Wright State University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Wright State University

Wright State University is a public institution situated in Fairborn, Ohio, just a few miles from downtown Dayton. The institution has a large selection of 90 undergraduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are supported by a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Wright State Raiders play in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.


  • Total Enrollment: 14,403 (10,925 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent Male/52 percent Female
  • 77 percent Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,578 (in-state); $18,996 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,560
  • Room and Board: $12,084
  • Other Expenses: $2,784
  • Total Cost: $26,006 (in-state); $35,424 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75 percent
    • Loans: 62 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,244
    • Loans: $6,761

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Wright State University Admissions

Wright State University has an acceptance rate of over 95 percent. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Wright State University Acceptance Rate: 95 percent
  • Test Scores: 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/628
    • SAT Math: 490/605
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/25
    • ACT English: 17/25
    • ACT Math: 17/26
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Wright State University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Wright State University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, Liberty University, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Wright State University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Long Beach, San Jose State University, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hampton University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Wright State University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of California, Davis, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University

Applying to Wright State University

Application Deadline: August 20

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