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Wright State University is a public research university in Dayton, Ohio with nearly 18,000 students. Offering more than 230 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education.

 

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Wright State University was named to honor aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the world's first successfuWright State University was named to honor aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the world's first successful airplane in their Dayton bicycle shop.
 

 In 1993, Wright State first utilized The Ohio Percent for Arts Program, which has brough numerous artistic pieces both in- and
The Wright State campus features artistic pieces both in- and outdoors. As we renovate structures and construct new campus buildings, more and more public art pieces will continue to beautify campus.

 

The Wright State tunnel system is believed to be one of the most extensive collegiate pedestrian tunnel systems in the United StThe Wright State tunnel system is believed to be one of the most extensive collegiate pedestrian tunnel systems in the United States. Nearly two miles of tunnels (10,436 feet) snake their way beneath Wright State's Dayton campus linking 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of campus.

 

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Wright State Ranked Among Nation’s Top Schools For Military Students

Nov 21, 2017

Wright State University has been ranked among the nation’s best schools for veteran, active-duty and military dependent students. The Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list ranks Wright State No. 80 out of 218 schools that made the list. More than 600 schools submitted a 150-question survey to be considered. The Military Times based the rankings on survey responses and also used data from the federal Education, Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to determine how schools stacked up across five categories: university culture, academic quality and... Read more

Engineering Doctoral Programs Ranked Among National Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2018

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wright State University’s doctoral engineering programs No. 137 out of the 1,388 schools included in their 2018 National Universities rankings.

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