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University of Dayton Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Dayton. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Dayton Ranked?

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2022 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 686 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is optical enginering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UDayton as #232 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 108 colleges in Ohio, UDayton is ranked at #7.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UDayton?

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 34% 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 540 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dayton  ( 540 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Dayton  ( 540 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 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Dayton  ( 23 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

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 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Dayton

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Dayton has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 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 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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University of Dayton Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of UDayton is $31,003. 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 +
$24,237 $23,351 $24,614 $30,034 $35,651

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 55% of students took out student loans averaging $12,217 a year. That adds up to $48,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UDayton is 2.5%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UDayton with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $55,100 in their early years. That's great news for UDayton students since it is 38% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Dayton

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.

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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 82 majors graduated from University of Dayton. Of these students, 1,915 received undergraduate degrees and 982 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 $67,132
Finance & Financial Management 150 $56,068
Marketing 143 $50,952
Communication & Media Studies 140 $41,844
Teacher Education Grade Specific 80 $36,054
Health/Medical Prep Programs 74 $28,055
Accounting 71 $59,756
General Psychology 70 $27,126
General Biology 69 $24,615
Chemical Engineering 60 $66,728

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 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 2019-2020, 3,260 students took at least one online class at University of Dayton. This is an increase from the 1,675 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,260 1,100
2018-2019 1,675 753
2017-2018 1,063 246
2016-2017 763 364
2015-2016 910 360

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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.


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