Wright State University

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Global Influence / U.S. Influence
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Public research university in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
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About Wright State University

According to Wikipedia, Wright State University is a public research university in Fairborn, Ohio. Originally opened in 1964 as a branch campus of Miami University and Ohio State University, it became an independent institution in 1967 and was named in honor of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who were Dayton residents. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and it is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". Its athletic teams, the Wright State Raiders, compete in Division I of the NCAA as members of the Horizon League. In addition to the main campus, the school also operates a regional campus near Celina, Ohio, called Wright State University–Lake Campus.

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Wright State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
5,22696%43%110421

How Much Does Wright State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)Fees (in-state)
$9,469$50

How Much Do Wright State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Wright State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $46,100 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Wright State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
9,6618,0561,605

Where is Wright State University?

Wright State University is located at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton OH 45435-0001

How Safe is Wright State University?

Dayton has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Wright State University Known For?

Wright State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Wright State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Wright State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Wright State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Medical. Here are some of Wright State University's most famous alumni:

Siva S. Banda
Siva S. Banda
An American aerospace engineer.
Joyce Beatty
A U.S. Representative from Ohio.
David Albright
David Albright
A Nuclear non-proliferation expert.
Jennifer Crusie
An American writer.
Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher
A Radio personality, Television host, Political commentator, Author.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
A Novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist.
Michael Barratt
Michael Barratt
An American astronaut.
Javed Abidi
A Director of NCPEDP.
Bhrigu Nath Singh
Bhrigu Nath Singh
An Indian aerospace engineer.
Nicole Scherzinger
An American singer.
Anthony Shaffer
Anthony Shaffer
A United States Army officer.
Brad Sherwood
Brad Sherwood
An American comedian.

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