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Best Undergraduate Education

The University of Dayton is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the University in the 2018 edition of its flagship guide, "The Best 382 Colleges."

PrincetonOnly about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book. The University of Dayton is highlighted as the No. 1 school for Everyone Plays Intramural Sports and fourth for Their Students Love These Colleges.

"We chose the University of Dayton for this book because it offers outstanding academics “ said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and author of "The Best 382 Colleges.”

"Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges,” he added. “We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. Most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers — our surveys of students attending them. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

The University also ranks in the top 20 for happiest students, most engaged in community service, best college dorms, best-run colleges and best campus food.         

The University’s profile includes comments from students on academics, life and the student body, including that many undergraduates “spend their time volunteering to improve Dayton and the wider Ohio community.” Students also say the University “has done a tremendous job fostering a sense of community throughout the campus.”

One student explains: “Every person on campus is invested in helping one another to make UD feel like home. The day you choose to be a Flyer, you become a member of our family.”

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