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Raider Open House

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Student Union

Join Us

During Raider Open House, students interested in Wright State can discuss academic goals and interests with members of the faculty, check out campus, and learn more about campus life.

  • Take a tour
  • Discuss majors with faculty
  • Speak with students
  • Meet with financial aid, housing, and honors staff

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-247-1770.

Tentative Agenda

Your day will begin in our Student Union, but when it starts and ends is up to you.

We dare you to create your own adventure as you discover everything Wright State has to offer.  You have the opportunity to build your own personalized experience by choosing what time you arrive, the activities that are right for you, and when your adventure is complete.

Campus Tours
Explore the campus and a housing community through the eyes of your tour guide, a current Wright State student.  Tours will be offered at:
8:00 a.m. (if you would like to get an early start)
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

Welcome Sessions
A warm welcome to Wright State University and an overview of the day will be offered at:
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Academic and Student Life Sessions
These sessions offer in-depth information about academic colleges and departments.  Some of the sessions may include academic building tours, project demonstrations, or other interactive activities.  Information sessions begin on the half hour:
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.

Undergraduate Admissions
Raj Soin College of Business
College of Education and Human Services
College of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing and Health
College of Science and Mathematics
Campus Housing and Dining
Career Center
Disability Services
Financial Aid/RaiderConnect
Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement
Pre-Health Professions
Student Life
University Honors Program

Campus Resource Fair
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Visit the tables at the fair to enjoy one-on-one conversations with faculty, staff, and current students.  You can learn more about many academic, service/resource, and extracurricular departments.  There will be additional information about majors, student organizations, scholarships, and there will even be a few current student project demonstrations.

Upcoming Events

Can’t wait until the next Raider Open House to visit?  Here are some opportunities before then:

Green and Gold Visit Days
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Path to Health Professions Day
Monday, February 15, 2016

Campus Tours:
Monday – Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-247-1770.

Campus Life

Mathew McKelvey


Year: Senior
West Liberty, Ohio
Management Information Systems and Marketing

Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham

Year: Senior
Englewood, Ohio
English Literature and Marketing

Kristen Hayhow

Kristen Hayhow

Year: Senior
Cincinnati, Ohio

Neldys Crespo

Neldys Crespo

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

Justin Thrush

justinthumbnail.jpgYear: Senior
Zanesville, Ohio
Biology and Pre-med

Matthew Almazan

matthewthumbnail.jpgYear: Junior
Beavercreek, Ohio
Biological Science and Pre-Med

Shaela Lewis

shaelathumbnail.jpgYear: Senior
West Chester, Ohio

Addison Huizenga

Year: Sophomore addison_sm.jpg
Dixon, Illinois

Joe Peoples

Year: Junior joe_sm.jpg
New Carlisle, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering

Alina Vazquez

Year: Junior alina_sm.jpg
Dayton, Ohio
International Business

Donovan Marshall

Year: Senior donovan_sm.jpg
Cincinnati, Ohio
Athletic Training

Stephanie Patino-Garfias

Year: Sophomore stephanie_sm.jpg
Chicago, Illinois
International Studies and Mass Communication

Wright State Facts

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


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