Top Tier

09.12.2012 | Students, Hot Topics

The University of Dayton is ranked as a top-tier national university and one of the best Catholic universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. 

The University of Dayton is ranked at 115 in a five-way tie.  The magazine also listed the University of Dayton among its "A+ Schools for B Students." This is the third year in a row the University of Dayton made this list of schools the magazine says deserve a closer look. 

In other recent rankings, The Princeton Review's 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges lists the University of Dayton as one of the top institutions for undergraduate education in the country, noting that UD takes the Marianist values of "intense education, strong community and deep faithfulness and wraps (them) into a fun place to be." The University of Dayton ranked 10th in the nation in the category, "Their Students Love These Colleges, and in the top 20 (16th) for "Happiest Students."

The University of Dayton also is recognized nationally for its innovative programs for student entrepreneurs. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked the entrepreneurship program as one of the top-20 programs in the nation the past seven years.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report's ranking of legal writing programs listed the University of Dayton School of Law 21st in the nation.