University of Dayton (UD)

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University of Dayton can be found in Dayton, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around thirteen thousand students enrolled per year at UD.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at University of Dayton. A score in the range of 1120 to 1320 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Dayton (UD) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. This school has an acceptance rate of about 72% with 16% of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Dayton (UD) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 65%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Dayton (UD) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Dayton was reported as 72.0% in Fall 2020 with over 17,500 college applications submitted to UD. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UD ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • UD Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Dayton?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Dayton is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UD has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.3%
  • 2017-2018: 71.7%
  • 2018-2019: 71.5%
  • 2019-2020: 72.0%
  • Projected UD Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 65.4%

How Does University of Dayton (UD) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Dayton is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Miami University-Oxford80.4%
Xavier University76.4%
Northern Kentucky University90.2%
University of Indianapolis92.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Dayton (UD) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 650
Math560 - 670
Total Score1120 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math24 - 29
Composite Score23 - 29
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