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Flyers Reach Incredible Heights

As a Catholic research university, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to make an impact.

Here, we adapt to meet the needs of the changing world. We turn big dreams into bold moves. And we build community — inviting people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission.

Together, we're passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.

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About Us

Points of Pride

Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), UD is a top-tier research university distinguished by our academics, research and community involvement.


Situated on the banks of the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio, less than two miles from downtown Dayton, there’s always something fun to do on and around campus. Indoors or outdoors, rain or shine, we're a community of doers.


To increase affordability and improve student success, we eliminated fees — and provide a transparent, four-year approach to tuition.

Diversity and Inclusion

Rooted in faith and dedicated to the common good, the University of Dayton celebrates diversity and honors the dignity of all people.



Whether we're creating technology to quickly detect COVID-19 or conducting research that supports NASA's Perseverance rover and future deep-space missions, we work in the space between inspiration and impact – and bring great ideas to life.


To build a greener world, we're a charter participant in the STARS system, where we earned a gold rating for our sustainability efforts. Our Hanley Sustainability Institute also develops transdisciplinary projects that make a positive impact on campus — and in the community.

Human Rights Center

The Human Rights Center creates change through research, education and dialogue. We search for transformative solutions to patterns of injustice that will bring about real change in the lives of the poor.


To help solve real-world problems and spur innovation, we work side-by-side with hundreds of industry partners. Two of them — GE Aviation and Emerson — established major research and development centers on the University’s campus.