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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Dayton is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Dayton, Ohio. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,079 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dayton acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 79% of students, Dayton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
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University of Dayton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1100-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,077/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,293/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,079Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
420
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Welcoming
    32%
  • Chill
    6%
  • Partier
    6%
  • Average
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Insecure stuck up and fearful
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.112 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Community
    76%
  • Police State
    6%
  • Community if you like to drink
    4%
  • Great
    4%
  • Neighborly
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Pathetic
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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I've grown so much throughout my college experience at the University of Dayton. Personally, I've developed from a shy, homeschooled kid to an outspoken leader. Academically, I have been able to take part in courses totally outside of my specific major and has helped hone in on my creative side through classes like theater. Lastly, professionally I've been able to work alongside my college career as a co-op which has resulted in me getting work experience even before I graduate and better prepared me for the time after graduation. I can't imagine having this experience anywhere else, go Flyers!
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In many ways a good school, but cost and bureaucracy continued to grow through my years there. Most students come from wealthy homes - those who don't can feel quite ostracized. Ditto if you aren't an athlete, into sports, or a partier. Not as much a part of the local community as other schools because of the sense of being elite, which is ironic, considering U.D. prides itself on its supposed "service" atmosphere. I shudder to think how long it will take me to pay off my student loans, even with scholarships!
After four years at the University of Dayton I can say with confidence that it is a great school. The campus is breathtaking, and the professors truly want to see you learn.

The campus living situation is unique with an on-campus neighborhood. Most students live on-campus for the entire four years at the University of Dayton! Students can easily walk to class from any on-campus housing option. The size of the campus is the perfect blend between small and large.

With a variety of majors and huge selection of on campus involvement opportunities, I have met a diverse group of life-long friends!