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Well, where do you want to go? It’s perfectly okay if you don’t know today. College is a remarkable journey of exploration and discovery, and we’re ready to be your guide. 

At the University of Dayton, there’s more to learning and growing than classes and textbooks. While your course work is essential, a lot of important learning at the University of Dayton happens in the real world. 

Whether you jet across the globe to install water purification systems in Uganda, study business for a semester in China, or volunteer a few miles away at a local school, you’ll engage with the world. At the University of Dayton, we know you’ll become a key member of a community united by shared beliefs, inspired ideas, and, of course, Flyer basketball. 

As a Catholic, Marianist institution, we aim to educate the whole person—creating a unique community of curious minds and compassionate hearts. We constantly use what we learn and apply it in our own backyard and around the world to make a difference in the lives of others. Through improving the world, we improve ourselves.

At the University of Dayton, we know we live in a world of endless possibility. So go ahead, ask the big questions. We can’t promise to have all the answers, but we’ll help you find them.




At most universities, tuition increases each year. At UD your grants and scholarships increase each year too. The result? The net tuition you pay stays the same all four years.


Most universities charge fees for labs, courses, orientation, etc. At UD there are no surcharges, fees, or hidden expenses. There are no surprises here. 

Nationally, 70% of students reported skipping buying books because of costs. At UD if you visit campus and file the FAFSA, we’ll pay for your textbooks—up to $4,000 (over four years).


Other universities focus on your first-year financial aid award and don’t tell you how costs will change over time. At UD we provide the full cost up front, and net tuition is guaranteed as part of your four-year tuition plan. 


All are welcome here. Our Catholic, Marianist tradition embraces community where approximately 85% of students live on campus.


We’re the #2 Catholic university in the nation for sponsored STEM research (math, physical sciences, and engineering combined).


Tuition covers 144 credit hours--—so you can double-major or minor at no extra cost.


With more than 7,900 full-time undergraduates, a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 27, we are constantly interactive and inspired by one another.


When’s the game? Our Division I athletics offer thrills for athletes and spectators alike.


Each year on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, students “adopt” a local child for a night of cheer-filled holiday fun through Christmas on Campus-—one of UD’s greatest traditions.


Looking to get in touch with your faith? We offer countless retreats, prayer communities, and discussion groups to strengthen your religious identity.


We are a top 10 national Catholic research university.


Our campus ministry is one of the largest in the country.

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