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Wright State University is a national public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students. Offering 295 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 in 100 Most Affordable Universities, College Consensus, 2019

Jan 16, 2019

Wright State was ranked No. 89 among the top 100 most affordable universities in the nation, a list that ranks institutions that combine proven quality with reasonable costs.

Wright State ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2019

Jan 16, 2019

Wright State was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top university among hundreds in their ranking. Universities ranked in this category are exceptional, offering a full range of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs, as well as participating in groundbreaking research and innovative projects.

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