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The University of Dayton's history is one of perseverance, tenacity, ingenuity and transformation. The school began with an act of faith more than 170 years ago.

Today, the University of Dayton is recognized as a top-tier national research university rooted in the Catholic tradition.


Across all of our more than 80 undergraduate and 50 graduate and doctoral programs, our academics are challenging. Not just for the sake of it, but because there are real challenges in the world that need to be met. That way, when graduation arrives, you won't be entering the real world for the first time. You'll already be part of it, fully prepared for your career — and for life.


From advocating for human rights to sending aircraft higher and farther, UD is where the future takes form.

Whether we're creating a computer chip that can teach itself or conducting research that supports NASA's Perseverance rover, we work in the space between inspiration and impact — and bring great ideas to life.

Here, it's about more than innovation for the sake of discovery. It's about developing solutions to help others. By bringing together graduate and undergraduate students with our renowned faculty and researchers, we continue to pave the way to a better world.


Founded in 1850, the University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic, Marianist 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.

We are builders of community and invite people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission. Together, we can create a brighter tomorrow. 

Student services

Each student is assigned an academic adviser who helps you create an interactive educational plan — and meet your personal and professional goals. Career Services features a team of dedicated, caring professionals committed to providing excellent programs, services and opportunities that build confidence and career-finding skills.

Housing services

  • More than 85 percent of our students live on campus and in the student neighborhood — a one-of-a-kind community of students living side by side in porch-clad houses.
  • All first-year undergraduate students belong to a learning-living community, which offers a chance to engage in shared classes and activities with your hallmates. Later, you'll move to an apartment, suite or house in the student neighborhood. We also offer special housing for law, graduate and international students.
  • And with its vast dining options and top-notch facilities, the University has received more than eight national awards for excellence in college dining since 2010.

ICT services

UD's eduroam network is now available for use on campus by UD students, faculty and staff. Once configured to use eduroam, you’ll connect safely and automatically across UD’s campus and when traveling within range of eduroam institutions worldwide.

Medical services

High-quality health care is offered through the on-campus Health Center, and the Counseling Center offers a variety of resources to help you cope with issues, overcome obstacles and achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

Campus life

Your first walk on campus can be as exhilarating as the walk across the commencement stage. That’s the moment you realize you’re a part of something bigger than yourself.

Whether it’s the buzz in the air from having more than 270 student groups and organizations, the creative energy around our arts events, the passion for our Division I athletics and campus recreation activities, or the feeling that we’re all in this together, your experience will be unforgettable.

Sports facilities

  • RecPlex

Run laps on the elevated 1/8-mile indoor track, or join a yoga class in one of the three group fitness studios. Shoot hoops on one of the main gym's four courts. Figure out how to ascend the face of the climbing wall or how to hit a racquetball with topspin. 

  • Stuart Field

Stuart Field features 5.6 acres of high use, high performance, multi-purpose fields that play and feel like natural grass. Surrounding the perimeter of the field is a .385 mile walking/running track. 

  • Rock Wall
The UD Rock Wall is a custom A.R.T. Wall by Nicros that is designed to look like a real rock face. The features are cast from real rocks and the surface is coated in a polymer-reinforced concrete, so it has the feel of real rock.

Student clubs

If you're one of those students who gets involved in every club, we wish you luck. With more than 270 student clubs and organizations on campus, the opportunities are endless.

Run for student government office. Become the broadcast news anchor on Flyer TV. March with the Pride of Dayton band. Join Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer at an elementary school. Work with the Rivers Institute to promote river conservation. Build and race a concrete canoe. Get ready to discover any number of activities to match your passions and talents. And if none of those options fits you, create your own club — we encourage it.

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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