Thursday November 4, 2010

A Best Value

Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine placed the University on its 'Best Values in Private Universities 2010-11' list.

Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine ranks the University of Dayton 60th on its "Best Values in Private Universities 2010-11" list.

The schools "deliver a high-quality education at an affordable price," the magazine wrote. 

The list is available online and will appear in the magazine's December 2010 issue, on news stands Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Kiplinger is the second national publication to recognize the University's great value in providing a high-quality education. U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best Colleges" issue listed the University in its "Great Schools, Great Prices" list.

The University of Dayton has received a number of accolades this fall.

For the fifth year,  the entrepreneurship program ranked in the top 10 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

The University of Dayton ranked 21st nationally for the graduation rate of student-athletes, according to the NCAA.

Dayton tied for 99th on the U.S. News & World Report's 2011 "America's Best Colleges" list of national universities released in August and is among the top 10 national Catholic universities.

Washington Monthly ranked the University 77th among national universities on its 2010 list evaluating graduation rates, research expenditures, and the number of students who give back to their country.

The Princeton Review's 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges calls the University of Dayton one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education. The University made five of The Princeton Review's top-20 lists: eighth in "Everybody Plays Intramural Sports," 16th in "Happiest Students," 18th in "Easiest Campus to Get Around," 19th in "School Runs Like Butter," which rates how smoothly the school is operated and 20th in "Best Quality of Life."

The University of Dayton was also featured on the 40 best colleges list in Acceptance, a national applicants guide; the 2011 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges and on's 2010 top 15 percent list.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or