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An education at the University of Dayton is a valuable investment — and not simply because of our high-quality academic programs and reputation as a top-tier Catholic research university.

Students are our top priority, and we want them to achieve success in their careers and in life. In keeping with our Catholic, Marianist identity, we educate the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We value collaboration, prize differences and treasure the gifts of all. Here, community is a way of life — our shared vision.

With a UD education, there's no limit to where your student will go.

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placement rate within six months of graduation

Top 50

college that leads to great careers, according to The Princeton Review

Best Value

according to Kiplinger's and Money

  • Academics
  • Campus Life
  • Experiential Learning
  • Driven By Boundless Curiosity

    The foundation of a UD education, the Common Academic Program encourages students to integrate knowledge – and put it to use. Studies support each student's individual interests and goals, while also developing career skills such as leadership, conflict resolution and practical wisdom.

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    A Home Away from Home

    With more than 270 clubs and organizations, Division I athletics, a strong campus ministry, plentiful service opportunities, engaging speakers and performers, and a vibrant community, our students are involved.

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    Meet Professor Experience

    We know that practical, hands-on learning requires, well, practice. That’s why UD students are constantly engaged in the world around them, whether it’s through research, service-learning, education abroad, internships or co-ops. When graduation arrives, students are already part of the real world, fully prepared for their careers – and future lives.

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    Career Services

    Nationally recognized for helping students succeed, UD provides real-world learning opportunities that prepare students for a meaningful career. Career Services offers free resources to students and alumni, including résumé critiques, mock interviews and interview assistance. That's why 97% of students are employed or in grad school within six months of graduation.

    Health and Wellbeing

    We care for students: mind, body and spirit. High-quality healthcare is offered through the on-campus Health Center, and the Counseling Center offers a variety of resources to help cope with struggles and achieve a more balanced lifestyle. Campus Recreation offers a variety of engaging recreational programs and facilities, including a 125,470 sq. foot recreation complex.

    Resources and Services

    Every step of the way, the University of Dayton offers the resources and services that students need to get the most out of their education and college experience. From robust advising and mentoring to resources that support learning, leadership, faith and service, we help students navigate the path to a bright future.


    We're committed to keeping our campus not only beautiful, but also safe. Our police training exceeds that of most traditional law enforcement agencies, and UD's public safety received an international award for innovations in community policing in 2018. Our student-run EMS squad also received four national awards for excellence in 2019.


    With our Catholic, Marianist education, there is no limit to where your student can go. Learn more about our admission process so your student can apply with confidence.

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    Affordability and Tuition

    We're committed to making a UD education affordable and accessible to all students. Our innovative approach to tuition offers complete transparency - and peace of mind when it comes to cost.

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