University of Dayton: Statistics

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#831 of 14,131 In the World
#262 of 2,597 In North America
#232 of 2,496 In the United States
#12 of 90 In Ohio
#2 of 3 In Dayton
#186 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
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Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
81%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$29,933 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
8,637
Graduates
3,334
Male:Female Ratio
51:49
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
udayton.edu

University of Dayton Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Dayton has an acceptance rate of 81% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 81% 77% 84%
Applicants 17,262 8,635 8,627
Admissions 13,919 6,651 7,268
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,117 1,115 1,002
Freshmen enrolled part time 9 6 3

2,652 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,083 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
314 or 15%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1130
or below

75% of them
had 1330
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Dayton are 1130-1330 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,153 or 54%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Dayton are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 8582 (72%)
Nonresident Alien 1323 (11%)
Hispanic 683 (6%)
Black or African American 663 (6%)
Two or more races 348 (3%)
Asian 190 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 171 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend University of Dayton is $29,933 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$29,933/year
Average aid awarded
$32,287
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $18,843
$30-48K $20,310
$48-75K $22,973
$75-110K $26,766
$110K+ $33,132

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $44,890$18,090
Tuition in-state $44,890$18,090
Tuition out-of-state $44,890$18,090
Fee in-district $50
Fee in-state $50
Fee out-of-state $50

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 6,875
Combined charge for room and board $14,870
Room charge $8,940
Meal charge $5,930

University of Dayton majors

University of Dayton has granted 1,942 bachelor's degrees across 70 programs, 1,034 master's across 46 programs, and 122 doctorate degrees across 9 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Dayton.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Computer Science 27 237
Mechanical Engineering 182 44 5
Business Administration and Management, General 205
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 179
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 152 12
Finance, General 151 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 50 35 6
Accounting 71 18
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 77 3 2
Psychology, General 81 1
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 80
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 60 11
Law 62
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies 60
Civil Engineering, General 33 23
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence 53
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 46 4
Chemical Engineering 38 8
International Business & Trade & Commerce 45
Engineering & Industrial Management 43
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 38
Physician Assistant 38
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 36
Management Information Systems, General 36
Physical Therapy & Therapist 35
Business & Managerial Economics 33
Computer Engineering, General 14 19
Education, Other 29
English Language and Literature, General 23 5
Political Science and Government, General 27
Operations Management and Supervision 26
Special Education and Teaching, General 19 7
Secondary Education and Teaching 22 3
Industrial Technology & Technician 24
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 23
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 23
Environmental Biology 22
School Psychology 22
Biochemistry 21
International & Globalization Studies 20
Sociology, General 19
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 18
Design and Visual Communications, General 18
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 17
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 17
Materials Engineering 14 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other 16
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 15
Reading Teacher Education 15
Dietetics & Dietitian 14
History, General 13
Theology & Theological Studies 8 5
Energy Systems Engineering, General 12
Special Education and Teaching, Other 12
Music Teacher Education 10
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 9
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 9
Laser and Optical Engineering 8 1
General Studies 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7
Development Economics and International Development 7
Public Administration 7
Religion & Religious Studies 7
Art & Art Studies, General 6
Chemistry, General 3 3
Clinical Psychology 6
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 5 1
Music Therapy & Therapist 6
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 5
Foreign Language Teacher Education 5
Philosophy 5
Pre-Dentistry Studies 5
Art Teacher Education 4
Community Psychology 4
Computer Engineering Technology & Technician 4
Educational & Instructional Technology 4
Mathematics, General 4
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 4
Music Performance, General 4
Photography 4
Theatre and Dance 4
Women's Studies 4
Pastoral Studies & Counseling 3
Physics, General 3
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 3
Applied Mathematics, General 2
Environmental Science 2
Financial Mathematics 2
Geology & Earth Science, General 2
Management Science 2
Music, General 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 1
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 1
Experimental Psychology 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
German Language and Literature 1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1
Grand Total 1,942 1,034 122

University of Dayton has a graduation rate of 80%, which is among the 12% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 80% 78% 82%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 62%

Publications & Citations

University of Dayton is a world-class research university with 10,069 scientific papers published and 207,416 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, Computer Science, Optical Engineering, Psychology, Business, and Medicine.

