University of Dayton

Location Dayton
Established 1850
Famous For Top-tier Catholic Research University 


University of Dayton is one of the Catholic research universities located in Dayton, Ohio. The private university was founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists). The university is rooted in faith and dedicated to the common good, because of which it encourages students to develop a critical mind and compassionate heart while engaging with the world. 

The university offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 50 master's degrees, 12 doctoral programs and various other licensure and certifications through the five academic units. These include the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Health Sciences, and the School of Law.

Services for International Students

The University of Dayton provides various resources and services to students giving them a fulfilling experience. All students are assigned an academic adviser each who helps them in meeting their professional and personal goals. Career Services helps them in building confidence by providing various skills. The Health and Well-being of students are also taken care of by the Health Centre and the Counseling Centre. The Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Centre fosters an inclusive environment at the university.


  • 127th in the National Universities by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 54th in the Best Undergraduate Teaching category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 421st in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 35th in the Best Value Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 800-1000th in the world and 231st in the USA by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2023
  • 181-190th in the US by QS World University Rankings of 2023


More than 80% of the students live on campus and in the surrounding neighbourhoods in a one-of-a-kind community of students. Through the various residence halls, apartments, and student neighbourhood areas, different year students are able to live together in various arrangements that have all the major amenities needed during university life. 

About Location

Dayton is a mid-sized city in southwestern Ohio. With the campus located on the banks of the Great Miami River, two miles from downtown Dayton, students get the chance to explore this city for its various outdoor and indoor recreational areas. The welcoming community makes them feel safe and comfortable. The city is, in fact, a hidden gem rich in culture, history and overall recreational activities that give students a great experience while pursuing their education. 

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