Sat
Nov
8
2014
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.

November 8, 2014 Agenda

Raider Open House November 8 Agenda
Time Activity  
8-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Early Bird Campus and Housing Tour
8:30-9 a.m.

Early Bird Sessions

  • Campus Housing and Dining Info Session
  • University Honors Program Info Session

9-9:30 a.m.

Welcome Session: Admissions and Raider Connect (Financial Aid)

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Academic and Campus Life Displays Open
Session 1 Session Titles
9:35-10:30 a.m.
  • College of Liberal Arts Info Session
    Tour of the Creative Arts Center and optional Campus Tour will extend this session until noon for Fine and Performing Arts majors (Acting, Art, Dance, Design/Technology, Motion Pictures, Music, and Theatre).
  • Pre Health Professions Info Session (Medicine, Dentistry,Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine)
  • Campus and Housing Tour (tour ends at 10:35)
Session 2 Session Titles
10:35 a.m.-noon
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science Info Session and Engineering and Computer Science Project Displays in Russ Lobby
  • College of Nursing and Health Info Session and Nursing Skills Lab Tours
  • Raj Soin College of Business Info Session and Rike Hall, Soin Trading Center Tour
  • Campus and Housing Tour (ends at 11:35)
Session 3 Session Titles
12:05-12:30 p.m.
  • College of Science and Mathematics Info Session
  • College of Education and Human Services Info Session
  • Last Call: Campus and Housing Tour (tour concludes at 1:05)

*Interested in more than one major? Remember, every major has representatives available to answer questions at their information tables in the atrium throughout the morning! Have questions about the event? Ask us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Raider Open Houses:
Saturday, February 28, 2015

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

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

Path to Health Professions Day:
Monday, February 16, 2015
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts Pathway to Success:
Monday, February 16, 2015
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

justinthumbnail.jpgYear: Junior
Hometown:
Zanesville, Ohio
Major:
Biology and Pre-med

Maggie McDougle

maggiethumbnail.jpgYear: Senior
Hometown:
Carey, Ohio
Major:
Rehabilitation Services

Matthew Almazan

matthewthumbnail.jpgYear: Sophomore
Hometown:
Beavercreek, Ohio
Major:
Biological Science and Pre-Med

Shaela Lewis

shaelathumbnail.jpgYear: Junior
Hometown:
West Chester, Ohio
Major:
Communication

 

Campus Life News

December 19, 2014
Wright State police sergeants sharpened their leadership skills through a three-week Supervisor Training and Education Program.
December 16, 2014
Wright State women's and men's bowling teams enjoying unprecedented level of success this season.
December 15, 2014
Wright State honored nearly 1,200 graduating students at its Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony Dec. 13 in the Nutter Center.
December 13, 2014
The Wright State University Nutter Center was packed with a raucous crowd Saturday, though it was not for an athletic endeavor. It was for Fall Commencement.
December 11, 2014
Wright State graduate Ron Bullock pledges $3 million to the College of Engineering and Computer Science to help fund initiatives in engineering design and innovation.
December 09, 2014
Wright State student veterans create radio series examining veterans' experiences transitioning to civilian life.
December 08, 2014
The Wright State University Nutter Center will be packed with a raucous crowd Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. And though thousands will cross the finish line, it will not be an athletic endeavor.
December 05, 2014
Toy barrels are popping up around the Dayton Campus as part of the annual Holiday Gift Program at Wright State University.
December 03, 2014
Wright State students, staff, faculty and community members celebrate Giving Tuesday with generosity and activity.

 

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