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- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Dayton is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Dayton, Ohio. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,162 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dayton acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, and Communications. Graduating 79% of students, Dayton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
University of Dayton Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.129 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
University of Dayton Reviews
I was a non-traditional student. Financial Aid representative was clearly unhappy with someone in my age group. Very young employees in Admissions as well. One saying, "We don't want non-traditional students". I wish I'd gotten her name & reported her, but I had other priorities. Was admitted as Honors Student (due to having just graduated with High Honors from Sinclair's UD tract) but never got the appropriate information to participate in the program from Admissions. Deans and Professors EXTREMELY welcoming & helpful! Many welcoming, kind students as well. Graduated Summa Cum Laude! Due to previous business experience, received many high paying job offers. LOVED MY UD EXPERIENCE & classes. It takes grit & determination to attend as an older student!
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!
I absolutely love the University of Dayton. If anyone is considering this college, I strongly encourage you to take a tour! Dayton offers a $500 textbook scholarship to kids who tour the school. Most professors really care about their students, which makes this experience a lot better. I highly recommend this school!