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  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 $42,900.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,736/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,123/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,171/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,021/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,488/ year
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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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,079Undergrads
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 59 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Welcoming
    32%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Partier
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Insecure stuck up and fearful
    2%
  • Pompus
    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.108 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Community
    78%
  • Community if you like to drink
    4%
  • Great
    4%
  • Neighborly
    4%
  • Police State
    4%
  • Pathetic
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600/ 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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University of Dayton Reviews

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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!
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I love my school because of the sense of community and involvement. There are so many opportunities to meet people and make friends. In class, other students are so friendly and willing to help. The campus is beautiful and always clean. I was worried about safety since the school is downtown, but campus security does a great job of patrolling, and they are always available to help. On top of all that, my school has a wonderful reputation, and whenever people find out that I go to the University of Dayton, they are highly impressed!
University of Dayton feels like home. At UD, people know your name, hold doors open for you, and overall feel like family. The campus is quiet and safe, but that does not mean there is a lack of excitement. Around every corner there are opportunities for fun, ranging from the student neighborhood where students gain real responsibility as home owners without ever leaving campus to school-sponsored activities where you can experience different activities for a fraction of the price. OVerall, UD is an amazing chool.