Students Say

The University of Dayton not only prepares students for the real world, but it also “challenges them to better that world.”

Overview

Applicants
15,101
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 620
SAT Math
503 - 640
ACT Composite
24 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

The University of Dayton not only prepares students for the real world, but it also “challenges them to better that world.” This institution takes the Marianist values of “intense education, strong community, and deep faithfulness, and wraps it into a place that is a fun place to be”; there is also a palpable connection among all levels of the university. The school is “large enough to have all of the necessary resources and opportunities, but it is small enough to have a feeling of intimacy,” and students have the “opportunity to meet with the president and administration and bring ideas up to them” on a regular basis. “No one likes UD—everyone loves it,” says one of many happy students. Professors at UD are “always willing to help their students and do their part to make our course work academically challenging.” “My professors are extremely intelligent; they provide optimal learning experiences,” says a student. They bring their real-life experiences to the classroom, and the courses have “taught me not only to think on a more global scale, but they have armed me to make more conscious decisions in my day-to-day life,” according to one student. “I have never had a professor here that I did not enjoy, and I have had many that I sincerely admire,” says another. Under the university’s requirements, fieldwork abounds, and students are “not just sitting in a classroom for four years, we actually go out and see our learning in action.” Students also note that the university “has a promising vision for the future of the school.” There is always change occurring on campus, whether it’s “new residential halls, cafeterias, or new student programs and clubs,” and “faculty and administration respect and listen to the advice of students.” The focus on giving back means that numerous resources are devoted to making it easy “for students to get involved here in Dayton or in another country.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
935
with Terminal Degree

558
Men
377
Women
107
Minority
33
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Erma Bombeck '49
Syndicated columnist and humor writer

Charles Pedersen '26
Nobel prize winner and DuPont chemist

Chuck Noll '53
Legendary former Pittsburgh Steelers coach

Chip Bok '74
Editorial cartoonist, Akron Beacon Journal

Jon Gruden '86
Former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Colombe Nicholas '64
Internet consultant and former CEO of Anne Klein Co.

Dan Patrick '79
Former ESPN anchor

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
87
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 25

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Tuition at the University of Dayton is $37,230, but the school is all about “the real cost of tuition” and so has no additional fees or surcharges. Students who attend an official campus visit and file the FAFSA by March 1 also have their textbooks paid for by the school (up to $4,000 over four years). Ninety-four percent of students receive some manner of financial aid. Fifty-two percent of students receive need-based aid, with the average freshman gift package being $16,113, and 63 percent of graduates borrow through a loan program, accruing an average of $37,551 in debt.

Bang For Your Buck

The University of Dayton values transparency in its costs, and “what you pay as a first-year student is what you will pay as a senior”; scholarships and grants increase each year to offset tuition increases, and there are also no fees for classes, labs, or orientation. This allows families to better plan for the four years that a student is at school. Numerous university scholarships are available based on academics, merit, athletic ability, or legacy status (including those who are relatives of a Deacon in the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church). There are also grants for students who demonstrate high financial need.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,112

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,633

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,938

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,628

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,086

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,000
Required Fees
$1,400
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters
$500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Though many admit that diversity is lacking (but growing) at UD, it is generally agreed that every single student here is “friendly, outgoing, involved, and service-oriented.” “[Students are] the most welcoming people I have ever known,” says one. Most here are from the Midwest, and sweat/yoga pants and UD gear are the standard uniform. Students are so friendly at this close-knit campus of around 7,500 or so that there are “two to three degrees of separation” between everyone. Most people “love UD basketball,” participate in “multiple intramural sports, do a lot of service in the community,” and “go out both Friday and Saturday night (and most Thursdays).”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,042
Out of State
43%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
70

Demographics

1.52%
Asian
3.43%
African-American
2.51%
Hispanic
90.00%
Caucasian
1.13%
Unknown
7.11%
International

