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45 years of the best of Wright State
Originally founded as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Wright State became an independent institution in 1967.
On November 28, 2012, Presidents E. Gordon Gee from Ohio State and David Hodge from Miami joined Wright State President David R. Hopkins for a special Presidential Lecture Series event in celebration of Wright State’s 45th anniversary.
Together we looked back on Wright State’s history and forward to the future of higher education.
Students responded to the devastating 1974 Xenia tornado with a relief drive that raised more than $3,000 and 69 vanloads of food, clothing, and blankets for victims.
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43 Opened in 2006, the Joshi Research Center houses the Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory. Researchers there have virtually tested designs, tunneled under the earth, and toured the human bloodstream.
44 Built in 2008, the Wingerd Service Dog Park is believed to be the only college park built specifically for service dogs. Samantha Laux, who died in 2012, and the Laux family were the driving force behind the park’s creation.
Recognition of Wright State University's success is increasing every year among the national rankings reports used by families to evaluate and make their college choices.
Wright State has landed on every significant list published annually for college-bound students by national magazines.
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University Fact Sheet
The university fact sheet is a one-stop source for all the facts and figures about Wright State University's campuses. View the fact sheet.
Wright State University is proud to participate in College Portrait of Undergraduate Education: Voluntary System of Accountability. Visit the College Portrait website for a report that outlines many areas of undergraduate education at Wright State, including financial aid data, admitted-student population profile, and student satisfaction survey results.