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University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio
Photograph taken from Roesch Library of St. Mary's Hall and the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton. credit: Namtrofk
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
7,873 Undergraduates
60% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio
45469
(937) 229-1000
www.udayton.edu

The University of Dayton, a private Roman Catholic university located in Dayton, Ohio, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was founded in 1850, when Rev. Leo Meyer and three of his Marianist brothers purchased the land that would host the University of Dayton. Today, it sits on nearly 400 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Pro Deo et Patria” or “For God and Country.” It is one of only three Marianist universities in the U.S. Notable alumni include sportscaster Dan Patrick, humorist Erma Bombeck, inventor of the Ctrl-Alt-Delete computer command David J. Bradley, CEO of Valero Energy Bill Klesse, New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins, the first female Premier of New South Wales Kristina Keneally, the first African-American mayor of Columbus, Ohio Michael B. Coleman and activist Theresa Flores. The school’s colors are red and Columbia blue, its mascot is Rudy Flyer and its teams are nicknamed the Flyers. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – A-10, Pioneer Football League and MAAC. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis, and women’s soccer, rowing, basketball, golf and tennis.

Location

Dayton is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and the county seat of Montgomery County. A small part of the city extends into Greene County. The 2017 U.S. census estimate put the city population at 140,371, while Greater Dayton was estimated to be at 803,416 residents. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
53%

Men

47%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

99

New Transfer Students

Admissions
60%

Acceptance Rate

17%

Enrollment Yield

1020-1240

SAT Range

17,477

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$34,019

Typical Cost

$41,750

Average Tuition

96%

Recieve Financial Aid

96%

Have Loans

$23,250

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Marketing And Marketing Research

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Pioneer Football League

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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