Wright State University: Narrative Description

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3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
Tel: (937)775-3333; 800-247-1770; Admissions: (937)775-5700; Fax: (937)775-5795; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wright.edu/

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1964. Setting: 557-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $5.7 million. Research spending 2002-03: $21.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6521 per student. Total enrollment: 15,694. Faculty: 864 (528 full-time, 336 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 5,104 applied, 91% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 10,000 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,787 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 60 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 73% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5892 full-time, $170 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,524 full-time, $340 per hour part-time. College room and board: $6019. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: May Daze, Fall Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,727 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Option: coed housing available. Paul Laurence Dunbar Library plus 2 others with 695,805 books, 5,312 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $8 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in the Miami Valley at the junction of the Miami, Stillwater, and Mad Rivers in southwestern Ohio, Dayton is the state's fourth largest metropolitan area. Within a twenty-five mile radius, there is a population of over one million. The city lies fifty-four miles north of Cincinnati and seventy-two miles west of Columbus. Dayton International Airport, serviced by most major airlines, offers convenient access to almost any place in the Continental United States and abroad. The river corridor provides twenty-six scenic miles for walking, jogging, or cycling. Dayton also supports the arts, including a philharmonic orchestra, a ballet company, several art galleries and museums, and theater events for adults and children. The Opera Association presents fine productions with top stars on the bill each year.

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