A top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. 

The University of Dayton is a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

About the University of Dayton

Founded in 1850 by the Marianists (Society of Mary), the University of Dayton (UD) is a top-tier Catholic research university. UD is the largest private university in Ohio and is distinguished by its academics, research, and community involvement.

A better tomorrow begins with a busy today

The University of Dayton encourages learning by doing, because doing transforms education. Whether it's breaking ground on campus to do groundbreaking work with GE Aviation, staying ahead of the economic curve by opening an institute in China or increasing the global foothold by reducing the local footprint, the University of Dayton is rolling up its sleeves and taking action to create a better tomorrow.


UD Commitment to Education:

Offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and selected graduate and continuing education programs.


Views learning and scholarship as a shared task of discovering, integrating, applying, and communicating knowledge.


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Emphasizes learning and scholarship at the intersections of liberal and professional education, of the disciplines, and of theory and practice.