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Founded in 1850, University of Dayton. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,330 full time undergraduate students, and 2,473 full time graduate students.
The University of Dayton Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 599 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Dayton include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UD are considered Selective, with ,82% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
88% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 57% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Dayton.
148 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
100 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
150 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
150 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
150 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
150 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.
150 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
151 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated University of Dayton
UD is a great example of a Marianist community. The only problem I have is that we need more diversity, there are not a lot of student Keith diverse background on this campus and the ones that are here. They don't really get a say or they can't contribute. I just wish that there could be a more diverse background at this Predominately White Institute.
The University of Dayton is expensive, yet I think the experience and classes are worth it. It is accredited for its academics, and there are lots of opportunities for research or internships around Dayton that are very beneficial. There is also an extracurricular for everyone and while it is a catholic college, it is not necessary to be catholic to attend. I've found faith groups to help all religions and denominations, and also many groups supporting those who aren't religious.
I love the University of Dayton. UD gives you the comfort and safety of a small school, with the resources and connections of a large one. With an intense focus on community, the staff, students, and even visitors always feel welcome and feel as though they are a part of something.
Overall, I really enjoy UD. The academics are tough, but professors are more than willing to help you along with your classmates and there are many opportunities to be tutored. The party life adds so much fun to the weekends and are a great way to meet new people. I'd recommend attending UD to anyone!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Dayton is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back to high school and give myself advice, knowing what I know about college, I would give myself the following advice: don't be afraid to get involved. It took me a semester before I started getting involved but it was the best thing I could have done. I'm now a proud brother in the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. I've met some of me best friends through APO and it gives me something to look forward to every week. The other piece of advice I would give myself is not to get overly worried--about anything. I've figured out that getting worried just adds unnecessary stress and never helps the situation, whether it be in class or in relationships or in work. It helps to take a deep breath and relax, think through the situation and then make the decision.
Many students here are politically conservatives but everyone is friendly. Many of them want to party often and all of them want to talk and help you feel at home. I think every student here does not know anywhere else they would rather be. We Love Dayton.
While there are not many bad things I can say about the University of Dayton, one thing that I am disappointed to see as a alumni is the increase in tuition costs. What makes UD special are the wide variety of students. With tutiton increases, the University is narrowing the student body to upper middle class and decreasing their efforts for an economic and socially diverse student population.
How friendly and fun it is and all the opportuities
My school is unique because we are built on a Marianist charisma. We pride ourselves on being welcoming and we stand on an emphasis of community. Small curteous actions are always practiced here such as holding doors open for everyone and saying "hi" to everyone you walk past. The staff is the most caring group of people I have ever met. They are like a second family. Whether its the cafeteria cashier or your Calculus teacher, everyone genuinely cares about everyone on campus and supports them in every endeavor. The University of Dayton can be described in one word: home.
Someone looking to get involved and ready for fun!
All of the extra-curricular activities (sports, music, etc.) that I could join the day I got there.
It is best known for the friendly and welcoming environment that the student neighberhood portrays. Most students know they belong when they come to visit for the first time.
The University of Dayton is a liberal arts school that stresses a diverse education for its students so that they can reach they can reach their full potential.
It is so community-based that a person who attends constanty feels included and at home.
The public safety officers at the University of Dayton are extremely frustrating. While major crimes like rape, assault, and breaking and entering are taking place all over the student neighborhood our public "safety" officers are focused on breaking up house parties and giving freshman underage drinking tickets.
Someone who isn't willing to learn or get involved with the community
The University of Dayton is a great academic and social place to spend four years (or more.) They throw the word "community" around a lot, but it really is true. You will immediately notice how friendly the students and faculty are and that's what drew me to the school. It is the perfect size at about 8,000 undergrad. You get to know the people in your major pretty easily because you end up in a lot of the same classes. Most of the time is spent on campus or on Brown street where they have different restaurants. There is no shopping within walking distance whether it be for food or fun but there is a bus that goes to Walmart multiple times on Saturdays. The student neighborhood, or the "ghetto," is a point of pride with the students and it is a right of passage to live there your senior year. All sports are free to attend other than Basketball and there are plenty of activities organized by the university or just clubs and parties. You will never be bored.
The general class size is about 18-30 students with a few lectures going up past 100 people. The professors get to know your name and you well, especially if you go in to talk to them during their office hours. I am a Biology Major and have met more professors through Beta Beta Beta (the Biology honors fraternity) at socials even before I thought about taking their classes. The Bio department does have about 60 students per class and getting into classes can be a bit difficult because some of the upper class-men were not able to get into the classes they needed in order so the lower classes are being pushed back as well because the classes are full of Juniors and Seniors. The classes required can be a challenge, but ultimately it is to prepare you for the GRE or MCAT so that you have the best chance of success. There are a lot of general education classes required but they are a great break from the science I see all day otherwise. The university is very good at trying to prepare you for your career. They host a career fair once a semester and have resume work shops multiple times throughout the year.
UD has almost 200 different undergraduate groups that students can join. These can range anywhere from the Bellydance/Hip-hop club to the sword fighting group. If you're interested in something, there's a club for that. And, if not, you and a few other friends can just start a new club! Service organizations have a big presence on campus. Most notably is Christmas on Campus, the largest one-day service event at a Catholic university in America. A large majority of students are involved in some kind of service - whether through a service club or a Greek organization. Academic and international associations also have a presence on campus. It's not unusual to have friends who are in three or four groups. While there are plenty of programmed activities on campus, such as CAB weekends or the Charity Concert, students seem to most enjoy just hanging out on front porches, dorm hallways, or (weather permitting) all the green space on campus. This is how the lasting friendships at UD are made. I lived with my random roommate from freshman year all four years at UD. All the girls I lived with for four years were girls I met on my dorm floor. This is sometimes common fro UD students.
UD's "stereotype" is somewhat unique. Sure, as with all masses of people we have social "groups. What makes UD unique is our community. With the huge sense of community on campus, people dont have to worry about stereotypes because everyone just "fits". It doesnt matter if you play football, join a religion club, belong to the substance free club etc...Everyone is treated very fairly here. Yes, UD does have a reputation for being a "party school" but just because we have that reputation, doesnt mean you have to be apart of it, or be labeled for choosing something else instead of partying. Classes are very diverse, and many classes will have group work. Having this class structure helps to integrate people from all walks of life. This carries over into social life. In the student neighborhood, dorms (etc...) we pride ourselves on community living. There is so much integration with social programs at our school that it really knocks down stereotypes. You will have foreign kids hanging out with the promtpts "jocks, frat kids" etc... Having said that, i dont think its fair to say that we have any strong particular stereotypes because people here usually have friends from all backgrounds, and "stereotypes" become irrelevant.
To a point it is true that UD is a party school and that we like to drink. Still, that is definitely not the only thing going on around here. Not everybody drinks and there are plenty of other things to do besides drink. We also really do care about academics. We all work very hard during the week and if we want to reward ourselves with a drink on a Friday or Saturday what is so wrong with that?
party party party. welcoming, nice, diverse, friendly,community.
On the smaller side. Most are lectures or discussion based seminars. Professors know us all by name and can provide individual help when needed.
I did not know a great deal about Dayton before deciding to go but, I absolutely loved the campus. The beautiful campus had a huge part in my decision. There are no roads between the buildings and everything is within reasonable distance. From the buildings to the trees,I loved everything about the way it looked. Something just felt right about it!
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Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
96% of students
attending University of Dayton receive some sort of financial aid.
12% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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