best you could find around here.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    21 of 104

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    looks like a great school. to anyone who majored in foreign languages: how was the program?

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are always campus police on patrol.

    Greek Life

    not much in the area of greek life. as stated, wright state is a very young school and has yet to establish an extensive greek community. there are no fraternity/sorority houses, but there are plans for construction in the future.

    What to do for fun

    get involved with the activities that are offered and find something that helps you deal with your stress whether it's working out or playing video games.

    Food and Dining

    you'll never go hungry at wright state. there's always an eatery open and at numerous locations on campus. just outside campus there are many places to eat as well.

    Dorm Life

    there are rather nice dorms compared to other schools in the state of ohio--no community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    it would be wise to attend classes and do a fair amount of studying regularly.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend living on campus.

    In three sentences

    Wright state has a great location in the city of Dayton/Fairborn area. It's an extremely large, beautiful, and diverse campus with much to offer in academics and activities. Wright State is a young college of only 47 years, but continues to grow and change.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is well secured with alarms in parking lots and if you are out late and need a ride from your car to your dorm they have campus police to drive you back.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and its not hard to start a new one.

    Great for these types of students

    this is great for any student. the school is well diverts and has 100s of clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    they are a lot cheaper than the other 4 year colleges.

    What to do for fun

    i like to go to the activities my dorm set up.

    Food and Dining

    the food does get old and there is not a lot of choices but i been here for two years. they don't have a lot of healthy foods either.

    Dorm Life

    i love my dorm it is very convenient to campus and there is always a great activity to attend. the ras are all trained to be help and are very friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    come to the campus an get a tour they can answer so many questions and are every helpful.

    In three sentences

    wright state has an excellent disability service office that help with anything you need from learning to physical disabilities. the campus is also set up well so your not running around every where.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    games, parties, events

    Food and Dining

    all the students love the hanger.

    Dorm Life

    i am lucky they even have housing for me and my son.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are big and small. my first quarter they werent that challenging. now they are.

    Tips for prospective students

    appl early, for admissions and scholarships. stay active in school activities it makes it fun and can add to community service hours.

    In three sentences

    i really do like the school. it is affordable. it is close to home. it offers diversity, entertainment, and a great education.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel very safe at wsu. there are always campus police around and well lit areas at all time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i've only been here about a year so i'm not really familiar with the ttraditions. i know they have white out parties where the fans wear all white to basketball games but that's all i know of.

    Bang for the buck

    wsu is slightly expensive but if your determind to get a good education there are ways to help you pay for school. dozens of scholarhsips if you are persistne enough. the teachers are very helpful and strive to help you be successful.

    What to do for fun

    the fitness center at wsu is very nice. take advantage of their opportunities and get involved with intramurals and make friends.

    Food and Dining

    once again, i'm a commuter so i never really eat on campus. i have heard it was very good though.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in wsu dorms but in my previous university i did. they were a blast and probably some of the best times of my life. i made lifelong friends and memories. i would strongly recommend staying in dorms for at least one to two years. it's so worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    it's college so of course it's not going to be easy. but going to class, asking questions, and staying focused and on track with your course load you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard. college is a time to perhaps find yourself but also to get a good education and not waste money. so go to class, study hard, work hard, take advantage of your opportunites, and enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    clean & pretty campus teachers are very helpful easy commute

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    engineers. theatre/dance students. lbgtq community.

    Bang for the buck

    they (the residential services) try to do events on the weekends to entertain those living on campus.

    What to do for fun

    a lot of people leave for the weekends, because they find weekends boring. i stay most weekends, because i'd rather be bored at school than bored at home.

    Food and Dining

    the union market has excellent food, that is good and good for you. on campus food is kind of expensive though.

    Dorm Life

    honors is really nice, i currently live there. the only downside is the kitchen; you don't have one in room, but there is one on the second floor, only you have to call a day ahead to reserve it to be able to use it.

    Academic Rigor

    decently hard, but not so hard you have to stay up all night. unless you're an engineer, then maybe. (some of my engineering friends have done close).

    Tips for prospective students

    look into and visit the school, as well as any others you're applying to.get to know your teachers; they'll be more willing to let you slide on something if you are go their good side. that means go to class. let them know your name.

    In three sentences

    the atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly. it's pretty easy to make friends with people either in your major or in ge's with you.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 104

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I love the classes here. The advisors are very informative, and helpful. I love the campus, not too big and not too small. The campus is beatuiful, and I love my dorm.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety on this campus is great. There are Wright State police that patrol at every hour of the night, there is a number to call in case of emergencies. Also, EVERYWHERE around campus there are bright blue lights that shine at night where there is an emergency phone. If you are being chased, you can easily spot one of these phones, pick up the phone, and you are directly connected to a dispatcher.

    Greek Life

    I have not pledged, nor do I know any people who have pledged, so I am unaware of how Greek life is. I DO know that the male fraternities put on great step shows.

    Clubs and Activities

    From my personal experience with the clubs here at Wright State, any of them are very unorganized. The plus is that some of them are still fun. However, I hear great things about some of the clubs I have not yet involved myself in.

    Great for these types of students

    Driven, directed toward success, patient, and sociable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as I know, there are not any unusual locations on campus, but one strange tradition is that every morning, a trumpet is played loud enough for everyone on campus can hear.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State is NOT an expensive college, and honestly, to be such an appraised school, the tuition is not deadly at all.

    What to do for fun

    Wright State is a school where for fun, you either join a club, or make your own fun. Depending on what you like to do for fun, the fun life could either be great or terrible.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Wright State is exceptional. There are a variety of places to eat. There is Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut, salad bars, etc. The only personal problem I have is that the healthier food options are limited. The salad bar is rather basic, and the fruit is never tasty.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in the Honors Community dorms, and I love it. The atmosphere is always welcoming because there are so many different things to do. Each floor has a different theme and also accommodations. For example, 6th floor has the movie lobby, 2nd floor has the kitchen used for parties and barbeques, etc. The dorms aren't TOO far from campus, which is a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to the strictness of Wright State, it really depends on what class you're in, and what teacher you have. Most of the teachers I have experienced have be academically rigorous, but some for different reasons than others. Some have the students potential success in mind, and others, not so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to come to Wright State with a positive attitude, because even though college will be a challenge, the key to succeeding is approaching the negative with positive. Do not be afraid to ask questions, no matter what a teacher or peers tell you. Manage your time well.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is school filled with students ready to excel. The campus life is everything that it is advertised to be. Classes are relatively challenging, and most teachers are willing to help.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are lit up blue emergency poles everywhere on campus, although I have never heard of them being used. I always feel very safe on campus during any hour.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks do not live in Greek houses on campus, but students still join fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are way too many to name, and definitely something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is known for its engineer majors and also the nursing majors, but it is also great for theater majors and other people who are very outgoing and ready to have a fun college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A crafted landmark that always makes everybody smile is located right in the center of campus. We call it BART or the Big Artsy Red Thing.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Wright State is a state supported school and they also get alumni dollars, tuition is offered for a student-friendly price.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, it is almost impossible not to see people out hoopin' (playing basketball). There are so many events held on campus also as well as intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options to accomodate a variety of preferences.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Honors Community, and it is just like an extended family.

    Academic Rigor

    Wright State never ceases to challenge me, but the challenge was particularly when I was making the transition from high school to college. I am continuously motivated to perform at my maximum potential. This makes me confident that I will be a success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even when you think your hard work does not matter, it matters. Always do your best.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University has a very clean and organized campus. The staff here is dedicated and motivated. All students are always encouraged to put forth their best effort.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has events every weekend and almost everyday for students to get involved in. There are also plenty of places to eat and relax around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't that much of a variety of food offered on the campus. It's the same food everyday. The food isn't bad, but you get worn out on it after awhile.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun to live in when you're a freshmen, but make sure you study before you party. It's hard to do that when your friends don't want to stay focused, but make sure you keep yourself focused.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors don't really care if you understand the material and some will help you to make sure you learn the material. It's hard to find good professors, but when you do they'll help you as much as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    If this is a campus you're considering, make sure you want to get involved. Be involved to create change for the better for the students. Students run the campus of every university and it is our decision on what type of impact the campus has on us.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a growing college that tries its best to impact the students positively. It wants its students to be successful at which ever path they take within their selection of degrees. It, also, tries its best to make sure that their students will be sucessful.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is continuing to grow.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a diversity of students here at wright state, there is a club for everything. Varying from a modeling club, to a biology & french club.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on which hall you live in or who you hang out with there is always something fun to do. If you would rather stay on campus than go home on the weekends, there is are community activities for you.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the home-cooked in the union are pretty descent. If you are a fast food person the Hanger would be the perfect place for you to eat

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the dorms is beneficial because you get a meal plan and you get to meet a ton of new people. It also helps that the dorms are a few feet away from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year should not be all about partying. Follow this advice closely Work first, play later.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use any aide given available ex: (free tutoring for freshman only), The books on reserve in the library for the course you are taking. Stay notified of anything that you think has the potential to keep you in under graduate school for another year. Your Advisor is here to help you, take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a affordable, well rounded university. If you get out and go for the opportunities offered there will never be a dull moment. There is something for everyone at this school.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus

    Greek Life

    I went greek and I love it! We don't have that typical sorority girl status going on. We don't have housing sadly but it's still a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs, we have a tunnel that has all the clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are actually wanting to learn and not focus on sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bridge stone cafe in honors, but otherwise everything is off campus.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't that much I feel like I am welcome too but there's stuff every weekend

    Food and Dining

    The hours for the different dinning facilities are ridiculous. There is only one place open during the weekend. But the food isn't too bad.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't get a good room mate. We hardly say five words a week. There should be a way to match people with similar backgrounds and personalities together.

