University of Dayton

The University of Dayton, located on the banks of the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio, less than two miles from downtown Dayton, offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Health and Sciences, and Law.

  • Average Tuition USD 43,840
  • Acceptance Rate 59%
  • Students 11,343
  • International Students 15%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 43,840
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

The University of Dayton opened its doors in 1850 as a primary school for boys; it was then known as St. Mary's School. The school started out with just 14 students. Over the years the school underwent several changes, even changing its name on many occasions. The school only became known as the University of Dayton in 1920.

Presently, The University of Dayton, is renowned for its excellence in top tier research, while still being deeply rooted in a catholic tradition. The University of Dayton is regarded as the number one, Catholic university in the nation for sponsored engineering and the number two, Catholic university in the nation for sponsored STEM research.

Bachelor Programs

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    American Studies

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Art History

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Biology

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Business

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Business Economics

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Childhood Education

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Communication

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Computer Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

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    Dance

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

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    Economics

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Engineering Technology

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineering and related projects or to prepare for engineering-related fields.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    English

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Enterprise

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Finance

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Fine Arts

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Graphic Design

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    History

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Humanities

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

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    Industrial Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Information System Management

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

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    International Business

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Journalism

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Languages

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Law

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Management

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Manufacturing Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development, and implementation of manufacturing systems. Includes instruction in materials science and engineering, manufacturing processes, process engineering, assembly and product engineering, manufacturing systems design, and manufacturing competitiveness.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Marketing

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Media Studies

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Music

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Music Education

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Nutrition Science

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Performing Arts

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    Pharmacy

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Philosophy

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Photography

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Physical Therapy

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Physics

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Political Science

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Psychology

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Public Affairs

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Religious Education

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    Sociology

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Sports Management

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Supply Chain Management

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Teaching

    USD 40,940 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 511
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 124
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 171
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 647

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 295
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Minimum SAT 1550
  • Minimum ACT 24
  • Average SAT Score 1705

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    Established in 1850

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    The University of Dayton's motto is to 'learn, lead and serve'. This motto can be viewed in practice through its initiatives to establish an institute in China, and through its engagement with Emerson Climate Technologies or GE Aviation.

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          • Testimony
            2012-2014, Graduate

            I Love UD

            UD is a great community. It's a main part of my whole life.It's where I met my great mentors and my best friends. I will never forget it. I'm so proud to be a Dayton Flyer.

          • Testimony
            1977-1981, BS in Business Mgt

            UD and community

            UD has a great sense of community. I have never met a graduate who didnt agree with that. Community is difficult to measure in value but I know it changed my life for the better.

          • Testimony
            2007-2011, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

            An Amazing Experience

            The University of Dayton’s engineering program was fantastic! The co-op experience was great and landed me in the career that I am still at today. But the best part of UD, it was where I met my lifelong friends and my wife. It gives you an experience that is very hard to find these days. The community is incredible and something I will never forget. I the happiest and saddest day of my life was when I had to graduate. But once you go to UD the sense of community stays with you always. I am so proud to be a Dayton Flyer!