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Wright State has some great professors, and theQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Wright State has some great professors, and the students are generally friendly. WSU offers an assortment of majors and courses, which I found surprising given that it's a small school. You can access WSU's wireless internet service almost anywhere on campus. The campus is also small compared to other universities, and the buildings are close together, meaning an average 5-minute walk between classes. However, because the majority of students are commuters (about 82%), this university lacks social activities. The few activities that do exist are rarely attended. The university has a lot of student organizations, but attendance at club meetings is minimal--sometimes because of class schedules, but more often than not, it is lack of interest that keeps even club members from going to their club's meetings! The class size is large in the first year or so, which makes it difficult for many out-of-state commuters to make friends. Most people here have lived in Ohio their entire lives, and I've talked to quite a few who are ignorant about world events. Moreover, most hang out with friends they've had since middle school or high school, which makes it all the more difficult to meet people. WSU is located in a suburb in the midst of a big shopping area (a shopping mall and several restaurants and stores). Although the campus has numerous parking lots, these are usually full by mid-morning and empty again by around 4:00 PM. If you plan to commute, schedule yourself for early morning or late afternoon classes, if possible! Overall, WSU is a good school academic-wise, but if you're looking for a place with a great social life, look elsewhere. After only one year here, that's what I'm doing!
1st Year Female -- Class 2007
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: F
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If you get an advisor who makes youQuite BrightPsychology
If you get an advisor who makes you feel bad (very likely within the psych. dept.) SWITCH!! Don't listen to the arrogant Ph.D.'s that act like they feel threatened about up and coming students going into their field. It's ridiculous for the professors to be SO negative and condescending; don't put up with it!! Find someone who encourages you!! :D
1st Year Female -- Class 2005
Education Quality: A, Campus Maintenance: F
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It might be just burnout talking, but WSU=AverageOther
It might be just burnout talking, but WSU= worst stinkin' school in the state of ohio. Or the popular running joke of : Wright State, Wrong School. Now I know why they say this.

I wish I had gone to Ohio University while I had the chance.
It felt like the reinvention of the petty high school environment--for another 4 plus years. (I didn't like high school by the way). Even then I learned more. Plus, the school's budgeting process is completely unsympathetic to student budgets and affordability. Anything to make a dollar--anything.

More people transfer out of this school at a rate more than the numbers they transfer back to the school. And with a 11% graduation rate after 4 years.... need I say more?

Unfortunately, the few good teachers at the school leave, retire, or get other non-teaching positions within the school and the bad ones are kept on the staff just to fill the position. This school has a problem with staffing good, caring faculty.

This school has a social life equivalency of a deserted, small town. There is nothing to do in terms of social activities (even though they say there are) and the students have a definite broken spirit. Like I said--high school.

It takes, on average, a student at least 5 years to get out of this school, if you're lucky. This school has got to be one of the most uninspiring, divided universities in the state. Simply horrendous!

4th Year Female -- Class 2003
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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