Wright State Ranked in 100 Most Affordable Universities, College Consensus, 2019
Wright State was ranked No. 89 among the top 100 most affordable universities in the nation, a list that ranks institutions that combine proven quality with reasonable costs.
Complete the Wright State application process by submitting:
- Application for Undergraduate Admission
- Official ACT or SAT scores
- Official high school transcript including senior schedule
- Partial at time of application, final transcript with graduation date posted upon completion of your senior year
- $30 application fee
Note: High school students who have earned credit for college courses through Ohio’s College Credit Plus, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or a dual enrollment program, must submit official transcripts after the completion of these courses. High school students do not need to submit college transcripts for Wright State to make an admission decision.
Admissions Requirements Fall 2020
Recommended Admissions Criteria
High school graduates will be granted admission to Wright State University if they meet one of the following options:
- Complete the Ohio Core curriculum*
- Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0
- Achieve an ACT composite score of 15 or SAT total score of 830
- Complete the Ohio Core curriculum*
- Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
- Submit any ACT/SAT score
*Out-of-state students must complete an equivalent rigorous curriculum
Recommended High School Course Work for Admission
- 4 years English
- 4 years Mathematics (including Algebra II or equivalent)
- 3 years Science (including lab based experience)
- 3 years of Social Studies (including American History, American Government and Economics/Financial Literacy, integrated or stand alone)
- 2 years of the same foreign language
- 1 Fine Arts Course
- Additional Credits as required by the Ohio Core
Application materials should be submitted to:
Wright State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
"Best Undergraduate Education Ranked by High School Counselors," U.S. News & World Report, 2019
U.S. News & World Report asked 24,400 guidance counselors to rank which universities offered the best undergraduate education. Wright State University was ranked No. 261 among hundreds of universities in the United States for its exceptional education and affordable tuition.
It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received. You can track your application status online.
Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start. Check the Academic Calendar for more information.
Selective Service REGISTRATION
Almost all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25 years of age, are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
A man is exempt from registering while he is on full-time active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Members of the National Guard and Reserve Forces not on full-time active duty must register. When a man has been released from active duty he must register at that time unless he has reached age 26 or is already registered. Lawfully admitted nonimmigrant aliens (for example, those on student visas) are not required to register.
For complete information regarding who must register for Selective Service and exemptions, or to register with Selective Services, please visit the U.S. Government Official Selective Services System website, https://www.sss.gov/
Selective Service Registration and Ohio Residency (for Tuition Purposes)
Ohio Revised Code 3345.32 (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3345.32) mandates that Ohio students who are required to register with the U.S. Selective Service yet who have not done so are ineligible for state of Ohio tuition subsidy. Under the law, Ohio institutions of higher learning are required to charge such students the non-resident tuition rate. If you are considered by Wright State University to be an Ohio resident-for-tuition-purposes, but you are not registered with Selective Services, Wright State University is required by this law to assess the non-resident tuition rate to your student bill.
To continue your Ohio-resident-for-tuition-purposes classification, Wright State University is required to obtain your Selective Service Registration Number.
If you are already registered, but you do not remember your Selective Service Registration Number, you can obtain it at the official Selective Services website, https://www.sss.gov/
It is the student's responsibility to provide the Wright State University Office of the Registrar with that number. If you do not provide that registration number to the Office of the Registrar, Wright State University must assess non-resident tuition fees to your tuition bill.
Students are expected to make full payment by their appropriate payment due date. Payment deadlines may not be waived or extended while a student's residency status is under review or while you are waiting to receive your Selective Service Registration Number.
Wright State University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, genetic (DNA) information, veteran status, military status, or sexual orientation. We take affirmative action to recruit and assist members of various racial or ethnic groups, women, Vietnam-era veterans, and persons with disabilities whose ability to achieve academic success might otherwise be unrecognized because of cultural barriers. Our policy is consistent with the various federal and Ohio statutes that prohibit discrimination.