University of Dayton

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Dayton, OH

$44,890

Avg tuition

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About University of Dayton

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Dayton is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Dayton, Ohio. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,644, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 81%. The university offers 88 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 81%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $44,890.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

81% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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91% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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81% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Implied no

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1080-1300

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

28%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

75%

Non-U.S. Citizen

8%

Black

5%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

49%

Socio-economic diversity

18% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $44,890 $44,890
Graduate $17,730 $17,730

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $14,580
On-campus other expenses $1,750
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,580
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,750
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,750

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $62,220 $62,220
Off-campus without family $62,220 $62,220
Off-campus with family $47,640 $47,640

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

29%

State Grant Aid

8%

Institution Grant Aid

95%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,548
State Grant Aid $3,380
Institution Grant Aid $26,818
Pell Grant Aid $4,472

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.