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  • 07/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 20 people found this review useful. 1 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who come from small schools and don't want to go to a huge school, students who value community and community service, and students who want to do big things with their lives.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dive in and get involved. Go to the meetings at the beginning of the year and find out which groups you like. Then you can continue going to the meetings of the few groups you like most. Don't be afraid to go!! There's free pizza at most of them :) Also, MEET YOUR ADVISOR. They are so so helpful and they can pull a lot of strings so get to know them right away.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is expensive, but don't let it scare you. You get an extremely high quality education and you will be well prepared for life after graduation. It really is an investment in your future.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is extremely nice here. Upperclassmen are always willing to help out the younger kids. As I walked around the first few days looking lost, people always asked me if I needed help, I didn't even have to ask anyone. School Spirit is great, people love supporting UD sports.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are hands on, and in my opinion, experience is the best teacher.

  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the professors, as they are there for you. Do not skip classes because you are sick because you are paying for those courses. Its like buying a ticket at an amusement park and not utilizing it to enjoy the park by simply throwing the ticket away (but on a much larger scale, one that will impact your life). Enjoy the wonderful community at UD, but don't take advantage of it and make sure you can balance the socializing with your studies.

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UD is a very welcoming community in itself. In the door buildings, you will NEVER walk down a hall and not be able to find one door open. It's def. a people person type of school. There are organizations for every student. There is every type of intramural sport that you can think of. As nerdy as it sounds, the library is a great place to meet people. Campus is small enough that you will almost always see a familiar face while walking around, but it's also big enough that you see a new face everyday. The classes aren't huge so most of the teachers will know everyone by name. It's just a great place all around!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you try to stay on campus one night. And ask to either stay in Founders or Stewart. Both are older dorms on campus so they don't show you them during the tours. I lived in Founders and it is the oldest dorm, with the smallest rooms and no AC, but I loved every minute of it and wouldn't have had it any other way. Ask the kids questions, not just your tour guide. It's their job to tell you that everything is amazing, but the students will really tell you how it is. They aren't getting paid to tell you things that might not be 100% true. Also, meet with somebody who is in the program that you're interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't let that $40,000 a year price tag scare you. UD does everything they can to make school affordable. They help you find as much financial aid as possible and they usually give you a pretty good bundle of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love everything about UD. I have lived right down the street from it all of my life and I always wanted to be a Flyer. Now that I have my chance, I wouldn't change anything about it. Everybody is so nice and always willing to help anyway possible. That's the nice thing about being a Marinist College. It doesn't matter if you know the person or not, you will always get a smile or a hi from somebody walking towards you if you make eye contact. I like 6 minutes from campus and I lived on campus my first year, and it's something that everyone should experience once in their life. Getting to know the people there was awesome.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a few classes which are hard to understand, but if you're willing to stick with it, and willing to ask question, teachers do what they can to help. There are a lot of places around campus that can help too. Older students are willing to help teach you as well.

  • 07/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is a great school for all different types of students. I met many different people at school, which is great. But if you are good at basketball, we are known for our basketball team.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, get involved, and go to all the games.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a wonderful university and it shows with how successful all of the graduated students are.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a great place to be. Everyone is so happy and gets along. We all help each other when we need it, even if they don't know you.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are excellent and helped me learn a lot in their classes.

  • 12/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Dayton is a great school for students who don't want to get lost in the crowd of a large school and would like to have a personal connection with their professors and classmates. It's also a great school for students who would like to live in an atmosphere where community is a large part of the UD experience and you can turn to just about anyone if you're having trouble with any of your subjects or you just want to hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to the University of Dayton I recommend getting your application in early so that you can get back a response quickly and know that you have been accepted early and what kind of financial aid you will be receiving if you do decide to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    I know a lot of you may be looking at the cost of attending the University of Dayton and feeling as if you may not be able to afford it or that it really might not be worth your money. But at UD they offer a tiered scholarship system that allows anyone that attends the University of Dayton to receive at least some scholarship money. And after receiving your scholarship most people don't end up paying near as much as the sticker price of tuition. Even though you might end up spending a little bit more than if you were to attend a Community College or a State College I feel that, from experience, UD has a lot more bang for your buck. I've attended both a state and a community college and I want to let you know that UD has a lot more to offer in the way of activities, organizations, and a much greater sense of community than any other college that I have ever attended.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere here! It's basically in the middle of the city but you would never know it because of all the wonderful landscaping that just gives it more of a at home feeling even though the main street of restaurants (brown street) is really just a short walk from the dorms! I also love how everyone here cares about other students and it just feels like there is a great sense of community and that you could walk up to anyone on campus and they would be willing to help you out. There are so many activities and things to do on campus that I don't know why you would ever want to leave. If you decide to come to the University of Dayton I would definitely recommend joining any organizations that seem interesting to you on Up the Orgs day and to do an inter mural sport if you feel like you have time for it because it is definitely a lot of fun really getting into a game with the other people from your floor. Overall UD is a very welcoming and fun place to live where it is basically impossible not to get along with everyone around you and to make some amazing friends in the process.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are very helpful and most of them just like to have a good time teaching the class. I find it best if you get to know your professors so that they can learn your name and if you are having trouble in the class they will do what they can to help you. No professor wants to fail a student if they are willing to try.

  • 07/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I love UD because I wanted a smaller school where the professors would know me by name. Also good for students who want to be near an urban area, but not necessarily living downtown. And most importantly, UD has a sense of community that you will find nowhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit. Come to Dayton and see what campus is like on an everyday basis and learn about us. We would love to have you!

    Bang for the buck

    UD is a private school, so you have to be ready to dish out some money to go here. However, you will receive a quality education and will make memories that will last you a lifetime.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made so many friends at UD! Everyone I meet is friendly and cares about others.