    Academic Rigor

    It's getting a little more difficult now that I am getting into the end of my freshmen year but still nothing too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here expecting to party. Sure there maybe some parties somewhere out there but we aren't much of a party school.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, it's small and very focused on learning. The classes aren't too difficult to begin with but starts to get harder. The main bad thing is the construction everywhere on campus.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a ton of lights and blue poles with help buttons in case anything happens why you are walking on campus. They have the tunnels which you can take underground that are well lit and patrolled by police. You also have police routinely checking campus.

    Greek Life

    There are ton of fraternities and sororities for anyone to join.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the student union where the gym, rock wall and pool are. You can also go to the library and play games and read.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of choices you can have fast food or a home cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice most of them have been updated. The one complaint I had was it was noisy when I was trying to sleep some nights. Other than that the dorms always have activities for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here expecting to slack off the professors take their jobs very seriously here. Make sure you meet with your adviser to make sure that you are on track.

    In three sentences

    They are spirited and have a lot for students to do. The campus is beautiful and has a friendly atmosphere. The professors, faculty and students are very friendly.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    In his presence Gospel Choir

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students that want to have fun with education and campus life

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very cheap school, that gives you great quality of education

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on, to get you involved and to make sure that you are never bored over the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    After while the food gets boring, but it's cheap

    Dorm Life

    When you have an awesome RA

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, be active, Have fun

    In three sentences

    I give wright state a 9, because although the teacher are available, sometimes there test make no since

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Wright State has almost every club you could imagine. They have clubs available for people who have common interests, which is referred to as the learning communities. They have sports clubs, academic clubs, clubs based on religion, and even LGBT-based clubs. So if your looking to join a club, you are more than likely apt to finding one on campus that you will truly enjoy being a part of.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do down at Wright State. At the recreation hall, one may find themselves simply going for a swim, working off some extra calories, or even taking the chance to climb the rock wall. Aside from the fun activities, Wright State also offers team sports such as soccer, baseball, swim, and they are newly introducing a football team this year!

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are many different places that you can eat, all providing very exceptional food. If you do not feel like having a bite on campus though, there is also a lot of different restaurants available in the vicinity. Simply walking down the street you could find yourself deciding between fast food, fancy restaurants, to even buffets. If you decide to go out a little further, the next exit from Wright State will take you to their huge outdoor mall, which you can find many delectable places such as the Cheesecake Factory and many others.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms to choose from. From the Woods, to the Honors Dorm, to University Hall. Each dorm is unique in their own way and their are living spaces available for every type of person, even on campus apartments for those with families and pets!

    Academic Rigor

    This school has nearly everything that you could imagine for any field in which you may be interested in studying. They also have their own School of Medicine which is quite convenient because the United States only has a limited number of those. The classes are of larger sizes but if one prefers the smaller classes the Honors program offers smaller classes so you will get the opportunity to speak one-on-one with your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Actually take the time to go down to the school and take a tour, you will most definitely find that the area and campus is very well layed out and is a great school to attend.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very nice, especially the tunnels that connect all the buildings together. Everything in the city is located in a walking distance. The people are very friendly and you can find almost every type of person imaginable.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do around here, if you enjoy going out to the club, Oregon District is just a few minutes away from campus. You can play different sports, bike riding, basketball, volleyball,etc

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to dine. If you happen to be at the student Union, the cafeteria will give you a variety of foods to choose from. If you are away, more closer to classes, Then the Hanger is the place to be. There is McDonald, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and all different varieties

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorm but I have friends who do and they love it. They say, it is easy to build friendship because everyone knows everyone. Don't forget mist students here 80% are commuters

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other university, students here are very committed to success. Dunbar library will give you that feel of environment to study.B build your credibility with your professors immediately because if you are interested in succeeding, the professors will do all it takes to make it happen. Commitment =success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting involved in campus activities and organizations is one of the best things you can do while at Wright State. You get to meet people from all walks of life. Least to say, the campus is very diverse and it keeps growing. You will feel very welcome because we are used to being around everyone.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the great campuses in this area: It is very affordable as compared to the rest of universities in the State, very beautiful landscape and one of the leaders in research. Not only does it cater to regular students, but also to people in the military. Also, Wright State University is one of the fewest campuses that is accessible to people with disabilities.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is taken very seriously at Wright State, if anything happens on campus or even in surrounding areas that are not a part of campus, students get an email to their student email account from campus security explaining what happened and giving updates on the situation. As students we can also sign up for automated calls and texts when situations arise such as sever weather updates or general campus security. Safety escorts are available at all hours of the night is you don't feel safe walking across campus to or from your dorms. The safety escort van in a free service, all you have to do is call.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The beauty of Wright State University is that is is only about 40 years old. When students go to large universities that have been around for a long time, they learn about the tradition and become a part of it. Since Wright State is so young, we are the students that are creating the tradition. There are a ton of beautiful locations on campus that are wonderful to study in and to just hang out with friends.

    What to do for fun

    There are always a ton of on campus events going on all over campus. Different organizations have different events to attract all types of students and they are always very well advertized.

    Food and Dining

    I have visited many different universities to visit friends and for other reasons and in my opinion, Wright State has by far the best dining options for students. They have a huge array of options available, there is no cafeteria style dining.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a very enjoyable experience. It introduced a diverse group of people to one another but gave us all the opportunity to become like family.

    Academic Rigor

    Wright State has a wide spectrum of classes that all require a certain level of dedication. The university makes many helpful tools available for all students to achieve academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind, because of Wright States location it is a very diverse school and acquires many different personalities and people from many different cultural backgrounds.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University is a diverse school that welcomes all types of students. It easily allows one to interact with all students and enjoy an ideal college lifestyle. It is an easy transition into a both culturally and socially diverse society.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always patrolling the area and will come when called for any reason. There is a service that will come jump your car if the battery dies, or help change your tire--even in the middle of the night. Police will also provide short rides for students when they are afraid to walk somewhere in the early morning hours. Finally, there are panic buttons all over campus which will alert police to come to that location when set off.

    Greek Life

    There are so many sororities on campus my head spins when I start to hear the names. These sororities also do a lot of charitable events especially during breast-cancer awareness month in October.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wright State has so many different clubs: religious clubs like Crusade for Christ and the Atheist Club, science clubs for EVERY major, art club, theater, chorus, band, poetry societies, geography club, and even rainbow alliance for a supportive environment for students of any sexuality.

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is great for anyone. Diversity is well-accepted at Wright State. In fact, no matter who you are, Wright State's response will probably be, We have a club for that! Wright State also offers free counseling to students who are having trouble at home or at school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BURT or BART, depending on who you talk to, is a GIANT, red statue which is supposed to be an interpretation of the Wright Flyer. Ask other students what the shorthand names mean. Campus also has a modern art piece covering the topic of the fall of the twin towers in 2001. I believe the statue was actually made with pieces of the fallen buildings which brings a personal touch. The best place on campus is Allyn Hall, which is the home of the Air Force ROTC program. The building has an outdoor deck where students can go to eat and is surrounded by a pool of water which is beautiful in the summer and the fall.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State tuition is only about $8000 a year. The education received is phenomenal and the experience of diversity cannot be matched by any other place. Wright State offers many opportunities to its students and has a fairly nice population of students. This college is well-worth the money paid to go there.

    What to do for fun

    Wright State constantly has events going on. Students will often receive emails on seminars, magic shows, Fall Fest, May Daze, the haunted trails, Multicultural Halloween, and more! Plus, campus is surrounded by plenty of stores for shopping!

    Food and Dining

    Wright State has some amazing choices for food. The Hanger has a Pizza Hut, a Burger King, and a Taco Bell, as well as a sandwich shop, a salad bar, and some premade foods to offer. The Union Market has several different types of food to offer: subs, stir-fry, country cooking, burgers and fries, pizza, and salad, fruit, and premade items. The only issue with Wright State's food, and the reason I rated it so averagely is that the prices can be ridiculously. I used to buy a large salad and a bottle of soda for lunch and would wind up paying eight dollars! That was my freshman year and prices have only gone up since then (I am a senior now)!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Wright State are great, for the most-part. The worst place to live is the Woods and this place should be avoided at all costs. During the year, the Honors dorms had very few incidences, while the Woods had the police called there a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    Wright State is a pretty tough school--not unfairly so in most cases. Most classes follow the material designated in the description. So, you'll never come to a class to find that the teacher doesn't teach any of the material you NEED to know!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit your academic adviser! They will be able to advise you every step of the way so that you can get your degree as painlessly as possible. Also, be sure to make friends. Surrounding yourself with good influences is a big key to success in college.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is FILLED with diversity and supports this idea in everything the university does--from the rainbow alliance to the constant flow of foreign exchange students. Wright State is also the most accessible college in the US. This means that no matter a students disability, there is a college to accommodate them so they have a fair and equal chance at an education.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    not much safety, we've had cases where people were robbed and raped

    Greek Life

    not much of greek life, unless you're white

    Clubs and Activities

    alot of clubs but no diversity

    Great for these types of students

    none

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    none

    What to do for fun

    go to some lame clubs

    Food and Dining

    very great dining, students that live in dorms are given $800 a quarter in dining dollars

    Dorm Life

    very nice housing and on campus apartment are very nice

    Academic Rigor

    very good

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're looking to go to college to get a college experience do not go here. The people are antisocial and you have to get off campus to look for fun

    In three sentences

    its just an ok school. I wish there was more diversity and more fun of campus. Wright State does have great programs though

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Just check out all.of the activities that you can sign up for. Ask your advisor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your advisors./ They are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    It is a very nice campus. It has plenty of activities to enjoy. They have no problem helping you out.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wright State University is a very safe school, With its own on campus police department,, the students can enjoy the security and comfort they deserve. Wright State is also protected and covered by the City of Fairborn's full time and fully staffed fire department. Whether it is a fire or medical emergency, Wright State students can be at ease with the knowledge that they are well protected.

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State offers NCAA Division 1 sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming & diving, softball, track and field tennis. Many of our sports teams are well respected in the league and play higher and tougher athletic teams including The Ohio State University, and the University of Florida. We take pride in our sports and so do our athletes that play for us.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright state is a large campus with a lot of great things to offer including Division 1 sports. They offer this with some of the lowest in-state tuition. Wright State truly is the Wright State, Wright School, Wright Choice.

