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Five Things You'll Love About Going to a University for the Common Good

The University of Dayton truly helps us explore why we are here and find the positive difference we can make in the world, and then gives us the tools to go do it.



1 - Transparent Affordability

No tuition increases. No fees. Scholarships for textbooks and studying abroad. We’ll make sure you know exactly what your cost will be over all four years, so there are no surprises. This unique four-year, fixed net tuition plan is about helping YOU be successful. And we’re proud that it has allowed our students to increase their graduation rates and decrease their borrowing by more than 20 percent.

2 - Commitment to Community

Our Catholic, Marianist vision of education shapes the “warmth of welcome” students and families first experience when they arrive on campus and the family spirit they treasure long after graduation. We believe in learning in and through community, respecting the dignity of every person and working together to promote the common good.

I came to UD because they didn’t have to tell me the meaning of community on campus for me to understand how alive it really is amongst us. UD was more than I could have ever asked for in a supportive community to obtain my higher education.



3 - Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning

A University of Dayton education will prepare you for your career. But we also want to prepare you for more than that — we want to give you the tools to help you discover your calling, so you can live a life of purpose, meaning and fulfillment.

I chose UD because of the Marianist values that drive and power everything else on campus. UD prepares you with the skills necessary for a successful career, but more importantly, they give you skills that are needed to benefit society and the common good as a whole.



4 - Doing Research That Matters

At UD, we develop real solutions that have a real impact on society. Like powering a Mars rover, improving the human condition in Malawi, creating renewable resources for biofuels or developing a faster way to screen potential drugs without the use of animals.

5 - Hands-on Experiences That Build Leaders

Life doesn’t always follow the path you plan for it, and we want you to be ready to know how to respond thoughtfully to the future’s challenges and opportunities. In addition to your major, you’ll put together a plan through UD’s Common Academic Program that supports your own interests and goals, while developing sought-after skills like leadership, conflict resolution, practical wisdom and more.

UD has given me all the tools to get to where I wanted to go: strong academics, a supportive and nurturing learning environment, experiential learning opportunities like Flyer Consulting, my internships, President’s Emissaries, and my campus job in the SBA advising office. The Honors Program was really the glue that brought my experiential learning together. I spent a summer in London as the only marketing employee for a startup company, where I got to work in a very hands-on environment. The experience gave me the skills and confidence to apply for my dream internship the following summer, which gave me a clear vision and competitive edge for what I want to do in the future.



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