Points of Pride
Founded in 1850 by the Marianists (Society of Mary), the University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university. We are one of the largest private universities in Ohio and are distinguished by our academics, research and community involvement.
Starting with only 14 students, one building and one farm, the University of Dayton rose from its humble beginnings in 1850 to become an internationally recognized university.
Mission & Identity
We provide an experience that educates the whole person — mind, body and spirit — to inspire students to be better professionals and create a better world.
Whether it’s opening a new campus in China, creating a food-scrap composting program or adding study abroad opportunities, we’re committed to making UD greener, more global and more diverse.