• Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469

  • Phone Number: 937-229-1000

  • Website: https://udayton.edu/

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About University of Dayton

About University of Dayton

The University Of Dayton was founded in 1850 by the Marianists (Society of Mary). It is top Catholic university for research. The university is situated in OHIO.The University has 7,800 full-time undergraduates and 2,400 graduates and law students call UD "HOME" and UD is loved by the 89 percent of the students. It has a Student-To-Faculty ratio of 15-To-1 and it has 14k Alumni all over the world. The University secured 9th position nationally for sponsored research among private comprehensive research universities without medical schools, as in the financial year 2016. The University has a good sponsorship as it got $117.6 million in research sponsorship. The University also secured 2nd position nationally for federally sponsored materials research and development. It is also ranked among top 20 universities nationally, for its entrepreneurship program. It has GE Aviation and Emerson built research facilities right on campus.

The University has a partnership with visionary companies to make the students and teachers more professional to create a solution to real-world problems. Along with all this, it has a sustainable focus. It is the first university to establish an undergraduate program in Human Rights Studies and a campus in China's Suzhou Industrial Park. The Affordability of the University is really good for financially weak students, as approximately 94 percent of first-year students receive Financial Aid through University Of Dayton Financial Aid. The University has a very successful outcome as 96 percent of the graduates report being Employed.

University of Dayton Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Dayton, Ohio

FAFSA/Federal School Code

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Institutional Accreditation

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Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic
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Historically Black College or University



Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly

Data Source: https://udayton.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

University of Dayton Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 60 %
Student Faculty Ratio 15: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 89 % Part Time: 60 %
Total Population 10,803
Student Population Full Time: 9,675 Part Time: 1,128
Gender Division Male: 52 % Female: 48 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 17,477 8,861 8,616
Total Applicants Admitted - 10,547 5,211 5,336
Applicants Enrolled - 1,845 946 899
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,844 945 899

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 72 %

The College Monk

Female: 78 %

Total Graduation Rate: 75 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Dayton Majors and Online Programs

University of Dayton offers 9 online programs across 1 Majors


Offering 9 programs accross 3 degrees

Schools and Colleges in University of Dayton

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Health Science

School of Law

Majors available


School of Business Administration

Majors available

Business Management

School of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration

School of Education and Health Sciences

Majors available

Education Health Science

University of Dayton Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 549
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,549
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 30%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 84%
SAT Math 565 average 510 - 620 range
SAT Critical Reading 575 average 520 - 630 range
SAT Writing 565 average 520 - 610 range
ACT Composite 26 average 24 - 29 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

University of Dayton Admissions

The University Of Dayton has a variety of courses in which you can get enrolled. The admission process and requirements for all categories of student are very simple and easy. 

Undergraduate Admissions

Candidates applying for the Undergraduate programs will be benefitted with all the facilities of the university like quick application process, numerous financial aid opportunities, and merit-based scholarships.

For the admittance in the university, the University's Admission and Financial Aid department admit you on the basis of following records -

  • High School grade record
  • For preparation in college, the course you have selected.
  • Standing or Ranking of class.
  • The ACT or SAT score.

Along the with mentioned documents students should also have a recommendation of high school guidance counselor is also considered, along with some other factors as University's Demonstrated interest, attending an official campus visit or event in your area shows your interest.

Graduate Admissions

Candidates who are applying for the Graduate admission in the University Of Dayton. There is no application fee for domestic students and students can apply online as-

  • Graduate Application ( for master degree program)
  • MBA@Dayton Application ( for MBA program)
  • Doctoral application ( for Ph.D. and D.E program)

Candidates can also check their application status online.

The requirements for the admittance at University of Dayton is mentioned below

  • A graduate entrance examination (GRE or GMAT).
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • A writing sample/personal application.
  • From previously attended institutions, a Transcript.
  • There is an additional requirement for the international students, go through it in the International admission section.


Law Admissions

Candidates who are willing to choose Law then the University of Dayton offers students to get enrolled in the University and explore in the field of law.Candidates will also be benefitted the University of Dayton financial Aid and scholarships.

Professional and Continuing Education Admission Process

The University of Dayton offers students with Outside of Tradition and Full-time Degree program. By being a nontraditional and part-time student, candidates can achieve their education goals by the Professional and Continuing Program of the University. Candidates can take classes at a discounted rate or pay-by-the-credit.For the enrichment of the studies the university provides you to have classes at a discontinuous rate. For this program, you can apply by following the below-given steps

Step 1: Check the Catalog for classes of interest. Candidates have to remember the code and title of classes to which they would like to enroll.

Step 2: Candidates have to visit the dynamic schedule and enter the class(es) of interest to verify they are available for the upcoming term. Note which section of the class you wish to take. Transient Student visiting from another college or university has to complete and return the Guest Student Certification Form.

Step 3: Candidates have to register for their desired class(es) by completing the registration form (.pdf) and mailing it to the office or submitting the online registration form. It may be helpful to have the dynamic schedule available while completing the registration form.You will receive confirmation of your registration via e-mail once your request has been processed. 

Transfer Admissions

Candidates who wish to transfer to the University Of Dayton then the student have to submit the Common Application or the new University of Dayton Application. The requirements for applications process is mentioned below.

In addition to the online application, the student has to submit -

  • Application (including the personal statement).
  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges you've attended.Transcripts should be mailed directly from the institution to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid; hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Candidates who are not yet 21 years old, then you have to submit ACT or SAT result.

International Admissions

The university also allows the International students to get admission in the University of Dayton. From 40 countries all over the world, the students are studying here. The International student will be getting a friendly environment here.All the courses are available for the international students also.

University of Dayton Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $21,608
$30,001 - $48,000 $24,274
$48,001 - $75,000 $25,546
$75,001 - $110,000 $25,804
Over $110,000 $32,428

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 10% $4,048
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 95% $19,511
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 12% $4,966
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 94% $18,947
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $8,278
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $5,256
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 34,019
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 24
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $90,250
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,760
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://https://udayton.edu/fss/veterans/index.php
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 73 $17,886
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 35 $22,389
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 38 $13,740

Data Source: https://udayton.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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