    What to do for fun

    Wright State has many clubs that are open to students, ranging from football to chess. They also offer a wide choice inter mural sports competitions. Wright State is located in the heart of Fairborn, Ohio, directly off of I675 15 minutes from the city of Dayton, Ohio. Students can enjoy a trip to the ever popular Fairfield Commons Mall, located 3 minutes from the campus, or enjoy a night out at some of Dayton's premier night clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Wright states student union houses every thing from a state of the art athletic/ gym complex, with rock climbing and Olympic sized swimming pool for the students, to a large cafeteria. Wright state offers plenty of dining options, and all of the food is very palatable. Not into cafeteria food? No problem at Wright State University as fast food is offered as well on campus. Visit the schools Hanger for Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Burger King,for breakfast ,lunch and/or dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Wright State has many living options both on and off campus, on college apartments are very clean and nice, and are very reasonably priced for low income students.

    Academic Rigor

    Wright State has one of the leading medical schools this state has to offer, we also take pride in our theater and arts, with special honors from Actor Tom Hanks, himself. Wright State offers great professors who love their jobs. If you want a great education, Wright State is the school for you: so make the Wright choice, and make Wright State University your school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wright State's professors are very passionate about their students comprehending and doing well, right down to encouraging,students to arrive on time and to every class. This is accomplished by giving attendance grades that equate to an exam grade. Be sure to make full use ofwhat the school has to offer; Wright State has tutoring services, and a state of the art library, and many of the students put together study tables. Emailing your professors and meeting with them during their office ours is also a great way to stay on top of your game.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1-10, Wright State University would have to be an inspiring, 11. The outstanding teachers and staff, who have a desire and passion for their students to comprehend, learn and grow into well educated workers in their desired field of profession, compliment Wright State's beautiful campus, equipped with artistic landscaping, remodeled class rooms and some of the newest and finest technology. Wright State, right choice, right school!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    not involved, adult student

    Great for these types of students

    diabled

    Bang for the buck

    Love it

    Food and Dining

    have not experienced

    Dorm Life

    not on campus

    Academic Rigor

    challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with the class Ask questions be proactive

    In three sentences

    WSU has been a wonderful experience. Staff and administration have always been helpful. Teachers are always available for help

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I only know of one Greek organization

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So people do not want to live in The Woods, but it is an okay place.

    What to do for fun

    If you join a club there are lots of fun things to do. They have dorm activities, on campus activities, and weekend activities.

    Food and Dining

    Have the same things in the cafeteria, but there are places outside of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are fun and helpful RA's, but it is very strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wright State is a very interesting place, you have to be ready and willing to learn.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is caring, they care for the handicap and foreign students. They have many clubs to join and friendly people. They have a good arts program.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love the fact that we have emergency lights that light up all along the outside of campus. Also there are places all over campus that light up iin blue lights that have an emergency call button on it.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing there. You really feel like your apart of something!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and opportunists for campus life.

    Great for these types of students

    Keep a planner! Always stay organized it helps a lot!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every single day after class everyone always meets at the volleyball court outside of the dorms for some fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The things around Wright State are very expensive, but the things that are offered on campus are very agreeable.

    What to do for fun

    What you can do for fun is join the campus groups. You could be apart of greek life and what comes with that is tons of opportunities to meet new friends, have helping brothers or sisters, and also have a support system at school. Also there are tons of other groups that Wright state offers you to do, like a sports team, or mathletes.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was amazing. I loved the food they served. I come from a very small town and went to a very small private school were i never got options on what i wanted to eat. At Wright State there are tons of options!

    Dorm Life

    I honestly didn't live in the dorms. But i did live in an off campus apartment that is right across the street from campus. But my experience It wasn't good at all. They managers were not professional and they charged too much.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor at wright state is good. Teachers use hard programs and class materials. They try to help you succeed but they make the work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to stay focused on your school work. Also not to get caught up on all of the stereotypes about what college should be like.

    In three sentences

    Wright State has a lot of opportunities for undergraduate students. They have a great success rate for people who graduate and look for jobs. Also they have really good programs that help you succeed.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is good.

    Dorm Life

    I Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I cannot say too much about the academic rigor because I have not had to many experiences in this category yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most helpful tips I could give to a student is to get to know your teachers. If you get a lot out of a teacher's lectures, try to schedule other classes with them.

    In three sentences

    Wright State has been very helpful so far in helping me pursue a degree in music education. They answered any questions I had and the teachers helped me prepare for my music audition. I plan on earning my degree at this close to home, affordable school.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Games show your school spirit.

    Great for these types of students

    Work hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Library is always quite and useful for studying.

    Bang for the buck

    Smart.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym and workout.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Highly reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose Wright State.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is big and helpful. Teaches me what I need to know. And always there when i need them.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus

    Greek Life

    As far as I can tell, none.

    Clubs and Activities

    MANY clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to learn, or are interested in engineering.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tunnels!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a cheep school, at least in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't researched too far into this subject...

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall I went to had delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    I've seen some of the dorms, they look fun.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many classes at Wright state, many of them offer my intended major!

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk around in the tunnels if your visiting!

    In three sentences

    I love Wright State's campus! All of the buildings are connected underground, and its technology all seems to be up to date!

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wright State goes out of their way to keep the campus and students safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many differnt clubs to choose from at Wright State. You can choose from the national clubs, local, video and many more!

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is great for all students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wright State is a giving University. Their charity work not only covers the local neighborhood, but also world wide!

    Bang for the buck

    Life at Wright State is the best experience, I could have ever hoped for. I wasn't sure how things would go, living at Wright State. I have to say I was very nervous at first. I have only been here for a little over a month now, but it is the best!!

    What to do for fun

    Campus has many different activities for students. There is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Food is excellent, many choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    All I can say is awesome!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not harm, you do have to study. Professors are more then willing to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Relax! Life At Wright State is awesome. There is always something going on for students. Plenty of help, in every faze of campus life.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is above excellence. The campus is easy to get around for freshmen. The professors really go out of their way to help you. One on one interaction!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    The dormrooms look very nice on the website. Are they comfortable to live in?

    In three sentences

    Love the Programs, I'm very excited to visit the campus! Any suggestions?

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's Dayton Ohio, the highest crime city in the state of Ohio, but that aside the campus is relatively safe and usually has police patrolling it in the evenings.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a very excepting school, and would be great for minority students and Students of differing Sexual preference, or religion.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a smaller University but is also more affordable than Universities like OSU, and Cincinnati. The Quality of professors is pretty good and overall I think it's a good school for the cost.

    What to do for fun

    It is a commuter campus for the most part, so on-campus activities are hard to find. If you join a club though you can usually find something to fill your time.

    Food and Dining

    The variety isn't the greatest but it is affordable as long as you are at the off-campus restaurants. On campus food will cost you and arm and leg.

    Dorm Life

    If you live on campus make sure you like your roommates. I personally couldn't wait until I moved out and got my apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the workload can be high or low. I have friends who are business majors and they have very little work. In my own major I have a descent amount of school work each semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to plan your courses way ahead of time and take responsibility for your own education, because the academic advisors are nice but not always helpful. Plan early classes if you drive because parking is crazy

    In three sentences

    A good school that is trying to improve its programs to help its students. Very excepting school with a lot of clubs to join. It is small and doesn't have as many options as larger Universities like OSU.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority!

    Food and Dining

    It gets tiring after awhile, eating the same foods over and over again.

    Dorm Life

    It is very interesting sharing a bathroom with people you do not know. The only problem is you can hear everything through the ceilings.

    Academic Rigor

    All the students strive to succeed. The classes are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you stay in the dorms, it might be a long walk to campus but something you can deal with. Always be ready for any class you takeand study hard.

    In three sentences

    I think Wright State University is a very good school and is very committed to the education for every student there. They have many learning centers and you can even get a tutor for free as a freshmen. The school in general doesn't just care about the money, they care about the students.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never felt unsafe around Wright State, it almost feels as though the students are also very vigilant of the surroundings. Very comfortable when walking around the campus or dorm areas.

    Clubs and Activities

    My current rating is based upon the things I've heard from others who have joined clubs on campus. I've personally decided to devote my first year on campus to my studies. The Nursing program that I attend to enter is one not to be taking lightly. As I enter into my second year at Wright State I definitely plan to participate in some of the clubs on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things posted for on campus activity, group functions, meet & greets. The bulletin boards keep you well informed of all things you could imagine. You'll never feel left out of anything!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great almost too great, I can't stay away!

    Dorm Life

    I currently do not reside on campus but plan to next year. I have friends who are on campus however; and their rooms appear very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes aren't too difficult. What I will say is that you'll have some professors who have their own way of teaching, rather it be handouts, charts, notes or none of the above. It's about finding your own way of study and making it work for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell all prospective students to visit the campus prior to the start of school to familiarize themselves. Meet with a college advisor, you make think you don't have any questions until you sit down and they go over your studies, requirements and expectations. The questions will come!

    In three sentences

    Wright State University has a very clean and inviting campus. The location board is helpful in finding any area your searching for. On my first day, I wasn't overwhelmed as I thought I may feel being on such a large campus and I commend Wright State's set up for that.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I actually feel safe on campus because we have a campus police force. They send out emails anytime anything happens on this campus. I see wright state police on campus driving around all day sometimes they will stop talk to us and make sure everything is good and nothing usual is happening.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is cool because you have plenty of places on campus where you can use your Wright 1 card. Plus they give you more than enough dining dollars to last you through the semester.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life is cool because I don't have a roommate so I have my own space for the semester. My dorm hall is quiet so I can study without having to leave my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are easy to maintain that's all you need to do is learn how to use your time wisely and not rush to do things. Also don't wait last minute to do assignments.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many campus activities always going on for fun. Posters, e-mails, students and the radio station all spread news of what is going on around there. Sporting events, dances, or even activities within majors or groups add excitement to every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very very good. The prices aren't so favorable I might add. Whether you prefer the fast food chains like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, or Burger King, there are also many other cafeteria options that change every day. I haven't ate any of their fresh cooked food and not been happy with it.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't necessarily like to live in a dorm although many apartment complexes are near by campus that are very nice. I actually commute from my parent's house only ten minutes away just to save money but am hoping to move out soon. Everything I hear about the dorms and apartments are good.

