A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Dayton is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
60%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1020-1240
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
$34,019/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,608/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,274/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,546/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,804/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,428/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,205Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Welcoming
    33%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Partier
    7%
  • Insecure stuck up and fearful
    2%
  • Pompus
    2%
  • reserved
    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.104 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Community
    79%
  • Community if you like to drink
    5%
  • Great
    5%
  • Police State
    5%
  • Neighborly
    3%
  • Pathetic
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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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Overall it's a great campus, with a really good vibe. Lots of events that take place and allow you to get involved on campus. Very supportive of every sports team! Multiple places on campus to get great food, along with Brown Street that has just about every variety of food you can think of. Professors are very friendly and helpful. Class sizes are fairly small compared to other schools. The campus all over from landscaping to dorms is amazing! One thing I wish for is a little more diversity considering myself a minority. Dayton is a great place to be with many opportunities and memories to look forward to!
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University of Dayton is an incredible college. The academics, professors, and campus may be excellent, but what really makes Dayton special is what happens out of school. An example is when I joined the Ud dems, a group for democrats in the university. This allowed me to be in group with other democrats, like me. Dayton is also a very kind, welcoming school. It has a warm atmosphere with many sociable, outgoing people. Though the college is so marvelous, it has flaws. The school tries it's best to include as many different groups of people as possible; people with disabilities, Muslims and Christians, Indians and Asians, whatever it be. Though the school is not very diverse. There is a major difference in the size of White people and Caucasians. Therefore my experience at University of Dayton is a 4 out of 5 stars.
UD is a school with a beautiful campus, tons of student clubs and inter mural sports as well as a music program that would pleasantly surprise you! As soon as I stepped on campus I felt like I was at home even though I commute from my physical home in Dayton. There will be a professor or two that you may not jive with but overall the faculty here want to see you succeed!