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 when critical minds meet compassionate heartsCome 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 MAJORS
• 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-medicine
• Psychology

HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCE MAJORS
• Dietetics
• Health Science
- Exercise and Movement Science
- Integrative Physiology
- Occupational and Behavioral Studies

• Nursing
• Sport and Wellness
- Community Health
- Health and Fitness
- Sport Management

We are a top-tier national Catholic university.

In 2018, 100% of UD students who applied to dental school were admitted, and more than 70% were admitted to medical school.

As an undergrad, you can work alongside faculty on research projects—and maybe even get your own work published.

98% of Education and Health Sciences students are employed, volunteering, or in graduate school 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 don’t just travel—we make a difference. Through Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization, you can serve communities in need.

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

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




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 applycoursework in ways that build community and solve the critical issues facing society today.

Whether you jet across the globe to install water purification systemsin Uganda or volunteer a few milesaway 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 possibilities. So go ahead, ask the big questions. Let’s work toward the common good together.