The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values, we are committed to the common good, and we educate the whole person by linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. With more than 80 academic programs, countless real-world learning opportunities (like Fortune 500 companies located on campus) and a diverse, inclusive community that supports and challenges students to discover who they’re called to be, we’re nationally recognized for providing experiences that lead to student success.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Community Service
  • Experiential Learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


A first-year student has either not yet graduated from high school or has graduated but not earned any college credits after completing high school. The University of Dayton has two deadlines for submitting your admission materials: Early action (non-binding): November 1 and Regular decision: February 1. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship — worth up to $121,000 over four years — when you apply for admission. We are committed to transparent affordability, and our innovative approach to tuition provides peace of mind when it comes to costs.


A transfer student has completed high school and has earned college credit after finishing high school. Transfer application deadlines: Fall term: Early Action- February 1, Regular Decision- July1 Spring term: December 1 Summer term: April 15. All full-time transfer students receive a $15,000 transfer scholarship and may be eligible for an Academic Excellence Award, based on combined cumulative college GPA. Our transparent, fixed net tuition plan means the tuition you pay stays the same each year. That means there are no surprises, so you can be confident in our costs and plan for your success.

Additional Information

Experiential Learning
UD has been ranked in the top 15 “Best Schools for Internships” in the nation, and we provide experiential learning opportunities like research, service, internships and co-ops that prepare you for a meaningful career and life after graduation.

In our diverse, inclusive learning community, we respect the dignity of each person and work together for the common good. That’s why 85% of students choose to live on campus or in our unique porch-clad student neighborhood all four years. And with more than 270 student clubs, including 35 focused on service and social justice, we make sure you have every opportunity to pursue your interests and talents or discover something new. Our Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC) is a popular place on campus that provides a strong community and space for underrepresented students. 

Last year, despite the difficulties of entering a job market during the pandemic, 93% of students found success within six months of graduation, and of those employed, 95% are employed full-time. We’re so committed to our students’ success that our graduation rate is 81%, compared to an average 68% for private universities and 62% for public universities.

Transparent Tuition Plan
We are committed to transparent affordability because we value your family’s peace of mind above any bottom line. We offer:
  • A four-year overview of your costs for first-year students and a three-year overview for transfer students.
  • No net tuition increases.
  • No fees.
  • A textbook scholarship.
  • Automatic merit scholarship consideration for up to $121,000 over four years for first-year students.
  • A transfer scholarship and Academic Excellence Awards for full-time transfer students.

Visit us

Bring your family — and learn more about ours — by scheduling a campus visit. We offer a variety of admission events both on campus and virtually throughout the year to give you a taste of the University of Dayton experience. If you attend an official campus visit and file the FAFSA, you can receive a textbook scholarship worth up to $4,000 (over four years) for first-year students or up to $3,000 (over three years) for full-time transfer students.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1602, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 837-7433