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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+
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

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
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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
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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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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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!
The University of Dayton seemed like the perfect fit for me coming out of high school. I wanted an average sized school with a strong sense of community which, at times, is an accurate representation of Dayton. However, the "community" aspect only revolves around one thing: alcohol. If you're not a drinker and you're not interested in going out 4 times a week, you won't see this sense of community that everyone speaks of. I am often put down by my "buddies" for wanting to stay in rather than go out and it's almost like I'm being forced to go out rather than be something I choose on my own and look forward to each week. Many kids here have absolutely no respect for others and it seems like a lot of the kids here are over-privileged punks who think the world revolves around them. Many come back to the dorms after being out and begin vandalizing really anything in sight. Absolutely no regard for the same poor maintenance man who struggles to fix everything on Sunday or Monday morning.