University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850, is a private, Catholic university. Its 398-acre campus is located in Dayton, OH.

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What happens when Critical Minds meet compassionate hearts?
Come find out.

AT A GLANCE

Transparent Affordability: Our Four-Year Tuition Plan

FIXED NET TUITION
At UD, you’ll know the cost of a four-year education up front. UD grants and scholarships increase each year to offset any tuition increases, so your net tuition stays the same all four years.

NO FEES
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.

TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP
70% of students nationally have reported skipping buying books because of costs. At UD, if you visit campus and file the FAFSA, you can receive a textbook scholarship worth up to $4,000 over four years.

FOUR-YEAR SUCCESS
Because of our transparent tuition plan, graduates leave UD with an average student loan debt that’s below the national average for private four-year universities.

MAJORS
SCIENCE

• Applied Mathematical Economics
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Discover Sciences
• Environmental Biology
• Environmental Geology
• Geology
• Mathematics
• Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry
• Physical Science
• Physics
• Physics—Computer Science
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-medicine
• Psychology

ENGINEERING
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Discover Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
• Discover Engineering Technology
• Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
• Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology
• Industrial Engineering Technology
• Mechanical Engineering Technology

We Are UD
Fortune 500 companies GE Aviation and Emerson both have research facilities right on campus, making it easy for you to gain hands-on experience.

We’re the #1 Catholic university for sponsored engineering research and development, and we are committed to doing research that matters. 

We offer more than 270 student organizations, so you’re sure to find a way to get involved on campus.

97% of our students find success within six months of graduation.

With more than 8,200 full-time undergraduates, a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 27, we are constantly interacting with and inspired by one another.

Approximately 85% of students live on campus in residence halls or in our unique student neighborhood. That’s one tight-knit community!

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

Put your knowledge into action. Through ETHOS (Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service Learning), you can take what you’ve learned in the classroom and use it to create life-saving changes and opportunities in 20 countries around the globe.

With the Bachelor’s Plus Master’s program, you can earn two degrees at an accelerated pace—saving you time and money while positioning you for success.


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 coursework 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 while you learn.

As a Princeton Review top 20 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 a community united by shared beliefs, inspired ideas, and diverse perspectives.

As a Marianist Catholic institu
tion, 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.

At the University of Dayton, we know we live in a world of endless
possibilities. So go ahead, ask the big questions. Let’s work toward the common good together.