How much does University of Dayton cost?

University of Dayton Cost of Attendance
In-state $44,890
Out-of-state $44,890
On-Campus Room and Board $14,870
Off-Campus Room and Board $2,500
Average Annual Cost $33,372
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $24,237
$30,000-$48,000 $23,351
$48,000-$75,000 $24,614
$75,000-$110,000 $30,034
Over $110,000 $35,651

University of Dayton Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 97% $25,122
Federal Grants 15% $5,277
Pell grants 15% $4,330
Other federal grants 12% $1,260
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 7% $2,828
Institutional grants or scholarships 95% $24,911
Student loan aid 55% $12,370
Federal student loans 55% $10,010
Other student loans 11% $17,157

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 172 Up to $12,000
Take a foreign language class 153 Up to $5,000
Play a sport 116 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 232 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 234 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 242 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 166 Up to $2,100
Do community service 237 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 111 Up to $4,500

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University of Dayton Admissions

What is University of Dayton's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 81%
Average GPA 3.64
SAT Submissions 34% of applicants
SAT Reading 540-640
SAT Math 540-660
SAT Writing 520-610
ACT Submissions 85% of applicants
Composite Score 23-29

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University of Dayton Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 8644
Living on campus
Transfer Students 2%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Environmental Studies

I love the sense of community on campus. As a freshman, I was scared of how I would transition to a college course load. My teachers were there helping and supporting me the whole way. There are so many resources on campus from tutoring to counseling, clubs and review sessions. I never felt alone or that I had no one to turn to. The University of Dayton has quickly become my home away from home.



Freshman · Mechanical Engineering

So much of campus is so kind. It's such a great community and there is a ton of support from not only professors but also upper class man that I've met.

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About University of Dayton

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300 College Park
Dayton, OH

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Midsize City
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