About the University of Dayton

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Ranked a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Dayton provides challenging academics and opportunities to gain experience in your field of study. Our more than 10,000 students benefit from nationally recognized programs including the entrepreneurship program, which is ranked number 15 in the nation by The Princeton Review.

We’re ranked second in the nation among all colleges and universities for the amount of sponsored materials research performed, and many real-world experiences and internships are available with industry leaders and our own University of Dayton Research Institute.

Our welcoming campus works hard to make you feel at home. The University of Dayton has been named a leading university worldwide in learning, living and support services, according to the International Student Barometer – and The Princeton Review called us a “best college.”

Location: Dayton, Ohio

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The Dayton area is a vibrant community offering the amenities of larger urban areas while retaining its Midwestern warmth. Housing is varied and affordable, and shopping, restaurants, festivals and entertainment are plentiful. Dayton offers world-class dance, music, museums, theater, visual arts and more.  

The city is very accessible — public bus transportation provides access to the city and surrounding areas, and Dayton International Airport is only 15 minutes from campus. You will be within driving distance of several other urban centers:

  • Cincinnati: 49 miles/80 km
  • Columbus: 62 miles/100 km
  • Indianapolis: 107 miles/172 km
  • Louisville: 152 miles/244 km
  • Cleveland: 212 miles/342 km
  • Pittsburgh: 255 miles /410 km
  • Chicago: 296 miles/476 km