Wright State University, DAYTON, OHIO

    Dayton, OhioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1967established year

    Wright State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Veda Burman

    Updated on - May 3, 2021

    Named in honour of Wright brothers, the Wright State University is a public research university in Dayton, Ohio. The institute is an amalgamation of 8 colleges and 3 schools that offer over 290 unique degree programs to its applicants across the globe aspiring to study in the USA

    The graduate degree program of the institute is named as the best of its kind in entire Ohio. According to US News and World reports, the online programs in Business, Engineering and Nursing are the most unparalleled in the nation which makes the institute one of the coveted organizations in the US Education System.

    The university was established in 1967. With an extremely high acceptance rate of around 97%, the university comes under the category of some of the highly selective institutes in the country that enroll any decent candidate with an overall striking academic profile. Admissions at Wright State University are offered in the 3 seasonal intakes of Fall, Winter and Spring and the decisions are released within 2 to 4 weeks for graduate and undergraduate applicants, respectively.

    Wright State University Campus

    Rankings of Wright State University

    • According to Princeton Review, it's ranked among the best in the Midwest for 4 consecutive years.
    • The Times Higher Education ranks Wright State as #600.
    • U.S News and World Report rank it among #293-#381 in national universities.


    College Type Public
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Endowment 93 million USD
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Campus Housing Capacity 19%
    Acceptance Rate 97%
    Application Fee 30 USD
    Application Season Fall, Spring, and Summer
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Financial Aid Available as Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Work-Study
    Admission Helpdesk | 937 775-5700

    Wright State University: Programs

    The Wright State University offers a diverse range of courses for international students at the levels of undergraduate and graduate. The programs are provided across the 11 unique colleges of the institute. The total number of courses provided summon up to 244 areas for undergraduate, 140 for graduate and 2 for doctoral Level. 

    The total student enrollment at the institute is around 14,403. Freshmen will be allocated to seniors, who’s about to graduate to assist in the selection of Major and college academic affairs. The subject area can be selected based upon the information provided by college regarding the job openings and future scope of that area.

    Some of the popular Majors at Wright State are Business, Engineering, Management and Marketing, Health and Psychology.

    Wright State University: Campus

    • The university campus is spread across 557- acres which also accounts biology reserve and forest and is 12 miles from central Dayton.
    • University facilities include 33 academic buildings and 32 residential ones and most of them are connected via underground tunnels.
    •  Student clubs and organizations at Wright state are copious for various interests like community service, networking and many more. One can always start their club if nothing from the list interests.
    • Nutter centre and Creative Arts centre are stages which host concerts, student events and athletics of Wright State University.

    Housing Facilities/Residence in the Wright State University

    The residence facility includes their own 3 residential halls that can accommodate more than 600 students along with 4 university apartments. Over 3000, students live in on-campus residence apartments and a few of them commute daily from places not so far.

    There are up to 8 meal plans provided by Dine on campus, which lets you choose based on your budget. Alongside tuition fee, residential costs are also promised to be un-changed for 4 years of college for an undergrad student.

    Costs of living start from 500 USD (equivalent to 37,100 INR) per term and goes all way up to 3000 USD (equivalent to 2,22,603 INR) depending on whether it’s a shared or a single room, all the residents need to pay 200 USD in form of communication fee

    Wright State University Application Process

     How to Apply?

    Application portal: All the students need to apply online at the official website.

    Application fee: 30 USD (non-refundable)

    Academic requirements:

    • If attending for a graduate course, a minimum of 2.5 out of 4.0 cumulative grade point average is expected.
    • English proficiency tests accepted are TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE
    Test Minimum score English major
    TOEFL 61(general), 71(engineering, computer science) 79
    IELTS 5.5 overall 6.5
    Pearson PTE 51 58
    • Documents required are a passport information page showing photo and DOB, academic records of high school and college and SAT/ACT scored if applicable.
    • GMAT/GRE scores for graduate applicants
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Interview and Work Experience (if required)
    • Portfolio (additional)
    • Proof of Finances

    Application Deadlines

    Some of the upcoming deadlines to be observed at the institute are as follows:

    Semester Intake Early Deadline Final Deadline
    Fall May 31 June 30
    Spring October 31 November 30
    Summer February 28 March 31

    Wright State University Cost of Attendance

    For all the prospective students of the university, it is highly recommended that they plan their finances in advance before sending in their entries. Thus, an estimated budget for international students to study in the US that may come in handy for you is as follows:

    Expense Amount in USD
    Tuition fee 9,498 per semester
    International fee 150 per semester
    Career services 25 per semester
    Annual living expenses 9,000
    Books 792
    Annual health insurance 2,460
    Dining plan Varies based on selection
    Annual total (2semesters) 31,598

    Financial Aid

    For all the aspirants of the university who think finances is an issue between their dream of enrolling at the institute, Wright State University has it covered in the form of federal work-study, grants from various sources, student loans and scholarships for international students to study in the USA.

