Wright State University-Main Campus

Dayton, OH, USA

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Wright State University-Main Campus

3.74 Average Rating

Mik? from Ravenna, OH

a current student here
18 people found this review useful
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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.
Am enjoying being here
There is so much to do here, especially if you find the right housing and live on campus.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Engineers mostly. I hear their Psychology department is good as well.
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Jacob from Ohio

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kyle from Jamestown, OH

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Its great for everyone. Wright State has something for everyone.
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Jacqueline from Dayton, OH

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Mallory from Hamilton, OH

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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!
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!
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.
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!
Great for these types of students
Especially good for students going into film, business, or nursing.
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Alissa from Springfield, OH

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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Bridget from Franklin, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Wright State has a friendly atmosphere; it is very inviting and has great ways to get involved on campus! The academic program is quickly growing and branching out in various directions, great for prospective students. These things combined make WSU a great school at which to learn and enjoy socially!
Tips for prospective students
Whether living on campus or commuting, get involved in clubs and organizations at Wright State! This makes college so much more enjoyable!
Academic Rigor
The classwork is manageable while still being challenging at times. The professors are more than willing to work one on one during offices hours and other appointments, one of the many advantages to small class sizes!
Dorm Life
The learning communities in the dorms are a great way to meet peers in the same field of study as you. This is helpful for doing homework and studying as well as making life long friends!
Food and Dining
The food options are small but usually pretty tasty. The food variety is growing as campus is expanding.
What to do for fun
There are many things in the area of WSU to do for fun! The Fairfield Mall is within walking distance, there are woods on campus to hike in, there are tons of restaurants, movie theater, bowling alley, etc!
Bang for the buck
WSU is the best college in the area for the price! It has all the fun of a big college, with the perks of a small community college. Many clubs and other involvement opportunities, and small class sizes and a small cost!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The sculptures on campus all have interesting stories. Many were created by WSU students!
Great for these types of students
All students!
Clubs and Activities
Clubs are very active on campus. Fall fest and April, Craze are two great events that clubs are active at. They are a blast for all students at Wright State, (the free stuff is awesome too)!
Greek Life
Greek Life is a amazing experience at WSU. The Greeks hold many philanthropic events raising thousands of dollars for charities. At raiderthon, WSU's largest philanthropy where $50,000 was raised, Greek Life was the overwhelming presence.
Campus Safety
Police monitor campus frequently. There are bright blue lights indicating safety poles that are every 50 ft. for student safety. These poles have buttons that notify police of an emergency. The respond with one minute.
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Jessica from Bellbrook, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is really cheap compared to other schools. But it is impossible to escape the expensive books and food.
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).
Great for these types of students
Everyone
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Courtney from Englewood, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Tunnels are awesome!!!
Tips for prospective students
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!
Academic Rigor
Wright State has some challenging courses, and depending on your major, you'll be able to decide for yourself. The honors program is really helpful- but also, don't be scared to try it either. It's not as scary as it seems, promise. If you do the homework and reviews, you can pass any class easily. Also, follow the syllabus your professor gives you-- it'll be your guide to pass the class!
Dorm Life
I live off campus, but a lot of people have told me they love the dorms. It's a great way to make new friends and get to know your neighbors. The off-campus housing is really great too! It's so close to campus, that you could walk if you so desired.
Food and Dining
There are so many options in the Union, it's ridiculous. You can grab anything you want basically. You'll never go hungry! Also, there's a Starbucks on campus for all you coffee cravers!
What to do for fun
You're so close to everything, you will never be bored. If there's anything you want to do, Wright State either has it on campus, or it's a short distance away.
Bang for the buck
Very good price for college, especially if you go undecided or just want to get your general education courses out of the way. They offer lots of scholarships as well, so you won't be stressed with a huge tuition bill.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Did I mention the tunnels????
Great for these types of students
If you don't want to leave home, Wright State is a great commuter school. So many people commute that you won't feel alone or out of place. There are also special places on campus that are specifically for commuters, and special parking as well. Also, if you're thinking of a Business or Nursing major, Wright State is the place for you! They have some of the best programs around, and are highly competitive. You will not be disappointed.
Clubs and Activities
A lot of people are involved in something, whether it's a fun club or intramural sports team. There will be something for you to enjoy, and you can try anything!
Greek Life
The Greek Life is really nice here. There are numerous sororities or fraternities you can join and find a place to call home! Don't be scared of horror stories of Greek Life, or of bad movie displays-- it's not the same!
Campus Safety
Wright State has a great security atmosphere. There are always police around, and little emergency stations if you ever feel threatened or scared. Students get sent emails as well if an incident has occurred to make them aware as well. As long as you're aware of your surroundings, you will be safe.
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Madeline from Vandalia, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
Tips for prospective students
Talk with the counselors and tutors if you need any help!
Academic Rigor
My classes were challenging and caused me to think analytically and study hard.
Dorm Life
The Resident Assistants are very excited and willing to help with anything.
Food and Dining
Good food in every cafeteria. Lots of options and tastes great!
What to do for fun
Basketball games are great and students get free tickets!
Bang for the buck
Very affordable and you get a great education as well!
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!
Great for these types of students
All types!
Clubs and Activities
I joined Symphonic Band and University Chorus. I met a lot of people and had a great time.
Campus Safety
Campus police are always around and looking out for us.
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