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Know your major, know what classes you haveBrightCriminal
Know your major, know what classes you have to take, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE UNIVERSITY ADVISORS THEY'RE ONLY THERE BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE. Make sure you meet with an advisor that is in your major because they seem like they actually care. Show up an hour early to find a parking spot or you'll be screwed by the wack ass TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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I have been attending Wright State University forAverageHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I have been attending Wright State University for about 2 years now. I am a transfer student from another 4 year institution. I have had a good experience so far. Faculty and staff can be hard to get to but most, if you make the effort, will help you out. You have to make the effort to get into contact with the staff. They are not going to know your problems unless you talk to them. The education is good. Gen-eds are easy to say the least. If you are starting to take your major classes register early, they go fast. Because of the campus being more of a commuter school and being in a suburb, there is not a lot of night life. There are many different clubs that cater to a lot of different and diverse interests. Campus is clean and generally maintained well. Most if not all sporting events on campus are free for students. All in all the university has its pros and cons like all universities.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: B+, University Resource Use/ spending: D-
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Like every school, Wright state has its prosAverageEngineering Department
Like every school, Wright state has its pros and cons. However, it seems like the pros are in unimportrantant areas like campus maintenance and cons are in education quality. I can only truly speak for the Engineering and Math. There are VERY few professors that actually teach the concepts behind the mechanics of a given subject. I think the Physics department is actually pretty good.

If you plan to live in the dayton area and are pursuing some sort of technical or scientific degree, then you may be considering working at WPAFB. The reason I'm bringing this up is because WSU does a lot of research for them. However, going to WSU means almost nothing when trying to get a job on the base. The exception is if you are a "legacy hire" (i.e. you get hired because you know someone regardless of your qualifications - big problem). Most of the people that work on base are contractors with one of the many huge corporations located in Dayton. The point being, these companies are not exactly scraping the bottom of the barrel for new hires. Think - why would I hire a WSU grad when I could hire a (insert well known school) grad.

My advice - if you are thinking about any school, look at its reputation in your particular field of interest. For example, WSU has a really good nursing program. Also, don't be fooled with misleading rankings such as a "Best Midwestern College" or "Best Value." Also talk to students about professors. If things like, "He curves the grades" or "She doesn't require much work" come up often, you may want to reconsider.

If you want to go to school in Ohio go to OSU or Miami U.
OSU # 2 in OhioWSU # ???

1st Year Male -- Class 2010
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Education Quality: F
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