    Academic Rigor

    Throughout my student career all of my classes at the university have been very challenging. The professors have all been understanding, friendly, and inspiring. I love the biology major I am undergoing because I find all the information I'm learning about exciting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should definately join clubs and be involved on campus since it is a smaller community. Finding people pursuing the same major as you will make life much easier because they actually understand the overall stress and classes you are going through. Since I do not live on campus I would also suggest doing that whether it be in dorms or apartments.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a wonderful community. A beautiful laid-back atmosphere is accompanied with very friendly people. I can't complain about the academics because I have enjoyed about all of my classes for my biology major so far.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Just about anyone, its very handicap accessible, strong math and science departments, and the music department seems pretty good as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State is really quite cheap compared to most colleges and since it accepts almost all transfer credits from Sinclair University which is like 15 minutes away, you can actually attend both to a degree and pay even less.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties going on, departmental events, and just a bunch of activities. And there are Fraternities and Sororities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is quite extensive and has many different cultural foods. Also there is a separate area with places like Taco Bell and Wendy's right on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home but from what I hear most people like it.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part the difficulty of classes depends on what you take. I'm about to take Calculus III, Differential Equations with Matrix Algebra, Applied Optics, and Introduction to Modern Physics as a first year so my classes are going to be really rigorous. But you don't have to take a bunch of hard classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should apply fairly early since most of the academic scholarships have a deadline in February. Take advantage of free tutoring for first year students. psychology 1010, super easy. Have not shown up since first week of school and have an A in the ninth week.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the Physics Department here at Wright State. The department is not huge and so the professors are readily available and most of the classes are quite small. Also with Wright-Patt Air Force base so close, there are many internship opportunities for physics and engineering majors

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Another thing I praise WSU on. I feel very safe at Wright State. Safety measures include a 24/7 tunnel system that is patrolled, over 50 emergency call lights around campus, WSU police patrol throughout campus and around the dorms, safety escorts, and overnight safety shuttles around campus.

    Greek Life

    I chose not to go Greek so I don;t have much insight on this but WSU does have Greek life. There are 11 chapters I believe and I do praise WSU for their strict Greek rules. You don't have to live in the Greek house to be a part of Greek life and hazing is a HUGE no-no at WSU. Consequences include the demolition of the Greek chapter and immediate deferral from WSU with no tuition refunds.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just take a quick trip down the tunnel between the MedSci and Fawcett buildings. There is a whole hallway mural that advertises the variety of clubs and organizations at Wright State. Even with the hundreds of pre-existing clubs, if you cant find something that sounds interesting to you just grab 8 of your friends and start your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, honestly. There is so much to do and so many organizations there is no reason anyone should feel left out. WSU is an extremely diverse campus and is also been rated one of the most handicapped-accessible campus around. Something we are very proud of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As a college freshman I'm not aware of any weird traditions but the most unusual thing about our campus is the tunnel system. There is an underground tunnel system that connects all but a few buildings around campus that is very convenient during the unpredictable Ohio weather and at night.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU has a lot of resources that make the tuition worthwhile. The campus is nice, there are plenty of student resources including on campus health clinic, a pharmacy that was just opened in 2012, counseling and legal services, and many other things.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at WSU. The 2 main activities organizations are SWAT and the UAB. They are always putting on event such as movie nights, laser tag, holiday parties, game nights, etc. They also host a lot of events including performers such as comedians, hypnotists, singers, and authors. The Nutter Center also has some good concerts and is home to WSU basketball. Go Raiders!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. Lots of options for your dining dollars (meal plan). You can use them in the Student Union Market where the food options are pretty wide, the Hangar which is primarily fast food such as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, BK, and Skyline Chili along with a sandwich shop and a salad bar. You can also use your dining dollars at the C-Store, the Bridge Cafe, the Wright Cup & Wright Cafe, and also for Donatos Pizza delivery.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is great. I live in the Woods and I love it. It's a really pretty environment, lots of resources such as a nearby convenience store (C-Store) and the Bridge Cafe. There are also picnic tables, grills, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and the hot dog stand that is set up a few times a week is pretty yummy.

    Academic Rigor

    This honestly depends on the class and how much effort you put into it. Some classes if you miss just one lecture, it is really challenging to get caught up. Other classes have optional lectures and are pretty easy to pass as long as you keep up with the online work / studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to look for books early or you'll end up having to buy new. The bookstore's books are overpriced and you can find them cheaper online if you look early enough.

    In three sentences

    Wright State was definitely the wright choice for me. I absolutely love my school and I'm so proud to be able to call myself a raider. Wright State provides a great college experience.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Patrolled by police, emergency phone through and communicate what is happen on campus through email

    Greek Life

    I am not involved but there is Greek life here

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in with a Bible study group and help with ELE children

    Great for these types of students

    Who need extra help Like Smaller classes

    Bang for the buck

    it is affordable and you can get a great education

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, bible study group, basketball games, and club soccer.

    Food and Dining

    For food you can use Wright 1 card at lots of different places instead of just campus. There re fast food places on camps also.

    Dorm Life

    We do creative dorm activities as well as floor activities

    Academic Rigor

    If you treat it like a job from 8 to 5 you can keep up and succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Nice small college with lots of help if needed to be succssful

    In three sentences

    I love the small college life over big city colleges. It is very safe and feel everything is easy to get to. The professor are there to help out and want everyone to do well.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am hoping to play club soccer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I dont know yet havent been on campus.

    What to do for fun

    I am going to try to play club soccer.

    Food and Dining

    I am at Capital University and Wright State has many more options than here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask as many questions becuase they will help you.

    In three sentences

    The admissions people are friendly they have been helping get though the transfer process. I have friends eho love it there. I cant wait to get there.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Open yourself to the university.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University has many opportunities for every student that intends to complete their degree here. You can network with numerous successful individuals and can build networking opportunities with the other friendly students on the campus.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very great here, I never feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can think of. Soccer, multicultural clubs, dance clubs, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students, very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wright State has tunnels which is great during the winter time since you don't have to walk outside in the cold.

    Bang for the buck

    The books can get expensive but that is normal.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs that you can join and there are always activities to go to. The basketball games are always fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food and dining to select.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have friends that do and they say it is a wonderful experience.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great university.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip is to make sure you see your advisor. They are very helpful and want to see you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University is a great university. Faculty members are very kind and help students out a lot. This university is very diverse and there are many programs/clubs to get involved.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't think any school can get five stars for safety because one can never be sure what might happen. However, nothing is more comforting than the blue lights that mark emergency kiosks all over campus. A call for help is a short distance away at any given moment in time.

    Greek Life

    I recently saw the first recruitment and Greek life is overwhelming. Also, there is a strong emphasis on scholarship and service, so the Greek groups often collaborate with the honors organizations to encourage this bond.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for virtually every religion, profession, race, and general interest. Language clubs, honors organizations, and so much more frequently meets right on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The engineering and business programs seem to be growing non stop. I am part of the Liberal Arts college working towards a Spanish major, and interaction with international students is at the tip of your fingers if you enjoy embracing unique cultures from around the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BART. This odd looking giant red statue in the center of the campus is a common meeting place, and nearly impossible to miss.

    Bang for the buck

    I, quite frankly, am quite money conscious. There are cheaper alternatives in the area, but by commuting I am saving myself a lot of money. I still wouldn't change my decision for anything.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless nightlife options (which is not my thing). The mall is great, and just hanging out with friends in public areas or going to the student union and taking advantage of the unlimited recreational opportunities is great.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pricey, but there are plenty of healthy (and unhealthy) options. The best aspect is if you can get a good break, you can head to the mall and get some good food.

    Dorm Life

    This specifically does not apply to me (I commute), but the dorms are great and it seems like people really get to know each other through living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, I did not feel stressed by the amount of work, but I did feel I learned something.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only tips are as follows: come to class, do your work, and schedule your classes according to your future goals.

    In three sentences

    I love college so much more than high school. Wright State is a comfortable campus, and I've loved all my professors. By simply coming to class and keeping up with my work, I have been able to excel.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many things you could or join on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Great deal (cheap) for the quality of education provided

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends Meet new people Play games

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but they can do better

    Dorm Life

    Great! Everyone needs to have the experience

    Academic Rigor

    Shoot for academic success in every student

    Tips for prospective students

    Put your studies first before every any thing else and get in involve in school activites.

    In three sentences

    Change student's lives, Reach for academic success for every student Working together to positively impart the community

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are posts all over campus that have a button on them that will call the campus police if you press them. These posts are super easy to notice because they have bright blue lights on them.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've only joined a few clubs so far, but I've had so much fun!! The people here are amazing.

    Great for these types of students

    I'd say that just about anyone will fit in here. :)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive, but it's very much worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Granted this is NOT in any way a party school, I don't get too bored. My dorm sometimes has things to do, like movie nights or little get togethers. There are other events on campus, like human bowling or festivals. Basically, the fun is where you make it. Go out, meet people and explore!

    Food and Dining

    When I was moving onto campus, I was worried the food was going to be awful. However, I proved wrong. There are a LOT of dining options on campus and most of them are pretty reasonably priced. The Union Market (located in the student union) has a sub place, pizza and calzones, a stir fry place, a burger shop, soup and salad and a place called Chef's Kitchen which is the most expensive and has the nicest food. In the Union Market, there are also frozen meals and snacks you can buy at similar prices to convenient stores or gas stations. The other large dining facility on campus is The Hangar. In the Hanger, you will find Pizza Hut Express, Taco Bell Express, Burger King Express, Skyline Express, The Runway Deli and Simply To-Go(pre-made sandwiches, salads and sushi). There are also a few coffee shops around campus (In the library, student union). There is also a small cafe that has items similar to Starbucks. In other words - You won't go hungry at Wright State!

