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Colleges / University of Dayton

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%

About University of Dayton

University of Dayton is a private, religious university in the suburb of Dayton, Ohio. University of Dayton was founded in 1850. The college currently enrolls around 11,674 students a year, including 8,498 undergrad students.

University of Dayton Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Dayton. University of Dayton admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 13,795 out of 18,566 total applicants were accepted.

University of Dayton Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 5%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 5%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

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University of Dayton is located in the town of Dayton, Ohio, in the suburbs of Cincinnati.

If you want to see University of Dayton for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Dayton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International.

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College Info

300 College Park Dayton, OH 45469

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Dayton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 28

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Dayton is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Dayton is Aug 28.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Dayton is a member of the Coalition for College.

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University of Dayton SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1168 - 1350


Math SAT Range

570 - 690


Reading SAT Range

588 - 673

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1350 and Above


1168 to 1350


1168 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Dayton students is 1257. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Dayton, while applicants with SAT scores between 1168 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1168 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Dayton.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Dayton is like? There are approximately 11,674 students enrolled at University of Dayton, including 8,498 undergraduate students and 3,176 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 55% percent are from OH and 45% percent of students are from other states.


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