Wright State University: One of the Top College Values in Ohio


A quality education costs less than you think.

Wright State offers exceptional programs at an exceptional value, so a quality college degree is in your reach. Our 150 undergraduate programs and supportive faculty will set you on your path to a successful career.

Wright State already offers one of the lowest tuition rates among Ohio’s four-year universities. Now our new Wright Guarantee locks in the price of in-state tuition, housing, and dining for four years for all new undergraduate students pursuing a degree at our Dayton and Lake campuses.

We’ll also help you find financial aid and scholarship opportunities to fit your family’s needs. Last year alone, Wright State offered over $22 million in merit- and need-based scholarships. Our new Inclusive Courseware program is also cutting the cost of textbooks.

Discover a Learning Community Dedicated to Your Success

Named for the Wright brothers, we continue their pioneering spirit by helping every student achieve their highest potential. You’ll experience an inclusive learning community that offers:

  • Small class sizes and a student-to-instructor ratio of 17:1

  • Professors who know you by name and take a personal interest in your success

  • One-on-one help from certified tutors and expert staff in our state-of-the-art Student Success Center and Office of Disability Services

  • Opportunities to work with world-class faculty in our University Honors Program and on research projects.

Our recent $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation funds research scholarships and programs for undergraduate students through the new Applying Scientific Knowledge (ASK) program — just one example of how we help you lead the way in your classes, your career, and your community.

Explore Our Cutting-Edge Campus, a Short Drive from Northeast Ohio

Wright State’s modern, beautiful campus combines the advantages of a large university with a close-knit family environment. Located approximately four hours from Cleveland, our campus is just the right distance for you to experience college life and easily keep in touch with your family. Our on-campus housing and dining are also among the most affordable among Ohio public universities.

Our 557-acre campus includes an expansive forest, a biology preserve, and underground tunnel system that shields you from bad weather and makes our campus accessible to students of all abilities. Here are just a few of our inventive learning facilities:

  • The nationally recognized Soin Trading Center simulates a New York trading center, where you can manage a $1-million portfolio of real money

  • The Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures and the newly renovated Creative Arts Center, where you can develop your talent in the visual and performing arts

  • Our $17-million Student Success Center, where you can take advantage of diverse tutoring services and active learning classes

  • The Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, where you’ll find students and faculty from English to entrepreneurship and computer science to neuroscience working together.

During your campus visit, you can also check out the Student Union recreation center and pool, the amazing Dunbar Library complete with a Wright brothers replica biplane, and coffee and dining options throughout campus.

Gain a Career Advantage Before You Graduate

We’ll help you build your skills beyond the classroom and lab with 180 student-led organizations, study-abroad options on six continents, and service-learning programs.

Whether you’re looking for that audition on Broadway, getting your first teaching position, planning to start a business, or applying to medical school, our professors and staff will share their expertise and connections with colleagues, employers, and alumni. Our career advisors will help you plan for your future beginning in your very first year with one-on-one advising, interest assessments, practice interviews, careers fairs, and more.

We’ll help you find internships and part-time work while you’re taking classes and full-time career opportunities when you graduate. Wright State is right next door to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which offers internships and career opportunities in scientific and technical research, logistics, intelligence, public relations, finance, information technology, and more.

Many of our degree programs also prepare you for professional certifications, licensure, and entrance exams in medicine, nursing, education, counseling, finance, law, and nonprofit management. You’ll have an opportunity to join our many graduates who achieve higher-than-average acceptance rates and test scores in their chosen profession.

And last, but not least, you can tap into your global network of more than 100,000 alumni who are making their mark from Hollywood to Hong Kong.

More than 17,000 students from 74 countries choose Wright State University.

Visit Wright State and see why! Go to wright.edu/visit, or call (937) 775-5700.

Wright State University Pioneers of Potential

Inspired by the pioneering spirit the Wright bothers, we see the potential in every student. Our inclusive learning community and dedicated faculty and staff will help you lead the way in your classes, your career, and your community. Here are just a few of our amazing students who are well on their way to achieving their dreams.

Christina Davis and Andrea Poole, 1st Year Students

Path to success: Student research assistants at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Davis in the 711th Human Performance Wing and Poole in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Members of an award-winning high school research team that developed a pill to prevent or minimize bacterial illness among deployed military personnel. Both study biochemistry and molecular biology.

Stephanie Patino-Garfias, Senior

Path to success: Interned at Ohio Bureau Criminal Investigation. Career goal: to join a crime lab team. Selected for a prestigious, national Newman Civic Fellowship. Has worked with refugees from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Myanmar, and the Mexican consulate staff to help Ohio farm workers. Mentored by the president of the Dayton Foundation. Studies political science with minors in International Studies and Arabic.

Marquise Crosby, Senior

Path to success: Co-authored a research paper on proteins, scheduled for publication in the journal Science. Works as a lab assistant at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Plans to go on for his advanced degree in science to follow his interests in marine biology or immunology.