United States

Wright State University-Main Campus

601-800 th
US College Rankings 2017
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, Ohio, 45435, United States

Wright State University-Main Campus

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Wright State University-Main Campus is a public university in Dayton, Ohio, US. It became independent from Ohio State University and Miami University, of which it had been a branch campus, in 1967. The name of the institution pays homage to aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who built the world’s first airplane in a bicycle shop in Dayton. 

The campus is situated 12 miles from central Dayton. With its two miles of tunnels linking 20 buildings, the university boasts the biggest tunnel system in the US. There is also has a branch campus in Celina, Ohio, US.

Eight per cent of students are international, representing 63 countries and nearly 20 per cent of the US students come from a minority background.

A few alumni include singer Nicole Scherzinger, Indian-American aerospace engineer Siva Subrahmanyam Banda and newscaster Jim Baldridge.