Ranked a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Dayton provides students with challenging academic programs and real-world experiences that prepare students to be leaders in their community and around the world.
Located in the Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio — the first Certified Welcoming city in the United States — the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and health sciences, and engineering.
Rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values, we have created a welcoming and inclusive campus, where every person is treated with respect and openness. Our close-knit, safe, residential community values connectedness and one-on-one access to faculty. In addition, students from more than 65 countries call us home, as we all work together for the common good. #YouAreWelcomeHere
We have 10,899 students and a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, so we can offer the personal attention to help you find success. In fact, 89 percent of our international undergraduate students find success within just six months after graduation.
• #1 Catholic university in sponsored engineering research and development
• 4th in the U.S. for “Students Love These Colleges”
• #17 Top internship programs
• #11 Top undergraduate entrepreneurial programs
• First university to establish an undergraduate program in human rights studies
• Top 50 nationally for “Colleges That Create Futures”
• “BEST VALUE” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
The University of Dayton was named one of the most significant campus sites in the country. More than 90 percent of undergraduates live on campus or nearby. While freshmen are required to live in residence halls - sophomores, juniors and seniors can elect to remain in a residence hall or live in other university housing. Upper-class university housing includes a residential suite complex, apartments and houses located within a short walk of campus.
All students who are under 21 years of age and are not married are required to live in University housing.