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University of Dayton Overview

University of Dayton is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

1,920 Undergraduate Awards
$39,359 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UDayton is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UDayton.
  • In 2017-2018, 64% 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.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from UDayton to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Dayton Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, UDayton is ranked #192 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 108 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
#146 Best 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 Industrial Production Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electronics Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 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
#3 Best Industrial Production Technology Schools College Factual
#4 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#18 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#25 Best Engineering Technologies Schools College Factual
#70 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools College Factual
#143 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of Dayton?

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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 considered but not required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UDayton?

81% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores
UDayton has an acceptance rate of 81%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 34% 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 540 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dayton  ( 540 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 540 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 22 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Dayton  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Dayton  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Dayton?

$39,359 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UDayton is $39,359. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UDayton, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $12,217 a year. That adds up to $48,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UDayton is 2.5%. 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

8,314 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,644 undergraduate students at UDayton, with 8,314 being full-time and 330 being part-time.

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There are also 3,006 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,314 full-time undergraduates at UDayton, 51% are male and 49% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 122
Black or African American 370
Hispanic or Latino 549
White 6,672
International Students 289
Other Races/Ethnicities 312

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

1,100 Took All Classes Online
3,260 Took At Least One Class Online
55.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,260 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UDayton

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Dayton was $39,090 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how UDayton is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Legal Research #30 #30
Other Engineering #36 #30
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #41 #41
Legal Professions #48 #48
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #64 #64

Online Growth Rankings of UDayton

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Dayton was 55.2%. This is the #625 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UDayton regardless of major.

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 195 0 42 3 240
Business Administration & Management 22 0 153 0 175
Finance & Financial Management 150 0 18 0 168
Computer Science 28 0 128 0 156
Communication & Media Studies 140 0 9 0 149
Marketing 143 0 0 0 143
Electrical Engineering 54 0 38 23 115
Educational Administration 0 45 54 5 104
Teacher Education Grade Specific 80 1 14 0 95
Accounting 71 0 23 0 94
General Biology 69 0 4 5 78
Chemical Engineering 60 0 17 0 77
Health/Medical Prep Programs 74 0 0 0 74
General Psychology 70 0 1 0 71
Law 0 0 0 68 68
Civil Engineering 43 0 21 0 64
Health Sciences & Services 57 0 0 0 57
Mechanical Engineering Technology 48 0 0 0 48
International Business 46 0 0 0 46
Special Education 31 2 7 0 40
General English Literature 27 0 13 0 40
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 5 0 0 35 40
Political Science & Government 40 0 0 0 40
Allied Health Professions 0 0 39 0 39
Entrepreneurial Studies 34 0 0 0 34
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 34 0 34
Business/Managerial Economics 31 0 0 0 31
Management Information Systems 31 0 0 0 31
Industrial Production Technology 30 0 0 0 30
Health & Physical Education 28 0 2 0 30
Student Counseling 0 0 29 0 29
Computer Engineering 19 0 10 0 29
Engineering-Related Fields 0 4 23 0 27
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 27 0 27
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 0 14 0 25
Economics 25 0 0 0 25
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 24 0 0 0 24
Legal Research 0 0 24 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 0 0 0 22
Electronics Engineering Technology 19 0 0 0 19
International Studies 19 0 0 0 19
Materials Engineering 0 0 14 4 18
Romance Languages 18 0 0 0 18
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11 6 0 17
Sociology 17 0 0 0 17
Design & Applied Arts 17 0 0 0 17
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 16 0 16
Liberal Arts General Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Public Administration 0 0 16 0 16
Other Education 13 0 1 0 14
History 14 0 0 0 14
Other Engineering 0 0 13 0 13
Computer Information Systems 11 0 0 0 11
Computer Software & Applications 0 11 0 0 11
Operations Research 0 11 0 0 11
Systems Engineering 0 11 0 0 11
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 11 0 0 11
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 10 0 0 0 10
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 10 0 0 0 10
Applied Mathematics 0 1 8 0 9
Geological & Earth Sciences 6 2 0 0 8
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 3 4 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 5 0 0 5
Instructional Media Design 0 1 4 0 5
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 5 0 0 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 0 0 5
Music 5 0 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 0 0 4
Religious Studies 4 0 0 0 4
Chemistry 0 0 4 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 0 0 0 4
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 3 0 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 3 0 0 3
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 3 0 3
Philosophy 3 0 0 0 3
Physics 2 0 0 0 2
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Telecommunications Management 0 1 0 0 1
Area Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 1 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,920 124 835 147 3,026

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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