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University for the Common Good

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.

1 - 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.

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.

2 - 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.

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.

3 - 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%.

"My parents were blown away by UD’s transparent tuition plan when I started looking at schools, and they continue to be impressed by it. They will be putting four children through college in a matter of 10 years, and they appreciate UD’s transparent tuition plan and knowing up front what our family budget will look like without having to worry about surprise costs." - Bailey Kocent '20

 

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4 - 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.

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.

Christian Cubacub started up his own business in Hawaii four years before he even began college — now he has a satellite office in Dayton. His entrepreneurial spirit and desire to give back made him a perfect fit for UD. His creativity and passion for making things better have already impacted campus, and you might see his work for the engineering department making a difference in your own home in the near future! 

"UD is a really special place. Everyone has their own reasons for being here. I believe my reason has to do with utilizing my passion for the betterment of our community." - Christian Cubacub '20

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