Application Information for Undergraduate International Students

The University of Dayton offers more than 80 challenging academic programs in four accredited divisions (arts and sciences, business administration, education and health sciences, and engineering). The University has been named a leading university worldwide in learning, living and support services, according to the International Student Barometer, the largest survey of international student satisfaction in the world. With more than 91 percent of our faculty holding terminal degrees in their field and an average class size of 27, you’ll find the individual attention, facilities and expertise you expect from a top-tier research university.

This guide will help you understand our admission process and determine what steps you need to complete. We will email you throughout the process to help you learn more about the University and keep you informed about the admission process. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Application deadlines for international students are:

  • Fall term (August through December) — May 1
  • Spring term (January through April) — November 1
  • Summer term (May through July) — Case-by-case basis

We will continue to process complete applications received after the deadline; however, we cannot guarantee an admission decision will be reached in time to begin the desired term. All pending applications will automatically be considered for the next available term.

Required Documents

To be considered for admission to the University of Dayton, you must submit the following documents by the application deadline:

  •  Application. International students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton may apply using one of two applications:
    • Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship (online)
    • Common Application (online)

To apply, visit There is no application fee.

  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Secondary school transcripts. You must submit an official copy of your complete academic record of all previously attended secondary schools, colleges or universities. This record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations. These documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation if the documents are not in English.
    • Please note: If your institution is able to provide an e-transcript, please direct them to send the official link to: Please be aware, this does not include scanned, photocopied or emailed documents.
  • TOEFL/English proficiency. If your native language is not English, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following for full admission:
    • TOEFL minimum score of 70 (Internet-based) or 523 (paper-based).
    • ELPT minimum score of 956.
    • APIEL minimum score of 3.
    • IELTS minimum Band 6.0 score.
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum critical reading score of 550 on the old SAT or 30 on the Reading Test of the new SAT.
    • American College Testing (ACT). A minimum English score of 24.

Academically qualified applicants who submit scores that do not meet the minimum requirements may be conditionally admitted to the University with the agreement they will attend, full time, the University’s Intensive English Program (IEP). Upon successful completion of our IEP program or achievement of an institutional TOEFL score of 70 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) or the equivalent, full admission will be granted. To learn more about IEP, visit

  • Financial documentation. Students who plan to enter the U.S., or are currently in the U.S., on F-1 or J-1 visas must submit an original bank statement (on bank letterhead) that shows the account number and balance, showing sufficient funds for one year’s cost of attendance. The bank statement and sponsor letter must be dated within six months of the I-20 being issued. If not self-funded, the student should also submit a statement of sponsorship indicating the extent and duration of support. We do not accept emailed, scanned or other photocopies of these documents.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of International Admission
University of Dayton
300 College Park Dayton, OH 45469-1604 U.S.A.


Once your application is complete, the evaluation and review process take approximately four to six weeks. You may check your status at any time to see what documents we have received and what is still needed to complete your file. Official decision letters and immigration documents will be sent via DHL to your mailing address on record. Your mailing address should be the current location where you are residing. Please do not list a friend or relative’s United States address.


Merit scholarship

You may be eligible to earn up to $87,400 over four years. The University of Dayton offers merit-based scholarships to selected first-year and transfer undergraduate international applicants. To be considered for a scholarship, simply complete the admission application. Merit scholarships are awarded upon application; there is not a separate application for this award. 

Book scholarship 

You may be eligible to earn up to $4,000 over four years to cover the cost of your textbooks. A campus visit or video visit is required to be awarded this scholarship. You may schedule a video visit with one of our admission counselors here.

Leadership in service

You may be eligible to earn up to $10,000 over four years. Apply here.


Dayton is an affordable city -- housing, food, transportation and entertainment cost considerably less in Dayton than in other U.S. cities. Costs for international students for the 2017-18 academic year are:

TUITION: $41,750

Costs are for the fall and spring terms only. The University of Dayton does not have additional fees or surcharges.



These costs include mandatory health and accident insurance, transportation, books, etc.

TOTAL: $61,606