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University of Dayton
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  • 4 Year
  • DAYTON, OH

University of Dayton Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade A
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Undergrads in College Housing
72%
Average Housing Cost
$8,760 / year
Poll
75%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 77 responses
Poll
83%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 115 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,820 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 169 responses
  • VWK dining has fresh food and the best variety
    32%
  • Marycrest
    18%
  • Emporium
    12%
  • KU
    10%
  • The Galley is great for snacks and ice cream!
    8%
  • VWK, Emporium, The Galley, Art Street Cafe
    5%
  • The Chill has great smoothies!
    4%
88%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 98 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 76 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    50%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    39%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    5%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
83%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 86 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 58 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    31%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    47%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    14%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    9%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 68 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    31%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    44%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    22%
  • Not very visible.
    1%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 135 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    4%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    58%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    33%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • St. Pattys Day
    29%
  • Christmas on Campus
    27%
  • Family Weekend
    10%
  • Halloween
    10%
  • Welcome Weekend
    8%
  • Going home
    7%
  • Woodstock on Woodland
    7%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 88 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    11%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    63%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    23%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    1%
  • Parties? What parties?
    2%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 63 responses
  • St Patrick's Day
    78%
  • St. Patrick's Day unless UD makes a tourney run
    11%
  • UD in the NCAA Tournament
    10%
  • Graduation
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
12%
Women in Sororities
25%
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 122 responses

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