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University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio

Established in 1850 by the Marianists, the University of Dayton (UD) is a Catholic leader in higher education, committed to educating students as value-centered leaders in their chosen professions and in society. More than 10,000 students attend UD, including 6,500 full-time undergraduate students. Students attracted to the University come from most states and many countries. More than 95 percent of full-time undergraduates live on campus. The technology-enhanced learning and student computer initiative provides every student living in a UD residence with high-speed data access to learning resources and collaboration tools. Extensive programs of study are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Allied Professions, Engineering, and Law.

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Union offers a variety of services for the University community, including numerous cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities. The facility includes a theater; an art gallery; a food court containing a pizzeria, bakery, grill, delicatessen, and candy counter; Flyer TV, a student-run television station; and the commuter lounge. A $1 million renovation to the Kennedy Union games room provides bowling lanes, billiards, a cyber café, games, a lounge, and performance space.

Location and Community
The campus is located on a 123-acre hilltop, 2 miles from the city of Dayton. The Dayton metropolitan area is a vibrant, growing community of approximately 950,000 people in southwestern Ohio. Top cultural, recreational, and entertainment programs are available during the year. Varied business, industrial, research, and educational enterprises provide students with extensive work opportunities related to their academic disciplines.

Academic Life
The academic year consists of two semesters, with two 6-week sessions available during the summer. While graduation requirements vary according to academic majors, a minimum of 120 semester credit hours is required of all bachelor's degree programs. Students following four-year programs must successfully complete requirements in communication, English, mathematics, and philosophy and/or religious studies. Likewise, the University has instituted a program of study for all students that provides a general education in the humanities, arts, and social and natural sciences. This program develops students' abilities to integrate their knowledge and express themselves effectively. The University offers two distinct programs for its most academically accomplished students. Both the University Honors Program and the John W. Berry Sr. Scholars Program provide UD students with an enhanced undergraduate education. The programs' academic benefits and privileges are numerous and multifaceted but are unified by the distinctive qualities of undergraduate research, international experience, and service and leadership. Several opportunities also exist for students to integrate traditional academic majors with many progressive, innovative programs. These programs include study abroad, cooperative education and internship programs, the ability to earn the B.A. or B.S. degree with teacher certification, and multidisciplinary programs.

There are 401 full-time faculty members, 94 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree. UD faculty members have been recognized for their excellence by several organizations, including General Motors Corporation, the National Institute of Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professors are actively engaged in research and scholarship, often involving undergraduate students, but their primary focus is teaching. Classes are generally small enough for close personal contact. Faculty members act as advisers to students and are frequently accessible in and out of the classroom.

Majors Offered:
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies, art history, chemistry, communication (electronic media, journalism, communication management, public relations, and theater), criminal justice studies, economics, English, fine arts, geology, history, international studies and human rights, languages (French, German, and Spanish), mathematics, music, philosophy, photography, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, theater, and visual communication design.

The Bachelor of Science is awarded in applied mathematical economics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer information systems, computer science, environmental biology, environmental geology, geology, mathematics, physical science, physics, physics–computer science, predentistry, premedicine, and psychology.

The School of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship (available sophomore year), finance, international business, management information systems, management (leadership), marketing, and operations management.

The Bachelor of Science in Education is awarded in the ADA didactic program in dietetics, exercise science/fitness management, exercise science/fitness and nutrition, exercise science/pre–physical therapy, physical education, and sport management through the Department of Health and Sport Science. Through the Department of Teacher Education, a Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in Catholic religious studies (available sophomore year), early childhood education, intervention specialist (special education), middle childhood education, and adolescence to young adult education.

The School of Engineering awards the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. The School of Engineering also offers a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology, one of the few four-year programs available in the country. Programs include computer engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, industrial engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology.

The University also offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (art education, fine arts, photography, and visual communication design), Bachelor of Music (music composition, music education, music performance, and music therapy), and Bachelor of General Studies. Undeclared admission options are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Allied Professions, and Engineering. A prelaw program (including advising and assistance in course selection) is available to students in all degree programs.

Campus Life
The residential nature of the campus encourages active extracurricular involvement. More than 190 clubs and organizations exist on campus, including more than thirty service organizations, forty academic/professional clubs, thirteen honor societies, recreation/sports clubs, theatrical and musical performance groups, and fraternities and sororities.

A variety of special events include everything from symposia and concerts to parents' weekends and a huge Christmas on Campus celebration each December 8.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is an autonomous association that concerns itself with the academic, recreational, and cultural welfare of UD students. SGA support prompted the opening of UD's first student-owned and -operated convenience store. The organization's efforts were instrumental in creating the National Association for Students at Catholic Colleges and Universities, which addresses the specific concerns of Catholic campuses. SGA-sponsored activities include a speaker series, Little Siblings' Weekend, and the annual Dayton-to-Daytona trip.