    Dorm Life

    Hamilton Hall is perfect for me! It's mostly quiet and everyone I've met here are super nice. We're extremely close to the Student Union and right in the middle of campus. The RAs hold movie nights and other fun things to do if you're ever bored. There's a computer lab in our lobby, in case you don't have a computer or just want out of your room for a while. Most floors have a lounge with TVs in them and you can almost always find someone to chat with. :)

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a freshman taking nothing but general courses, which are all cake so far. I can't say much for the higher level courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to go to Wright State and want to live on campus, choose Hamilton Hall! It's great here. We're like ten feet away from the building where the cafeteria is (and the tunnel system! It's January and I never wear a coat because I barely have to go outside!)

    In three sentences

    This is my first semester at WSU and I love it so far. The campus has a very convenient tunnel system which connects all the buildings (expect the dorms) and allows you to easily travel from class to class. I've made a lot of friends so far and enjoy all my classes.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out at sporting events and party at the plethora of off campus apartments.

    Food and Dining

    Little day to day variety in the main cafeteria(Student Union Market) and the hangar on campus fast food is still pretty expensive as well. It does offer Burger King, Pizza hut, taco bell, and skyline.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of events to attend and opportunities to meet people. Honors dorm is pretty new, rooms are good and has its own convenience store and cafe.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes so far don't seem to difficult, since most professors will go out of the way to help you understand and plenty of tutoring is available. Classes do get more difficult and require plenty of studying as you get further in your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find people to hang out with, avoid dog turds and get to know your professors since most classes tend to be fairly small.

    In three sentences

    Pretty solid academic school with lots of opportunities for jobs as well as meeting friends. On a ten point scale with ten being the best I would rate a 7.5. The school doesn't always connect you to internships making you responsible for yourself, and the food isn't the best. Lots of people to meet and very nice campus.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Small, only 4 fraternities and 5 sororities. But definitely a welcoming community and incredibly supportive of each other.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is definitely inexpensive. I am getting a great education for practically nothing!

    What to do for fun

    There is a small, but close-knit Greek community. And trust me, they are not your average Frat guys and Sorority girls. They are real people who want to be involved on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Clearly this isn't an Ivy League, and gen. ed. classes are easy, but once you get into your major WSU has some great programs. Their education, nursing, business, psych, and theater programs are wonderful and have recently received national attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join something! Meeting people is hard when half the campus only stays for classes. Become part of a team, volunteer, join Greek life. Do something to make WSU feel like a real university and not just a commuter college.

    In three sentences

    I am in the modern language department and I love my professors. However, the advising department for the College of Liberal Arts leaves things to be desired. Overall, WSU is a commuter school, so if you want to be involved and meet people, you will have to join clubs, teams or Greek life, because just going to class won't do it!

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the cheapest state universities in Ohio.

    What to do for fun

    Because of the commuter school status, the residential services office is putting a lot of effort in fostering the on-campus feeling of community.

    Food and Dining

    There is a decent choice of food; from fast-food to healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    The school is a great commuter school. If you want great dorm life, this isn't the best university to attend.

    Academic Rigor

    The sciences seemed to be rigorous. But I would say rigor is moderate for other fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school has many resources to aid in your success. Make sure to seek them out. There is no excuse for failure.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a great public university. It seems that each department has fairly reputable faculty. Most of them are experts in their field.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do. For example intramural sports and clubs such as the biology clubs and etc....

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food available and will find something that you will like.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life keeps you involved in school activity's. Its very close to school and you that everything you might need is a walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great and many resources are available to help you achieve a good grade and learn the material you are taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise you to try and make as many friends as possible and explore campus. I also encourage you to get as involved as possible.

    In three sentences

    I find Wright State University to have many available options for students world wide. The professors at the university are very knowledgeable and willing to help if help is needed. Lastly the professors are very knowledgeable of what they teach and will try many options to help you understand anything that a student might have trouble understanding.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus because of the emergency post that are every so many feet and the fact that there are usually two cops patrolling at night around the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, shop at the local mall, go to events held on campus, hockey games, and hang out with friends/

    Food and Dining

    After the first couple weeks you get tired of the same food but its nice that they have healthier options than just fast food.

    Dorm Life

    I became great friends with almost everyone on my floor and we became like a family! I feel that I have had the ultimate freshman year experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Meet with your advisors to make sure you are taking the classes you need for your major. otherwise I found my classes to be challenging at times but definitely enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take UP classes in high school so you can be ahead once you enter college, join clubs, and STUDY!

    In three sentences

    Wright State University is an amazing University. I love all of my classes and professors as well as all of the friends that I have made. I look forward to continuing my education at Wright State.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have events all the time that you can go to Wright State really knows how to interact.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest students to visit this campus, I know they will love it

    In three sentences

    I think wright state is the right school for many students and i plan to tranfer their in the fall

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wright State is not located in a high crime area. The campus also has it's own police force, and you usually see at least one police officer on patrol everyday. The officers on campus will also escort you to your car if you are on campus late at night and feel unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is well known for it's Engineering, Nursing, Theater, Business, and Education programs. Wright State has also been nationally recognized for the services they provide to students who have a disability.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State provides some of the best education you can get at a price that is a lot more affordable then the larger universities such as Ohio State or the well known Ivy league schools.

    What to do for fun

    The Nutter Center is always selling tickets for sports games and other shows such as the Cirque du Soleil in the summer. The theater program on campus also performs shows throughout the year. There are also a lot student organization and activities going that are sometimes not widely known.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Wright State is quite good. There a couple basic fast food staples available on campus, but for those more health conscious individuals there are some great options that allow you to see your food being prepared in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    Wright State despite it's claims is primarily a commuter school, so it may not have as much too do on campus as some other well known schools (such as Ohio State). But for being a commuter school it does still offer a large variety of things for students to do, you just sometimes have to look a little harder for these activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Wright State's Academics is top notch but the workload is not too strenuous that your are always bogged down with homework. The professor are very knowledgeable about there subject and are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you wish to be accepted to Wright State be sure to have good grades and a diverse background. Make sure you also fill out your FAFSA on time, because otherwise you will not receive any scholarship or grant funds.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a great college for students who want to have a large variety in options for majors, but do not want to become lost within a huge student population. The University is nationally recognized for the services they offer to students who have a disability no matter what kind. It is also very affordable for those students who want to go for more than just an associates degree.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus police are prompt and always available. There are emergency buttons located everywhere on campus. If an incident was to occur on campus, a mass email giving the details of the event and a description of the suspect is sent to every student to inform us and to ensure our safety. Also precautionary tips are given by the on campus police.

    Greek Life

    Wright State is a young school and our Greek life isn't as strong as many of the traditional post secondary colleges. Recently many new lines have crossed and our Greek Life is growing. There are many events in which the Greeks will come and participate and even host. There are stroll offs and parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities that any student can join outside of sports teams that you can join. Once you become a part of your major you can join clubs such as Psych club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus just outside the dormitory area, there is a Catholic Church that many students attend. They have recently reconstructed the building and have expanded.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost is a huge factor when determining what college to attend. Here at Wright State I don't feel as if I had to pay for anything that I couldn't afford outside of tuition itself. If you don't have a laptop, you can sign one out of the library for 4 hours for free (Mac or PC). A parking pass for the entire year is around $100.

    What to do for fun

    First weekend for the freshman are full of fun activities to attend. Every year Wright State has a Boogie on the Bricks event. This is held on the quad on most years but this is subject to change. There is music, food, and lots of people! Also many on campus events include comedians, partying and my person favorite the hypnotists.

    Food and Dining

    Dining dollars are automatically put onto your Wright 1 card from your financial aid. This money being automatically budgeted throughout the semester gives students the ability to be worry free of having to provide food for themselves. Donatos Pizza allows students to use their swipes to buy any food item on their menu. The Hangar, located in Allyn Hall has food services such as Taco Bell, Burger King, a Deli, Pizza Hut and Skyline Chili. You can also find donuts, bagels, and hot cereal in the morning hours. The Student Union food court gives students the option to eat meals that are more home cooked. Pepsi products are available all over campus. Also select vending machines throughout campus allow students that have flex dollars on their Wright 1 card to swipe and receive food.

    Dorm Life

    In the dorms you meet a lot of new people and experience those first steps of an emerging adult. The dorm life gives you a sense of freedom without having to feel the pressures of adult responsibilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are not hard. Put in the work, attend classes and achieving the grades you desire should not be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, enjoy your college years, create memories, make new friends and stay on top of your studies. Time management is key for any student planning to attend post secondary schooling.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a well integrated diverse school that allows students from all over to meet new people from different backgrounds. Though it is a commuter school, many on-campus events give students that live on-campus an opportunity to be involved. Wright State is in a location that I would consider very safe!

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    cheerleading has great uniforms and varieties.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great and simple. You will always find something to do when your in campus. Its just the school where I will attend.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency button station things everywhere on campus, and police are always on patrol. It's pretty safe when you're actually on campus. Off-campus? Not so much.

    Greek Life

    There's regular sororities and fraternities which anyone can pledge and the divine nine for african-american students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs for every type of person

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, engineering, disabled, poor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BURT - The art in the middle of campus. Acronym for big ugly red thing.

    Bang for the buck

    Really cheap for a university.

    What to do for fun

    There's a really nice mall next to campus. The area around that is quite good. Plenty of activities planned by the University Activities Board, like Fall Fest and April Craze, and WSU owns the Nutter Center where they do events and concerts (Monster trucks come, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was there, etc.)

    Food and Dining

    There's a cafe for healthier options and food that's cooked in front of you, then there's the hangar - where the fast food restaurants reside.