Publications
10,069
Citations
207,416

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
3,661 / 74,068
Physics
2,740 / 61,542
Chemistry
2,195 / 57,688
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,128 / 22,129
Materials Science
1,889 / 40,023
Computer Science
1,190 / 28,396
Optical Engineering
1,074 / 19,603
Psychology
1,027 / 33,858
Business
1,002 / 44,312
Medicine
744 / 13,349
Biology
693 / 28,727
Environmental Science
572 / 12,279
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
566 / 5,911
Mathematics
487 / 10,216
Economics
470 / 11,453
Political Science
464 / 2,904
Sociology
440 / 4,124
Art & Design
424 / 3,857
Social Psychology
349 / 14,539
Computer Vision
324 / 3,278
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
316 / 127
Philosophy
260 / 250
Law
252 / 629
Education Majors
231 / 2,738
Communications and Public Relations
229 / 5,624
Nanotechnology
208 / 11,098
Health Science
170 / 1,303
History
169 / 126
Child Psychology
165 / 7,900
Electronic Engineering
161 / 2,002
Automation and Control engineering
153 / 1,687
Marketing
145 / 12,492
Demography
143 / 2,427
Math Teachers
139 / 2,591
Finance
135 / 3,442
Structural Engineering
134 / 1,861
Clinical Psychology
134 / 2,776
Chemical Engineering
133 / 3,334
Ecology
132 / 6,054
Investment Banking and Stock trading
127 / 3,671

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 110 839
1992 156 1025
1993 140 1024
1994 142 1160
1995 179 1154
1996 164 1502
1997 200 1671
1998 205 1821
1999 248 1965
2000 192 2263
2001 193 2507
2002 248 3082
2003 208 3336
2004 238 4259
2005 285 4725
2006 303 5362
2007 298 6329
2008 329 7456
2009 363 9009
2010 421 10005
2011 545 11573
2012 603 12851
2013 580 13838
2014 612 15337
2015 745 16033
2016 629 15039
2017 597 15515
2018 484 14832
2019 586 17145
2020 564 19329
2021 494 21693
Academic rankings

University of Dayton alumni

  1. Jon Gruden

    Jon Gruden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the University of Dayton
    Studied in 1982-1985
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Jon David Gruden is a former American professional football coach who was a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He held his first head coaching position with the Raiders franchise during their Oakland tenure from 1998 to 2001, where he won two consecutive division titles and made an AFC Championship Game appearance. Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, whom he led to their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXVII the same season. At age 39, he was the then-youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl. He served as Tampa Bay's head coach through 2008, setting the franchise record for wins, but made only two further playoff runs. After his firing from the Buccaneers, Gruden was featured as an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcasts from the 2009 to the 2017 seasons.

  2. Kostas Antetokounmpo

    Kostas Antetokounmpo
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1997-.. (age 26)
    Enrolled in the University of Dayton
    Studied in 2016
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Konstantinos Ndubuisi "Kostas" Antetokounmpo is a Nigerian-Greek professional basketball player for Fenerbah├že of the Turkish BSL and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the Dayton Flyers.

  3. Obi Toppin

    Obi Toppin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1998-.. (age 25)
    Enrolled in the University of Dayton
    Studied in 2018-2020
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Obadiah Richard Toppin Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, he played college basketball for the Dayton Flyers.

  4. Richard Rohr

    Richard Rohr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    writermotivational speakerspiritual teacherCatholic priestreligious writer
    Biography

    Richard Rohr, is an American Franciscan priest and writer on spirituality based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. In 2011, PBS called him "one of the most popular spirituality authors and speakers in the world".

All 59 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UD
Founded 1850
Motto Pro Deo et Patria
For God and Country
Colors blue, red
Academic calendar August to July (August - April; May-July)
Total FTE staff 2,923
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio, 45469
United States
City population 138,000
Phone 9372291000

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