University of Dayton Reviews

  • 30 Reviews
  • Dayton (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $46,170
94% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 30 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 6/8/2019
"The University of Dayton Bachelor of Art's Program in International Studies provided me with a multi-faceted, immersive educational experience with a diverse variety of courses. UD's International Studies BA program has the option for students to declare a concentration, such as International Business, Sustainability, and more. I chose my concentration in International Business and I truly feel that I still have the skills needed in order to enter the realm of business in my career. Overall, I consider the University of Dayton to be like my second home and wouldn't change my educational and communal experience at UD one bit. Go Flyers!"
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
"While I absolutely loved my time at the University of Dayton, it did not come without its struggles and difficult times. As a Black woman at a predominately white institution, or PWI, I was constantly tested by my campus community to rise above any incidents that might have been devastating otherwise. There is a clear campus divide when it comes to the general campus majority and POCs. In the future, I hope that university initiatives will strive towards a more inclusive campus on all aspects. I also hope that this includes more opportunities for POCs to showcase their skills and talents to an audience that is more than just their counterparts."
Kayla McLaughlin
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"The key to being successful at the University of Dayton in the Accounting department is networking with the professors. The faculty have endless connections and opportunities that they will gladly connect students with. These connections include never-ending lists of partners from the Big Four, local firms always looking for interns, and everything in between. The connections do not stop at just public accounting either. The faculty is very diverse in that many have experience across the board. But to make these connections, students MUST go out of their way and make noticeable efforts to succeed. This includes visiting office hours for additional help on classwork, attending Beta Alpha Psi events, or even the basics of asking questions in class. By creating strong relationships with the Accounting department faculty, Accounting students will be extremely successful following graduation. The key to being successful in the Operations Management (also includes Statistics and Management Information Systems) is understanding your study habits and the way you learn. The professors approach content in extremely different ways. One professor taught by means of power-point only, one professor by means of real-world examples only, one professor by means of textbook then quizzes then exams (traditional), etc. It is SO KEY in this department specifically that students know to ask questions, know how they best retain information (especially from textbooks), are able to understand content to the point they could teach somehow else, know their best study habits such as flashcards or hand-written notes, and take full accountability for their success in the program. The professors are extremely knowledgeable in the department, yet I have found they have various and sometimes challenging ways of communicating this knowledge."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"The University of Dayton School of Engineering has knowledgeable professors and current programs and curriculum."
Hilda Carrillo
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The MBA program at the University of Dayton lacks rigor but is a good MBA program as compared to the alternative options in its area. The smaller class sizes are really nice as they provide greater opportunities for in-depth discussions. Professors are knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for students when necessary."
Miranda Rose
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"UD felt like home the moment I step foot on campus. From my very first day of classes, my professors made me feel welcome and excited to be on campus. The dorms were huge and the staff was very helpful with move-in. The dining halls actually serve great food! I can't say enough great things about this school!"
Alyssa B
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"The University of Dayton (UD) is a academically rigorous and service oriented University that focuses on the leadership potential of students. A Marianist University, UD, is committed to social justice issues in the Dayton region and around the world. As a student I have various opportunities to participate in opportunities abroad through the Center for Social Concern and College of Arts and Sciences. There are numerous student run organizations that meet almost any interest that a student might have! Campus diversity was also very important to me, and I was able to interact with students from around the world as a conversation partner through the office International Student Scholar Services. Finally, if I never needed academic support, I always felt that my professors had an open door policy and the Office of Learning Resources provided tutoring opportunities if I needed additional academic support."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Great university minds and opportunities at UD."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"The university's facilities are top-knotch, and the campus is quite beautiful. The quality of instruction will prepare students well for their future professions; however, like any educational institution, there is variation in the quality of instruction between faculty. As this is a private intuition, higher-than-average tuition rates are to be expected."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
"If you are on the fence on where to go for college, just give UD a visit. You will fall in love with the beautiful campus and the atmosphere of community felt among students and faculty alike. Here you will get a wholistic education that will prepare you for whatever comes your way in life and in your future career. You will wish you had more time here when you graduate. Go visit UD and go Flyers!"
