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Wright State University: an Exceptional Value

Located in the heart of the Miami Valley, adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State University offers you an exceptional value in higher education. Over the last 50-plus years, Wright State has evolved from a small branch campus into today’s powerful economic engine, with more than 120,000 alumni around the world. Wright State is making a difference in the lives of your family, your community, and your region. The University is proud to be a critical partner in developing an educated, innovative, and creative workforce of tomorrow.


You can get excellent, affordable education at Wright State. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Wright State second among Ohio public universities in its Best Value rankings. Third Way ranked Wright State No. 2 among Ohio public universities in its 2022 Economic Mobility Index.


Wright State’s tuition and housing rates compare very favorably to other Ohio public universities. The Wright Guarantee program guarantees the same annual cost of in-state tuition, housing, and meal plans over a four-year college career if you are a new, incoming, degree-seeking undergraduate student.

Wright State offers you more than 300 academic programs at the Dayton Campus and the Lake Campus branch in Celina, Ohio. Many of its programs are nationally ranked by publications such as U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, Fortune, and others,


The bachelor’s degree programs with the most students enrolled are nursing, psychology, elementary education, mechanical engineering, computer science, biological sciences, organizational leadership, marketing, crime and justice studies, and accountancy.


A 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio speaks to the level of individual attention available.

At Wright State, its programs focus on experiential learning — giving you real-world experience based on the concepts you learn in the classroom. Manage a portfolio of university money in the Soin Trading Center. Practice nursing skills in the simulation lab. Take part in significant research projects, even before you complete your bachelor’s degree. Wright State offers many internships and co-op experiences, service-learning projects, and study-abroad opportunities.


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Enjoy campus life that includes music concerts, theater performances, outdoor recreation, NCAA Division I athletics, club sports, e-sports, more than 130 student organizations, Greek life, and many opportunities for leadership and service.


Wright State’s Dayton Campus includes tunnels that connect 21 of the 22 academic buildings, shielding you from adverse weather and adding to the University’s national reputation for accessibility for those with disabilities.


Newer and newly renovated buildings include the Student Success Center, Creative Arts Center, Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures, and Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building. The University Libraries house the most extensive Wright brothers collection in the nation. The 11,200-seat Nutter Center is Dayton’s premier sports and entertainment venue


Enjoy excellent academics, affordable tuition, and a welcoming campus culture. More than 11,000 students chose Wright State for the 2023 Fall Semester. Schedule your campus visit right now at wright.edu/visit.


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