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Wright State University - Main Campus Overview

Wright State University - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Wright State University - Main Campus Known For?

2,246 Undergraduate Awards
$27,995 Avg Cost After Aid
96% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Wright State University - Main Campus.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wright State University - Main Campus Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wright State University - Main Campus.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Pharmacology & Toxicology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Engineering Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular General English Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#208 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wright State University - Main Campus has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Multicultural & Diversity Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Intercultural/Multicultural & Diversity Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Other Economics Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for General Physical Sciences College Factual
#2 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Science College Factual
#25 Best Value Colleges for Neurobiology & Neurosciences College Factual

Where Is Wright State University - Main Campus?

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Contact details for Wright State University - Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: 937-775-1000
Website: www.wright.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WrightStateUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/WrightState

How Do I Get Into Wright State University - Main Campus?

You can apply to Wright State University - Main Campus online at: https://wright.force.com/Portal_Login

Admission Requirements for Wright State University - Main Campus

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wright State University - Main Campus?

96% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 96%, Wright State University - Main Campus is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Wright State University - Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 478 and 620. Math scores were between 480 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 478 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 480 to 600 )
200
800
Wright State University - Main Campus received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 26. Composite scores were between 18 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 16 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 17 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Wright State University - Main Campus  ( 18 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Wright State University - Main Campus?

$27,995 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wright State University - Main Campus is $27,995. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Wright State University - Main Campus, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,697 a year. That adds up to $26,788 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wright State University - Main Campus is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wright State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,359 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,332 undergraduate students at Wright State University - Main Campus, with 6,359 being full-time and 1,973 being part-time.

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There are also 2,604 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,359 full-time undergraduates at Wright State University - Main Campus, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wright State University - Main Campus students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 183
Black or African American 671
Hispanic or Latino 245
White 4,727
International Students 138
Other Races/Ethnicities 395

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Wright State University - Main Campus. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 75 countries are represented at Wright State University - Main Campus. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Wright State University - Main Campus

5,979 Took All Classes Online
9,944 Took At Least One Class Online
212.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Wright State University - Main Campus. In 2019-2020, 9,944 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wright State University - Main Campus has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Wright State University - Main Campus

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Wright State University - Main Campus was $8,730 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,608. The following table shows how Wright State University - Main Campus is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Engineering Science #1 #1
Other Education #18 #14
Management Information Systems #19 #20
General Business/Commerce #22 #19
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #28 #13
Engineering #70 #31

Online Affordability Rankings of Wright State University - Main Campus Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Wright State University - Main Campus was $9,519 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $18,937. The following table shows how Wright State University - Main Campus is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biomedical Engineering #1 #1
Pharmacology & Toxicology #1 #1
Engineering Science #1 #4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #4 #4
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #13 #10
Information Technology #29 #97
Teacher Education Subject Specific #33 #42
Computer & Information Sciences #38 #80
Educational Administration #54 #139
Health Professions #64 #176

Online Growth Rankings of Wright State University - Main Campus

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wright State University - Main Campus was 212.7%. This is the #271 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Wright State University - Main Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wright State University - Main Campus majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6%
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Engineering Science 9%
Health Professions 8%
Pharmacology & Toxicology 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wright State University - Main Campus ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wright State University - Main Campus.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Science #1
Pharmacology & Toxicology #4
Biomedical Engineering #4
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #13
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #16
Information Technology #19
Engineering #22
Educational Administration #35
Teacher Education Subject Specific #45
Computer & Information Sciences #60
Education #115
Business Administration & Management #121
Health Professions #139
Business, Management & Marketing #184

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wright State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 164 0 198 1 363
Nursing 0 0 216 8 69 2 295
Computer Information Systems 0 0 114 0 55 0 169
General Psychology 0 0 157 0 0 0 157
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 100 0 46 0 146
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 124 0 19 0 143
Electrical Engineering 0 0 64 4 33 8 109
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 105 105
General Biology 0 0 78 0 14 0 92
Social Work 0 0 46 0 41 0 87
General Business/Commerce 0 0 82 0 0 0 82
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 79 0 0 0 79
Accounting 0 0 66 0 11 0 77
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 2 47 28 77
General English Literature 0 0 50 0 24 0 74
Marketing 0 0 68 0 0 0 68
Public Health 0 0 15 22 22 0 59
Management Information Systems 0 0 30 7 16 0 53
Criminology 0 0 52 0 0 0 52
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 50 0 50
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 32 5 11 0 48
Human Resource Management 23 0 24 0 0 0 47
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 12 34 0 46
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 23 23 0 46
Engineering Science 0 0 17 0 29 0 46
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 35 0 9 0 44
Computer Engineering 0 0 28 0 6 7 41
Health & Physical Education 0 0 36 2 2 0 40
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 31 0 6 0 37
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Political Science & Government 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Mathematics 0 0 19 0 7 0 26
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 21 0 5 0 26
Information Technology 15 0 2 1 7 0 25
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
History 0 0 14 0 8 0 22
Statistics 0 0 18 0 4 0 22
Chemistry 0 0 14 0 8 0 22
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Allied Health Professions 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 3 16 0 19
Materials Engineering 0 0 13 0 6 0 19
Romance Languages 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Music 0 0 8 0 9 0 17
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Special Education 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
International Studies 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 8 0 4 0 12
Physics 0 0 9 0 3 0 12
Sociology 3 0 9 0 0 0 12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Geography & Cartography 5 0 4 2 0 0 11
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Economics 0 0 2 0 7 0 9
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
International Business 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Anthropology 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
American Sign Language 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 4 0 0 2 0 0 6
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 1 0 5 0 0 0 6
Arts & Media Management 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Dance 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Science 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Gerontology 1 0 0 3 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Writing Studies 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Medical Science 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Urban Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Germanic Languages 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Legal Research 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek Language & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 58 3 2,185 131 935 165 3,477

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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