University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

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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.

Website: www.udayton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
8,499
Undergraduate
Students
(47.5%) 4,040 Women
(52.5%) 4,459 Men
2,383
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 15,942 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,780
Tuition and Fees
$21,450
Room and Board
$13,580
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$30,372
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,689
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
563
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Dayton Population
143,355
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rudy Flyer
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
7.2% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   4
History   4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 College Park
City, State, Zip
Dayton, OH 45469
Phone
(937) 229-4411
Fax
(937) 229-4545
E-mail
admission@udayton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music, music therapy, music education programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 15,942 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 7,730 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 8,212 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,521 (22%) of 11,427 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,177 (21%) of 5,681 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,344 (23%) of 5,746 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
45% of 12775 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.68
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
550-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
25%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
21%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,780
Tuition and Fees
$21,450
Room and Board
$13,580
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,750
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 17
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003127
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,078 (93.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,523 (73.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,522 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,515 (99.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$30,372
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,517 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,208
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,152 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,982
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 132 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
700 (31.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,549

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,359 (80.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,780 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,605 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,585 (99.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$31,029
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,573 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,594
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,783 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,415
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 421 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,153 (39.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,131

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,689
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
563
Part-Time Faculty
471
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,953,128
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
7675
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science in Electro-Optics, Master of Applied Science, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Management Science, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Computer Science, Master of Science in Materials Engineering, Master of Physician Assistant Practice, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Mathematics Education, Master of Financial Mathematics, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Human Development
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Optical Sciences
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Theology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Higher Education
  • Law
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Optical Sciences
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
143,355
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Campus Size
388 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Dayton
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
25%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
approximately 1000 recording video cameras, automated external defibrillators in high density residential facilities and other areas

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rudy Flyer
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf x   x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
bowling, football, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, marching band, red scare (basketball student cheering section), campus connection, habitat for humanity
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,499
Women
4,040 (47.5%)
Men
4,459 (52.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,079
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
7.2% from 39 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,383

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Average Starting Salary
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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