Wright State University
- Total Students 17108
- Total Programs 156
- Established year1967
- Institution TypeUniversity
Wright State University
Wright State University is a national public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 10,000 students. Offering 315 degree programs, the university is made up of six colleges, a medical school, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education.
Campus and Facilities
2020 Wonkhe #1 in the world wright state tunnel systemWright State University takes pride in its beautiful 557-acre campus, which includes lush forests and a biology preserve. The university’s state-of-the-art facilities include 32 academic and academic support buildings, 33 student residential buildings, and a world-class entertainment and athletics venue. Underground tunnels connect 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of campus, shielding students and employees from any adverse weather and adding to the university’s national reputation for accessibility for those with disabilities.
Student Success Center
The $17 million, 67,000-square-foot Student Success Center opened in the fall of 2015 to provide academic support and motivate students to achieve their potential. Students can receive guidance and academic support to ensure a successful transition to college, develop skills for civic engagement, and encourage lifelong learning. Students have access to the Math Learning Center, the University Writing Center, Academic Advising, Tutoring Services, and an active-learning Math Studio, all housed in the Student Success Center.
The creative arts center
The Creative Arts Center is undergoing a $22 million renovation. In addition to classroom and faculty spaces, the facility features two concert halls and two theaters that provide settings for plays and dance performances; concerts by the orchestra, chorus, and several instrumental groups; and other performances and exhibitions by visiting artists as well as students and faculty.
Tom hanks and students in the tom hanks center for motion pictures
The Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures is a state-of-the-art facility housing the university’s award-winning motion pictures programs. Students study all aspects of the industry, including directing, producing, camera work, art directing, and scriptwriting as well as film theory, history, and criticism. Hanks, who dedicated the facility in April 2016, also supported the university as the national honorary cochair of Rise. Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University.