    Am learning a lot

    Even in the classes that I had to take to fill basic requirements, my eyes were opened to the world around me. Because of these classes, I feel like my education has grown exponentially.

  • 07/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is fit to fulfill the desires of any diverse group of students. The school is also not to small nor to large so you aren't treated as another statistic for the catalog. I am a business major who played high school basketball and now play intramural in a competitive league. Our team actually qualified for a tournament in North Carolina. I also played in the band. Now I am a member of the University Jazz Band as well as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Brass Quartet. The school has such a variety of majors, minors, and extra-curricular activities that it is capable of being home to many students regardless of their interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students interested in anything outside of going to basic classes, which is a great majority, should not miss Up the Orgs. This event introduces new and old students to the many organizations that are on campus. Each offer different agendas and cater to a different crowd that should help everyone looking for something feel welcome. Do not skip class. Contrary to popular belief, it is not cool. It is a waste of your or your parents money. Besides, you are here to get an education, not sleep. There's plenty of time for sleep between and after classes.

    Bang for the buck

    At $40,000 a year, the university is anything but cheap. On the other hand, what you get out of it will reflect what you put in. Opportunities are presented to you everywhere you go. For the money you're paying you will be given plenty of chances to excel and separate yourself from students at other institutions.

    Am enjoying being here

    This place is simply amazing. I love the community and the campus is wonderful. The classic televised scene of older students harassing the younger students is not an issue here. The university has established a great sense of family among its students and faculty. Nobody hesitates to help one another.

    Am learning a lot

    You have a great selection of courses and teachers. Although experiences may differ depending on the instructor, the courses you enroll in will be sure to keep your attention if you actually are interested in the subject matter.

  • 01/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UD draws all kinds of students, but is especially great for people who want to be involved in serving the community. From Habitat for Humanity to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to countless others, community service is a major part of life on campus. As far as academic opportunities are concerned, UD has exceptional programs in education, engineering, and entrepreneurship (the entrepreneurship program is ranked 4th in the nation). In these fields especially, there is a focus on the kind of hands-on learning which provides the best career training.

    Tips for prospective students

    Finish your application early! The sooner you know, the sooner you can figure out your financial aid. Also, once you're here, don't be afraid to jump in and get involved right away. There are countless student clubs and organizations, as well as sports teams, dance and choral ensembles, and Greek life. The biggest tip I can give to any student is to keep and open and adventurous outlook. People you may judge harshly at first usually turn out to be a pleasant surprise, and an experience that may seem too out-of-the-ordinary for you usually ends up being one of the most treasured of your college days. In my opinion, it is better to regret doing something than to regret NOT doing it. So just get out there!

    Bang for the buck

    Like any other private university, UD comes with a sizable price tag. However, the quality of educational opportunities outweighs the costs. I have found UD to be incredibly helpful with financial aid and scholarships. There are also many jobs to be found on campus, especially with Flyer Enterprises, which is a completely student-run corporation on campus. They run coffee shops, a cafe, and a spirit wear store, among other ventures. Not only are they a great place to work, but a great opportunity for business students to learn the daily operations of managing a company.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have never been happier with where I am or with who I am. I have found UD to be the most welcoming college, full of friendly people who are always willing to help. We are ranked, after all, as the 7th happiest college in the US! The emphasis on community is what makes UD unique, and by being immersed in this community I have learned to be more open-minded, more supportive, a better listener, and a better friend.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are challenging, requiring you to work well individually as well as in a group setting. Professors in all departments put a heavy focus on integrating all the parts of your education and experience here at UD to educate the whole person. For instance, as a business student, I have classes in many different aspects of business. But I am encouraged to think critically in an effort to integrate them, as every successful company must have employees who can see the whole picture.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like new experiences, or to just have fun, then Dayton is for you. There is always something to do, you will not be able to do everything, trust me. There's something for everybody and anybody. GO UD!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have the time of your life. No matter how intimidating your teacher is, he or she is totally approachable. Don't pay attention to college myths. Teachers will love you and they are not as serious as they seem. Imagine a teacher saying that he will not give you homework because he's going to see football on Sunday, yeah, that happens! Also, be ready to make the best group of friends you will ever have; you will meet people daily!!

    Bang for the buck

    College may seem expensive, but it is worth the buck. The experiences you have are invaluable!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyday is a blast! Picture trying foods for different countries everyday. Then walking for 5 minutes into Brown Street, it basically has any store or restaurantyou would want to go to. People here are so welcoming and no matter where you are there's always someone opening the door for you or just giving you a peppy HI!. Late night study sessions have never been so fun! Everyday is an experience and anew adventures awaits around each corner.

    Am learning a lot

    You don't just learn about math, physics or the normal subjects; you learn to live life. I have been a student at UD for 2 months now and I feel like I'm learning some much, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is always lit up, i never have felt unsafe. although there are some bad areas outside of campus, i'm never worried about my safety. i almost always go out at night with other people and don't go to unfamiliar places if i'm not comfortable.

    Greek Life

    sororities and frats aren't huge here at dayton. we have them and there are a few sorority/fraternity houses but for the most part they're not that serious. rush is in the late winter/spring and i have many friends who are in them! they're not totally exclusive or seclusive so you can still be involved in tons of other activities!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of things to get involved in here. intramural sports are really popular and we even have club sports if you're looking for something more serious but not college varsity level. there's also a million service clubs and even just opportunities to get involved without having to join a group!

