How much does University of Dayton cost?

University of Dayton Cost of Attendance
In-state $46,170
Out-of-state $46,170
On-Campus Food and Housing $15,390
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 128 Up to $12,000
Do an extracurricular activity 178 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 78 Up to $2,500
Take a foreign language class 122 Up to $5,000
Play a sport 87 Up to $1,500

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University of Dayton Admissions

What is University of Dayton's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA 3.64
SAT Submissions 17% of applicants
SAT Reading 588-673
SAT Math 570-690
SAT Writing 520-610
ACT Submissions 43% of applicants
Composite Score 24-30

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University of Dayton Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 8637
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

At the University of Dayton, community is more than a word. It’s our shared vision.

As a top-tier Catholic research university committed to a diverse, inclusive environment, we educate every student soar the whole person in a family spirit by linking learning and scholarship with transformative leadership, experiential learning and service opportunities for all students.

Rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values, the support you’ll receive in our close-knit community strengthens your spiritual growth; fortifies your passion for service, justice and peace; and equips you to thrive through adaptation and change for a lifetime of success.

If you’re ready for research that matters and experiences that make a difference, come to UD and develop real solutions for positive change and lasting impact.

Discover who you’re called to be and how to use your gifts with the University of Dayton — so you can lead a life rich in meaning and fulfillment.


300 College Park
Dayton, OH

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Midsize City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify