Wright State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

Wright State University
Wright State University. Allen Grove

If you are interested in attending Wright State University, the good news is that they have an acceptance rate of over 95 percent. Learn more about their admissions requirements.

Wright State University is a public university located in Fairborn, Ohio, just a few miles from downtown Dayton. Established in 1967, the university is named after the Wright Brothers (Dayton was home to the brothers). Today, the 557-acre university campus is home to eight colleges and three schools. Students can choose from over 90 Bachelor's degree programs with professional fields in business and nursing being the most popular among undergraduates. The school has a 22 to 1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Wright State Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 16,655 (12,504 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent Male / 52 percent Female
  • 77 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,730 (in-state); $17,098 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,248 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,376
  • Other Expenses: $2,784
  • Total Cost: $24,138 (in-state); $32,506 (out-of-state)

Wright State University Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 78 percent
    • Loans: 64 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,685
    • Loans: $6,591

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, English, Middle School Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Tennis, Cross Country

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Wright State University Mission Statement

"We transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

We will:

  • build a solid foundation for student success at all levels through high-quality, innovative programs;
  • conduct scholarly research and creative endeavors that impact quality of life;
  • engage in meaningful community service;
  • drive the economic revitalization of our region and our state and empower all of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to develop professionally, intellectually, and personally."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics