The University of Dayton is a private, Catholic research university in Dayton, Ohio. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, it is one of three Marianist universities in the nation and the second-largest private university in Ohio
As a Catholic research university, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to make an impact.
Here, we adapt to meet the needs of the changing world. We turn big dreams into bold moves. And we build community — inviting people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission.
Together, we're passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.The University of Dayton's history is one of perseverance, tenacity, ingenuity and transformation. The school began with an act of faith more than 170 years ago