University of Dayton campus

Overview

Applicants
16,974
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

Deadlines


Early Action
December 15

Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
1,013
with Terminal Degree

596
Men
417
Women
135
Minority
33
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Environmental Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

  • History

  • History, General
  • History, Other

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Photography


Students Say

The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, and the largest private university in Ohio. It has grown to 8,000 undergraduate students and honors its roots by continuing to encourage “Marianist values including faith, service, and community.” An “inclusive and diverse school with programs and activities for everyone,” students regularly praise the “importance of community” and “making a difference in the world.” UD “strives to represent community through its dedicated professors, friendly students,” and “welcoming atmosphere.” Students say this “togetherness and community” at Dayton “is something most people don’t get at other schools.” “It’s about making connections that will last a lifetime,” notes a Biology major, “whether it is friends or relationships with professors.” UD professors are “helpful” and “friendly” and thanks to “UD’s unique small class sizes, are always willing to meet out of class and help you to understand the material.” Even when teaching difficult material, they “provide an environment in which you are comfortable enough to ask for help.” The professors go out of their way to “help those students who are struggling in classes, social, and religious life.” “A medium-size school” with “the perks of a large university,” students here are “committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the betterment of the community, and the quest for an education of the whole person.” For students, UD becomes a “second home and family,” providing them “with a strong faith community, education, and support from faculty and staff.”

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$48,100

Median Mid-Career Salary
$82,200

Alumni with High Job Meaning
46%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
88

Students Say

The University of Dayton Research Institute is a massive hub of engineering and science research, and there are numerous other centers and institutes that help promote leadership and internship opportunities, co-ops, and non-scientific research—common elements of a University of Dayton education. “We are not just sitting in a classroom for four years, we actually go out and see?our learning in action,” says a student. To prepare students for landing an internship, co-op or full-time job after graduation,?Career Services offers career advising, mock interviews, and resume critiques. Career Fairs are held each fall and spring, and the Hire a Flyer network gives students access to job openings and potential employers. Of the graduates who visited Payscale.com, the average starting salary was $48,100 and 46 percent reported feeling their job had a high level of meaning in the world. According to the school, 96 percent of UD graduates find employment, enroll in grad school, or join a volunteer program within six months of graduation.

Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 20

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
$23,610

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,508

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,895

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,278

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

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

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,090
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,880
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,529
Out of State
47%

International
13%
Foreign Countries Represented
70

Demographics

1.58%
Asian
3.39%
African-American
3.51%
Hispanic
88.67%
Caucasian
1.17%
Unknown
12.81%
International

47% female
53% male
47% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Students Say

UD students consider their classmates “open,” “happy,” “ready to share” and “very welcoming.” They are “intelligent” and “outgoing.” UD students are “highly involved in not only their studies but also extracurriculars” and “they are passionate about their major.” Most students are “very conscious about community service and are very friendly.” This sense of community encourages students to be “very respectful of beliefs/values,” as well as to be helpful community members who “hold doors/elevators open,” and “ask if you are okay if you look sad.” The typical student is “white,” “Catholic,” and “upper-middle class.” But even though the “majority of students are white,” there is “a diverse range of other races.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
71%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

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

Students Say

“Life at school is awesome,” says a Marketing major. UD “provides a perfect home away from home in the sense that there is a place for everyone.” And though students at UD “take school work very seriously,” “there is also a fun and care-free atmosphere and vibe.” “It’s the perfect balance!” Students can join a “multitude of organizations,” “fraternities, and sororities.” There are regular “campus wide events,” as well as “nearby bars,” and “house parties,” for those so inclined. There are also lots of “non drinking activities,” including “bowling, basketball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, movies, game nights, and much more.” Students frequent “nearby malls,” hang out on “ArtStreet and see student bands,” visit “the Oregon District downtown Dayton” and Brown Street “where all the restaurants are.” On campus, there is a “bowling alley and billiard hall.” “You never find yourself bored or out of options,” says an Early Education major. “Almost every student is involved with intramural sports,” and the student body “cares deeply about our basketball team.” The Flyers, as they are called, reached the NCAA Division I final in 1967, and even today the basketball team is “extremely popular and is watched and celebrated by all.” In fact, the team regularly ranks in the top 30 for basketball attendance. For students interested in getting off campus, there are “study abroad programs” and “immersion retreats.”

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

13% join a fraternity
20% 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!

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

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

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
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.