University of Dayton

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University History

In 1850, University of Dayton a private, Catholic research university in Dayton, Ohio was founded. The university was founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists). It is one of three Marianist universities in the United States of America and the second-largest private university in Ohio state. The university's campus is located on both sides of the Miami River and it is spread across 388 acres of land. On July 1, 1850, the University of Dayton had its beginnings, when St. Mary's School for Boys had enrollment of14 primary students from Dayton city. In 1882, The University of Dayton was empowered to provide degrees by the State of Ohio. In 2005, Marianist Educational Associates were established to educate lay leaders so the beliefs and traditions at the foundation of the Marianist educational philosophy could continue to sustain the Marianist identity and values at the university. University made a record of enrolling more than 1,500 international students in 2012. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Dayton’s 5 schools and colleges work in its different centers and institutes. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 5 school and colleges the University of Dayton are;

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education and Health Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law

Some of the institutes and centers of University of Dayton are-

  • Bombeck Family Learning Center 
  • Building Energy Center 
  • Business Research Group 
  • Center for Catholic Education 
  • Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence 
  • Center for Early Learning 
  • Center for Flame Retardant Material Science 
  • Center for International Programs 
  • Center for Leadership 
  • Center for Project Excellence 
  • Center for Social Concern 
  • Center for the Integration of Faith and Work 
  • Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering 
  • Curriculum Materials Center 
  • Davis Center for Portfolio Management 

University Notable Alumni

The University of Dayton Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards University of Dayton. Some alumni members of University of Dayton are-

  • Jennifer Weed, President
  • Sharon Howard, President-Elect
  • Kevin Tarrant, Chair, Finance Committee, Treasurer
  • Jason Capone, Chair, Community Council
  • John Cooper 
  • Phil Doepker, Chair, Golden Flyers
  • Leanne Downey, At-Large Rep, Community Council
  • Sarah Hemler '13, Chair, day10 Executive Committee
  • Destry Fallen
  • Tarek Kamil
  • Kevin Miskewicz, Vice-Chair, Community Council
  • Veronica Morris 
  • Dan Prindle 
  • Erin Reilly, At-Large Rep, Community Council, Dallas/Fort Worth Community Leader
  • Nancy Riedl, 
  • Brendan Ochs, President, Students for University Advancement
  • Anita Brothers, Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Engagement

University Infrastructure & Services


The earlier campus of University of Dayton was compact; anyone could cross it in less than 10 minutes. In 1884, St. Joseph Hall, a residence hall, was built. It is home to the classrooms and offices for the social sciences department and the university's Fitz Centre. In 1904, Chaminade Hall was named for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade who was the founder of the Society of Mary. Kettering Labs is home to the School of Engineering. It incorporates classrooms, labs, offices, a machine shop, a wind tunnel, and the Innovation Center. In 1993, The Jesse Philips Humanities Center was built and named for former university trustee Jesse Philips. It is home to the academic departments including American studies, English, history, languages and philosophy. It includes 20 classrooms, two computer centers, a recital hall and an international language lab.

Miriam Hall is home to the School of Business Administration and includes team-teaching, hands-on labs and seminar classrooms, including the Davis Center for Portfolio Management, the Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Hanley Trading Center. Miriam Hall is named for Dayton philanthropist Miriam Rosenthal, who played a major role in fundraising. In 2011, Stuart Field was updated to include intramural and club sports. In 2005, the University of Dayton purchased land and buildings near to the western border of the historic campus which increased campus size by 25%. The main building, Daniel J. Curran Place is home to the University of Dayton Research Institute, Center for Leadership, classrooms used by Masters of Business Administration, School of Education, and Health Sciences programs, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Alumni Center. The University of Dayton’s Sports Complex is situated on the west bank of the Great Miami River. The sports complex comprises of seating area of 13,409, field area for baseball and softball, and a Welcome Stadium.


The University of Dayton Libraries play an important role in the University’s educational and research work. The libraries consist of the Roesch Library, the Marian Library, and University Archives and Special Collections, Catholic and Marian collections and research and many other collections are available. University’s libraries are focused to provide top-notch library resources, programs, and services to the students. They are dedicated towards welcoming an amazing environment for a diverse community of students and faculty. The University of Dayton’s libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. They support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services

On-campus- University Housing of Dayton provides residence halls and apartments to live together on campus. Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, and availability. Room design vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, studios, suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens for convenient living. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. 

Off-campus- The University of Dayton housing community assists students in finding off-campus housing and roommates in the neighborhood. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff near the university. 

Medical services

 The University of Dayton Student Health Center provides medical services to students. The center is situated in Gosiger Hall.The staff consists of physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and health education to make life easier at the University of Dayton. Students should make an appointment before visiting the center, in case of emergency they can directly walk-in. The Student Health Center's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

Student’s clubs

University of Dayton offers 270+ students’ clubs and organization which provide endless opportunities for students to engage themselves. The student club offers everything students need to stay active on campus.   The clubs range from 3-D printing club to the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Some of the clubs at University of Dayton are-

  • 3D Printing Club
  • Aero Design Team
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Arabic Language Club
  • Marketing Club
  • Math Club
  • MIS Club
  • Mock Trial Team
  • Model UN
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association

These are just a few clubs listed above, there many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the University of Dayton.

University location

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
Contact No.-937-229-1000

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Courses Offered-

The University of Dayton offers more than 80 Undergraduate programs, more than 50 Graduate programs, Doctoral programs, more than 100 minors and nearly 50 certificates courses. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Communication
  • Communication (Communication Management)
  • Communication (Communication Studies)
  • Communication (Electronic Media/Media Production)
  • Communication (Journalism)
  • Communication (Public Relations)
  • Computational Finance Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies (Business Intelligence)
  • Criminal Justice Studies (Cyber-Security)
  • Criminal Justice Studies (Pre-Law)

Student Support-

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Dayton provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for Dayton's international community. ISSS provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at-

Office address- Rike Center, Room 204, 300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469

Email- [email protected]

Phone- 937-229-2748

Students can also call and schedule a meeting with an advisor to avoid overcrowding and waiting. 

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Dayton put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offers endless opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Dayton has over 270+ student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Health & Wellbeing-

The University of Dayton’s Recplex is present to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to helping students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The university’s recreation department provides various facilities for student’s health and wellness like-Intramural sports, club sports, aquatics, fitness facilities and outdoor recreation.

Food & Drink-

The University of Dayton has a variety of vibrant food scenes.  Since 2010, the university has received more than eight national awards for excellence in college dining. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at a diverse variety of restaurants and cafes available on-campus.

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Dayton to have fun like; Benjamin and Marian Schuster performing arts center, 2nd street public market, Dayton art institute, Aullwood Audubon center & farm, riverscape metro park, five rivers Metroparks, the birthplace of aviation, Dayton aviation heritage national historical park, National museum of the U.S. air force, Wright-Patterson air force base and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the University of Dayton is a priority. The University of Dayton Police Department patrols the university’s campus area and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. University’s Police Department officers provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. There are 35 officers appointed for student safety on campus. While walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group to prevent any mishap. The University of Dayton is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Dayton are- 

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Communication
  • Cyber Law
  • Journalism

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores


Spring admission- November 1

Fall admissions- May 1

Summer admissions- March 1

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IELTS score requirements

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University of Dayton Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 42,900

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Dayton Deadlines

Undergraduate: February 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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