Wright State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Wright State University
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Wright State University is a public university with an acceptance rate of 95%. Established in 1967 and located in Fairborn, Ohio near downtown Dayton, Wright State is named after the Wright Brothers. The 557-acre university campus is home to eight colleges and three schools. Students can choose from over 292 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs with professional fields in business and engineering being the most popular among undergraduates. The school has a 15-to-1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Wright State Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Considering applying to Wright State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Wright State University had an acceptance rate of 95%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 95 students were admitted, making Wright State's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 5,820
Percent Admitted 95%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 35%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Wright State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 9% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 480 628
Math 490 605
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Wright State University's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Wright State scored between 480 and 628, while 25% scored below 480 and 25% scored above 628. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 605, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 605. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1230 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Wright State University.

Requirements

Wright State University does not require the optional SAT essay section. Note that Wright State does not superscore SAT results; your highest SAT score from a single test date will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Wright State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 94% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 17 25
Math 17 26
Composite 18 25

This admissions data tells us that most of Wright State's admitted students fall within the bottom 40% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to the Wright State University received a composite ACT score between 18 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 18.

Requirements

Wright State does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. The optional ACT writing section is not required by Wright State University.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Wright State University's incoming freshmen class was 3.36, and 45% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Wright State University have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Wright State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Wright State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Wright State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Wright State University, which accepts 95% of applicants, has a less selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's minimum requirements for admission, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Wright State also requires that applicants have completed the state of Ohio required core curriculum (or equivalent). Potential applicants should have a minimum of four years English; four years of mathematics (including algebra II or equivalent); three years science (including lab based experience); three years of social studies (including American History, American Government, and economics/financial literacy); two years of the same foreign language; and one fine arts course. Applicants who have completed the required core curriculum and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 and an ACT composite score of 15, or an SAT total score of 830 will be automatically admitted to Wright State. Prospective students who have completed the required curriculum and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 will be admitted with any SAT/ACT score. Note that out-of-state students must have completed an equivalent rigorous curriculum.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Wright State University Undergraduate Admissions Office.