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University of Dayton Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

60.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Dayton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into University of Dayton? The school has a 60% acceptance rate. Last year, 10,547 out of 17,477 applicants were admitted making University of Dayton a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. University of Dayton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1100-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
30%
SAT Scores for University of Dayton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for University of Dayton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
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 requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. 30 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Dayton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >72%
1205 to 1310 Avg + 60%-72%
1100 to 1205 Avg - 47%-60%
995 to 1100 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 995 Low <34%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for University of Dayton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Dayton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
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 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Dayton.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Dayton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >74%
26 to 29 Avg + 60%-74%
24 to 26 Avg - 50%-60%
22 to 24 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 22 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need 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 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Dayton accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Dayton students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

University of Dayton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,616 8,861 17,477
Accepted 5,336 5,211 10,547
Acceptance Rate 62% 59% 60%
Enrolled 899 946 1,845
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
71

Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Dayton before the Mar 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Dayton and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Dayton Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program 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.