Meet the Raiders

Mathew McKelvey

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

Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham

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

Lynne Schroeder

Lynne Schroeder

Year: Junior
Hometown:
Woodville, Ohio
Major:
Nursing

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio
Major:
Early Childhood Education

Jake Smith

Jake Smith, Junior

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Marysville, Ohio
Major:
Criminal Justice

John Ware

John Ware

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

Vinicius Vargas

Vinicius Vargas

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Miami
Major:
Organizational Leadership

Kristen Hayhow

Kristen Hayhow

Year: Junior
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major:
Nursing

DeAngelo Byrd

DeAngelo Byrd, Junior

Year: Senior
Hometown
West Carrollton, Ohio
Major:
Mass Communication

Eric Muhlenkamp

Eric Muhlenkamp

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

Neldys Crespo

Neldys Crespo

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

 

Campus Life News

August 22, 2014
National Science Foundation administrator and Wright State alumna Jean Feldman will discuss the NSF grant process on Aug. 22.
August 21, 2014
Using umbrellas, ponchos and tarps, more than 1,400 new Wright State University students moved onto campus on Aug. 21 during Wright State University's annual Move-in Day.
August 21, 2014
Wright State Physicians Family Medicine now offers same-day appointments at the Wright State Physicians Health Center.
August 20, 2014
Interest in learning Chinese has led to a dramatic increase in Chinese language courses, as well as a minor in Chinese studies, at Wright State.
August 19, 2014
Move-In Day will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will involve 110 golf carts, a fleet of luggage rollers and about 440 student, staff and faculty volunteers.
August 15, 2014
Business leaders, educators, government officials and others discussed developing initiatives in workforce development and globalization during Wright State’s annual Regional Summit.
August 15, 2014
Boonshoft School of Medicine students were named to the board of the nation’s oldest and largest independent, student-run organization for medical students of color.
August 15, 2014
Former Air Force Base Commander Cassie Barlow will join the Aerospace Professional Development Center in September.
August 11, 2014
Annual Regional Summit is expected to draw business leaders, educators, government officials and others to the Wright State Nutter Center.

 

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