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You're Invited to Apply for Admission

At the University of Dayton, we invite students with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to join our inclusive, welcoming community.

We streamlined our application process – only asking the necessary questions – to make the process easy, including the following benefits:  

  • No application fee. 
  • Test-optional admission.
  • No separate scholarship application – admitted students are automatically considered for up to $124,000 in merit scholarships.

You could do great things at the University of Dayton. We look forward to reviewing your achievements and considering you for admission.

Get Ready to Fly!

The regular decision application deadline is extended to March 31.

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To apply, submit the University of Dayton Application or the Common Application. Regardless of which option you choose, there is no application fee.

What to Prepare

To be considered for admission, you should prepare the following:

  • Application, including a personal essay.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (optional).
  • High school counselor letter of recommendation (optional).

 Learn how we review applications.

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