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University of Dayton, a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition, has done a tremendous job fostering a sense of community throughout the campus. Dayton is an institution that places an emphasis on service, and undergrads feel that the school is the "perfect size." Academically, undergrads are quick to mention that "UD has a very strong engineering program...that encourages creativity and innovation." And overall, there are also lots of "good opportunities [to participate] in research." Students also benefit from "small" class sizes as well as professors who are "so passionate about their field[s]." They are usually quite "receptive to questions" and "never treat [students] like [they're] below them." UD professors are also great at making "their material very interesting [by fostering] discussions and [demonstrating real world] applications." Time and again they prove that they "are genuinely interested in student success...[and] always more than willing to talk and meet outside of the classroom." As this grateful student concludes, "I know all of my professors well at the end of the semester as we are able to develop a personal relationship."

Student Body

University of Dayton works hard to attract (and admit) students who are "very friendly and welcoming to others." As one undergrad gushes, "I have never been surrounded by a more positive group of people; everyone that attends is absolutely in love with the school and their passion for UD shows in everything they do." Many are also keen "to spend their time volunteering to improve Dayton and the wider Ohio community." Moreover, a laid back and "comfortable" lot, we're told that "leggings and sweatshirts are standard attire"at least when it comes to attending class. Of course, some students do lament the fact that UD "is not very diverse." After all, students say the "majority [of undergrads] are white, upper-class [and] Catholic." Still, there's "always a place for someone new at the table." And no matter their background or ethnicity, Dayton students are united in their desire to both "work hard and have fun." As this incredibly content undergrad gently concludes, "there is no every man for himself mindset. Every person on campus is invested in helping one another to make UD feel like home. The day you choose to be a Flyer, you become a member of our family."

Campus Life

Undergrads at the University of Dayton are diligent about their studies, but they also understand the importance of stepping away from their books. You can find many UD students working out on a "daily [basis] at the "Rec Plex," and "intramural sports are also very popular." There are "over 250 clubs" in which students can (and do!) participate. For example, as one busy undergrad reveals, "I enjoy playing Quidditch two to three days per week. I am also in the Flyer Pep Band which is a fantastic way to get involved in the student section at basketball games." Further, "the school's activity board usually puts on a movie or different events [throughout the semester]." Dayton students also report that "the weekends are really fun, and everyone lets loose by going to the student neighborhood." There you'll find kids "hanging out on porches and filling their houses...with music and laughter." While drinking certainly occurs there, students assure us that "for the most part people practice safe behaviors." Lastly, when UD undergrads want a respite from collegiate life, they can head into downtown Dayton to enjoy the city's numerous restaurants and "vibrant arts scene."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Cheryl Johnston
Campus Visit Coordinator

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



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
University of Dayton Research Institute Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center ArtStreet, an innovative living-learning complex, combines student residential quarters with performance and visual arts spaces, a recording studio, radio station and cafe. Marianist Hall, a multifunctional facility includes student housing, a bookstore, post office, credit union, food emporium, worship space and learning center. The RecPlex, UD's fitness and recreation complex, includes an elevated track, basketball, racquetball and squash courts, indoor soccer, weight room, 30-foot climbing wall, fitness equipment, swimming pool and smoothie bar.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Schuster Performing Arts Center
United States Air Force Museum
The Dayton Art Institute
Fifth Third Field, home of Dayton Dragon
BOONSHOFT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK COX ARBORETUM METROPARK DAYTON ART INSTITUTE DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY FIFTH THIRD FIELD, home of the Dayton Dragons, the local minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds KROC CENTER, offers recreational, spiritual, educational and cultural arts programs LEVITT PAVILION, offering free outdoor concerts NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE OREGON DISTRICT, an entertainment destination for music, art house movies, comedy, food and fun PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR HOUSE, home of the first African-American poet to earn international acclaim RIVER STEWARDS RIVERSCAPE METROPARK, includes a scenic 86-mile recreational trail SCHUSTER CENTER, home to Broadway performances, the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra TECH TOWN, a 40-acre technology park URBAN KRAG, climbing center with 10,000 square feet of vertical terrain

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET)

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available

Virtual visit opportunities are also available

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


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.


Applicants: 18,566
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Average HS GPA: 3.76



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