Points of Pride

Top-Tier Catholic University
Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), a group of visionary leaders who knew that consistent change was necessary for constant growth, the University has grown into a top-tier Catholic university.
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Stellar Students
UD students are bold thinkers and servant leaders who use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world. More than 8,000 full-time undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and law students call UD "home," and our 90 percent retention rate shows that students love UD.
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A Research Powerhouse
In fiscal year 2018, we had $150 million in research sponsorship. To top it off, the University is the No. 1 Catholic university for sponsored engineering research and development – and No. 1 in the nation for federally sponsored materials research and development.
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Industry Partnerships
We are pioneering partnerships with visionary companies. GE Aviation and Emerson built research facilities right on campus so our students and faculty work side-by-side with professionals to create solutions to real-world problems.
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Top Entrepreneurship Program
Our entrepreneurship program has ranked among the top 25 in the nation for 12 straight years by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
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A Sustainable Focus
The University achieved a gold STARS ranking for its sustainability efforts, and Sierra magazine ranked us on its "Top 20 Coolest Schools" list for displaying a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment.
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A Voice for the Voiceless
We were the first University to establish an undergraduate program in human rights studies, and our Human Rights Center creates positive change through research, education and dialogue.
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The University invests $164 million in our students each year through generous financial aid awards, which help reduce the cost of education. Approximately 97 percent of first-year students receive financial aid.
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Innovative Approach to Tuition
To ensure students have a successful college experience – and peace of mind regarding their degree – we created a four-year approach to tuition that's based on total transparency. Here, students' scholarships and grants grow each year to offset tuition increases, so the tuition they pay stays the same all four years. Students will also never be surprised when they receive their bill; there are no surcharges or fees.
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Successful Outcomes
Nearly all — 95 percent — of recent University of Dayton graduates report being employed, pursuing a graduate degree or participating in a service program within six months of graduation.
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Storied Athletics
The Flyers compete at the NCAA Division I level, and teams that have advanced to the postseason in the last decade include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. Our basketball teams reached the Elite Eight in 2014 (men) and 2015 (women).
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Flyer Fanatics
Sporting News named our fans the best in the nation – and we've earned a consistent top-30 national ranking in fan attendance.
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