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University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
The University of Dayton, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Engineering. Its 110-acre campus is located in Dayton.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 8,330
   Women 3,922 (47.1%)
   Men 4,408 (52.9%)
Graduate Students 2,473
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 16,968 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.64
SAT Math 581 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $57,370
  Tuition and Fees $40,940
  Room and Board $12,680
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $27,507
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 535
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 27% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Dayton Population 143,355
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 72% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Rudy Flyer
Sororities 17% of women participate
Fraternities 17% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.4% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students 9.6% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning 90.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 22.0%