University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

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Science & Engineering Profile

What happens when critical minds meet compassionate hearts? Come find out.

At the University of Dayton, you’ll go beyond learning and learn by doing good in the world. Students take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in ways that build community and solve the critical issues facing society today. Whether you jet across the globe to install water purification systems in Uganda or volunteer a few miles away at a local school, you’ll make the world a better place and learn as you do so.

As a Princeton Review top 15 school for internships, we find ways to help you discover who you’re called to be so you can lead a life of purpose and fulfillment. At the University of Dayton, we know you’ll become a key member of our community, one united by shared beliefs, inspired ideas, and diverse perspectives.

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. For example, through our ETHOS program, Engineering students take what they’ve learned in the classroom and use it to create life-saving changes and opportunities in countries around the globe.

We offer up to $109,000 in merit scholarships over four years and a transparent tuition plan with no net tuition increases, no fees, and even scholarships for textbooks. To see what scholarships you qualify for, apply for free at



Top 50 “Colleges That Create Futures” | The Princeton Review


Top 20 “Best Colleges for Merit Aid” | Money magazine


Top 15 “Best Schools for Internships” | The Princeton Review


Top 15 “Their Students Love These Colleges” | The Princeton Review


Top 15 “Happiest Students” | The Princeton Review

Commitment to Success

UD is committed to your success, proven by 97% of our students being employed, volunteering, or enrolling in graduate school within six months of graduation. 

Our graduates attend prestigious graduate schools like Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They make a difference through the Peace Corps and Teach for America, and they’re employed at powerhouses like Google and Apple.

We’re the #1 Catholic university in the nation for engineering research and development, and our dedicated Engineering Co-op Office coordinates on-campus interviews for our students to ensure their success. In one year alone, 560 student co-op assignments earned $6.1 million before graduation.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I can't imagine myself anywhere else. I love UD's size, Marianist charism, and the people that call this incredible place home.”

    • Bryan B. ’20
  • “UD has the right number of students—not too small, not too big. It also has sports teams to follow and a popularity with intramural sports. I couldn’t be happier to be part of this community.”

    • Annie C. ’20
  • “Everyone from the parking attendant to the tour guides to the faculty genuinely expressed kindness. To top it off, the core value of service made me love UD even more.”

    • Elizabeth C. ’20
  • “I chose UD because it's a very balanced school. It has a strong Catholic identity while being welcoming and accepting of all. UD is the place I felt comfortable calling home.”

    • Hannah G. ’19