Wright State Snapshot
The University : Nationally accredited, state university with 118 undergraduate degrees and 78 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 14,650 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate, professional, or doctoral students (Fall 2009)
Student Body : Approximately 92 percent Ohio residents, 18 percent minority students, and international students representing 67 foreign countries
First-Year Student Profile:
New first-year students, 2,715
Mean high school grade point average, 3.06
ACT composite mean score, 21.17
SAT composite mean score, 1014.7
Student Organizations: More than 190
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 : 855; 80 percent hold the highest degree in their fields
Average Class Size: 25
Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Libraries : The University Libraries offer a wide range of print and electronic resources specifically selected to meet our students’ classroom and research needs. The Paul Laurence Dunbar Library and the Lake Campus Learning Center provide public computers, wireless internet access, and areas for creative group interaction, quiet study, and group study. The Dunbar Library also features a Presentation Practice Room, Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC), Special Collections and Archives, and a popular reading collection.
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 Hall (double and triple rooms); The Village (efficiency, deluxe efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments); The Woods (double, triple, and quad suites); Honors Community (double suites); Forest Lane Apartments (studio and two-bedroom units); College Park and Universtiy Park Apartments (four bedrooms, two baths)
Financial Assistance : In 2009-10, 71 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.