    Great for these types of students

    people who love a family community feeling, without feeling like every single person knows every single thing about you. ud is so welcoming to everyone and i've truly met the best people here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the ghetto-- our student neighborhood is unlike any other. tons of houses have parties every night and love freshmen to be there! people who have parties are never exclusive and never make anyone pay for coming or having any of their 'party supplies.' the other extremely special tradition we have is christmas on campus. every year on the day of feast of the immaculate conception the campus sets up all these different christmas activities, seriously hundreds of different things, from reindeer to gingerbread houses to train rides. you sign up to have a kid (from the local elementary schools) and you get them a small christmas gift. then you get to walk them around all night and spend time with them!

    Bang for the buck

    i won't lie, ud is expensive. it's a private school and has many benefits that you're paying for. but in four years when i have to start paying off my students loans i'll look back and know that it was worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    heading to the ghetto (student neighborhood) is always a good time, but there's also lots of other places within walking distance. tim's is a local bar that is sort of a dance club on thursday nights. all of the upperclassmen are welcoming and everyone just invites everyone to do stuff!

    Food and Dining

    the dining halls are amazing. the workers are the sweetest people too! kennedy union has the best breakfast potatoes and the all new vwk has chipotle style and mongolian grill, not to mention a bakery! the food off campus is also wonderful, and many restaurants accept our flyer express cards for payment.

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love my residence hall. although it's annoying to have to wear shoes to the shower, and take a basket with all your hygiene products, you get used to it quick! everyone is considerate and it's just like living with a bunch of friends!

    Academic Rigor

    i'll admit, some classes are difficult. there's lots of homework every night, but it's also not hard to succeed if you put in the effort. there are plenty of opportunities in every class for extra help!

    Tips for prospective students

    you have to do your work. most professors are understanding of sick days and emergencies, but you can't slack off all the time or your grades will definitely reflect that. if you work hard and do the work early it gets done a lot easier than if you wait until the last minute!

    In three sentences

    ud is the perfect school for a home away from home! academically, they have tons of programs and more classes than you can imagine with amazing professors. student life is so fun every night whether staying in with your floor mates, going out to the student neighborhood, or heading to brown street for the evening!

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never felt in anyway scared of anything on campus or even in the immediate area. even late at night most places are well-lit and there are many ways to get help quickly if you should need it.

    Greek Life

    greek life is definitely here at ud, if you don't choose to join it, it's not that big of a deal. there is no hazing and you still have time to have a life outside of your sorority or fraternity!

    Clubs and Activities

    every year they have a day called up the orgs where all the organizations at dayton crowd onto one of the grassy areas.... there must be over 200!!

    Great for these types of students

    great for academic students and outgoing people. but also the opposite of both of those categories because the atmosphere can bring you out of your shell. also a good financial option because of the great financial aid department and the tons of scholarships they offer!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    see what to do for fun for info on the ghetto. there's also the dark side, which is a lot like the ghetto, but just has fewer lights. also dayton is on the edge of brown street, which is just a long street with tons of popular and family-run restaurants and cute shops, just in case you get bored of cafeteria food!

    Bang for the buck

    it's a private school and very pricey, but i can't imagine myself anywhere else! i love it here and i think it is worth all the money it costs.

    What to do for fun

    i cannot explain the ghetto ...the most unique and interesting place i've ever been after hours. there is always a cookout or rally going on in the student neighborhood, centered around art street that has a delicious cafe and an outdoors amphitheater!

    Food and Dining

    good food, but not always a startling variety. despite this, great pasta bar and awesome pizza! there are also plenty of vegetarian options like a daily salad bar!

    Dorm Life

    i know that the people i met this year will be my friends for life. i have never gotten closer with people this quickly than this year. the dorms are also really nice and comfortable!

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your major, classes can be difficult, but teachers are more than happy to help you in any way they can. just reach out and ask!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't worry about being bullied or being called freshman! everyone is super nice. be confident and have fun! also go to class. it's important. try to schedule early so you don't get stuck with an 8am class.

    In three sentences

    dayton is the most friendly and welcoming atmosphere i've ever been a part of. seniors talk to freshman. and everyone is kind. i was easy to make the transition from home to away in this environment.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The area surrounding campus can get a little sketchy at night - but if you stay on campus you'll feel completely safe. The campus is well-lit, and there is a service called Mom's Limos that picks students up wherever they are on campus and drives them back to their dorm or apartment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every fall there is a fair called Up the Orgs, where representatives from every club on campus come out and give information about their organization. It gives students an amazing opportunity to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    I went to a small high school (less than 300 students) so I liked UD because it didn't feel overwhelmingly large. If you like seeing familiar faces and having teachers know you by name, you'll love UD.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pretty high because it's a private school, but I had half of my tuition paid from the generous scholarships provided by UD. Finish your FAFSA early - you'll get extra scholarships for that too!

    What to do for fun

    The student neighborhood right next to campus always has a barbecue or party going on. Brown Street has a wide variety of restaurants and an ice cream bar!

    Food and Dining

    There are three different dining halls, which all offer a pretty wide range of foods. The new dining hall in VWK has a Mongolian grill and a Mexican burrito bar (like Chipotle!)

    Dorm Life

    Try to get into Marycrest your freshman year. They have an amazing dining hall, and the rooms are huge!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, but most of your classes will have 30 students or less so you can always go ask for help from the professor. Every professor I've had makes an effort to know the students' names and are always willing to help students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus if you can. It has a beautiful, old-time feel. Seeing the campus sealed the deal for me!

    In three sentences

    UD is a small, Marianist university. It has great people and an amazing sense of community. You'll love UD!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. There are campus police everywhere and emergency boxes that alert security if you press the button and have a problem.

    Greek Life

    I am Not personally involved in the Greek Life on campus but i have good friends that are. They feel united to each of their brothers or sisters so strongly that it is making me consider rushing this coming year!

