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Get the facts about University of Dayton. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Dayton Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Dayton was awarded 57 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked U of Dayton as #164 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when U of Dayton held the #186 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

U of Dayton also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of Dayton?

Acceptance Rate

University of Dayton has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to U of Dayton 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 )
U of Dayton 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

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Dayton is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Dayton is 62%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  62 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 U of Dayton 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 U of Dayton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,499 undergraduates at U of Dayton with 8,079 being full-time and 420 being part-time.

U of Dayton Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and 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 U of Dayton is 73.83 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.83 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Dayton Cost?

The overall average net price of U of Dayton is $32,721. 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 U of Dayton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,736 $29,123 $28,171 $31,021 $36,488

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 U of Dayton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U of Dayton, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $8,102 a year. That adds up to $32,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of Dayton is 1.4%. 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 U of Dayton Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U of Dayton make about $55,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future U of Dayton graduates since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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 situated in Dayton, Ohio. The location of U of Dayton is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Dayton

Contact details for U of Dayton 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 84 majors graduated from University of Dayton. Of these students, 2,079 received undergraduate degrees and 866 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 195 $67,300
Marketing 169 $44,600
Communication & Media Studies 148 $38,500
Finance & Financial Management 146 $51,800
Health/Medical Prep Programs 116 $23,800
General Psychology 97 $28,400
Accounting 92 $54,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 90 $34,100
Chemical Engineering 71 $69,900
General Biology 66 $27,800

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

Online Learning at U of Dayton

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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