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Dayton (UD) was an okay experience for me. It is a predominantly white institution and I encountered a little systematic racism and lack of diversity as a black student; however the colored community on campus was pretty tight knot. The education was very high quality and most of the professors and staff are extremely nice and helpful. Educational resources are plentiful. There is also a lot of volunteer and internship opportunities. Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) was okay. I was one of the first students in their new virtual online Master's of Applied Social Science (Social Work) program; therefore there were a lot of things that were not solid as far as technology and having professors that have never taught online, which is very different than teaching a class in person. Overall CWRU was okay."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Good engineering program, strong in energy efficiency and aerospace."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"UD Helped to prepare me for a few things. It helped me to become an active community member. UD fostered my leadership skills by providing many opportunities for students to take on responsibilities. However, I didn't feel prepared to teach after student teaching. UD had me in preschool classrooms until my senior year. I wish I had experienced being a part of a school as an undergraduate, like a TA position. I loved my time there and the people I met. But that's true for most colleges and others experiences"
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"The University of Dayton is a wonderful university where each student is more than just a number. The campus has a community feel that makes you feel at home. The education is top-notch, but beyond that they offer stellar extra curriculars as well as opportunities to build and grow as a person. Whether catholic or not, you will feel welcome here."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"The University of Dayton is one of the best schools to attend. Here you will meet the nicest people in the world. We have been called one of the top ten most underrated party schools in the nation, but everyone still tries hard in school and is extremely smart."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"The program was both challenging and comprehensive. It would prepare a person well to enter a Ph.D. program in psychology, or for practice in a variety of settings."
09 graduate
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Journalism
"The University of Dayton is an amazing place! The school has masterfully combined a high quality education with a true atmosphere that promotes community living and involvement. From classes with top-notch professors who care to clubs, sports and organizations, to the unique student neighborhood (the Ghetto) the University of Dayton will make you feel at home. There is a reason this university has such dedicated alumni who can't wait to return each year for reunion weekend!"
Devin Walker
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"So far, this program has been outstanding. The faculty is invested in your growth as a person as well as professionally. They also have ties to some of the most known names in Higher Education. They emphasize assignments that are applicable to the work that you are doing as an intern or GA, as well as in your future career. I know that I have made a great choice in coming to UD."
Sarah Byram
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Excellent school, truly teaching me the skills needed for the field of counseling."
Jacqueline Nolan
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"As a current student at the University of Dayton, I have to say that I love it! The one thing that really stands out to me about the University is the sense of community. This sounds like a marketing ploy but being a senior there I can attest to the fact that it is absolutely true. Whether you are a first year student venturing out into the student neighborhood for the first time, or a returning senior who finally has a house in the "ghetto" (not actually a ghetto, just a nickname) people are genuinely friendly and inviting. After the warm and welcoming attitude of the people at UD, I would have to say the next best thing is the academic program. I am a hardworking a driven student and I wanted a challenging yet fair engineering program and with UD that is exactly what I got. Being a minority in the engineering field, I was wary about any challenges I may face, but I have come to learn that equality is an important part of learning and everyone is respected in the classroom. With my experience and good grades from UD, I was able to obtain a co-op position with Marathon Petroleum Company. I believe this is the most important thing about attending college - the opportunity to get a good job. Through the amazing career fairs that are held each semester, I was able to market myself and found myself in many interviews with different companies. I decided on MPC and it has been a wonderful experience as well as a resume and experience booster. In conclusion, the University of Dayton has been my home for the past three years and will be for the upcoming two as I finish my degree. With the amazing community, challenging academic program, and fierce career fair/post graduation job offerings, I would recommend the University of Dayton to any potential candidate."