Facilities and Resources
ArtStreet, open in fall 2004, an innovative living and learning complex, combines student residence quarters with performance and visual arts spaces, a recording studio, a radio station, and a café. At the Arena Sports Complex, a practice track and football practice field were completed in fall 2003. Additional construction includes a baseball facility, an area for long jumping and pole vault, a softball field, and track throwing fields. A new residence hall, Marianist Hall, includes student housing, a book store, post office, credit union, food emporium, worship space, and a learning center. The student housing component consists of three 4-story residential wings with a total of 400 beds.

Construction began in spring 2004 on a new fitness and recreation complex, RecPlex. The facility will include four courts for basketball and volleyball; three racquetball courts; two courts for aerobics, basketball, floor hockey, inline hockey, lacrosse, a rope course, soccer, tennis and volleyball; two aerobics/multipurpose rooms; sixty cardiovascular machines; sixty weight machines; a free-weight area; a ?-mile track; administrative offices; classrooms; a climbing wall; a juice bar; a lounge; men's and women's locker rooms; an eight-lane natatorium; an outdoor deck; a sand volleyball court; and a whirlpool.

Other recently completed campus construction projects include the Science Center, a 44,000-square-foot facility that connects Sherman and Wohlleben Halls. New construction and renovations provide for laboratories, classrooms, offices, and gathering spaces. The first phase of the central mall project, which provides green space adjacent to Kennedy Union, was completed in fall 2003. In addition, University-owned houses in the student neighborhood have been and continue to be rebuilt or renovated.

Existing campus facilities include the recently renovated Miriam Hall, home of the School of Business Administration, the Davis Center for Portfolio Management, and the Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Opened in 2000, the Ryan C. Harris Learning-Teaching Center is technologically ahead of its time with a wireless network installed throughout the center. This high-tech, experimental learning space includes a meeting room with groupware capability and an adaptive computer lab to help students with physical or learning disabilities. Roesch Library, an eight-story facility with more than 1.7 million volumes, provides exceptional resources for research and scholarship. The Anderson Information Sciences Center, a $3.5-million complex donated to the University by NCR Corporation, contains state-of-the-art undergraduate computer laboratories and classrooms. Kettering Laboratories, location of the School of Engineering, also houses part of the University of Dayton Research Institute, which performs more than $40 million annually in research. The University's nationally famous general education program is housed in the Jesse Philips Center for the Humanities, which opened in fall 1993. The $4.3-million Donoher Basketball Center is a 23,000-square-foot, NBA-quality facility.

Sports / Varsity Athletics
NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics as well as intramural sports are also prevalent. Men's intercollegiate teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women's intercollegiate sports include basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Club sports such as archery, lacrosse, rugby, and soccer are also popular.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
Each year, more than 90 percent of first-year UD students receive financial aid. Assistance is available in the form of nonrepayable grants, educational loans, and part-time employment. A parent loan program and a University-sponsored payment plan are available. Students applying for federal, state, and University-sponsored financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority is given to students whose completed applications are received by the office of scholarships and financial aid by March 31.

UD has an extensive academic scholarship program. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and athletic and artistic talent. Students must complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship. UD prefers early submission; the application priority date is January 1, but students are strongly encouraged to apply before the Christmas holiday. Athletic scholarships are available in men's intercollegiate basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, and cross-country, as well as women's intercollegiate basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, golf, tennis, indoor/outdoor track, and cross-country. Athletic scholarship eligibility is determined by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Music awards are available for both music majors and nonmajors who distinguish themselves as outstanding performers at their admission audition. Scholarships for musical or visual art talents are determined by the faculties of the appropriate academic departments.

A financial aid counselor is available to meet with interested students and their parents to review information pertaining to financial aid eligibility. High school seniors and their parents who are interested in receiving an estimate of financial aid eligibility are encouraged to request an appointment when scheduling a campus visit and should complete the free Financial Need Estimator at prior to their visit or bring along a copy of their completed FAFSA form so that their eligibility for aid can be discussed in detail.

Admission Requirements / Application
The University of Dayton admits qualified students regardless of sex, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, or handicap. Students possessing the aptitude and motivation to succeed at UD are encouraged to apply for admission. Balanced consideration is given to all aspects of students' demonstrated preparation, including selection of college-preparatory courses, grade point average and grade pattern throughout high school, class rank, standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT), and record of leadership and service. A personal statement and guidance counselor recommendation are strongly recommended. In recent years, more than 75 percent of entering students graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Applicants should present 16 core units from an accredited high school. The minimum core includes 4 units in English, 4 electives, 3 in math, 3 in social studies, and 2 in science. Some programs may require more extensive preparation in specific subject areas. Two units of a foreign language are required for admission to the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who plan to major in a natural science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or business will find a strong mathematics background necessary.

There is only one way to apply to the University of Dayton—online. Students must submit their Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship electronically at the Web site listed below. Applicants must also submit a satisfactory high school record and results of the SAT I or ACT examination. The University operates on a rolling admission policy; however, there is a priority deadline of January 1. The first notifications of acceptance are mailed in October. Some academic programs close new student enrollment before others, so it is recommended that students apply as early as possible.

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