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The Sky's No Limit

Flyers Reach Incredible Heights

We bring the issues of today into focus — and generate innovative ideas that solve the challenges of tomorrow.

No. 1

among Catholic universities for engineering R&D

Most Loved

College according to The Princeton Review

Top 50

"Colleges That Create Futures"

No. 1

in the nation for materials R&D

Top 50

entrepreneurship program in the nation

Best Value

according to The Princeton Review

  • A Caring Community
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Innovative Research
  • This One's For You, Momma

    Senior year of college can be a challenge, but few face a year like Mara Shaneyfelt encountered. With determination and the support of her professors, she persevered and gave her mom one last gift.

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    Prepared for the World

    No matter which degree you pursue, you'll be challenged to open yourself up to the world and learn from firsthand experience – helping you develop a critical mind and a compassionate heart. The undergraduate experience at UD is designed to change you, so you can go change the world.

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    Creating a Brighter Tomorrow

    Whether we're creating sustainable jet fuel or conducting research that supports NASA's Perseverance rover, we develop solutions that have a positive impact on society. For example, the National Institutes of Health awarded $438,829 to University of Dayton psychologist Mary Fuhs to study early development of mathematics skills in preschool-age children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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    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.


    We have a spark that ignites our pursuit of knowledge. Across our more than 80 undergraduate and 50 master's and doctoral programs, you'll be encouraged to engage the world.

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    Happiest Students

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    Great Food & Dorms

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    Great Intramurals

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