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Like any other university, you will get outAverageComputer Science
Like any other university, you will get out of Wright State what you put into it.
Yes, Wright State University is an open admissions university, so some of the students that attend WSU aren't very well prepared for college academics and they end up leaving before they graduate -- that is why the retention rate is 41% and the graduation rate is roughly 50%. If you have a pulse, and completed a high school college prep program with a 2.0 gpa or higher you'll be accepted to University College -- individual degree programs have there own admittance requirements.

I majored in Computer Science and, in my opinion, many of the professors and graduate assistants in the CEG/CS department did an excellent job of preparing me for employment as a software engineer.

But, in IT, especially computer programming, innate ability and motivation is what is really going to determine how successful you'll be. It doesn't matter if you go to DeVry, Wright State, or MIT. In IT, the cream rises to the top!

I spent roughly $15,000 on my undergrad tuition and I have already paid my student loans in full. There are many academic/non-academic based scholarships available which helped me pay part of my tuition.

I began attending WSU when I was 25 and graduated, with a 3.5 GPA, when I was 29 -- so I was not a traditionally aged student. If I can do it, you can too!

If you want to party, WSU is not a big party school, and the place is a ghost town on the weekends and after peak hours -- WSU is predominately a commuter school.

In summary, WSU is a great value, and has helped me attain my educational and occupational goals. You'll hear people knock WSU, but it's usually due to their own insecurities. Wright State right school!

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Software Engineer; Preparedness: B Reputation: F
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WSU is located in Fairborn, which is aBrightEconomics
WSU is located in Fairborn, which is a small town about 20 minute drive to downtown Dayton. Dayton is not even like a big city or anything, and most parts of Dayton are pretty sketchy. There is not really much to do in Fairborn too. They have a couple of nice restaurants in beavercreek, which is a 5 to 10 minute drive from fairborn. Its a small town so most people here are reserved and its very difficult to make friends. There is not very much college experience. All people do is go to class & go home or work. There is not much interaction between students in class. Students pretty much keep to themselves, and most of the students here are from columbus, Cincinnati & Dayton area. If you want a college experience go some where else. And they make most of their classes difficult for nothing. I transferred from University of Pittsburgh, which is one of the best schools, and professors did not make classes as hard as they make it at wright state. Some of the professors here are a complete joke. Best advice, if you have a chance to go to another school, go there don't come here. School here sucks.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: C, Individual Value: F
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NEVER go to this school! It is awful!
Male -- Class 2000
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