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The University of Dayton

The University of Dayton

+1 937-229-1000

300 College Park Dayton, OH USA 45469

The University of Dayton is a Catholic, Marianist Institution. It has been named the number one Catholic university for engineering. The university, and every aspect of it, is rooted in faith. The university was founded in 1850 in Dayton, Ohio by the Society of Mary. At first, it was a school for boys. In 1920, it assumed its current identity.

The average first year retention rate at the University of Dayton is 90%. Students have an average GPA of 3.82, an average SAT score of 1,180, and an average ACT score of 26. The acceptance rate is 81%.

The university strives to be transparent with finances and as affordable as possible for students. As such, they have eliminated all fees so that there are no surprises across the four years, allowing students to budget. Impressively, 98% of all students receive some form of financial assistance. All students are automatically considered for scholarship awards (valued up to $124,000) at the time of their application. Tuition at the university is $44,890 for all students.

Most students enrolled are 22 years old. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. 9% of the student body are international students, 21% are minorities, and 48% are women.

There are more than 260 student organizations to explore on campus including Division 1 athletics and many arts events.

There are 8,637 undergraduates at the University of Dayton and 3,025 graduate students. There are more than 80 undergraduate programs at the university. There are also many certificate and licensure programs. The school also offers 50 master’s degree programs and 12 doctoral degree options.

Students are encouraged to complete an internship while enrolled, ensuring they receive hands-on work experience prior to graduation. Students may also choose to study abroad while completing their degree, making the world their classroom.

The university also offers an Honors Program. Successful students will earn an honors diploma and 98% of those who graduate with an honors diploma are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Submitting standardized test scores is an optional component of the application process.

The median starting salary for alumni of the University of Dayton is $56,200. Following graduation, 2% of students are enrolled in an internship and 1% join the military service. 23% of graduates start graduate school. There are now more than 125,000 alumni. The graduation rate at the University of Dayton is 79%.

Dayton is a mid-sized city filled with arts and culture. It has been named one of the top cities for STEM jobs.

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