Wright State University – Main Campus

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

About Wright State University – Main Campus

Wright State University – Main Campus is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate13,504
Student Age% Under 2568%
 % 25 and Over32%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time78%
 % Part-time22%
Race/Ethnicity% White72.2%
 % Black13.6%
 % Asian3.5%
 % Latino1.6%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown5.0%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,518
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,862
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid87%
 % Undergraduates with Loans66%
 % Undergraduates with Grants65%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,875
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,631
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,634
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,889
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,889
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,889

Neighborhood Data for the Dayton Area

Median Age33.1
Median Household Income$28,843
Total Population144,044
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.1% 51.9%
 Age 0-951.5%48.5%
 Age 10-1751.4%48.6%
 Age 18-2449.2%50.8%
 Age 25-2947.8%52.2%
 Age 30-3950.1%49.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White54.0%
 % Black41.4%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,631
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,634
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$471
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50081.9%56.7%15.3%
 $500 to $74914.6%34.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9992.5%5.7%24.3%
 Over $10001.0%2.8%8.5%
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