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University of Dayton: Narrative Description


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Dayton, OH 45469-1300
Tel: (937)229-1000
Free: 800-837-7433
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Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1850. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $304.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $64.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,172 per student. Total enrollment: 10,495. Faculty: 823 (395 full-time, 428 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 8,156 applied, 80% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 77% from top half. 17 National Merit Scholars, 49 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,675 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 483 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 25 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 6-week summer terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Chaminade University of Honolulu, St. Mary's University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: audition required for music, music therapy, music education programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $1200. Comprehensive fee: $26,550 includes full-time tuition ($19,570), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($6300). College room only: $3600. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $652 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, marching band, Red Scare (basketball student cheering section), Campus Connection, Chi Omega. Major annual events: Christmas on Campus, Parents' Weekend, graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,904 college housing spaces available; 5,313 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Roesch Library plus 2 others with 905,924 books, 795,807 microform titles, 7,554 serials, 3,030 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $8.8 million. 8,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wright State University.

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