Reach out to University of Dayton's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Students who apply to University of Dayton for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than February 15.
Here's an overiew of some of University of Dayton's admissions stats.
|University of Dayton 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Mean SAT Score||1134|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||13%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||55%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Dayton.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||November 2|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 28||February 15|
University of Dayton does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. University of Dayton will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 2.
University of Dayton accepts roughly 92% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, University of Dayton admitted 8,316 of the 9,87 who applied early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of Dayton has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
What does University of Dayton consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Dayton for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Dayton, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Dayton's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Dayton have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 32% submitted a class rank. At University of Dayton 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.
At University of Dayton, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Dayton directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Dayton considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Dayton is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 13% of University of Dayton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 55% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Dayton applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Dayton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Dayton student is 1134.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Dayton students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Dayton students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Dayton, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Dayton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Dayton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Dayton.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 28. Applicants should hear back by December 15.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Dayton during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Dayton?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Dayton.
Does University of Dayton accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Dayton accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Dayton accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does University of Dayton accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Dayton accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Dayton?
❌ No, University of Dayton is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is University of Dayton's acceptance rate?
✅ University of Dayton's acceptance rate is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Dayton?
❌ University of Dayton does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Dayton?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at University of Dayton was 92% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into University of Dayton? University of Dayton is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Dayton acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
22 to 29
22 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Dayton is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Dayton. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1350 and Above
1130 to 1350
1130 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Dayton students is 1134. 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 1130 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Dayton.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Dayton, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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