Wright State University – Main Campus

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-5700
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University is a four-year public institution. The school was originally established in 1964 as a joint branch campus of Miami University and Ohio State University. Currently, the university serves more than 18,000 students. Associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are available in a wide range of academic areas. In addition, online courses and programs are available to help working adults and non-traditional students balance their course load with their personal and professional schedules.

Programs Offered

Students enrolled at Wright State University can choose from a variety of majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels across nine academic schools. Some examples of available areas of study include education, engineering, computer science, art history, crime and justice studies, English, music, nursing, biological sciences, chemistry, earth and environmental science, mathematics, psychology, economics, marketing, and management. Online degree programs are also available for those looking for a more flexible curriculum. These programs include areas such as accounting and finance, computer applications, health care, law, teaching and education, and technology, to name a few. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recognized the school’s online graduate education programs for their success in areas such as faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.


Wright State University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1968. In addition, the school has earned specialized accreditation for its programs in clinical psychology, nursing, public health, medicine, music, and teacher education.


Prospective WSU students can apply via the school’s website. There is a $30 application fee due at the time of submission. The school has an open admissions policy, but students will still need to submit proper documentation before being allowed to register. Students will need to request their official high school transcripts be sent to the admissions office. Official ACT or SAT scores are also required for first-time undergraduates. For more information about the admissions process for graduate or transfer students, please review the information on Wright State’s website or contact an admissions advisor directly.

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