    Clubs and Activities

    University of Dayton has a very strong campus ministry program. It is known for reaching out to the Dayton community but also working strongly within the campus community as well.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great choice for any student that wants a tight-knit community but a larger campus size for being a private school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus each year before Christmas, we have our Christmas On Campus celebration. Children from the inner city areas of the city come to the campus and we help them celebration the holiday by giving them gifts and having a winter carnival. It's fun for the children and the students too!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Dayton comes with a heavy price tag. Scholarships are mostly provided on an academic basis through the university. However, I personally believe it's worth every penny. I say this because I have to pay for all of my tuition on my own via bank loans. I will have to pay back a large sum of money in the future but the experience is worth it. Plus having a a degree from a well-known university will help me to find a job that will make paying back my loans easier.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus. We have a bowling lane, our recreation complex, and our student neighborhood.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good! We got silver medals awarded to the dining halls two years in a row. There is a lot of variety in the food as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome! They're very clean, new, and big!

    Academic Rigor

    The university is challenging. You have to work hard for the grade you want but nothing feels better than getting an A once you've put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come to the University of Dayton, you will meet the friendliest and happiest people there are. After finishing my first year, I can think of two people that I genuinely did not like. Everyone is so sweet and helpful that you feel like you've known them your whole life.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    To students from the east coast, UD is perfect for people who want to remain near home, but live in an environment that encourages independent living. A person does not need to be Catholic to enjoy the University of Dayton. However, students there do need to have a desire to give back to the community and help those in need.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best piece of advice I have for incoming students is to become involved. There is something there for everyone, whether it be sports, academics, or social clubs. The students at UD are friendly and act as a community.

    Bang for the buck

    Since the University of Dayton is a private university, the cost is more than state colleges. However, they offer plenty of financial aid and awards that the price is reasonable. With scholarships and financial aid, the University of Dayton cost the same as the in state schools. The price is even better for Ohio residents. The university provides a great education, has excellent food, and newly renovated dorms, classrooms, and gym. All in all, this school is worth the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    My decision to attend UD was the best decision I have every made. I hear stories from my high school friends about their college experience and they seem to be enjoying their school less than me. Everyone at UD is friendly and happy. Strangers are more than willing to help with anything they can and students will hold doors open for others. I made quick friends with the people on my floor and my teammates on the Ultimate Frisbee team. The school makes it easy to be involved in a variety of things.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Dayton (UD) is the perfect size for great learning opportunities. The college is small enough that many of the classes have a class size of 20-30 students. The professors take the time to get to know you and will go out of their way to help a student succeed. UD is also large enough to provide numerous learning opportunities. Even first year engineering students have a chance at research projects and can begin internships and co-ops starting second semester freshman year. The university provides many different ways to get help as well. They offer anything from personal tutors to office hours to walk-in tutoring sessions.

  • 03/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like to party a lot, but know how to balance it with school work. The average Dayton kid is really relaxed, expect to get weird looks if you wear anything but sweats to class in the fall. Almost everyone here is really friendly too. Most tend to be from upper class areas in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, but exceptions. There's a lot of international students and out of staters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and don't just hang out in your room. Also, join intramurals its seriously amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Dayton is expensive and they tend to fine for a lot (especially parking). It's still a great school though.

    Am enjoying being here

    Dayton has a lot to do. There are clubs for everything and everyone. I've only been here a year and joined three clubs, played five intramurals (which are huge here btw) and participated in Christmas on Campus(look it up, it really is as awesome as they say) and there are still a lot of things I want to join. The only problem is that Dayton is known as a party school and it has that reputation for a reason. If you don't want to drink, it is difficult to find things to do on the weekend. There is Club Six and CAB, but their activities don't usually go very late or have many people at them and so often the options are stay in or go to the Ghetto.

    Am learning a lot

    Dayton tends to be really strict on highschool credit transfering to college, so you might get stuck taking classes you already took and it can get boring. The classes are small though and the professors are great, they really care about the students.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for people who want to be challenged academically because I have never been challenged as much as I have being here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to make a bucket list for yourself while at school. There are several things that you must do while at school in UD. 1) Go visit echo point which is in front of the chapel 2) go inside the chapel and view the beauty inside 3) visit Art Street there is always something going on there 4) walk around in the Woodland Cemetery, I know that sounds creepy but it is actually very pretty and a nice walk on a great day 5) attend a Basketball game, you will experience the power of the student section when you get into all the chanting and cheers you will leave singing the Dayton theme song..... These are just a few things that I suggest there is sooooooooooo much more you can do and find out so go explore and over all enjoy your years at Dayton because it flies by fast!

    Bang for the buck

    All though the school is quite pricey you will get a lot out of your experience at the school. You will never forget the experience that you had while at Dayton. The classes are top notch in the nation and people you meet give it an extra bonus. There is a great academic service team that will help you out whenever you need some tips to study, tutoring, or help writing that paper you have writers block on. The buildings are all either newly renovated or are being currently renovated to help enhance your experience at Dayton.

    Am enjoying being here

    UD is like its own little bubble you enjoy the environment so much that you don't really realize what is going on outside of the bubble. In the fall time the campus is absolutely beautiful with all the colorful trees, and the campus grounds crew works really hard to make sure that the grass and plants are well kept. When you go to Dayton you will hear the word community a lot but what you realize when you are there is that University of Dayton is a very tiny community full of friendly and welcoming people. Fellow Flyers are quick to spot each other and I cannot even count on all my toes and fingers how many alumns I have ran into over the years, and they come up and share their experiences that they had while at school. But over all you will feel right at home when you step onto campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot while attending the University of Dayton. I was able to explore other classes not within my major which broadened my knowledge. Classes such as History of Aviation, this was a class all about how aviation came about and where it is headed. The city of Dayton is a great place to learn about aviation because it was the birth place of the Wright Brothers inventions, it also holds the Air Force museum which is full of many planes and evolution of planes. You will also get a great one on one connection with the professor because the class sizes are small and every one of my professors knew my name and knew how to help me.