    Dorm Life

    It's alright, the RA's are generally cool people and the dorms themselves are decent. Small, but still livable.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not learned much in three years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only come here if you can't get in somewhere else. It's better than Sinclair, much worse than the University of Dayton or Miami University.

    In three sentences

    Relatively large campus located in Fairborn, OH that is known for fantastic disabled services and great engineering/nursing programs. Inexpensive option in Ohio, with mostly in-state students. Not the greatest professors in the world, but you get what you pay for.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is huge! They have officers on campus at any hour of the day that will escort you around if you do not want to walk alone. I feel extremely safe every time I am on campus.

    Greek Life

    They have a lot of members and accept anyone into Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wright State has clubs and activities for whatever you are interested in. You like golf, they have it. Video games, they have it. They want to make sure everyone has a place to belong.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to work hard but who also likes to meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly good. They find a way to make is work for each family.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and meeting new people. Also, downtown Dayton is about 5 minutes away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus and be ready for a new experience.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is very accepting and growing everyday. I feel so comfortable around everyone and wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the local area, and get involved on campus! There are so many clubs to chose from that your interest(s) will be fulfilled by at least one!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to lots of orientation sessions and freshmen activities because you find out new information at each one! Also, don't be afraid to ask upperclassmen questions, whether they are about classes, professors, or just asking for directions. They have been in your shoes, and can probably give some good advice. Finally, get to know the tunnels, because on those cold and rainy days they really assist you in making your way to your classes.

    In three sentences

    A great place to meet lots of new people, but not so big that you never see those people again. The learning atmosphere is the perfect compilation of friendly professors and challenging classes. A great place for students from near and far.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club ! There are lots of clubs here !

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants here are great, though I'm staying off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm staying off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend a class. But I was told they have awesome professors here who care for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work. It can be easy to say that I'm just going to miss one class today. But those days always build up. And next thing you, you're behind on a lot of school work.

    In three sentences

    This school is nice, spacious, and has a beautiful outdoor surroundings. It is surrounded by lots of stores, a mall, and restaurants. And I love how Wright State is friendly to animals!

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus was very safe.

    Greek Life

    I found it amusing to watch the different graak organizations on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There were plenty of student organizations to enter.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to actually know their teachers,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the large art figure in the middle of the yard. I ate my lunch unde it.

    Bang for the buck

    The Hanger was the place to eat if you wanted to save money.

    What to do for fun

    I play basketball on in the pit in their dorm area.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafe had lots of great food.

    Dorm Life

    Their dorms were clean and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    I graduated from Wright State University in 2012. It took me five years due to health issues and family problemsa. I know that without the services that they offer free for minorities, like tutoring. I probably wouldn't have made it through. I am a first year college student . I went into college not knowing what it took to succeed but Wright State made it easy to get in touch and be mentored by people who had similar experiences as me. I would reccoment Wright State to any student who likes small classrooms, knowlegable teachers, and wants a small campus.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of safety phones located along pathways and through out the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are normally some sports going on on campus or some sort of activities in the Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    The Hangar is a great place to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk around the campus and through the tunnels a few times before the first day of school.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus uses a blue light emergency system. We also have a emergency phones inside of each building that can be used to contact the police for help.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is especially nice for students with movement disabilities. There are elevators and ramps all over campus so they have access to every building and every floor. There is even housing right next to our student union for these students.

    Bang for the buck

    There is so much that you can do on campus. Even if you don't stay on campus you are very close to the Fairfield Commons Mall. The area is filled with places to go. There is the Nutter Center that holds big concerts.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym in the student union that is available to all students. You can also play pool, ping pong, racket ball, and rock climb in the student union. We have open fields that people play soccer, football, and even rugby. You can go by the Creative Arts Center and watch a musical from our national recognized theatre program. You can also listen to our symphony orchestra or one of the student recitals.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus. Even off campus food is relatively close by. With the many places to eat on campus they are different from each other so you won't always be eating the same food. The food can get expensive on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Meeting new people in the dorms is fun. Each floor of each house has a special bond. some rooms are better then others depending on its previous residents.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are hard. They will give you difficult work and expect you to get it done in a timely fashion. No matter what class or what major you are, they expect the best from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard. The faculty will push you to be the best that you can be. They strive for excellence and you need to be ready for every class. There are no push over teachers so be ready for a real college experience.

    In three sentences

    A great school with high expectations from its students. The faculty works hard to enrich its students. Just as good as any other university in Ohio.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Expensive (not surprisingly).

    Dorm Life

    Honors dorms are preferred to the Woods.

    Academic Rigor

    General education courses are easy, but be prepared to buckle down when it comes to certain classes in your major.

    In three sentences

    Wright State attract many students from smaller towns, so you will definitely learn about students with that type of background. There are many nontraditional students as well as many fresh from high school. Overall, a decent school but you must make sure you graduate on time!

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    WSU is a great school with a sense of community and closeness. As an incoming freshman, I hope to take advantage of everything this school has to offer because, honestly, I could not see myself any where else. It is just the Wright fit for me and I am glad that I will soon call myself a Raider.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At no point while on or near campus, have I ever felt an element of danger. The campus faculty and staff are most helpful in directing students to wherever they are looking. The surrounding areas of this school are well lit during evening hours and have a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I would feel completely comfortable walking by foot anywhere on campus at any time of day or night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs of all types are easily found around campus, as they reach out to the many students at Wright State University. I personally am looking for a group to fellowship with on a regular basis during the school year. I am simply taking the time to choose from the many choices.

    Great for these types of students

    Whether you are a reserved person who wishes to keep to themselves, or an outgoing person who wishes to be involved in many student activities, Wright State University has opportunities for personality types of all people. In other words, this college will help you to feel welcomed into this family of education, regardless of background, personality, goals, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wright State University is a school that I feel, thinks outside the box, and actually listens to the student body in regards to events and activities. Gatherings like the â??Nearly Naked Mile,â?? are an example of a fun and unusual sounding event that is used to collect donations of clothing for the poor. A simple yet fun way to do good in our communities.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost of tuition at Wright State University, I feel that this college has so much to offer compared to many comparable schools. I feel extremely blessed to be a student at this college.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union at Wright State University has places to dine, as well as the recreation center that consists of rock climbing walls, a fitness center, etc. Fitness studios also are available with a large verity of fitness classes that encourage students to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout college.

    Food and Dining

    Food is available at multiple locations on campus and from what I have experienced, is excellent in the way that healthy choices can be made with ease. Campus events also bring a variety of food from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently a student that commutes, but from what I have heard, the dorm life at this college is helpful to the overall experience at Wright State University.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this college always encourage the the most out of each student to promote the highest outcome for each individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become familiar with the campus before the first day of class. The lay out of this campus is simple to navigate, but understanding where and how to use campus transportation, library, etc. will make the experience at this college more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    As a transfer student to Wright State University, I am a first year student going in as a technical junior. The opportunities at Wright State University are incredible. What I enjoy more than the vast number of opportunities, is the impeccable quality of the professors that teach at this university.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Safe

    Clubs and Activities

    IEEE

    Great for these types of students

    Electrical engineering Mechanical engineering

    Bang for the buck

    Lowest Tuition in the State of Ohio, and if you do well in high school you can end up with some great merit scholarships!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I've been in one and they are average.

    Academic Rigor

    Great first year engineering math course (EGR-1010) Typical engineering school, No social life and you have to study a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Great If you like a small school and are interested in engineering!

    In three sentences

    Great Engineering School, and ABET Accredited. I have been going here for 3 months now and I absolutely love it. Campus is decently sized and not overwhelmingly huge like OSU.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. All the dorms are in one area, as are university apartments - so there is no long walk or horrible terrain to get through. You aren't walking through woods for the walk to and from the school/dorms either. You can feel safe walking campus at any time. However, we do offer emergency calling stations and have campus security for everyone's protection.

    Greek Life

    Fantastic Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of club and intramural sports offered outside of the normal school teams. Fantastic Greek life for anyone interested in Sororities or Fraternities. You name it - you can find it here.

    Great for these types of students

    Business degrees and Engineering degrees!

    Bang for the buck

    Big campus academics, a newer college (opened in 1967) that is getting a lot of notice for Engineering and Business and all kinds of new buildings going up on campus. Dorms are in great condition and there is a very diverse student population as well.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is rock climbing, pool tables, the gym, swimming pools, sand volleyball courts, tennis etc. Off campus you can find bowling and all the other things you are interested in. If you pay attention to the Facebook pages and/or postings at school you will see all the activities we have. Comedians coming in all the time, the Nutter Center holds concerts, the circus and other events all the time and that's within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining has a nice variety of foods - just no Mc'Donalds, Burger King, Taco Bell etc on campus. Everything you want is a short ride (1-3 miles) or a long walk away. All the food areas, Starbucks, vending machines and the juice place take the student card (meal plan card) so you don't have to carry cash on you all the time.

    Dorm Life

    I am in the honors dorm and if we are all dedicated, fun individuals. I love dorm life and have made some great friends just in the few months I have been there. The Woods are the party dorms. They always host events, bbq's etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Biomedical Engineering major here. Looking at going for their 5 yr masters program. Hard work, demanding teachers - but getting so much out of my classes. Again, our engineering and business colleges are just amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your degree program. We are very well known for our Engineering and Business colleges and if these are degrees you are interested in - you are at the right school. Look up the awards and recognition we have received. Then, make sure you come visit and see how the campus feels to you. No football team, but great basketball and soccer teams. Lot's of good, competitive club teams. I am on the Men's Club Soccer Team and it's a fabulous, hard working bunch of guys. Very diverse group of students. Know that the campus isn't just the college (i.e. Miami of Ohio, University of Cincinnati). It's not the type of college that has a whole town built around it. There are dining options on campus but a fast food joint will require a very short car ride or a decent walk. Wal-Mart and Meijer's less than mile from campus for grocery shopping/dorm supplies.

