A nationally recognized, regionally accredited university, our six colleges, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Graduate School, and School of Professional Psychology offer 228 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees.  Founded in 1964, Wright State was granted full university status in 1967. 

Wright State University is growing by leaps and bounds and we're not just talking about the number of students here.  Our campus, research, technology, and athletics are all experiencing innovations and growth that make this the best time to be a Raider!

By the Numbers (Fall 2015)

  • 12 miles outside of Dayton on 557 beautiful acres
  • Nearly 14,000 undergraduate students and more than 4,000 graduate students
  • 22:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Our students hail from all 50 states and 65 countries
  • Underrepresented students make up 20% of our student population

First Time Students Intended Area of Study by College (Fall 2015)

College # Students
Business & Administration 330
Education & Human Services 243
Liberal Arts 459
Nursing & Health 365
Engineering & Computer Science 514
Science & Math 454
Undecided 243

 

First Year Students Test Score Ranges (Fall 2015

Test Middle 50% Score Overall Mean
ACT 19-25 22

SAT*

917-1190 1047

*(Math and Critical Reading only)

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 96
  • Graduate, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional: 119

Acreage and Buildings: Dayton Campus

  • Acreage: 557
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 28
  • Student residential buildings: 30

Official School Colors

  • Hunter Green and Gold

Historical Background

  • First Classes Held in Allyn Hall: 1964
  • Achieved Full University Status: 1967
  • First Graduating Class: 1968