University Of Dayton

University Of Dayton

The University of Dayton, or UD, is a private Catholic university run by the Society of Mary. It is located in Dayton, Ohio. It was established in the year 1850. UD is among the ten largest Catholic schools in the United States and is the largest of the the Marianist universities in the country. The university offers more than 70 academic programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education and Allied Professions
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law

University of Dayton's official mascot is known as the Rudy Flyer and their sports teams are nicknamed the Flyers. They compete in the Atlantic Ten Conference.

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Contacting University of Dayton

University of Dayton
300 College Pk
Dayton , OH 45469
General Phone: (937) 229-1000

University of Dayton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching531educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, special ed, early childhood special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, ...
Business and Management466business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, financial management, organizational behavior, international business, ...
Engineering289engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering
Therapy and Counseling215psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, experimental psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, music therapy, physical therapy
Liberal Arts201American studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, general studies, international studies, economics, ...
Media177communication studies, journalism, digital communications, organizational communications, public relations
Science88biology, biochemistry, environmental biology, chemistry, geology, physics, optics
Engineering Technician84electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Religion and Philosophy58philosophy, religion, theology, pastoral counseling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy56sports and fitness management, exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement45criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering31computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work28food and nutrition, human nutrition, public administration
Medicine27pre-dentistry, pre-med
Design27design and visual communication
Fine Arts8fine arts, art history and criticism
Music5music, music performance, music theory and composition
Mathematics4mathematics, applied mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art4photography
Drama and Performing Arts2drama, directing
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for University of Dayton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,58477
Master's degree73548
Post-master's certificate82
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship208
Doctor's degree - professional practice1261

University of Dayton Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Dayton had a total enrollment of 10,395 students (9,654 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 59%
Graduate 41%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 31%
22-24 15%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York2%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%

University of Dayton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

University of Dayton Room and Board (2007)

University of Dayton offers campus housing for 6,081 of its 9,654 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Dayton, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

University of Dayton Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520620
SAT Math530640
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT33%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT74%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Dayton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,330
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,330
Room and board $ 7,980
Room charge $ 4,780
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,660
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
University of Dayton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 312700)

University of Dayton Faculty

University of Dayton has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4641
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3042

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year22$136,8036$128,495
Associate professorcalendar year14$107,3262*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$83,7301*
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year39$122,13911$106,713

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year90$99,07918$94,201
Associate professoracademic year95$74,08746$68,587
Assistant professoracademic year46$63,20647$60,293
Lectureracademic year30$47,49040$40,838
All faculty totalacademic year261$77,730151$61,708

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Dayton Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pioneer Football League
Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports335790

University of Dayton Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Option to study abroad
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