With more than 13,000 students, Wright State showcases a vibrant campus life with a variety of activities, clubs and events. The city of Dayton offers a rich assortment of things to do, from outdoor recreation that includes canoeing and ice skating to cultural amenities, like the Performing Arts Center (hosting local, national and international performing artists) and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. From the great outdoors to sports to shopping and dining, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Dayton.
Bachelor Courses in English
Business, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Science & Mathematics. Students taking a full course load normally register for 12-15 semester credit hours, which represents 4-5 courses each meeting 3 hours per week. General information about programs can be found here; class information is available here.
Note: taking courses in nursing, medical, theater, and teacher education is not possible.
Master Courses in English
Business, Other. On a case-by-case basis, master-level students may participate for one semester and can enroll in upper-level bachelor courses or master-level courses. Master level students may enroll in a maximum of 6 semester credit hours, which represents 2 courses each meeting 3 hours per week. General information about master-level programs can be found here; class information is available here (choose classes numbered 500 and above).
Accreditation information can be found online.
Orientation is typically held on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the week prior to the start of classes.
Part-time, on-campus employment is possible for semester exchange students. Pay is between $8.30-$10.00 per hour.
Students with Disabilities
Information is available online.
Grades & Transcripts
Wright State uses a four point/letter grade evaluation system. For additional details on transfer of credits, please refer to the Student Guidebook.
Health insurance must be purchased through the university. The cost is approximately $788 for the fall semester and $674 for the spring semester.
International Student Fee
$150. This is an administrative fee that all international students pay.
$235. This provides for WI-FI and related services in the residence halls.
$63. This provides for activities in the residence halls.
Exchange Student Application Fee
$100. This provides for your exchange student application processing as well as the shipment of your admissions documents.
$400-600 per semester (estimate).
All non-US citizens are required to obtain either an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the United States.
On-Campus Apartments. Exchange students are required to live in on-campus apartments: College Park and University Park. These are 4 bedroom/2 bath, furnished gender-mixed apartments. Units include a kitchen, dining room, living room, washer/dryer, high speed internet and cable TV access, air conditioning, grills, and a basketball court. Prices are approximately $2,350/semester, including utilities.
Students living in on-campus apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan since each apartment has a kitchen. Various dining options area also available on campus as well as in the community.
Fly into Dayton International Airport (DAY). The university can provide pick-up service with advance arrangements.
The university offers a variety of student clubs and organizations, free access to the fitness center with pool and climbing gym, intramural and club sports, outdoor festivals and events, lecture series, and much more. The region has something for everyone. From museums and sporting events to state parks and concert venues, you’re sure to find plenty of places to explore in Dayton.
Several shopping centers, small shops, and chain discount stores are available; larger stores are typically open every day, some for 24 hours.
Winter high temperatures range from 2ºC to 5ºC with occasional snow. Summers are hot and humid with high temperatures ranging from 28ºC to 30ºC. Precipitation is possible throughout the year.