University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

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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 coursework 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 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 akey 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 welearn 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. 



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


Transparent Affordability:
Our Four-Year Tuition Plan

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business Majors

• Accounting
• Business Economics
• Discover Business
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• International Business Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Operations and Supply Management

Through our Bachelor’s Plus Master’s program, you can earn a master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance at an accelerated pace.

You can also add a minor in Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, or Cybersecurity.

We Are UD

We have one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurship programs in the nation.

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 $1.2m

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.

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

Get ready to make your elevator pitch. Our annual Business Plan Competition offers you the chance to win $65,000 in cash prizes to launch your start-up. 

Our students manage more than $20 million of the University’s endowment. 

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

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.

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

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