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.

Master Programs

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Biology

    USD 53,400 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

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 53,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 58,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 53,400 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 53,400 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 53,400 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.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Civil Engineering

    USD 53,400 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 53,400 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 53,400 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 Science

    USD 53,400 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

    Education

    USD 53,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 53,400 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 Management

    USD 53,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Law

    USD 53,400 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

    Leadership

    USD 53,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Mathematical Finance

    USD 53,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 53,400 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 53,400 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.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 53,400 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

    Psychology

    USD 53,400 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 Administration

    USD 53,400 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

    Teaching

    USD 37,200 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.

  • 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA

    Theology

    USD 37,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 410
  • 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 3.00
  • 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!