    Note that the students selected for a federal work-study plan will be having a 75% reduction in student wages and a noticeable edge in employment offers. Student employment is also present for the international students as they are not eligible for the federal work-study plans; on-campus opportunities provide a balance between classes and work. 

    The Academic performance scholarship program provides a 2000 USD waiver for tuition fee based on eligibility and merit.

    Grants provided by the institute are as tabulated below.

    Grants organization Maximum amount/ semester
    Federal Pell grant 3,173 USD
    Federal supplemental educational opportunity grant 400 USD
    Ohio college opportunity grant Variable
    Wright state need-based grant 550 USD

    Alumni network

    Wright State Alumni association organizes various events across the state and also they get various membership benefits as Alumni. Note that the graduates from Wright State are all well-employed in the various fields like politics, military, arts, business etc.

    Few notable alumni of the institute are:

    In the field of arts: Eddie McClintock, actor; Brad Sherwood, actor and comedian;

    In politics: Joyce Beatty, The U.S. House of Representatives; Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, Ohio;

    Athletics: Joe Smith and William Allen being into basketball and Franklin Ray as a professional golfer

    The average cost of attendance, scholarships and work-study programs helps a majority of the needy students to pursue education without the load of expenses in the Wright State University. The high acceptance rate and the diverse range of programs offered by the Wright State University attract international students to seek admission in the institute.   

    1 year

    Course Duration

    May 31

    Application Deadline

    1 year

    Course Duration

    May 31

    Application Deadline

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jun 15

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 31

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available

    Wright State University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $19,958 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score1125980127010
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing565490640-
    ACT Check Detailed Score22192593

    Wright State University Acceptance Rate

    96.8 %

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    Undergraduate Programs
    Total Applicants
    Total Enrolled
    Graduate Programs
    Total Applicants
    Total Enrolled

    Wright State University enrollment

    Wright State University Enrollment
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    Graduate Enrollment
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $19,958 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $12,143 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,248 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $11,376 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,784 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,584 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,784 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,784 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,784 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Language Programs
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    Medicine Programs
    Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music


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    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    7.0/10Social Life


    7.3 /10

    The main reason why I have choosen this university is that because of its course cirriculum which aligns to my area of interest.Moreover, I have also spoken to many alumnis and got a good review from most of them. The university also provides good facilities.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum was very good and the college gives the flexibilty of choosing the subjects based on our interest. The professors are also very helpful which makes the assignments easy to be done.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9.3 /10

    I wanted to stay in Dayton always, I like this city as my brother used to live there with Wright state university being there too was the best thing maybe. I read about it on CollegeDunia and applied for the same through them with an application fee of just $40. I think it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course was very much flexible with plenty of choices with the subjects with a semester wise exam structure.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    9.5 /10

    My college had a big campus with athletic and entertainment areas and first-rate academic buildings along with libraries offering knowledge from books and online sources. I have had applied to many other universities too but got impressed most with Wright state university. Also, I had to pay $30 for the online application.

    Course Curriculum :

    My college had a flexible curriculum which offers a lot of options and I go any of them I am comfortable with. They were always supportive and great with the curriculum.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    My relatives live in Ohio so they had pretty good information about the colleges there. So they suggested me to take admission to this college if I wanted to pursue electrical engineering as it is among the best colleges there. I researched a bit from my side too about the college and applied for the course online for $30.

    Course Curriculum :

    We study how to make big dreams become reality in the areas of alternative energy, wireless communications, electronic surveillance, computing technology, and semiconductor devices in Wright State's electrical engineering program. The demand for competent electrical engineers is very strong. We can work in power systems, transportation, wireless communications, medical devices, home entertainment, sensors, and more.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    I wanted to pursue my graduation from a foreign University. So I consulted an admission consultant who suggested me to apply to three colleges for this particular course. I applied to all of them and got selected in two. So I completed my admission formalities in this college as it was in a city of my choice. As I applied to this uni through the online portal, I had to pay $30 as the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    In this program, we study life processes ranging from individual molecules to the whole organism in the biochemistry and molecular biology program. We develop active learning, teamwork, critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and communication skills.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435

    Nearby this campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Super Market
    • Airport
    • Book Store

    Shopping Mall

    CDC0.65 km
    University Shoppes Shopping Center0.88 km
    Fairfield Crossing1.50 km
    Beavercreek Towne Center1.87 km
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    Super Market

    Meijer1.37 km
    Walmart Supercenter1.45 km
    Family Dollar3.15 km
    La Guadalupana Super Market5.22 km
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    Book Store

    Half Price Books1.51 km
    FYE2.07 km
    Barnes & Noble2.12 km
    The Game Haven4.25 km
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    Bob Evans0.83 km
    Texas Roadhouse0.86 km
    First Watch - Fairborn0.91 km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant1.52 km
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    Hospital Helipad1.46 km
    Claypool Heliport6.91 km
    Plasco Field Heliport7.23 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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