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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
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.
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, physicscomputer 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/prephysical 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.
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
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
Financial Aid / Scholarships
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 http://admission.udayton.edu/finaid/estimator.asp 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
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 Daytononline. 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.