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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 to tutor 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.




Four Year Tuition Plan

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 you 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 $500 per semester.

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 upfront, and net tuition is guaranteed as part of your four-year tuition plan. 

We Are UD

  • For 10 years our entrepreneurship program has been ranked in the top 20 in the nation by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneurmagazine.


  • Want to be a CEO before you graduate? You can at Flyer Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest student-run businesses, with annual sales of $1.2 million.
  • Approximately 85% of students live on campus in residence halls or in our unique student neighborhood. That’s one tight-knit community.
  • Get ready to make your elevator pitch. Our annual Business Plan Competition offers the chance to win $65,000 in cash prizes to launch your startup.
  • Get invested. Our students manage more than $20 million of the University’s endowment. 
  • We have a near-perfect 50:50 male-female ratio.
  • Tuition covers 144 credit hours, so you can earn a double major or minor at no extra cost.
  • Want a step up in the business world? You can earn your bachelor’s and your MBA in just five years.We are a top 10 national Catholic university.
  • With more than 8,200 full-time undergraduates, a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 27, we are constantly interactive and inspired by one another. 
  • We’re the first American university to open its doors in Suzhou Industrial Park in China— home to over a third of the world’s Fortune 500 companies.
  • When’s the game? Our Division I athletics offer thrills for athletes and spectators alike.