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.

August 8, 2014 Agenda

We are working on the agenda for the August event. Please check out the March agenda to get an idea of what the day will be like.

Then, take a minute to explore all of the majors and minors Wright State offers.

March 1, 2014 Agenda

Raider Open House March 1 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 Information Session
  • University Honors Program Information Session

9-9:30 a.m.

Welcome Session: Admissions, 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
    For Fine and Performing Arts Students (Acting, Art, Dance, Design/Technology, Motion Pictures, Music, and Theatre) this session will go until 12:00 p.m. and includes a campus tour
  • 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 and Joshi Atrium
  • 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 Tour (ends at 11:35)
Session 3 Session Title
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:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Can’t wait until August to visit?  Here are some opportunities before then:

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.

Meet the Raiders

Mathew McKelvey


Year: Sophomore
West Liberty, Ohio
Economics and Finance

Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham

Year: Sophomore
Englewood, Ohio
English Literature and Marketing

Lynne Schroeder

Lynne Schroeder

Year: Junior
Woodville, Ohio

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

Year: Senior
Dayton, Ohio
Early Childhood Education

Jake Smith

Jake Smith, Junior

Year: Senior
Marysville, Ohio
Criminal Justice

John Ware

John Ware

Year: Junior
Cincinnati, Ohio
Biomedical Engineering

Vinicius Vargas

Vinicius Vargas

Year: Senior
Organizational Leadership

Kristen Hayhow

Kristen Hayhow

Year: Junior
Cincinnati, Ohio

DeAngelo Byrd

DeAngelo Byrd, Junior

Year: Senior
West Carrollton, Ohio
Mass Communication

Eric Muhlenkamp

Eric Muhlenkamp

Year: Junior
Celina, Ohio
Life and Earth Science Education

Neldys Crespo

Neldys Crespo

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


Campus Life News

July 28, 2014
Student Government designs signs encouraging the community to give priority elevator access to people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant women and people with small children.
July 28, 2014
He’s a politically savvy professional with big ideas and the networking skills and contacts to bring in new work.
July 25, 2014
Movie screenwriter and Wright State graduate Nicole Riegel has been named by Filmmaker magazine as among 2014’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
July 24, 2014
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will welcome 110 students during a special ceremony on Saturday, July 26...
July 23, 2014
Wright State University is installing four vehicle-charging stations in prime parking locations for drivers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids...
July 21, 2014
Eggplant, kebabs, hummus and tabouli never looked so good.
July 16, 2014
Bowling Green artist designs new installation to inspire those working in newest building on Wright State’s campus when it opens in 2015.
July 15, 2014
Wright State is reviewing its programs to ensure institutional quality and integrity during the 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation process.
July 14, 2014
Raj Soin College of Business will host residential business camp for high school juniors and seniors July 20–23.


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


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