University of Dayton
University of Dayton, as a Catholic research university, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to make an impact.
Here, we adapt to meet the needs of the changing world. We turn big dreams into bold moves. And we build community — inviting people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission.
Together, we’re passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.
FACTS AND FIGURES
•11,474 undergraduate, graduate and law students
•120,000+ living alumni worldwide
•NO. 1 Catholic university for engineering R&D
Situated on the banks of the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio, less than two miles from downtown Dayton, there’s always something fun to do on and around campus. Indoors or outdoors, rain or shine, we're a community of doers.
Diversity and Inclusion
Rooted in faith and dedicated to the common good, the University of Dayton celebrates diversity and honors the dignity of all people.
Points of Pride
Founded in 1850 by the Marianists, UD is a top-tier research university distinguished by our academics, research and community involvement.
To increase affordability and improve student success, we implemented a bold approach to tuition that eliminates fees — and holds steady the tuition a student pays each year.
To build a greener world, we're a charter participant in the STARS system, where we earned a gold rating for our sustainability efforts. Our Hanley Sustainability Institute also develops transdisciplinary projects that make a positive impact on campus — and in the community.
Human Rights Center
The Human Rights Center create change through research, education and dialogue. We search for transformative solutions to patterns of injustice that will bring about real change in the lives of the poor.
To help solve real-world problems and spur innovation, we work side-by-side with hundreds of industry partners. Two of them — GE Aviation and Emerson — established major research and development centers on the University’s campus.