    In three sentences

    Love the school! From the size of the college to the degree programs offered - there is nothing I don't like about the school. Currently studying biomedical engineering and reside in the honors dorms.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency poles located everywhere. There are always a few police on patrol around the area. It's a pretty safe campus. Some of the dorms even have buttons in the bedrooms and apartments around here too, should something bad happen.

    Greek Life

    Nationwide sorority and fraternity's. Always doing things on the quad, very active here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Your basic college things. SWAT is the student weekend activities team, they show movies on the weekends, hire entertainers and set up events around campus. Our college is huge for those with disabilities and is very handicap accessible. I'm not completely sure on that, but I am aware that there are numerous clubs on campus for individuals with disabilities. We also have a radio station in our student union basement, newspaper, art clubs, nursing clubs, psychology clubs, vet techs..ect, there is a lot going on here.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for everyone. We have honor dorms, for students who excel in areas and everything you could possibly need in a college. Graduate school, nursing school, they offer a lot here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Big A** Red Thing. BART, it kind of resembles an airplane? its supposed to symbols the transition from high school to college, it sits right in the middle of the college quad. We have many other statues laying around, but BART is most recognized.

    Bang for the buck

    Our sports family is big, but we don't have a football team. The professors make themselves available by appointment and some classes are even available with a designated tutor, if needed. Study tables and each incoming freshman is given a free hour per credit per semester taken of tutoring, should you need it. Help is available and the academic advisors are often available to help you as well, open advising on friday's usually. It's a nice place.

    What to do for fun

    The campus does activities every weekend, take a part in those. Not to mention we are basically right across from the mall and about 6 minutes from the Greene. Restaurants are everywhere down here. If your of age there is a bar on campus called WO's they often have specials and a college night every once in awhile. There is a ton to do, you just have to make the most of your experience.

    Food and Dining

    You have your choices, we have 2 different dining areas on campus, The Hangar, located in Alyn Hall and then the main dining facility located in the student union, we just got a jamba juice, YUM! Tim Hortons, coming soon. ALSO, Starbucks in the library.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's try to get people together often, there is always things going on. Take part in your community, it's a great way to meet new people and make some GREAT friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not difficult. Just study, the material is there, it's all about your study habits, attention to detail and your drive. Do you want this?

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. You have more free time than you think possible in college. Do your assignments and go to class, your future self will thank you!

    In three sentences

    Wright State is an EXCELLENT college. I absolutely love it here and the professors are always willing to help. An overall friendly and most of all helpful college.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many intramural sports, and a fitness center to blow off steam.

    Food and Dining

    All food on campus is great, however it is a bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live in a dorm, but many of my friends do. They tell me that they like it, the security around the dorms is pretty tight.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I am taking are much more challenging than any high school class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class as much as possible, do not get lazy.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University is a very diverse, yet comfortable campus. The student facilities are very helpful for everyone on campus. Professors at Wright State are all helpful.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus police, that patrol around the university making sure the students are safe and protected, and especially these days the world isn't safe.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a great school with great majors to look into. Wright State has an amazing faculty that are willing to go out and beyond to help you if you are struggling. Wright State is also very team spirited, always trying to get people to get involved in their clubs and activities.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has been a lot of reports from campus police lately about small crimes happening around campus. I won't go into too much detail, but the campus police spends a little too much time giving parking tickets, than actually pursuing true crime. However, there are hundreds of special phones posted all around campus that directly contact help if you are in trouble, so that's always good. (In short, if you're going to come here, don't park illegally, and make sure you keep your car locked, and you should be fine).

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of sororities and fraternities here at WSU. There a lot of big ones, and then a lot of smaller ones. If you aren't satisfied with them, you could always start your own! People are starting new sororities and fraternities all the time!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs here. There is a big variety to choose from. I like how many clubs there are here, because it seems like there is something for literally everyone. This is probably because WSU is such a diverse school.

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is good for those who want teachers that are very willing to help them, and want to choose from a wide variety of classes. Teachers here, in my experience, really value a student who has a lot of zeal for learning, and will do their best. You don't have to be brilliant to go here, just a hard worker.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you know the campus well, there are lots of serene places to sit and study. The library is amazing, but there are also a lot of outdoor locations for when it's a bit warmer outside.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State is a great school. It doesn't cost as much as other colleges might, but you get the same opportunities. It becomes especially affordable when you fill out for the many scholarships they offer (there weren't as many scholarship offers when I applied to other schools).

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of community activities and clubs to be a part of on campus. Also, in Beavercreek (about .5 miles away) there is a LOT of shopping to be done. There are about a million stores, including the Fairfield Commons Mall! This also gives you a lot of opportunity to find a job, as there are a lot of businesses to apply for around WSU.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans cost a lot, and the food is really not that great...

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, I commute. But from what I hear the dorms are nice. There are a lot of activities that go on, and the dorms are close to most classes. The only downside I hear of is that the fire alarm can go off a lot in the middle of the night from someone burning food or something. Then everyone has to evacuate in the cold.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a wide variety of classes here to take. For instance, if you need a math credit, but you aren't the best at math, there are multiple levels of math you could choose from to suit your strengths. On the other hand, if you're good at math, you could pick a high level math class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here, it is easy to succeed as long as you have a good work ethic, and turn in all your assignments. The teachers are easy to get along with, and a lot of the students are very friendly and helpful.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is an affordable school compared to most others. It has a lot of popular majors to choose from, and the campus is not too hard to navigate. The students here are very diverse, and it's nice to have a lot of culture here.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are lots of security officers and the overall crime rate is low.

    Greek Life

    I was not involved in Greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want to get involved, there are definitely plenty of opportunities. It is also fairly easy to create your own organization.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get a reasonably-priced, fairly typical college education. Students who have jobs or live off-campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library has a replica of the original Wright Brothers Flyer hanging from the ceiling.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, Wright State is reasonably priced. You can get your money's worth if you take advantage of the services offered to students (counseling, medical care, advising, study abroad opportunities, etc.).

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in student organizations. Attend movies at the nearby Regal Cinemas. Take a walk in the campus woods. Play video games in one of the student lounges. Work out or take classes at the gym. Other than that, the campus doesn't have a lot to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The food is overpriced and the quality is nothing to brag about, but the dining halls do offer fast food like Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, and you can custom order burritos and some other types of hot foods. You definitely have to go out of your way to find healthy options. If you have dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) this may not be the place for you.

    Dorm Life

    I did not personally live in the dorms, but visited friends there. My sister was also an R.A. on campus. The dorms seem like typical college dorms. The quality of the dorms varies greatly depending on which residence hall you live in. The apartments seem to be the best.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet felt completely challenged in a class, but I know that academic rigor can vary greatly between subjects. Engineering and the Medical Sciences are the most challenging. Also, the school does offer many opportunities for independent study if you get special permission from instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend Wright State, do your best to make the most of campus life. Talk to people in your classes and try to get involved in student organizations. Also, take advantage of the excellent professors- they are there to help and have a lot of valuable information and guidance to give you.

    In three sentences

    Write State University has lots of great professors, but the student body leaves a lot to be desired- because this is largely a commuter school, there isn't as strong a sense of campus community as you'd find at smaller, more residential schools. The campus does have some great facilities, though, especially for students with disabilities (such as a complete underground tunnel system linking the buildings). The library is very large, and there are two dining halls with typical campus-type food.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This school is in my top 3, I plan on attending in the fall of this year. I went to go visit and the school was amazing. There are a lot of stores and eating arears around the campus.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the mall.

    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of food options.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The education is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure its a school you want to go to.

    In three sentences

    It is not like a actual college. There is no football team. A lot of foreign students.

  • 02/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very secure, transportation, tunnel is great, campus phones, various notifications avaliable to alert students to safety issues etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many!

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Student Union is great hang out.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright's tuition is reasonable and you get a quality education and college experience that I could not have afforded at some other local colleges. The various support systems that are avaliable to the students helps tremendously to assist the students in reaching your goals.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of happening activites on weekends on and off campus!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, large variety.

    Dorm Life

    Love the honors dorm, friendly, rooms are very nice, secure, co-ed.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is no joke! Professors are competent and avaliable to help. Engineering classes are challenging, good study habits are required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of support that's avaliable. Complete your schlorship application on time.

    In three sentences

    I give Wright State University main campus high ratings. It is a great university, not too big or too small. They offer a large variety of acedemic support that I have found very benefical as a freshman. Lots of activties too, friendly atmosphere. It's a great fit for me.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is awful. During the first weeks of each school year, most of the safety lights are off.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State University makes up for its lower tuition (in comparison to other colleges) for its high prices for food. The College Bookstore is also extremely expensive.

    What to do for fun

    For on-campus fun, go to the Bridge Cafe. They have open mic night currently on Wednesdays at 8pm. They also grill free hot dogs on Tuesday nights. For off-campus there is bowling, ice skating, malls, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The food is too expensive for what you receive. The food is also not very healthy and lacks healthy vegetarian/ vegan options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are too expensive for what is received. The Woods are the worst for quality, cleanliness, and discipline. Hamilton is a bit better, but has community restrooms. The Honors dorms also lack discipline and can be hard to study in.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be difficult to balance academics with relationships and work, but there are tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions to support students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure paperwork for loans and tuition is taken care of as soon as possible. Off-campus living can be cheaper and better altogether. If living on-campus, I recommend to NEVER live in the Woods dorms. Do not live on the third floor west side of Honors dorms unless you like a lot of noise and ego. That is the theater floor. The on-campus apartments are the best if you want to live on-campus. Buy books online through sites like Amazon for the best prices.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University is an average small college with a hunger for students' money. It is filled with great and bad professors. It hates cancelling for bad weather, so be ready to walk and drive in ice and snow, and it is allergic to clean, updated restrooms.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While the campus doesn't have a perfect safety record, there are emergency stations every thirty feet marked by blue lights that will have campus police respond within five minutes of pressing the button.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, Wright State offers at least as much as colleges that are about $40,000 per year, if not more, for half the price. Many professors look out for your best interest. The Communication and Telecommunication Services also is highly developed so anything you have issues with in terms of your campus accounts or your own technology can be taken care of with good service.

