Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Wright State Snapshot

Wright State Snapshot

The University: Nationally accredited, state university with 109 undergraduate degrees and 46 graduate or professional degrees

Founded: 1964. Granted full university status in 1967

Location: Main campus, 12 miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio. Lake Campus, near St. Marys and Celina, Ohio

Enrollment: Approximately 13,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate, professional, or doctoral students (Fall 2006)

Student Body: Approximately 93 percent Ohio residents, 15 percent minority students, and international students representing 69 foreign countries

First-Year Student Profile:
(Fall 2006)
New first-year students, 2,355
Mean high school grade point average, 3.09
ACT composite mean score, 20.80
SAT composite mean score, 995.8

Student Organizations: More than 150

Athletics: The Wright State Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball

Faculty: 831; 80 percent hold the highest degree in their fields

Average Class Size: 25

Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Libraries: The Paul Laurence Dunbar Library contains over 703,000 bound volumes, 440,000 government documents, and 3,200 periodical subscriptions. The Fordham Health Sciences Library contains over 135,000 bound volumes and 1,000 periodical subscriptions. Electronic resources include more than 140 research databases, 5,700 electronic journals, and 22,000 e-books.

Computer Resources: State-of-the-art computer labs are located throughout campus. World Wide Web access is available to all students and faculty. Technical support is available 11 hours a day.

Residential Facilities: Hamilton Living/Learning Community (double and triple rooms); The Village (efficiency, deluxe efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments); The Woods (double and quad suites); Honors (double suites); Forest Lane Apartments (two-bedroom units); College Park Apartments (four bedrooms, two baths)

Financial Assistance: In 2006-07, 80 percent of all students were awarded some form of financial aid or scholarship.

Scholarships: Wright State offers many merit-based scholarships, including academic performance, talent, and competitive honors.

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