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    UD is so diverse that there is honestly a place for everyone. Whether you are athletic or artistically inclined or love theater or community service or campus ministry or absolutely none of those things at all, you will probably find something about this school to love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. You're paying enough to where if you aren't going, it is simply a giant waste of your money. UD has a ton of clubs, try as many as you can. I wish I had gotten a little bit more involved with all of these opportunities my freshman and sophomore year (I'm a junior.) Visit this campus! Once I did, I completely fell in love with it and couldn't even consider anywhere else. Many people with whom I have spoken have expressed similar feelings, maybe you will too.

    Bang for the buck

    UD is rather expensive, but I would say that it is mostly worth it. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and the opportunities provided are priceless. The academics are stellar, at least in the departments which I have personally experienced most deeply (Art, English, Psychology.).

    Am enjoying being here

    I simply cannot imagine myself being at any other school. To say that I love it is an enormous understatement. The community is exceptional and you are provided with endless opportunities for social interaction. In general, I have found that UD students are very 'work hard, play hard'. The students will generally work very hard during the week and during the weekends will have the times of their life. I love it this way. It is very possible at UD to still get good grades (I had a 3.78 last semester) and still have an awesome time, and I love that.

    Am learning a lot

    The majority of professors are very knowledgeable and honestly care about your progress in the respective field. Most that I have encountered will take time out of their days to ensure that you understand the material and are actually coming away from the class wtih more than a grade--with real life, practical knoweldge that can and presumably will be used. I feel like I have grown so much both as a person and in my knowledge about the world in my time here so far, and I cannot wait to continue this journey.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 75

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    What to do for fun

    What can't you do on campus for fun?! There is something here for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the professors! They are super friendly and very personable. They love interacting with the students...that's why they are at UD! Also, get to know your floor and make new friends! Have a fun social life and take advantage of the great UD community, but don't socialize to much...make sure there is a balance!

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton (UD) is by far the best opportunity and experience I have had so far in life. UD offers something for everyone; the community is unlike any other campus, the professors are very friendly and very personal. Overall, I would recommend UD to everyone.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 75

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    Greek Life

    It's not too big at Dayton, but there's still Greek life so you can rush. However, freshmen cannot rush until second semester!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas on Campus! It's where you can be assigned an elementary school student for a night, and you buy them gifts. One night on the week before finals, you and that student make crafts, decorate cookies, it's almost like you adopt them for the night. It's really fun.

    Bang for the buck

    It's kind of expensive to go to school here, but you do get a lot of scholarships so it helps!

    What to do for fun

    There's over 300 clubs and organizations to join! The first Friday of classes, they all set up booths and try to recruit freshmen into joining! Whether you want to play intramural sports, dance, do marching band, theatre, or rush a fraternity/sorority, UD has almost anything! CAB has all of these really cool events too, like they went on a trip to Cedar Point one Saturday, and they took students to the Catching Fire premiere another time! And if you like the party scene, there's that as well. But be careful. A popular place to go is the RecPlex, it's our fitness center. There's a lap pool, hot tub, rock climbing wall, a track, tons of work out equipment, studios for dance and such, and at least 3 gyms with basketball courts. I believe there's also tennis/racquetball courts. Like I said, there's really anything that anyone could want to do!

    Food and Dining

    I absolutely love VWK, I mean what university has their own Mongolian grill, sushi bar, and southwest grill? The emporium is fantastic for late night food runs since they're open till 1:00am. I have to say, I'm not a fan of Marycrest's food because it's kind of greasy, but if that's what you like, then Marycrest is the place for you! KU is alright depending on the day! I love The Blend, it's the cutest little coffee shop in the basement of the library, and they have a variety of drinks, it's amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good, depending on which dorm you're assigned to. I suggest trying out a Learning Living Community (LLC) because they're a lot of fun and you get to be in a class with all of your floormates. I have lived in 2 dorms so far freshman year. I first lived in Adele Hall in Stuart Complex. At first, I really REALLY hated that hill, especially in the heat. However, I just bonded with my floormates and my RA immediately and it was fantastic. I was in the Women in Science and Engineering LLC there, and I moved dorms due to some roommate issues. I moved to the newly renovated Founders Hall. Sometimes it gets pretty noisy, it did in either dorm, but it's something you gotta get used to. If it's too distracting, your RA is always able to help!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not in the honors program therefore I cannot speak on behalf of the Honors Program, however, I believe that the classes at the University of Dayton challenge me in ways I hadn't thought possible. I had only taken a few honors classes in high school therefore I wasn't used to college style teaching, but it wasn't too hard of an adjustment. However, the classes are challenging and keep me interested, which I enjoy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and go to their office hours, they just sit there waiting for you, and going to office hours can make or break you between an A or B. Become friends with your RA, they are you guide to your freshman year and even though he or she has their own workload, they are always happy to help you and listen. Also, if you make the fantastic decision to go to UD, I suggest the flex meal plan, it's much easier and you can eat whenever you please! Last one, PLEASE go random for roommates. If you had asked me last April, I would have told you the complete opposite, but truth is, you don't know how someone really is until you live with them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton is my home away from home! The other students, RA's, and faculty become like family to you. I have never felt such a sense of community than I have in my first semester of college.

  • 12/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    UD is great for students who want to be successful in life. This university provides many opportunities for students. This school is also a good place for students who want to enjoy their college days and build life long memories and friendships.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advice any upcoming students to try to balance fun/freedom with academics. I believe that college is all about experience. No one wants to remember their days in college as a large study session but at the same time, the number one reason that people attend college is for the education the they receive from it.

