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University of Dayton 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Fall 2019 admissions at the University of Dayton saw an enrollment of 11,474 undergraduate and graduate students, both full time and part time. At UD, international students constitute 10% of the overall population, exceeding a thousand in number. First to second year retention rate here is 89.4%, whereas the graduation rate at the University of Dayton is 81.5% which is significantly higher than the national average of the US.

UD offers degrees in Bachelor's, Master's, Education Specialist, Doctoral and Juris Doctor programs. Most popular majors at the University of Dayton include Engineering, Business, Marketing, Journalism, Health Professions and Education. For those seeking higher education in the US after graduating, more than 50 master's, 12 doctorals and a number of licensure and certificate programs are provided by University of Dayton. 

Applications for admissions at Dayton are invited for the Fall, Spring, and Summer term. However, the majority of main-stream courses are offered in the Fall and Spring terms only. In Fall 2019, University of Dayton recorded an acceptance rate of 72%. However, the admission rate for international students was recorded to be 7.2% only. 

As per UD, academic performance including class rank, school records, academic GPA, application essay and test scores of various standardized exams are the most important factors affecting admissions at the University of Dayton. Recommendations, extracurricular activities and personal traits are additional factors which are considered important.

  • Undergraduate applications are invited through the Common Application and University of Dayton Application.
  • Graduate applicants must apply via the university's graduate admissions application.
  • 53% of admitted freshmen had an high school GPA over 3.74
  • Admitted applicants had a SAT score of 560+ 560 in Math and EBRW
  • ACT scores of accepted candidates were competitive, ranging from 23-29
  • Median LSAT score range of the accepted Law students was 150.
  • No application fee is required for either undergraduate or graduate programs.
  • 97% of Dayton graduates found employment or pursued higher education after finishing their studies


Application PortalUG: Common Application or University of Dayton Application
PG: University’s Graduate Admission Application
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG/PG: No fee
Acceptance rate72%
SAT Range1100-1310
ACT Range23-29
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Summer/Spring
Work ExperienceOptional for business programs
Financial Aid for International StudentsGrants, loans, and scholarships
International AdmissionsUD International Admissions

University of Dayton Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before the given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Fall TermMay 1
Spring TermNovember 1
Summer TermCase-by-case basis

Some programs may have earlier departmental deadlines.

University of Dayton International Admissions

To keep admissions simple, University of Dayton has the same guidelines for both international and domestic applicants. However, it is important for the university to evaluate the potential of international applicants. For this reason, international applicants are required to meet a few additional requirements.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Application form 
  • Different standardized test scores
    • GRE/GMAT for graduate applicants
    • SAT/ACT for undergraduate applicants
  • Official academic records and transcripts. The records must include:
    • Dates of attendance
    • Studied subjects
    • Earned grades/,marks
  • Statement of purpose or a writing sample
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency

Submission of Documents: All the admission documents must be submitted in a specific manner:

  • Academic records must be in the original language and have a certified English translation attached to it.
  • Scores must be sent directly by the testing agency.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The minimum required English proficiency test scores for undergraduate and graduate programs are given below:

TestMinimum required score (Undergraduate)Minimum required score (Graduate)
TOEFL (iBT)8080

Visa Process

All international applicants who are offered admission at the University of Dayton require an F-1 or J-1 student visa.

  • Foreign applicants need to provide proof of financial support before the immigration document is issued
  • A copy of the applicant's passport is required
  • Proof of funds, specifically to cover the expenses for the first year's education, living and miscellaneous spendings.
    • Original bank statement, not older than six months
  • Financial documents can be emailed to the university as directed.
  • After receiving the visa documents (I-20 or DS-2019), applicants must carefully follow the instructions from the university and prepare for their visa appointment at the nearest US Embassy

University of Dayton Undergraduate Admissions

To apply for various undergraduate programs at the University of Dayton, applicants can use either the Common Application or the University of Dayton Application. Undergraduate applications do not require any application fee.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the undergraduate admissions are given below:

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official secondary transcripts
  • English language proficiency
  • Interview (optional)
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Recommendation by a teacher/counsellor

University of Dayton Graduate Admissions

The university offers a variety of master’s courses in different academic fields. Some of the most popular courses at University of Dayton are Mechanical Engineering, MBA, Bioengineering, Computer Science, etc. 

For graduate admissions at University of Dayton, applicants must apply through the university’s graduate admission application. No applicant is required to pay the application fee. 

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate degree with a relevant major
  • English language proficiency
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Updated resume
  • GRE/GMAT score
  • Writing samples/statement of purpose

The admission requirements listed above are valid for all the graduate programs. However, there are a few programs which have additional requirement(s). Therefore, applicants are recommended to check the admission requirements of the chosen program.

University of Dayton provides some financial aid to international applicants, however, funding can be sought from other external sources of scholarships and loans available in the US as well.

Once the applicants submit their applications and required documents, the university begins the evaluation process. This whole evaluation process takes up to 4-6 weeks. University of Dayton emails the official decision letters to each admitted student. 

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