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International Profile

You’ll feel at home—even if you’re on the other side of the world.

You can achieve your dreams at the University of Dayton. Ranked as a top-tier national doctoral-level university by U.S.News & World Report, we provide challenging academics and opportunities to gain experience in your field of study.

As Ohio’s largest private university, the University of Dayton offers more than 80 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs. The University ranks third in the United States in the amount of federally sponsored materials research performed. Many of our programs are nationally recognized, including our entrepreneurship program, which has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation for nine straight years, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur.

Students from around the world have chosen the University of Dayton—and named us a leading university worldwide in learning, living, and support services, according to the largest survey of international student satisfaction.

We are the largest private university in Ohio, and we are ranked a top-tier university by U.S.News & World Report.

More than 11,000 students from around the world call the University “home.”

With a student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and an average class size of 27, our faculty and staff take a personal interest in you.

International merit scholarships are available.

We offer support services for international students, including an Intensive English Program.

Dayton is an affordable city; housing, food, transportation, and entertainment cost considerably less than in other U.S. cities.

With more than 240 student clubs, including an international student club, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved and make friends.



The University of Dayton is located two miles southeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio—a vibrant community offering the amenities of larger urban areas while retaining its Midwestern warmth. The city is very accessible, and the Dayton International Airport is only 15 minutes from the University.


Type of University: The University of Dayton is a private, coeducational, residential research university.

Size of Campus: The University’s 388-acre campus blends historic brick buildings with modern architecture and state-of-the-art facilities.

Number of Students: The University is home to more than 7,900 full-time undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and law students.

Number of Faculty: There are 900 full-time and part-time faculty members.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: The University offers more than 80 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs in arts and sciences, business administration, teacher education, health sciences, engineering, and law.

• American Studies
• Applied Mathematical Economics
• Art Education
• Art History
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication
- Communication Management
- Electronic Media
- Journalism
- Public Relations
- Theatre
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice Studies
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Biology
• Environmental Geology
• Fine Arts
• French
• Geology
• German
• Graphic Design
• History
• Human Rights Studies
• International Studies
• Mathematics
• Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry
• Music
• Music Composition
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music Therapy
• Philosophy
• Photography
• Physical Science
• Physics
• Physics—Computer Science
• Political Science
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre
• Visual Arts
• Women’s and Gender Studies
• Discover Arts
• Discover Sciences

• Accounting
• Business Economics
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• International Business Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Operations and Supply Management
• Discover Business

• Health and Sport Science
- Dietetics
- Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Science
- Pre-physical Therapy
- Sport Management
• Teacher Education
- Adolescence to Young Adult Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Foreign Language Education
- Intervention Specialist (Special Education)
- Middle Childhood Education
- Secondary Catholic Religious Education
- Discover Teacher Education
• Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Discover Engineering
• Engineering Technology
- Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
- Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology
- Industrial Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Discover Engineering Technology

Geographic Diversity: With students hailing everywhere from China and India to Great Britain and Kuwait, there is a wonderful international presence to be found on our campus. Our undergraduate and graduate students represent more than 65 countries.

International Student Services: Located in the Center for International Programs, International Student and Scholar Services assists international students with immigration issues, counseling, personal advising, social and extracurricular activities, and emergencies. Our Intensive English Program (IEP) provides instruction in English language skills.

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition        $39,090
Living Expenses        $13,998
Insurance and Other Costs     $4,470
Total   $57,558

Financial Aid: We offer International Merit Scholarships to select first-year and transfer undergraduate applicants. School-year employment and payment plans are also available.

Test Score Requirements: Undergraduate: TOEFL minimum score of 550 (paper-based); 80 (Internet-based); the University of Dayton also accepts scores from ELPT (minimum 956), APIEL (minimum 3), and IELTS (minimum 6.5).

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Fall term—May 1
Spring term—November 1
Summer term—case-by-case basis