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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League

University of Dayton Rankings

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Udayton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,718/ 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
$22,962/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.106 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,162Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
455
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 65 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • Welcoming
    32%
  • Chill
    6%
  • Partier
    6%
  • Average
    3%
  • Insecure stuck up and fearful
    2%
  • Pompus
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Community
    75%
  • Community if you like to drink
    5%
  • Police State
    5%
  • 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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University of Dayton Reviews

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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!
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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!
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!