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How Well Is University of Dayton Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Dayton was awarded 80 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UDayton is ranked #161 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UDayton also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UDayton?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Dayton is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to UDayton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dayton  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 550 to 660 )
UDayton received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Dayton  ( 24 to 29 )

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University of Dayton Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Dayton, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Dayton is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Dayton

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 90% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Dayton enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UDayton the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 62%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  62 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UDayton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,617 undergraduates at UDayton with 8,162 being full-time and 455 being part-time.

UDayton Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UDayton is 83.69 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.69 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Dayton Cost?

The overall average net price of UDayton is $31,187. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UDayton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,924 $22,663 $25,721 $29,276 $35,376

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UDayton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UDayton, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $12,057 a year. That adds up to $48,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UDayton is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UDayton Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UDayton make about $55,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UDayton students since it is 38% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Dayton make the most money.

Location of University of Dayton

University of Dayton is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dayton, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Dayton

Contact details for UDayton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469
Phone: 937-229-1000

University of Dayton Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 80 majors graduated from University of Dayton. Of these students, 2,167 received undergraduate degrees and 895 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 224 $67,300
Marketing 189 $44,600
Finance & Financial Management 159 $51,800
Communication & Media Studies 127 $38,500
Health/Medical Prep Programs 104 $23,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 92 $34,100
General Biology 89 $27,800
Accounting 87 $54,200
General Psychology 85 $28,400
Chemical Engineering 77 $69,900

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Dayton along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UDayton

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,063 students took at least one online class at University of Dayton. This is an increase from the 763 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,063 246
2016-2017 763 364
2015-2016 910 360
2014-2015 748 416
2013-2014 848 549

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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