University of Dayton Overview
University of Dayton is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dayton, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Dayton Known For?
- Students at UDayton have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at UDayton is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UDayton with a bachelor's degree make about $55,100 a year. That's 35% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average UDayton student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
University of Dayton Rankings
UDayton is ranked #208 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 119 colleges in Ohio, it is ranked at #4.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UDayton has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UDayton.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UDayton has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Dayton?
Contact details for UDayton are given below.
|Address:||300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469|
How Do I Get Into UDayton?
You can apply to UDayton online at: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/index.php
Admission Requirements for UDayton
|High School GPA||required|
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|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UDayton?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.
Average Test Scores
About 28% of students accepted to UDayton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 660.
Can I Afford University of Dayton?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UDayton, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $12,057 a year. That adds up to $48,228 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UDayton is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Dayton Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,990 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,046 full-time undergraduates at UDayton, 52% are male and 48% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Dayton students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||291|
|Hispanic or Latino||467|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at University of Dayton. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 72 countries are represented at UDayton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at University of Dayton
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UDayton has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 44th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UDayton
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Dayton was -17.2%. This is the #2,647 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UDayton regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UDayton majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||50%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UDayton ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UDayton.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#50|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#240|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#349|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Dayton Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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