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University of Dayton
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  • 4 Year
  • DAYTON, OH

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

300 COLLEGE PARK
DAYTON, OH 45469
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
From University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university deeply committed to the common good. We invite people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to join our vibrant, welcoming community.

Our commitment to transparent affordability means we’ll help provide the tools you need to graduate on time because we value your family’s peace of mind above any bottom line.

We turn big dreams into bold moves. Here, you’ll undertake research that matters and experiences that make a difference to develop real solutions and build momentum for positive change. Through hands-on learning, you’ll gain important knowledge and skills while also developing a critical mind and a compassionate heart.

At UD, we educate the whole person by linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. We’re committed to becoming an anti-racist university, where everyone is treated with respect and openness.

Together, we're passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.

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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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1080-1300
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,768 / 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
$28,345 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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. 111 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 111 responses

Majors

A Holistic Approach

At UD, our Catholic, Marianist tradition helps each student develop a critical mind, a compassionate heart, a solid résumé. Our students are actively engaged in discerning their unique gifts and vocation, and our holistic approach to health and well-being means we help students build a foundation for academic and career success as well as for sustainable, lifelong, physical and mental wellness.

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
    22%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,285 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
352
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Welcoming
    34%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Partier
    7%
  • Average
    3%
  • Insecure stuck up and fearful
    1%
  • Pompus
    1%

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. 121 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
  • Community
    78%
  • Community if you like to drink
    5%
  • Police State
    5%
  • Great
    4%
  • Neighborly
    4%
  • Pathetic
    3%
  • Horrible terrible
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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