    What to do for fun

    Compared to other colleges, there is not as much as there would be to do at an urban campus but not as little things to do as there would be in a rural campus. We have a good number of campus activities, organizations and ROTC, which many students are involved. There are many shopping options five minutes away with many strip malls, Walmart, Sam's Club, Kohl's and the Fairfield Mall five minutes away. If you're willing to drive, twenty minutes up the highway is the Greene, which has more specialty stores such as Books and Company and Cheesecake Factory.

    Food and Dining

    Food is about average of any college experience. We have multiple meal plans to choose from and several places to eat on campus. Now, I have heard many students being sick of the food by the end of their first year, but that is very typical of any college you would attend. On campus, we have a Tim Horton's, Denny's, Pizza Hut and many other food options. Off campus, there is Wendy's, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Bob Evans, Quaker Steak and Lube as well as other local restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Althought I am personally a commuter student, I have many friends who do live in the dorms, which they find to be considerably comparable considering the price they are paying for college. The Honors Dorm is a very good deal, having doubles and a bathroom shared between two rooms. The Woods are the more traditional communal bathrooms with singles, doubles and quads. As you get older, pre-furnished apartments will become available. Each of the living options have quality atmospheres compared to other colleges in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any school, Wright State puts out what you put into it. That being said, if you are accepted in the Honors program, you will have more rigorous classes and higher expectations than the average student. Otherwise, only specific programs are known to be a lot of work. Ultimately although there are some programs like our Motion Pictures program that are more rigorous than others, you will have to work for your grade in one form or another in order to pass a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to explore even the most unlikely options. Many of the students I have met throughout my time here, including myself, considered several other schools before deciding to attend Wright State. Go with a school where you feel most comfortable; whether you feel more comfortable sacrificing cost for academics or vice versa, go to a college where you feel like you could spend all four years of your undergraduate degree. Specifically for Wright State, don't be afraid to explore the tunnel system; they are warm during the winter months and cool during spring and summer.

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a very good school in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Since it is affordable yet has high quality programs, WSU is ideal for students who are going to pursue further professional degrees. Located in Fairborn, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, Wright State is a nice compromise between urban and rural colleges.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    My school is about medium size so it's perfect for the type of students who doesn't want to attend a big school or a small school. It is also a great commuter school for students living in the surrounding area. Wright State has plenty of clubs and organizations for students to join, and a great first year program to prepare incoming freshmen for college. Need help with an essay or math problem? Wright State has a Writing Center and Math Center that is FREE to use for all students!!!

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is iffy. Lots of car break-ins in the commuter lots. There have been a few sexual assaults, but those are usually on the far reaches of campus that border with off-campus housing. Most of it is petty theft - things like lockers being emptied, bookbags being stolen. Any time there's a high population of people in a small area, the crime rate goes up. You'll likely be fine, but it doesn't hurt to walk in groups at night, and always keep your belongings close to you or simply out of sight.

    Greek Life

    It's available, especially since there is a business school at WSU, but it's certainly not what most people come to WSU for. You can get involved if you want, but it's really not a big focus, except in the fall when new freshman arrive.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you want, it's here.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically driven, someone who doesn't want a school obsessed with sports or the Greek life; someone who isn't sure what to major in and just wants to try a few different things; anyone interested in STEMM, business, or performing arts.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is very cheap compared to many similar schools, but offers a degree that is equally competitive and useful. Why pay $50k a year to go to OSU, etc, when you can likely get the same degree at WSU for much less, in other words.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of cultural events, particularly when the weather gets warm. TONS of student clubs- everything from kayaking to karate to zumba to anime. It really depends what you're into - there's likely something to do either on campus or nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food itself is pretty good, there has been a push to bring more organic and locally sourced food to the cafeterias. However, it is very expensive, and the Meal Plan is an absolute rip-off, full of hidden fees. If you live in the dorms, you are required to buy the Meal Plan unfortunately. You will get far more food for your money by buying your own groceries and cooking.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm buildings are 30-40 years old, small, not well-ventilated, and very expensive for what you get. They are also VERY noisy - the walls seem to be paper thin. You have little control over the temperature, so they tend to be hot. You might be better off commuting your freshman year, then moving into an on-campus apartment once you reach sophomore status.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone agrees that classes get much harder as you become an upperclassman, and you may not have nearly as much free time later on.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school, nor a sports school, despite all the soccer and basketball games. This school is full of academically-driven students - many of them graduate students - so you need to work hard. However, it is also an open enrollment school, so you should be able to find a lot of scholarships and support no matter what your GPA is.

    In three sentences

    A wide variety of options for anyone interested in STEMM, business, or the performing arts. WSU is diverse - there are people from every background, every religion, every part of the lgbtqiap+ spectrum, many different countries - all of which makes for a very rewarding experience as you meet new people. Come with an open mind and a love for learning new things and you will do great.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get out there! Go sit on the Green, go to the Union, or just go out somewhere with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Union is delicious. :)

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love my dorm. It's not too loud, and there is always something happening. They're also quite spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your best!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and get involved!

    In three sentences

    This school has so many amazing qualities. It has amazing people, a beautiful campus and so many awesome opportunities. I would recommend this school to almost anyone.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    None.

    In three sentences

    I have not attended this school so I can't provide much of a review.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus at all times throughout my daily schedule.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at WSU is more of a club than anything. Seeing as there are no Fraternities or Sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    Wright State is a perfect school for those who do not fancy a large spread out campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do in the Dayton area.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a wide variety of food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are large however, there have been several cases of bed bugs infesting the dorms located in the woods.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University, is a small compact campus that allows you to get from point A to point B in a short amount of time.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wright State is very set on keeping the campus and the residents safe. You can always find a help button around in case of emergency, you can call for police escorts or campus escorts to help get from a late night class, and you can always count on a response from the legit Wright State Campus police.

    What to do for fun

    Wright State offers plenty of activities during the week and also on the weekends. Almost everyday there is something on campus worth looking into, whether it is an interest group or a campus wide event, there is always something to do or see. I will admit that for fun on the weekends you have to make an effort to find out what's going on, but that's the whole point of college right?!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dinning halls is not all that great. The hangar basically provides the fast food that you can get in between classes, while the Union is more of sit down food. There is a bit of variety in the food, like Asian, Mexican, and Italian food, but after a whole year, you are most likely sick and tired of both of the food halls and ready to go home.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Wright State are nothing amazing, but you get what you pay for. For the most part rules and regulations are enforced,but there is plenty of fun and activities to get into in your spare time. There is also a store, a cafe, gym and plenty of rec rooms to entertain and supply you through out the year.

    Academic Rigor

    Wright State's core classes and major classes all give challenges to the students. For the most part the general education classes are not easy A's, you have to work to some degree to get a nice grade here. Also the major classes also tend to be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    To students looking to come to Wright State, I would say don't judge a book by its cover. Wright State may not look like much at first, but believe Wright State has a lot to offer. If you want a nice balance of academics and a sense of community, Wright State is the place.

    In three sentences

    Wright State University is a very diverse campus that puts emphasis on exploring the cultures and breaking out of your shell. Wright State is a good school academically, and offers many major/career options to the public. This school strives to make the best out of their students.

  • 06/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around and looking out for us.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined Symphonic Band and University Chorus. I met a lot of people and had a great time.

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bridge Cafe is a great little place in the Honors Dorm that no everyone knows about. It's a very cool environment and the drinks and desserts are tasty. Keep an eye out for the free hot dogs!

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable and you get a great education as well!

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games are great and students get free tickets!

    Food and Dining

    Good food in every cafeteria. Lots of options and tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    The Resident Assistants are very excited and willing to help with anything.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes were challenging and caused me to think analytically and study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with the counselors and tutors if you need any help!

    In three sentences

    Wright State is a great choice! The location is ideal, the tuition is affordable, and the teachers are very intelligent. It's the best bang for your buck.

  • 06/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different things you can join. In fact my friends and I go to comic book club when we have some free time during the week.

    What to do for fun

    I totally recommend going to see the shows the theatre department puts on, because as I said early the program is amazing!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, I prefer to eat in the student union when I have time. If I don't I usually run by the C-Store to get a sub.

    Dorm Life

    Is great, you'll be able to make lots of great friends if you live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It does test your abilities and way of thinking. I love that thy have a lot of options for online classes because that really helps to free up some time in my day to just do homework or relax instead of being stuck in a class room. I personally work best when I teach myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a small school, that's not horribly tiny then you've found the right place. It's the perfect size for small class sizes, and the teachers are fantastic. If you love book like I do, you'll love the library as well.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a brilliant school, their theatre department is spectacular; I have a lot of friends who are studying actors and design/tech majors. They're all amazingly talented people! If you decide to attend you wont be disappointed. I particularly like that it is not a big party school, and that allows me to focus on what I want to get out of my college education; it is surrounded by stores, so there is easy access to places such as Mejeir, Walmart, and target. as well as a fantastic mall just down the street!

  • 06/30/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I'm so excited to apply this year. I've only heard good things about Wright State and it was definitely refreshing since Dayton is a small town and we have such a good college like this one around.

  • 10/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek organizations work together and are very nice men and women.

    Bang for the buck

    Wright State is less expensive than most places and if you are getting a degree from one of the national rated programs, you get great bang for the buck

    What to do for fun

    Go to Dayton, the metroparks, or other nearby attractions

    Food and Dining

    Expensive and bad hours, the food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    Illegal activities go on in the Woods Community. Honors seems to be the best.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU has good classes but there are more easy classes than hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a mess, expect 15-30minutes to find a parking spot if you are a commuter.

    In three sentences

    Wright State has great programs in certain fields but the people in charge of the university as a whole seen to not care about students welfare.