University of Dayton is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted University of Dayton freshman is 1190 out of 1600. University of Dayton students have the 283rd highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1190 is in the 74th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1080 to 1300. The 75th percentile score is 1300 while the 25th percentile score is 1080.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by University of Dayton but we estimate it to be around a 970 total composite SAT score.
The average score for University of Dayton students on the math portion of the SAT is 600 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 540 and the 75th percentile score 660.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 540 to 640 and the average score for University of Dayton students is 590.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of Dayton based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 81.1%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.73.
An SAT score of 1300 or higher is very competitive at University of Dayton and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 89% or higher.
Scores between 1190 to 1290 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 81% to 88%.
SAT scores between 1080 to 1180 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 69% to 80% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 970 to 1070 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 68% chance of admission to University of Dayton. SAT scores below 970 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202480 IPEDS survey data for University of Dayton.