University of Dayton

University of Dayton Admissions and General School Information

The University of Dayton in the state of Ohio offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in psychology, law, accounting, engineering and theology. It also offers a variety of continuing education programs (both long- and short-term) for adult learners.

General Information about the University of Dayton (UD)

Originally created in 1850 by the Society of Mary, UD holds to its Catholic and Marianist traditions. Students attending the University of Dayton can choose from over 170 clubs and organizations and 19 sororities and fraternities.

There are three libraries at UD. The Roesch Library houses over 1.3 million books and 8,400 subscriptions to electronic and print journals. The Marian Library holds the largest collection of printed materials on Mary, mother of Christ. The Zimmerman Law Library is home to over 295,000 volumes. UD offers 70+ programs for undergraduate students, among which are systems engineering, American studies, theology, accounting and educational leadership.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

A prospective student has the opportunity to sit in on classes, eat in the dining halls and even spend the night in one of the dorms if they visit the campus. Once an application is turned in, a committee reviews it according to the major the applicant selected. Grades, classes, class ranking, SAT scores and counselor recommendations are taken into consideration during the selection process.

Schools of the University of Dayton

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering has undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as a 5-year B.S. and M.S. hybrid program. Some of the undergraduate degree programs consist of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Aerospace engineering, electro-optics, materials engineering, and renewable and clean energy are some of the graduate programs. Hybrid, 5-year degree programs are available in chemical and materials engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and engineering management and management science. Engineering students use the Eugene W. Kettering building, which has 88 instructional and research labs, facilitating hands-on learning.

School of Law

The School of Law offers a graduate degree program in intellectual property and technology law. The Academic Success Program, also known as the ASP, is a support system for law students. The program is designed to help students from when they first enter law school until they are prepared to take the Bar by offering workshops in flowcharting, exam writing and case synthesis.

Graduate School

The Graduate School at Dayton University offers over 50 degree programs for graduate students. The Graduate School mainly watches over the graduate students that attend courses through the other schools, while offering support and guidance.

College of Arts and Sciences

Clinical psychology, electro-optics and pastoral ministry are only some of the graduate programs offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest unit at UD. Over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through this college. Some of the undergraduate degree programs offered are American studies, communication, environmental geology, family development and music.

School of Business Administration

Accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and finance are a few of the undergraduate and graduate programs offered though the School of Business Administration. Students have the opportunity to manage a real portfolio with $8 million dollars of the school's endowment through the Davis Center for Portfolio Management.

School of Education and Allied Professions

Education students in the Lalanne Program work in a catholic urban school for at least two years in order to acquire work experience. Through this opportunity, students are able to take free master's level courses through the summer. UD also has a unique experience with their Dayton Early College Academy (DECA), a local school run by UD but sponsored by the Dayton Public Schools. UD offers students of this school a 100% acceptance rate and the opportunity to gain college credit as early as seventh grade. The School of Education and Allied Professions have undergraduate and graduate programs in physical therapy, educational leadership, dietetics, exercise physiology and community counseling.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0002
  • Phone number: (937) 229-1000