    Bang for the buck

    There is no question that the University of Dayton is an expensive school but the good thing about this school is the amount of financial aid that it gives out. I would not have been able to attend this school if it wasn't for this and I truly believe that choosing this school was worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I guarantee this school to anyone who enjoys life in general. It is almost impossible not to make friends at this school. As a whole, everyone is friendly. Also, the school is such a great size, I always feel like I am meeting new people. There are also many on-campus activities and there is always something going on whether it's a party or class seminar.

    Am learning a lot

    There is always so much to learn about UD, whether its inside or outside the classroom. I have grown so much academically during my first semester. College is about requiring new, useful study skills and showing improvement. The University of Dayton has really aided me with this by providing a variety of on-campus resources. I have also learned a lot about myself. I am more familiar with what the world has to offer socially.

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    One of the words that is talked about here routinely is community-so if you like helping people with service, love sports (particularly basketball) and love to party, (and also study, of course) then UD is for you! Also, we are a Catholic school, so if you're Catholic, you'll have even more fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I had a 3.94 GPA in high school and I also hard it's easy to get into. But I also hard that they are raising their standards in terms of students. So, I guess what I can say is: give it your all in high school. The University has become increasingly popular over the years, so strive for a high GPA and test score when it comes time to determine if you'll make the grade.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not going to lie: this school can get expensive. UD has been very good to me in terms of financial aid, but the loans are piling up, so I know I am going to have to pay them back after graduation. They also raise the tuition price per year. Considering the state of the school, it's worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though the classes can be hard, it is also really easy to get to know people around here. Overall, everyone is friendly and even though people sometimes can get into disagreements, people still end up finding their posse.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Dayton is a school where they put your mind to the limit! Every class challenges you to excel and do your best. If you're not the type to study, then you honestly should look somewhere else.

  • 12/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are friendly and open minded. UD is all about giving back so students who really care about the community will fit right in here. Everyone smiles at everyone and holds the door open for you, asks you if you need help if you look lost, etc... So if that sounds like you, UD is the perfect place!

    Tips for prospective students

    For any student thinking about attending UD, I say go for it! I highly doubt you will regret it. Their campus housing is unbelievable and the campus is just amazing. Its really safe and there is something to do for everyone. Be open minded when you enter campus and the best advice I could give is to remember that everyone is in the same boat as you. Everyone wants a fresh start at college and wants to make new friends. Everyone is a little shy and apprehensive about the future. Be bold and uninhibited and chances are you will come out with great friends. And if you make a fool of yourself you probably wont have to see them that often so who cares!

    Bang for the buck

    UD is a private school so its tuition is pretty steep. However, I found that their financial aid department is more than willing to help you finance your education and they offer almost every student a scholarship based on your high school grades. UD's alumni are extremely loyal and their donations also offer many scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have to say I was skeptical about going to school in Ohio because of the typical preconceived notions about the Midwest, but UD has shattered that prejudice for me. The campus has so much to offer! It is absolutely beautiful all year round. Especially around Christmas time during Christmas on Campus. The student activities board puts in great effort to give students something fun and substance free every day of the weekend. Art Street offers free art classes every month, and the student neighborhood is unlike anything I have ever experienced at any other school. I would say UDs campus is unique in that we are our own community. Every student is inspired by the Marianist traditions taught in class and truly cares about others. I find everyone is curious and offers a friendly smile to passersby. I love UD and am confident I chose the right school for me. Go flyers!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are definitely challenging. UD is a place where students actually want to learn. Although it has its fair share of out of school activities students thrive on the knowledge they learn in their classes. I often hear on campus discussions about classroom topics that have actually intrigued students to educate their friends who were not in that particular class. The teachers try and keep the classes interesting and get to know the students on a personal level. Many of my professors share stories about their families and are genuinely interested in how you are doing.

  • 04/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    If you live in Ohio and you don't know that UD is a good engineering school, I would be very surprised. UD's programs for engineering students are outstanding, and are definitely some of the best programs around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Obviously, you need to do good in school and have decent grades. You definitely need to look for scholarships though. It may seem like it isn't important, and I understand how you feel. I didn't take it seriously enough, and I'm probably going to be in debt for at least ten years after I graduate. So definitely get some outside financial sources to help you out.

    Bang for the buck

    I won't lie; UD is very expensive. However, it is quite possible to pay for it. I have to pay for it by myself, with my own loans and scholarships, and I am managing just fine. You definitely get the bang for your buck though. The classes and faculty are amazing and are the education and experience you will have here is definitely worth the cash.

    Am enjoying being here

    UD is an awesome place to live. Most of the dorms are nice, but even the worst one (which I'm living in) is still great. The people at UD are great as well. One tiny thing I have noticed since I started living here is that everyone holds the doors open for the next person. It is a tiny thing but it shows how kind everyone here really is..

    Am learning a lot

    The learning experience at the University of Dayton is more than just the classes you take. I have learned so much outside of classes as well. Becoming an adult is a big step, and UD has so many opportunities to learn and grow. Inside the classroom, the learning experience is great as well. The teachers are helpful and the classwor, although challenging, can be very awarding as well.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are positive and looking to get involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and stay positive.

    Bang for the buck

    UD gives out financial aid, and even though it is still expensive, it is worth it to get the growth Dayton gives in all areas of life.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited multiple times, and the atmosphere has always been vibrant, cheerful, and helpful. There are a lot of activities to get involved in.

