University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,803
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,447 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Dayton is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 17,477 applications and 10,547 students were granted admission. University of Dayton is at the #58 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 84% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 30% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1020 to 1240
ACT24 to 29
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of Dayton's tuition was $40,940 for all students regardless of residency (52.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of University of Dayton's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 12% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,060 (which is 7.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Dayton in 2016-2017, was 1,106, which is 52% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,256 (which is 10.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Dayton has enrolled a total of 10,803 students (9,675 students full-time and 1,128 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,803 students, 102 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and 8,330 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,473 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 360 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 75%

Non-resident alien: 13%

Black/African American: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Dayton.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 41% 1,679 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 309 0
Legal Professions And Studies 6% 267
Education 5% 198 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 156
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 137
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 124
Psychology 3% 116
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 79
Physical Sciences 1% 44

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Dayton full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of University of Dayton graduates 6 years after enrollment is $42,900. Last year, out of the total 1,645 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,596 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,211 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,078 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $42,900 $51,600
Employment Rate 97% 94%
Total Graduates 1,645 2,211

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Dayton.

Kettering College
3.2 mile away
Antioch University Online
14.9 mile away
Antioch College
15.8 mile away
Wilberforce University
15.9 mile away
Cedarville University
19.3 mile away
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