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University of Dayton Student Life

University of Dayton is on a 388-acre campus in a suburban setting in Dayton, Ohio, not far from Cincinnati. There are many activities and organizations for University of Dayton students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Dayton also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Dayton has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Dayton include Marching Band, Red Scare (basketball student cheering section), Campus Connection and Habitat for Humanity.

University of Dayton students' favorite campus events are Christmas on Campus, Family Weekend and Up the Organizations Day.

Does University of Dayton Offer Student Housing?

University of Dayton offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of University of Dayton students live on campus. In 2021, 74% of undergrads at University of Dayton lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 26% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Dayton. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Dayton offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Dayton Athletics

At University of Dayton there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Dayton:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at University of Dayton

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Dayton is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Dayton campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Dayton offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, University of Dayton has approximately 1000 recording video cameras, automated external defibrillators in high density residential facilities and other areas.

Plan a Visit to University of Dayton

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Dayton, take Interstate 75 to Dayton, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dayton International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Dayton's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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University of Dayton Students

49%

Women

51%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

50%

In State

50%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

80%

7%

4%

4%

3%

1%

1%

0.05%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

8,644

Graduate Students

730

Non-Resident / International Students

307

University of Dayton Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,374

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,890

Out-of-State

$44,890

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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