How much does University of Dayton cost?

University of Dayton Cost of Attendance
In-state $42,900
Out-of-state $42,900
On-Campus Room and Board $13,580
Off-Campus Room and Board $2,500
Average Annual Cost $34,718
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $21,924
$30,000-$48,000 $22,663
$48,000-$75,000 $25,721
$75,000-$110,000 $29,276
Over $110,000 $35,376

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 98% $22,456
Federal Grants 14% $5,194
Pell grants 14% $4,072
Other federal grants 13% $1,021
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $2,459
Institutional grants or scholarships 94% $22,788
Student loan aid 57% $12,057
Federal student loans 57% $9,610
Other student loans 12% $17,044

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 310 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 214 Up to $12,000
Take a challenging class 323 Up to $3,000
Do community service 313 Up to $500
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500
Visit a college campus 309 Up to $8,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 223 Up to $2,100
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000

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University of Dayton Admissions

What is University of Dayton's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 72%
Average GPA 3.64
SAT Submissions 34% of applicants
SAT Reading 560-650
SAT Math 550-660
SAT Writing 520-610
ACT Submissions 82% 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 8499
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
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
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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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