Catholic and Marianist

The University of Dayton is a pre-eminent Catholic university and an internationally diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship to leadership and service. 



Learn more about our admission process so you and your student can apply with confidence. 


Tuition and Costs

The University of Dayton is one of the most affordable private, Catholic schools in the country and an excellent value among comparable universities. Our graduates possess the independence, skill sets, knowledge and values preparing them for success in the ever changing global community. A University of Dayton education is a lifelong investment, appreciating in value over time.


Student Success

At the University of Dayton, we know the college experience is about more than making the grade or finishing that huge project. It's also about the journey students take to earn their degree. 


Life at Dayton

With more than 270 clubs and organizations, highly competitive Division I athletics, a strong campus ministry, plentiful service opportunities, engaging guest speakers and performers, and a fun, active community, we keep our students involved. But before any of that, of course, comes their academics.



We pride ourselves on the fact that our campus is an extremely safe, welcoming environment. Which is exactly why we take campus safety so seriously.

Here, you'll find 26 full-time and six part-time sworn officers who secure our campus 24 hours a day, every day — and will respond to a student's needs within minutes.