Wright State University-Main Campus

Dayton, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
97%
Acceptance Rate
5,826
Students Applied
95%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
938
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 20, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
Countries Represented
65
93%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1125
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
630
Reading
25th
490
75th
640
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
32%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
10%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
18
Top 25%
40
Top 50%
68
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
440
$30k - $48k
266
$48k - $75k
295
$75k - $110k
287
$110k+
306

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@wright.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-247-1770
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Whether living on campus or commuting, get involved in clubs and organizations at Wright State! This makes college so much more enjoyable!
Bridget from Franklin, OH
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).
Jessica from Bellbrook, OH
It's one of the cheapest options for college as a public, division one university. A lot of students are close to home, so many are commuters, which is a great way to make friends. The campus feels large, but you don't feel overwhelmed. Wright State is also small enough that your professors are always there to help with questions, even in huge 200+ lecture halls. Also, you will love the tunnel system whenever you feel the weather is bad. The tunnels connect most of the buildings to one another, so basically, you never have to go outside in the cold-- love this!
Courtney from Englewood, OH
Talk with the counselors and tutors if you need any help!
Madeline from Vandalia, OH
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.
Mik? from Ravenna, OH
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.
Jacob from Ohio
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.
Kyle from Jamestown, OH
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.
Jacqueline from Dayton, OH
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!
Mallory from Hamilton, OH
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!
Alissa from Springfield, OH