49% female
51% male
43% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Open doors in dorms and an inviting campus” make UD an inviting and friendly place to be. With so many organizations, clubs, and (extremely popular) intramural sports “there are always new things to do and new people to meet.” The vast majority of students live on campus all four years, which “helps keep a very strong community.” “The focus on community cannot be described in words; I instantly felt something different when I stepped on the campus,” says one student. Service orientation is prevalent in UD life: “UD has opened up so many doors for me to explore service, while having fun and connecting with fellow UD students,” says a student. Weekdays, there are “all kinds of club meetings and practices that keep people busy into the evening,” but on weekends, most people venture out to the “ghetto,” (the jokingly named student neighborhood), where “upperclassman open up their houses for other students.” This neighborhood rests next to campus and consists of more than 400 homes, which “provides a student with a quintessential college experience.” Campus clubs and organizations also plan bigger events on campus and off campus on weekends, including “art programs and performances,” “Cincinnati Reds Baseball games, shopping trips to Columbus, and whitewater rafting trips to West Virginia.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
91
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
72

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Learning Resources - Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Elizabeth G. Harrison, Ph.D.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
The LTC’s Office of Learning Resources (OLR) asks students who wish to make an official request for disability accommodations to contact a member of the OLR staff to discuss the barriers they anticipate or are facing and the kinds of accommodations that may be appropriate while attending classes and participating in community life at the University of Dayton. OLR has established an interactive process that will enable us to work together to determine reasonable accommodations. To do this, we need information on how your condition is likely to impact you here at the University of Dayton--in the classroom, laboratory, testing, and community living learning environments. As we work with you to examine the reasonableness of the accommodations you have requested, we will look at your request in relation to your disability or condition and the essential elements of the course, program, or services involved. In addition to your own report, OLR may request external documentation to support your request for specific accommodations. Reports from school systems, doctors, and other professionals; records of past accommodations and services; or results from diagnostic procedures/assessments may clarify how your condition impacts your learning and living on campus, and thus the connection between your disability or condition and your accommodation request. Please see website for more information: http://www.udayton.edu/ltc/learningresources/index.php#interactive

Documentation Requred for ADHD
The LTC’s Office of Learning Resources (OLR) asks students who wish to make an official request for disability accommodations to contact a member of the OLR staff to discuss the barriers they anticipate or are facing and the kinds of accommodations that may be appropriate while attending classes and participating in community life at the University of Dayton. OLR has established an interactive process that will enable us to work together to determine reasonable accommodations. To do this, we need information on how your condition is likely to impact you here at the University of Dayton--in the classroom, laboratory, testing, and community living learning environments. As we work with you to examine the reasonableness of the accommodations you have requested, we will look at your request in relation to your disability or condition and the essential elements of the course, program, or services involved. In addition to your own report, OLR may request external documentation to support your request for specific accommodations. Reports from school systems, doctors, and other professionals; records of past accommodations and services; or results from diagnostic procedures/assessments may clarify how your condition impacts your learning and living on campus, and thus the connection between your disability or condition and your accommodation request. Please see website for more information: http://www.udayton.edu/ltc/learningresources/index.php#interactive

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
232
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
8

9% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Flyers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Flyers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Spectrum - Spectrum is a group dedicated to advocating for acceptance and respect of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in our community by creating a safe space, awareness and promoting campus education; counseling center

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wright State University

Sustainability

“Learn. Lead. Conserve.” These three words form an unofficial motto for the University of Dayton. Just like the institution itself—the largest private university in Ohio— Dayton’s efforts in the field of sustainability are momentous. And just like the students, faculty, and staff who inhabit the historic university, they produce results. Take for example Dayton’s commitment to waste reduction. A composting program has eliminated about 90 percent of waste from all campus dining halls. By combining a program to divert usable items to charity during student move out with a commingle single-stream recycling program, the university reduced waste leaving campus by 40 percent in five years! Employees recently moved into the impressive LEED-certified GE Episcenter or Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center. On campus, tankless hot water heaters, optimized HVAC equipment in buildings, and a student behavior change campaign are all parts of a campus-wide effort to reduce energy use. Student involvement is an essential ingredient. The Sustainability Club educates the community and raises money for community causes. River Stewards care for the Great Miami River corridor. Participants in ETHOS lend their unique skillsets to sustainable development projects, such as solar cookers and wood dryers in developing countries. Dayton emphasizes accountability. Take the Greenhouse Effect—an innovative initiative where some students receive a monthly statement detailing their energy use, complete with tips to conserve and a historical comparison. Hard work, ambition, and vast intellectual talent—things you’ll find at Dayton regularly—intersect via sponsored research in virtually all areas of energy, as well as a SEE (sustainability, energy, and the environment) minor. Plus, Dayton’s renewable and clean energy master’s program is the only program of its kind in the state!

