College Factual  by our College Data Analytics Team
       Unbiased Factual Guarantee

University of Dayton Data & Information Overview

446 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
81% Acceptance Rate
If you want to know more about University of Dayton, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource.
If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Dayton Ranked?

#184 Best Colleges in Nation
#6 Best Colleges in OH
Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 446 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Explore Best Ranked Schools for You

Explore the best ranked schools for the programs you are most interested in.

Overall Quality

UDayton is ranked #184 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 96 colleges in Ohio, UDayton is ranked at #6.

See all of the rankings for University of Dayton.

Is It Hard to Get Into UDayton?

81% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Dayton has an acceptance rate of 81%, 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 15% 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 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dayton  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 560 to 670 )
UDayton received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Dayton  ( 23 to 29 )

Learn more about University of Dayton admissions.

University of Dayton Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
67% Full Time Teachers

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

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

88% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% 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  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UDayton for first-time, full-time students is 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Dayton.

University of Dayton Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,314 Full-Time Undergraduates
15.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
49.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,644 undergraduates at UDayton with 8,314 being full-time and 330 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Dayton Cost?

$29,928 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
$43,860 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UDayton is $29,928. 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 +
$19,334 $20,992 $25,633 $28,897 $36,375

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

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 UDayton, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $10,965 a year. That adds up to $43,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UDayton 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.

Get more details about paying for University of Dayton.

How Much Money Do UDayton Graduates Make?

$66,384 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UDayton make around $66,384 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UDayton graduates since it is 56% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of University of Dayton

Ohio State
8,314 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
University of Dayton is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Dayton, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

Get more details about the 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

82 Majors With Completions
1,906 Undergraduate Degrees
1,107 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 82 majors graduated from University of Dayton. Of these students, 1,906 received undergraduate degrees and 1,107 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
Marketing 199 $47,795
Finance & Financial Management 182 $54,158
Communication & Media Studies 153 $39,856
Teacher Education Grade Specific 87 $34,569
General Psychology 85 $25,442
Accounting 81 $55,463
Mechanical Engineering 80 $65,339
Health Sciences & Services 80 NA
General Biology 77 $23,411
Entrepreneurial Studies 62 $52,813

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

Online Learning at UDayton

31% Take At Least One Class Online
9% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 3,735 students took at least one online class at University of Dayton. This is an increase from the 3,260 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,735 1,083
2019-2020 3,260 1,100
2018-2019 1,675 753
2017-2018 1,063 246
2016-2017 763 364

Learn more about online learning at University of Dayton.

If you’re considering University of Dayton, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against UDayton? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!

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.

Popular Reports

College Rankings
Best by Location
Degree Guides by Major
Graduate Programs

Compare Your School Options