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.
|Application Portal||UG: Common Application or University of Dayton Application|
PG: University’s Graduate Admission Application
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||UG/PG: No fee|
|Work Experience||Optional for business programs|
|Financial Aid for International Students||Grants, loans, and scholarships|
|International Admissions||UD International Admissions|
The applicants are advised to apply before the given deadlines to be considered for admission:
|Fall Term||May 1|
|Spring Term||November 1|
|Summer Term||Case-by-case basis|
Some programs may have earlier departmental deadlines.
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.
Submission of Documents: All the admission documents must be submitted in a specific manner:
The minimum required English proficiency test scores for undergraduate and graduate programs are given below:
|Test||Minimum required score (Undergraduate)||Minimum required score (Graduate)|
All international applicants who are offered admission at the University of Dayton require an F-1 or J-1 student visa.
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.
The admission requirements for the undergraduate admissions are given below:
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.
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.