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Your chances of getting into Wright State University Main Campus

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Wright State? Wright State University Main Campus is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Wright State University Main Campus directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Wright State GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.41

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Wright State University Main Campus?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Wright State are to have around a 3.41 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wright State accepts 95% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Wright State is 3.41 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #40 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Wright State is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Wright State University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.5% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.3% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 14.13% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 11.63% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.52% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.63% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.84% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.45% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Wright State SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wright State University Main Campus. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 6% of students submitted SAT scores and 64% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

913-1168

Applicants Submitting SAT 

6%
SAT Scores for Wright State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 450
Math 25th Percentile 463
Composite 25th Percentile 913
SAT Scores for Wright State University Main Campus
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 588
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1168
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Wright State University Main Campus?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Wright State is 1040 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 913-1168. Students who get into Wright State University Main Campus score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Wright State ranks #36 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1040 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Wright State regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 913 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 913, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Wright State University Main Campus is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1040 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1040, you have around a 95% chance of being admitted. A 1168 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 97% chance of getting in.

Wright State University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1168 and Above Good >97%
1040 to 1168 Avg + 95%-97%
913 to 1040 Avg - 91%-95%
786 to 913 Reach 84%-91%
Less than 786 Low <84%
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Wright State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

64%
ACT Scores for Wright State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Wright State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 23
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Wright State?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Wright State is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 24.  The school ranks #47 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wright State University Main Campus.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Wright State University Main Campus is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Wright State for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 95% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 24 ACT score.

Wright State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >98%
20 to 24 Avg + 95%-98%
17 to 20 Avg - 92%-95%
14 to 17 Reach 86%-92%
Less than 14 Low <86%
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High School Class Rank

66% of Wright State University Main Campus freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wright State University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 23, 2024

Days left to Apply

71

Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 23, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wright State University Main Campus is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wright State University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wright State University Main Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wright State University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Wright State University Main Campus often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206604 IPEDS survey data for Wright State University Main Campus.

FAQs

Does Wright State University Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Wright State. 64% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wright State University Main Campus?

Wright State has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.