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University of Dayton Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Dayton

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Admission Difficulty for University of Dayton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into University of Dayton and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Dayton is 81%.  It ranks #51 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Dayton is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,469 out of 16,606 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1080/1300 ACT 23/29). University of Dayton typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Dayton application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Dayton. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 34% of students submitted SAT scores and 82% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

University of Dayton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for University of Dayton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for University of Dayton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Dayton?

University of Dayton typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. University of Dayton ranks #10 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Dayton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >88%
1190 to 1300 Avg + 81%-88%
1080 to 1190 Avg - 71%-81%
970 to 1080 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 970 Low <60%
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University of Dayton ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for University of Dayton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Dayton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Dayton?

Admission data indicates that University of Dayton regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Ohio and #246 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Dayton.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Dayton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >88%
26 to 29 Avg + 81%-88%
23 to 26 Avg - 71%-81%
20 to 23 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 20 Low <60%
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University of Dayton GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.73
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of Dayton?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Dayton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Dayton was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Dayton accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Dayton students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 32.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56% of University of Dayton freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Dayton students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Dayton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,063 8,543 16,606
Accepted 7,056 6,413 13,469
Acceptance Rate 88% 75% 81%
Enrolled 1,090 1,044 2,134
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Dayton is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Dayton and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Dayton Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Dayton
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202480 IPEDS survey data for University of Dayton.

FAQs

Does University of Dayton prefer SAT or ACT?

34% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Dayton. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Dayton?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Dayton. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Dayton?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1300. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Dayton?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.