Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 7,873 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dayton acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 75% 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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Is your score good enough? We guarantee you'll score higher, or your money back.
  • Prep with our team of teachers who are ready to answer your questions.

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
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Rates starting at 4.25% APR + 1% Cash Back
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
Do You Work at University of Dayton? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,873Undergrads
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 58 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    47%
  • Welcoming
    33%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Partier
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • 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.107 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Community
    77%
  • Community if you like to drink
    5%
  • Great
    5%
  • Neighborly
    5%
  • Police State
    5%
  • Pathetic
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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
Colleges like University of Dayton
More

University of Dayton Reviews

1,312 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of University of Dayton
Rate It!
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!
I loved the community at UD - everyone was willing to help! There were so many great opportunities here, it made the 4 years the best of my life. Wonderful business school teachers, structure, and mentors.