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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University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

What happens whencritical minds meet compassionate heartsCome find out.

AT A GLANCE

All are welcome here. Our Marianist Catholic tradition embraces community, and approximately 85% of students live on campus. It’s one of the reasons our students are among the happiest in the nation.

We’re the #1 Catholic university for sponsored engineering research and development.

We offer more than 270 student organizations, with 45 dedicated to service and social action, so we can make a difference together.

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.

With our Bachelor’s Plus Master’s program, you can earn two degrees at an accelerated pace—saving you time and money.

Our Division I athletics offer thrills for athletes and spectators alike.

Academic advising, the Knowledge Hub, and the Office of Learning Resources are here to support your academic success.

Career advising and the alumni mentor program help you prepare for a successful future.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers study tables, workshops, leadership opportunities, events, activities, and more.

Majors

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

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
• Accounting
• Business Economics
• Discover Business
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• International Business Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Operations and Supply Management

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Health and Sport Science
• Dietetics 
• Health Science 
- Exercise and Movement Science
- Integrative Physiology
- Occupational and Behavioral Studies
• Nursing 
• Sport and Wellness 
- Community Health
- Health and Fitness
- Sport Management

Teacher Education
Adolescence to Young Adult Education
Discover Teacher Education
Foreign Language Education
Intervention Specialist (SpecialEducation)
Middle Childhood Education/ Intervention Specialist
• Pre-kindergarten to Grade 5
Secondary Catholic Religious Education

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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

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 course work 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, study business for a semester in China, 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 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. 

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

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.