Meet the Raiders

Mathew McKelvey

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Year: Junior
Hometown:
West Liberty, Ohio
Major:
Economics and Finance

Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham

Year: Junior
Hometown:
Englewood, Ohio
Major:
English Literature and Marketing

John Ware

John Ware

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major:
Biomedical Engineering

Kristen Hayhow

Kristen Hayhow

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major:
Nursing

Eric Muhlenkamp

Eric Muhlenkamp

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Celina, Ohio
Major:
Life and Earth Science Education

Neldys Crespo

Neldys Crespo

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Huber Heights, Ohio
Major:
Music Performance and Spanish Education

Justin Thrush

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Hometown:
Zanesville, Ohio
Major:
Biology and Pre-med

Maggie McDougle

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Hometown:
Carey, Ohio
Major:
Rehabilitation Services

Matthew Almazan

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Hometown:
Beavercreek, Ohio
Major:
Biological Science and Pre-Med

Shaela Lewis

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Hometown:
West Chester, Ohio
Major:
Communication

 

Campus Life News

October 01, 2014
Wright State students turn old newspaper racks into miniature book libraries to promote reading among Dayton youth.
September 29, 2014
Wright State’s Homecoming Week offers students, alumni and friends a flurry of activity on the Dayton Campus from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4.
September 25, 2014
Wright State history and music programs are collaborating on a concert of popular songs from the Great War, the first program in CELIA’s yearlong commemoration of the start of World War I.
September 25, 2014
The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host a recruiting event and dedicate its Brandeberry Career Development Center during an open house Oct. 3.
September 25, 2014
Excerpt Wright State University invites students, alumni and friends to campus to participate in the 2014 Homecoming festivities Sept. 29–Oct. 4. Wright State students will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities that will conclude Saturday, Oct. 4, when alumni …
September 22, 2014
Wright State’s Presidential Lecture Series kicks off with Nairoby Otero, a renowned actress, writer, producer, speaker and first-generation Cuban-American, on Sept. 30.
September 22, 2014
Wright Brothers Day celebrates the innovative spirit of Wilbur and Orville Wright and university researchers Oct. 2 in the Student Union Atrium.
September 19, 2014
Is there a better way to learn firsthand about homeland security and the link it has to medical preparedness than to serve as role players in a medical training course for law enforcement professionals?
September 17, 2014
Wright State Theatre presents August Wilson’s landmark drama “Fences” in the Festival Playhouse Sept. 18–28.

 

Campus Living

Living On Campus

Photo of HousingIf you really want to know what’s going on at Wright State, you have to live here!

By living on campus at Wright State you become a part of the Raider community and get to know other students from all walks of life.

At Wright State, living on campus is all about options.

Freshmen can choose from our Residence Halls: Hamilton Hall, The Woods, and the Honors Community. No matter where you choose to live, your room will have features like a microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning, cable TV, wireless and high-speed network connections, and laundry facilities. 

Transfer and Adult students can choose from our featured apartment communities: Forest Lane, College Park, University Park, and The Village.  Plus you can always choose from the residence halls if you are looking for the traditional housing experience.

Ready to live on campus? Apply for housing once you have been admitted.

Still need to learn more?

Check out videos featuring our residence halls. Or plan to check out our housing options by scheduling a campus tour

Transfer and adult students: If you want to see the apartment communities, please call us at 1-800-247-1770 or (937) 775-5700 to schedule your appointment so we line up an apartment for you to see.

Campus Activities

Being a Wright State student is about more than just academics.  Whether you want to increase your academic connection to the university, meet people with similar interests, contribute to Wright State student life, stay fit, plan events, perform community service, or continue to play your favorite sports, Wright State has something to offer!  Make the most of your Wright State experience and get involved!

A nationally recognized, regionally accredited university, our six colleges, Boonshoft School of Medicine and School of Professional Psychology offer 150+ 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 2012)

  • 12 miles outside of Dayton on 557 beautiful acres
  • Over 14,000 undergraduate students and nearly 3,000 graduate students
  • 23:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Our students hail from 47 states, District of Columbia, and 64 countries
  • Underrepresented students make up 16.8% of our student population

First Year Students Intended Area of Study by College (Fall 2012)

College # Students
Business & Administration 270
Education & Human Services 211
Liberal Arts 440
Nursing & Health 263
Engineering & Computer Science 445
Science & Math 402
Undecided 423

 

First Year Students Test Score Ranges (Fall 2012)

Test Middle 50% Score Overall Mean
ACT 18-24 21.3

SAT*

840-1110 1004

*(Math and Critical Reading only)

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 91
  • Graduate, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional: 88

Acreage and Buildings: Dayton Campus

  • Acreage: 557
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 25
  • 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

74% of students who were registered Fall 2011 were awarded financial aid from programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid in the 2011-2012 award year. Wright State’s Title IV Code is 003078.

 

Aid Awarded by Student Level and Classification
Student Level/Classification Number of Recipients Average Award Amount
All 14,471 $14,401.67
Undergraduate 12,253 $12,660.82
Freshman 4,009 $12,169.65
Sophomore 2,321 $11,933.31
Junior 2,209 $13,089.14
Senior 3,714 $13,390.90
 
Undergraduate Aid Awarded by Aid Type
Undergraduate Aid Type Number of Recipients Average Award Amount
Scholarships 3,393 $4,241.85
Grants 6,842 $5,320.76
Work Study 1,413 $2,978.32
Student Loans 10,895 $8,466.08
Parent Loans*** 990 $8,591.19