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Dayton, Ohio
About Dayton
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Enrollment: 11,241
Setting: Urban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 140,640
Climate: 1.5°C - 28.8°C
U.S. News Rank: #133
International Student Rate: 5.2%

Located in Dayton, Ohio, the University of Dayton is a top-tier research university dedicated to academic excellence, community leadership, entrepreneurship and creating a positive global impact.

Why Dayton?

Choose from 80+ undergraduate and 50+ graduate degrees at UD. Our popular and highly ranked programs include engineering, entrepreneurship, business and aerospace & aviation engineering.

  • Top 20 Entrepreneurship Program —The Princeton Review, 2018
  • Top 50 “Colleges That Create Futures” —The Princeton Review, 2017
  • #84 Best Value in Private Colleges —Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • 440+ major companies recruit at Dayton.
  • GE Aviation operates a $51 million research center.
  • The Helix state-of-the-art innovation center for climate technology development
  • Part of the Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Air Transportation
Get Involved, Stay Active
  • Join 270+ student clubs, including 50+ focused on community service.
  • Cheer on NCAA Division I UD Flyers sports teams.
Dayton: The Birthplace of Flight

Dayton, Ohio, in the American Midwest, is known for its rich history of innovation, as well as its connections to aviation, thanks to the Wright Brothers. Often called the Gem City, Dayton is also home to industrial, aeronautical and engineering research centers.

  • #69 Best Place to Live —U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Explore Wright Brothers National Museum, National Museum of the Air Force and America’s Packard Museum.
  • Visit the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Dayton Art Institute.
  • Explore the 2nd Street Market and Carriage Hill MetroPark.
  • #39 Best College Food in America —
Weather & Climate

In the heart of the American Midwest, Dayton features hot summers and cold, snowy winters, with a moderate spring and fall.

Nearby Columbus

Columbus, the state capital of Ohio, is about 70 miles away. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., this bustling mid-size metro is an emerging hub for technology and innovation, with a diverse economy based on education, financial services, healthcare research and hospitality.

  • Visit the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
  • Explore the Center of Science and Industry and its planetarium.
  • Walk along the Scioto Mile, a string of parks with trails and an interactive fountain.
  • Discover more than 400 plant species at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Arts & Sciences

Applied Mathematical Economics

Art Education

Art History





Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Criminal Justice Studies

Discover Arts

Discover Sciences



Environmental Biology

Environmental Geology

Fine Arts




Graphic Design


Human Rights Studies

International Studies


Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Music Composition

Music Education

Music Performance

Music Therapy



Physical Science


Physics-Computer Science

Political Science





Religious Studies



Theatre, Dance & Performance


Visual Arts

Women’s & Gender Studies

School of Business Administration


Business Economics

Discover Business



International Business


Management Information



Operations & Supply


School of Education and Health Sciences

Teacher Education

Adolescence to Young Adult Education

Discover Teacher Education

Early Childhood Education

Foreign Language Education

Intervention Specialist (Middle Childhood Education)

Intervention Specialist (Special Education)

Secondary Catholic Religious Education

Health & Sport Science


Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science

Pre-Physical Therapy

Sport Management

School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Discover Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology

Discover Engineering Technology

Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Dates & Costs

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Major Lists
School of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Master of Finance

School of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering


Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering


Engineering Management

Engineering Mechanics

Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Renewable and Clean Energy

College of Arts and Sciences


Computer Science


Public Administration

School of Education and Health Sciences

Leadership for Educational Systems

Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

School of Law

Juris Doctor

Master of Laws

Dates & Costs

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Dayton, Ohio
About Dayton
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Enrollment: 11,241
Setting: Urban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 140,640
Climate: 1.5°C - 28.8°C
U.S. News Rank: #133
International Student Rate: 5.2%
“It’s a very small campus for all the big things that it has. You would not expect to find this many opportunities, and programs, and fun things to do on a small campus. You probably can’t even finish a 5K run around this campus, but you can definitely find yourself here.”
Majd - Saudi Arabia
"With top scholars and advanced facilities – including 10 specialized laboratories – students here experience great enhancement in our academic ability, and we gain both theoretical and hands-on training. This enhancement can lead to good job opportunities in the future.”
Jing - China