    Will learn a lot

    I can already tell that the campus is full of culture, plus it has a high academic rating.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 75

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    Great for these types of students

    Good, hard working students looking for that medium size school. UD is perfect for that. The school really has a niche for any kind of individual whether it be intellectual, theatrical, or fitness oriented and more. I don't think UD has a 'type' of student that goes to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    This really applies to any incoming college student: Make sure you make the transition from living at home to living at college. No one is watching over your shoulder anymore. It is up to you to make the choices that will shape you into the person you want to be portrayed as being. Also, make sure you take advantage of all that college has to offer. These years are so great- do NOT waste them!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive. There is not getting by that fact especially a school such as UD. Fortunately, UD has generous academic scholarships which has helped lessen the burden. I feel compensated for what I am paying for my education. However, it would be obviously best if it were free!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone always talks of the 'community' that exists here. I have to be cliche and agree with that statement. It is true. I value that sense of belonging and companionship that exists at UD. I enjoy everything I am a part of whether it be intramurals, school, or work.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the chemical engineering program at UD. It is a great size program which I enjoy. The professors know their students and that relationship can only help the learning process. I am only starting to get into my upper level classes so I did not give a full five stars. Perhaps in the future of my college career, I would award the full rating.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    just off of campus are a lot of restaurants. there is always something to do and the student neighborhoods are a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    there is a lot of variety in the food and it is hard to get tired of it. most of it tastes great.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are awesome. a lot of the rooms are a great size and most of the dorms have options for food.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on how much effort you put in, classes can be pretty easy or really difficult. for the most part if you do the work and stay on top of things you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    have an open mind about making new friendships and really think about what you want to major in.

    In three sentences

    this school has great academics and is full of friendly people. there is always someone available when you need anything. the atmosphere and sense of community are great.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ud has a car service that you can call most times of the day or night to pick you up and drop you off where you need to go. campus safety does a great job of notifying students of any potential dangers and keeping us safe. i have never felt unsafe while on campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life at ud is not a make-or-break deal to meet people and have friends. if you pledge, its great. if you don't, its great too. also, there aren't insane rivalries between any of our sororities or frats, everyone is very chill.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a wide array of extra curricular activities at ud. from our team spirit club the red scare to intramural sports to countless volunteer opportunities, the options are endless. i'm on dance team and part of kickboxing club, and i love it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    christmas on campus is a unique ud tradition when the whole campus shuts down for a day in december and kids from inner city dayton are bused in. you can 'adopt' a child for the evening and take them around the beautifully lit-up campus, with activities from carnival games to a live reindeer-petting exhibit. it is a truly unique way to give back and get in the christmas spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    despite the high cost of attending ud, they help offset the cost with scholarship rewards for good grades, which is extremely helpful. after going here for a semester, i absolutely think dayton is worth the expense, from the incredible staff to beautiful campus to endless opportunities, dayton does it best.

    Food and Dining

    ud recently renovated virginia kettering dining hall on campus, with a sushi bar, soup & salad station and stir fry area. it is beautiful, and in addition there are multiple other dining hall options on campus. the variety is good, but my only problem is being a vegetarian on a gluten-free diet. the university does not always make it very easy or have very many options for me.

    Dorm Life

    as a freshman, i live in marianist hall, which houses 2/3 sophomores & only 1/3 of us freshman. the dorms are spacious and beautiful, but it is a bit quieter than some of the other freshman-only dorms. i have friends in each of the three other freshman dorms and the general consensus is there are pros and cons to each, but everyone loves where they live!

    Academic Rigor

    dayton is very academically challenging. that being said, they are also home to a number of incredible teachers, all willing to help. there are so many options for help in all subjects, from walk-in tutoring to paper editing that the university offers. i have always felt help was readily available if i need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you take a tour! nothing helped me make my decision more than visiting campus and experiencing the ud vibe. also, do your best on your act/ sat test, the scholarship money that could result is definitely worth the time and stress.

    In three sentences

    deciding to attend the university of dayton was by far one of the best choices i've made this far. the sense of community, beautiful campus, and endless opportunities are just a couple of my favorite things about campus. i love ud and am proud to call it my second home!

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 75

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    Campus Safety

    ud is an extremely safe campus with many different on-campus features to keep it that way. ex. residence halls require student id for entry, there are public safety officers that arrive almost immediately if they are called, fire alarm is tripped, or a blue-light safety pole is used. (blue-light safety poles are poles that have been placed around campus and are lit up 24/7. they have a button that can be pressed when help is needed.)

    Greek Life

    the greek life does play a prominent roll in many aspects of ud; however, it is not something in which everyone participates. and in no sense would i say that people are shunned or outlawed because of their personal choice one way or the other.

    Clubs and Activities

    hinted at this already with the, 'what to do for fun' topic, so i guess i would just restate that there is always something to do and no one is ever left out.

    Great for these types of students

    ud is a great campus for all types of students. there are people from all backgrounds that attend school here. if i had to choose the ideal person for ud, it would have to be a social oriented individual. because of the tight knit community, it is very easy to see how small this world actually is. it seems that everyone knows everyone in some odd way or another.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    to my knowledge, there really aren't that many interesting stories to be told. the main stories people are aware of are based around the student housing. back in the day, hundreds of homes were built to house people that were working for manufacturing companies in and around dayton. many years after, ud bought a large chunk of them to offer as student housing. there are two sections called the dark side and the ghetto. both of them have pretty interesting stories as to how they got their names and i would most definitely advise that everyone ask their tour guide about it.

    Bang for the buck

    i personally feel that there are many different positions to take on this subject because there are personal aspects that draw to a personal conclusion. the fact that it is a private school heavily increases the tuition; however, i personally feel that the level of education has also increased quite significantly compared to that of public colleges. i would also like to reiterate my point that ud is a great school for those who know what they want their major to be.

    What to do for fun

    the list of activities to do seems endless. there is a club for almost everything and one can also create their own if they can't find one they are interested in. sports/outdoor activities are also a huge pass time here. intramural sports are usually pretty fun as well because they can be extremely laid back and less competitive. lastly, there are always friends to hangout with. go for a stroll around campus, head to the local movie theater, grab some ice cream at ben & jerry's or colstone creamery, and all in all, just have a good relaxing time.

