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

Our commitment to the common good starts with our commitment to student success. We educate both the mind and the heart through scholarship, leadership and service, and students are empowered to take an active role in community-building both on campus and beyond. At UD, our students discover their purpose and the tools they need to lead fulfilling lives and make a difference after graduation.

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.

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.

Students living in Marianist Student Communities deeply engage the University's mission: building community, fostering their faith and living in service to others. 

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A personalized four-year tuition plan. No hidden 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 personalized four-year, comprehensive 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%.

Even though Dezaneé Bluthenthal attended high school only steps from the heart of UD’s campus, attending UD felt out of reach. But through the Flyer Promise Scholars program, Dezaneé was able to achieve her dreams.

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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.

An engineering capstone project was dubbed "a nearly impossible task" given the shortened on-campus semester and various project requirements. But that didn't stop Joe Vicario from developing an innovative design solution – and overcoming obstacles along the way.  

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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.

Ten UD students spent summer 2021 helping a Southwest Ohio media company prepare for its post-pandemic future by devising innovative ways to reimagine its workplace, sales tactics and multimedia storytelling techniques. 

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