Wright State University
Wright State University is a medium-sized, 4-year, public university located in Dayton, OH. There are 12,682 undergraduate students and 2,284 degree-seeking freshmen. The average financial aid package averages at $10,735 with 70 percent of average financial need met. Wright State offers a wide-variety of majors, minors, and electives which can be found here.
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40% of Wright State’s undergraduate student body is made up of first-generation college students. CLASS (Center for Liberal Arts Student Success) is a new initiative focused on student retention and career attainment, targeted to the services needed by Wright State’s Liberal Arts majors. CLASS enables first-generation students, as well as others, to access professional networks, use practical workshops in job search strategies, as well as other tools to access internships or field work experience. Read more about CLASS here.
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Wright State is primarily a commuter campus, so only 51% of first-year students live in college housing and 19% of all undergraduates live in college housing. However, if you do live on campus, there are many ways to make yourself feel at home.
Wright State offers a few different types of “Living Learning” communities. This program is designed to offer living arrangements to students with similar goals. The different communities allow students to extend studies beyond the classroom and in the daily experience.
First, is the Honors Community, which provides a quality living environment that allows students to grow and foster in their academic and personal lives. There is an Honors classroom in this community that will be used for classes that honors students share. The Honors Community also offers a convenient store/deli, computer network help station, and other student-oriented services.
There is also an Engineering and Computer Science community which is a new housing option for freshman majoring in that area. A teaching assistant lives in the residence hall and special activities are available for students to enjoy, including tutoring, special speakers, seminars, and help rooms.
Wright State’s Career Services connects students with on-campus supervisors who have part-time jobs. These jobs are funded through departmental budgets, institutional grants, and Federal Work-Study awards. While all students are eligible for jobs designated as On-Campus Regular student employment, only students who receive Federal Work Study Awards are eligible for jobs designated as On-Campus Work-Study. The Federal Work-Study program is a federal financial aid program for eligible students based on FAFSA.
More than 2,600 freshmen were awarded $9.5 million in scholarships during the 2014-2015 school year. Students submit one application to be considered for a multitude of merit-based scholarship. Check out the scholarship page for more details.
One particular scholarship to be aware of is The Chingfa Jang Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to students admitted to the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. They have a preference to applicants who are first-generation college students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be considered for this $2,000 scholarship. To apply, students must apply for undergraduate admission and also complete the Wright State University Online Scholarship Application by February 18.
Wright State’s honors program is open to all majors and provides a curriculum consisting of service learning courses, interdisciplinary core courses in the humanities and social sciences, broadly interdisciplinary upper-level topical seminars, and honors sections of Wright State core courses. Students select one of three honors designations which are listed on transcripts and commencement program. These three are the University Honors Scholar, Departmental Honors Scholar, and General Studies Honors Scholar
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Wittenberg University is a small, 4-year, private liberal arts college located in Springfield, OH. There are 1,948 total undergraduate students and 516 degree-seeking freshmen. Wittenberg offers a wide-variety of majors, minors, and electives which can be found here. The average financial aid package is $33,733, with 83 percent of average financial need met.
Wittenberg offers a variety or counseling/wellness services as well as academic support services. These services include (but are not limited to), career counseling, minority student services, personal counseling, learning centers, and study skills assistance. Check out their personal and academic support page to learn more details.
At Wittenberg, 92% of first-year students live in college housing and 86% of total undergraduates live in college housing. The housing options include coed, men's, women's, wellness housing (drug/alcohol free), and theme housing. For regular residential housing, Wittenberg has seven options which you can learn about here.
Wittenberg's Student Employment Office is open to all students who have been issued a work award in the financial aid package. These awards are both Federal Work-Study and Student Employment. On campus, student have the opportunity to work one on one with processors and in many of the offices on campus. Working off-campus allows students to connect with t he Springfield community in schools, businesses, and other work settings.
There are many scholarship opportunities available when attending Wittenberg University. There are merit-based university scholarships, special interest awards, Lutheran scholarships, and legacy/alumni awards. Students are automatically considered for Wittenberg Scholarships when applying for admissions. For priority consideration, apply by December 1. All scholarships are able to be renewed for all four years as long as the student is in good academic standing. Check out all the different types of scholarship opportunities here.
The University Honors Program at Wittenberg aims provide optimal acadmic and social climate for students of high academic potential. Any student who maintains a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their first or second year is invited to apply to the Honors program during spring semester. To graduate with University HOnors, students must complete at least two Honors seminars, complete and defend and Honors Thesis in their major, and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
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