University of Dayton — On the Move

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New land. World-class research. Strong enrollment. Rising reputation. Forward-thinking and bold moves inspired by a timeless Marianist, Catholic mission. The pace of change at the University of Dayton in the past decade has been among the most rapid and substantial seen at any American university.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier private research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded by the Society of Mary (the Marianists) in 1850, the University of Dayton focuses on educating the whole person through a community of challenge and support.

Major land acquisitions in the last five years have nearly doubled the size of campus, which now spans both sides of the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio. Our sponsored research volume approaches nearly $100 million annually, and we top all universities nationally in the amount of annual federally sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation.

This is a university on the move with a deep commitment to academic excellence.

  • Radar Love

    The University of Dayton has opened a research laboratory that features the most precise radars in the world. 

  • The Mighty Oyster Shell

    One University of Dayton scientist works to make antibiotics more effective. Another creates environmentally friendly ceramic coatings out of oyster shells

  • Green With Algae

    The University of Dayton Research Institute develops an all-weather outdoor algae growing system as a cleaner and less costly resource for renewable energy.

  • Helping Children Read

    The University of Dayton excels at preparing teachers to assist students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. It's one of just 17 nationally accredited schools.

  • Engineering Success

    The University of Dayton graduates minority engineers at a rate that's nearly twice the national average — thanks, in part, to innovative programs.

  • Madonna and Child

    In a first-of-a-kind book, a University of Dayton professor will explore the topic of breast feeding in the Bible, including rare depictions of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

  • Leading the Way

    Catholic in our faith. Global in our mission.

  • An Extraordinary Time

    The University of Dayton has nearly doubled its campus size with major land purchases since 2005.

  • 90-Second Lectures

    Many college profs would be hard pressed to deliver a lecture in 90 seconds. We ask some of our leading scholars to do just that.

  • A Digital Window

    The University of Dayton has introduced what's believed to be the world's first iPad interactive viewbook. It's available for free from iTunes.

  • What's On Our Drawing Board?

    Universities are always looking to expand, but they don’t typically purchase a building that once served as headquarters for a Fortune 500 company, reclaim an urban brownfield or add a sprawling park with a moat. Through videos, an interactive map, stories and photos, we envision the future.

  • Our In-Flight Magazine

    We connect more than 100,000 alumni worldwide with a CASE award-winning magazine that's now available on the iPad. Multimedia video and audio features and active hyperlinks bring readers sights and sounds from across the University of Dayton community, supplementing the stories that entertain and engage readers intellectually and emotionally.

  • Virtually Here

    Take a look at our virtual tour. See the University of Dayton community through the experiences of a few of the people who call it "home."