Established in 1850, the University of Dayton is an American private Roman Catholic national research university located on the banks of the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The campus is divided into four sections Historic Campus, Campus West, River Campus and Arena Sports Complex. It is one of three Marianist universities in the nation and the second-largest private university in Ohio.
The University of Dayton comprises of four schools and colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Engineering and School of Law. Dayton provides more than 80 degree programs, the most popular programs include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Health Professions and Related Programs. There are 10 centers in School of Engineering — Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center (AIM), Building Energy Center, Center for Competitive Change, Center of Excellence for Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics, Center of Excellence in Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE), Industrial Assessment Center, Innovation Center, Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI), Nanoscale Engineering Science and Technology Laboratory (NEST), Vision Lab and Von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center. The university utilizes a semester based academic calendar.
The total student population at the university is more than 11,200 of which over 8,650 students are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 15:1 and the acceptance rate is 60%.
Dayton’s Entrepreneurship program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation for 11 years consecutively by the Entrepreneur Magazine and Princeton Review. The University of Dayton Research Institute has performed more than $2 billion in total sponsored research since its inception. Most of the research is done in engineering, either by 400 full-time researchers at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) or engineering faculty. More than 150 patents are assigned to the university.
Notable Alumni: Michael B. Coleman (First African-American mayor of Columbus, Ohio), Charles J. Pedersen (Winner of 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Tom Demmer (Member of the Illinois House of Representatives), Bruce Graham (Architect of the Willis Tower)
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