University of Dayton Admission RequirementsDayton, Ohio
Chances of getting into University of Dayton
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into University of Dayton and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,014 out of 16,793 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 33 percent. University of Dayton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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University of Dayton SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT34%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 34 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1210 to 1310||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1110 to 1210||Avg -||60%-72%|
|1010 to 1110||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 1010||Low||<47%|
University of Dayton ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
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 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Ohio 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>81%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||72%-81%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||60%-72%|
|21 to 24||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 21||Low||<47%|
Avg. High School GPA3.64
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #8 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Dayton accepts 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
57% of University of Dayton freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||26%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Bottom 50% of class||12%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||19%||18%|
Applications were DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Dayton and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
34% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Dayton. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Dayton. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1310. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.