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University of Dayton is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,843, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 373 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Dayton's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 115. Its tuition and fees are $33,400 (2012-13).
The University of Dayton is a private, Catholic school in Ohio located about an hour north of Cincinnati and about an hour west of the state capital of Columbus. Students at the University of Dayton can choose from more than 70 undergraduate degrees and many graduate programs, including those in the schools of business administration, law, engineering, and education. The university, also called UD, encourages its students to actively practice their faiths through liturgies, spiritual retreats, and special programs such as PORCH (People of Respect, Compassion, and Hope). Through the PORCH program, students gather in small groups and meet once a week to pray.
Students can also get involved in more than 200 organizations and with the campus radio and television stations. Student athletes can play at the recreational level or try out for the numerous Dayton Flyers varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. Notable UD alumni include Chuck Noll, the only NFL coach to win four Super Bowl titles, which he did in the 1970s with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Founded in 1850, the University of Dayton is a top 10 national Catholic university that prepares students for success in their careers and lives. As a top-tier, comprehensive university, UD offers more than 70 academic programs in four accredited divisions - arts and sciences, business administration, education and allied professions, and engineering.
At UD, students find an environment where they are encouraged to engage the world, developing both a critical mind and a compassionate heart. Over 7,300 undergraduates call UD their home-away-from-home, and 90 percent of students live in the residence halls and porch-clad houses in the student neighborhood.
Guided by a Marianist educational tradition that emphasizes building relationships, UD keeps its classes small, with an average class size of 27. In addition to hosting office hours, many professors give out their cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses so students can ask questions - and get answers - at any time.
With more than 180 clubs and organizations on campus, students will discover activities to match their interests. Students show their spirit by cheering on the Division I Flyers, and they make a difference in the world by participating in more than 30 service clubs, attending week-long BreakOut trips, hosting the annual Christmas on Campus event and more.
Whether studying on campus or abroad, all University of Dayton students have the chance to receive a truly global education. UD's extensive education abroad opportunities offer programs on every continent except Antarctica. With its global perspective, the University attracts students from more than 60 countries and is ranked first in the world in an international student satisfaction survey.
A vast array of internships, cooperative education and part-time employment opportunities allow UD students to earn real-world experience before earning their diploma. Ranked third among all Catholic universities for total research volume, students are also regularly hired to work with top scientists and engineers at the University of Dayton Research Institute. Employers know UD graduates have developed the skills and qualities needed to succeed, and Fortune 500 companies regularly recruit on campus.
These opportunities aren't the only value at the University of Dayton. UD is one of the most affordable private, Catholic universities in the nation - and an excellent value among comparable institutions. In fact, approximately 97 percent of incoming first-year students received some form of institutional aid (scholarships and grants) in 2012.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Marianist)|
When applying to University of Dayton, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Dayton is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 86.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||75.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Dayton is 15:1, and the school has 38.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Dayton include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.8 percent.
University of Dayton has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,843, with a gender distribution of 50.5 percent male students and 49.5 percent female students. At this school, 77.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Dayton is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Dayton offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Dayton also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Dayton.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Dayton, 54.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,608.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$33,400 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,350 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data