As a Catholic research university, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to make an impact. Here, we adapt to meet the needs of the changing world. We turn big dreams into bold moves. And we build community — inviting people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission. Together, we’re passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.
The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
At the University of Dayton, a top-tier Catholic research university, we don't just talk about ways to improve the world. We do it.
As part of our Marianist tradition, we are deeply committed to the common good. That's why our students receive an education that not only provides them with the knowledge and skills they need for a successful future, but also encourages them to become an active participant in shaping it.
Being the university for the common good means we believe in:
- Transparent affordability. With our innovative tuition plan, our students have no tuition increases or fees, and we offer scholarships for textbooks and study abroad.
- Research that matters and experience that makes a difference. We’re the #1 Catholic university in the nation for sponsored engineering research and development, and we're ranked among The Princeton Review's top 20 schools in the nation for internships.
- Community. We believe in learning through community, and our graduates are committed to building community in the world. It's one of the reasons 85 percent of our students choose to stay on campus or in our unique, porch-clad student neighborhood all four years.
- Educating the whole person. Our students have a 95 percent success rate just six months after graduation, but beyond that success, we help them discover their calling, so they can live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
We're one of The Princeton Review's top 50 "Colleges that Create Futures," and 94 percent of our seniors give us a positive rating. Come see why UD could be the perfect place for you: udayton.edu.