Green Rating
86
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
327

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cheryl Johnston
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1300

Phone
800-837-7433

Email
visit@udayton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
John F. Kennedy Memorial Union
Ryan C. Harris Learning-Teaching Center
University of Dayton Arena
University of Dayton Science Center
Kettering Laboratories; UDRI
ArtStreet, an innovative living-learning complex, combines student residential quarters with performance and visual arts spaces, a recording studio, radio station and cafe. Marianst Hall, a multifunctional facility consisting of student housing, a book store, post office, credit union, food emporium, worship space and learning center, was completed in fall 2004. A $22 million addition to and renovation of Sherman and Wohlleben Halls, home to UD science programs, connects them and provides close to 55,000 square feet for new laboratories, classrooms, offices and gathering spaces. A fitness and recreation complex, or RecPlex, opened in January 2006. It consists of three levels and totals 129,540 square feet.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Schuster Performing Arts Center
United States Air Force Museum
The Dayton Art Institute
RiverScape
Fifth Third Field, home of Dayton Dragon
The University of Dayton campus is located on a 259-acre hilltop, 2 miles from the city of Dayton. The Dayton metropolitan area is a vibrant community of approximately 950,000 people in southwestern Ohio. Top cultural, recreational and entertainment programs are available during the year. Dayton has the highest concentration of scientists and engineers on a per capita basis in the United States. Varied business, industrial, research and educational enterprises provide students with extensive work opportunities related to their academic disciplines.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F, Saturday mornings available Jan.-Ma
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET)
800-837-7433

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Contact the Office of Admission.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@udayton.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available in spring to accepted students

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The University of Dayton campus is located 20 minutes south of Dayton International Airport. Cincinnati and Columbus airports are also located within a 75 minute drive. Greyhound bus service is available to downtown Dayton. Greyhound bus service is available to downtown Dayton. Transportation from the bus terminal to campus is available by Yellow, Cliff and Checker cab companies, as well as the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) public bus service. The RTA bus stop is located two blocks west of the Greyhound Terminal, at the corner of Fourth and Ludlow streets. The RTA bus to UD is #16. In addition, the University provides a ride board for students, allowing those with cars to post rides available, and those without cars to post rides needed.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-75, southbound (from Toledo): Exit #51 at Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. Turn left and follow Edwin C. Moses Boulevard east to Stewart Street. Turn right and continue on Stewart Street to the University of Dayton entrance at College Park. From I-75, northbound (from Cincinnati): Exit #51 at Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. Turn right and follow Edwin C. Moses Boulevard east to Stewart Street. Turn right and continue on Stewart Street to the University of Dayton entrance at College Park. From I-70, westbound (from Columbus): Exit I-70 at I-675. Proceed southbound to state route 35. Go west toward Dayton to I-75. Take I-75 south one exit to #51 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. Turn left and follow Edwin C. Moses Boulevard east to Stewart Street. Turn right and continue on Stewart Street to the University of Dayton entrance at College Park. From I-70, eastbound (from Indianapolis and Dayton Airport): Exit I-70 at I-75 south. Proceed southbound through Dayton and exit at Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. Turn left and follow Edwin C. Moses Boulevard east to Stewart Street. Turn right and continue on Stewart Street to the University of Dayton entrance at College Park.

Local Accommodations
Please visit the Office of Admission Web site for a full list.
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Key Stats

15,101
Applicants
8,042
Size
55%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists