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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?

2,167 Undergraduate Awards
$40,465 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#113 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#256 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UDayton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Operations Research Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Industrial Production Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Engineering-Related Fields Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UDayton has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#32 Best Colleges for Marketing College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#72 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#108 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of Dayton?

Location of University of Dayton

Contact details for UDayton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469
Phone: 937-229-1000
Website: https://udayton.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-University-of-Dayton/30635010777
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/univofdayton

How Do I Get Into UDayton?

You can apply to UDayton online at: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/index.php

Admission Requirements for UDayton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UDayton?

72% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Dayton is 72%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dayton  ( 550 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 550 to 660 )
200
800
UDayton received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Dayton  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Dayton  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Dayton?

$40,465 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UDayton is $40,465. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

8,046 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,483 undergraduate students at UDayton, with 8,046 being full-time and 437 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UDayton

There are also 2,990 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,046 full-time undergraduates at UDayton, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UDayton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Dayton students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UDayton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 109
Black or African American 291
Hispanic or Latino 467
White 6,496
International Students 397
Other Races/Ethnicities 286

Geographic Diversity

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

246 Took All Classes Online
1,063 Took At Least One Class Online
-17.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,063 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UDayton has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 13%
Educational Administration 15%
Engineering Technologies 45%
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
Engineering #138
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering 224 0 39 8 271
Marketing 189 0 0 0 189
Finance & Financial Management 159 0 21 0 180
Communication & Media Studies 127 0 13 0 140
Business Administration & Management 37 0 80 0 117
Accounting 87 0 29 0 116
Electrical Engineering 52 0 47 15 114
Teacher Education Grade Specific 92 2 16 0 110
Health/Medical Prep Programs 104 0 0 0 104
General Biology 89 0 2 4 95
Chemical Engineering 77 0 17 0 94
Educational Administration 0 3 74 12 89
General Psychology 85 0 3 0 88
Law 0 0 0 81 81
Civil Engineering 40 0 23 0 63
Computer Science 25 0 35 0 60
Entrepreneurial Studies 53 0 0 0 53
Health & Physical Education 50 0 2 0 52
Business/Managerial Economics 51 0 0 0 51
International Business 49 0 0 0 49
Political Science & Government 48 0 0 0 48
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 9 0 0 38 47
Special Education 41 1 4 0 46
Student Counseling 0 0 45 0 45
Mechanical Engineering Technology 38 0 0 0 38
Management Information Systems 36 1 0 0 37
Computer Engineering 30 0 7 0 37
Allied Health Professions 0 0 37 0 37
Engineering-Related Fields 0 1 35 0 36
General English Literature 25 0 9 0 34
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 34 0 34
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 34 0 34
Materials Engineering 0 0 26 5 31
Industrial Production Technology 29 0 0 0 29
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 25 0 0 0 25
Criminal Justice & Corrections 25 0 0 0 25
History 22 0 0 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 22 0 0 0 22
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 0 11 0 19
Electronics Engineering Technology 19 0 0 0 19
Systems Engineering 0 18 0 0 18
International Studies 18 0 0 0 18
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 11 6 0 18
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 17 0 0 0 17
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 16 1 17
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 17 0 0 0 17
Geological & Earth Sciences 13 3 0 0 16
Sociology 15 0 0 0 15
Romance Languages 14 0 0 0 14
Applied Mathematics 0 0 14 0 14
Economics 14 0 0 0 14
Operations Research 0 13 0 0 13
Other Engineering 0 0 13 0 13
Religious Studies 13 0 0 0 13
Mathematics 12 0 0 0 12
Other Education 11 0 0 0 11
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 11 0 0 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Public Administration 0 0 9 0 9
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 8 1 9
Fine & Studio Arts 9 0 0 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 0 0 7
Computer Information Systems 6 0 0 0 6
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 6 0 6
Public Relations & Advertising 0 5 0 0 5
Instructional Media Design 0 0 5 0 5
Philosophy 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 3 0 2 0 5
Physics 5 0 0 0 5
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 1 3 0 4
Music 4 0 0 0 4
Teaching English or French 0 3 0 0 3
Legal Research 0 0 3 0 3
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 0 0 0 2
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Engineering Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Telecommunications Management 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,167 73 730 165 3,135

References

*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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