About

Our Home is a Powerhouse

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.

Facts and Figures

10,899

undergraduate, graduate and law students

118,000+

living alumni worldwide

No. 1

Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D

About Us

History

Starting with only 14 students, one building and one farm, the University of Dayton rose from its humble beginnings in 1850 to become an internationally recognized university.

History

Location

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.

Location

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

Points of Pride

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

Leadership

University Overview

With a passionate purpose and the power to transform, the University of Dayton is a welcoming community striving for diversity of people and talents.

University Overview

With a passionate purpose and the power to transform, the University of Dayton is a welcoming community striving for diversity of people and talents.

Initiatives

Affordability

To increase affordability and improve student success, we implemented a bold approach to tuition that eliminates fees — and holds steady the tuition a student pays each year.

Affordability

Sustainability

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.

Sustainability

China Institute

To help students become fluent in tomorrow, we broke the traditional model of education abroad. At our China Institute, students engage in experiential learning opportunities while engaging in a unique academic experience — for the same cost as a semester on campus.

China Institute

Partnerships

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.

Partnerships