    Food and Dining

    there are literally food vendors all across campus that have a wide variety of selections. the two main dining areas on campus also have many things to offer that all taste pretty good. there is also brown st. that borders campus and has anything and everything a student could ask for.

    Dorm Life

    the university of dayton is an older school so some of the dorms are not the best of the best but they are kept up pretty well; however, out of all the dorms i have been to in my life, i would undoubtedly say that ud has the nicest. all of the dorms have live in staff that clean the building regularly. there are also many options for living situations. one can choose to be alone or share a room with up to three other people.

    Academic Rigor

    hands down, i would say that the university of dayton is the most challenging school, academically, i have attended so far. in no sense would i say that the expectations are absurd, i would just say that comparatively speaking, the requirements for every class have been kicked up a notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would most definitely advise all prospective students to come and visit the campus before attending. being able to see the life of the campus in person is key to any college one might look to attend. i would also suggest that everyone obtain as much information as possible before attending. knowing what one might be getting into before hand leaves less surprises for down the road. lastly, i would implement that while ud is an amazing school, tuition is flying through the roof so if one is not 100% sure on what they would like to major in, i would recommend they stick to a community college until a final decision is made.

    In three sentences

    i would describe the university of dayton as a fantastic school that is full of kind loving students and faculty. there is always something for people to do, be it sports, clubs, academics, or simply just hanging out with friends. the campus and surrounding community is very small and tight knit so you feel like an actual being, instead of a number in the crowd.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    ud is a partyschool

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus has nice outdoor locations and indoor study spots too for when its cold.

    Bang for the buck

    its expensive but they have a formula for scholorships you can look up to approximate how much your scholorship would be worth. in their estimates of how much it costs they are right on.

    What to do for fun

    they have a state of the art gym faculity and if you have family visiting you can take them as you guest for around 3 dollars

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of options and the flyer enterprises are spread out among campus so almost anywhere you are you can find food.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt threatened or unsafe. UD police are always around and they are searching for the right things; people who aren't students etc not out to get Dayton students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas on Campus, inner city kids get adopted for a night of fun treats and little activities by students. Literally everyone gets involved and it's such a rewarding experience. Also St. Patrick's Day is unrivaled.

    What to do for fun

    Ghetto!

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic food!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't a piece of cake, but the professors really care about you and are passionate about their subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Trust Ratemyprofessor.com when registering for classes, it's very accurate.

    In three sentences

    Awesome Campus, Great Professors, Wonderfully Unique Experience.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 75

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    Campus Safety

    The entire campus is lit at all hours, and even living in Stuart Hill (one of the furthest dorms away from central campus), I never felt scared returning to the dorm late at night. And if you don't like to walk alone, they give out the number for Mom's limo to every freshman as they go through orientation. They will pick you up and take you anywhere on campus- no questions asked.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs which are available to students. I am an engineer major, and there are two Greek clubs, and several other professional just dealing with my major. There are also clubs or on-campus activities which include substance free parties, cook-outs in the student neighborhood and at the dorms, and trips to places away from campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Dayton is great for students who are interested in learning, forming new friendships, and having a great experience. There is nothing that I believe you can't do at the university.

    Bang for the buck

    Dayton may seem to be expensive, but as long as you are passionate about what you are learning, there are many scholarships that you can apply for. There is an extensive amount of help that the financial aid office can give if you are persistent, as well as plenty of opportunities for on-campus jobs.

    What to do for fun

    There is everything to do from hanging out in the dorm lounges to play ping pong to playing intramural battleship. The campus activity board keeps every weekend from being boring by planning concerts, games, and chances to win free food or prizes.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different dining halls on campus, Kennedy Union, Marycrest, VWK, and The Emporium. Each has a wonderful food for any mood, whether its the pasta bar, sushi bar, burrito bar, Mongolian grill, fresh salads made to order, fantastic deli, etc...

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Adele Hall, a wing of Stuart Complex. The girls on my floor became such good friends. There was a store in the lobby which sold basic drinks, microwavable snacks, and other fun stuff! There were also lots of activities planned with free food and everything!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a wide range of classes which vary on difficulty and subject matter. There is a class meant for every major and for every student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the beautiful campus, but also pay attention to the smiles and the atmosphere that is created by the students and faculty!

    In three sentences

    Dayton has the best sense of community I have ever seen and the atmosphere is encouraging and inviting. The friends I have made in my first year here have been phenomenal. Dayton is definitely the best school for those who are looking for a good fit!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always cops around and rarely reports of something happening. When something does happen, the entire campus is notified within 24 hours.

    Greek Life

    Is on campus and many are involved. However, it isn't large enough that everyone feels like they have to join it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of intramurals and the rec is always offering a new fun way to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who is willing to work for good grades and wants to make a large number of friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school owns all the surrounding housing so you are guaranteed housing. Also VWK is a newly renovated and beautiful dining hall.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very expensive, as all private colleges are now, but they offer hefty academic scholarship that are easy to keep throughout the four years.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on. And there are so many clubs, everyone can find something they like. It's impossible to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    You don't feel like it's college food at all. The newest dining hall to be renovated is exactly like a restaurant. Plus they are constantly changing to keep up with the wants of students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all being renovated and are amazing. All of the students get to be close friends within the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very difficult, but with all of the help available they are manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here, it will be the best decision you'll ever make. The campus is beautiful even in the rain and you'll rarely find a bad professor.

    In three sentences

    The best and friendliest campus there is. All of the professors are well versed in their fields and all the students are friendly. You can find help or a new friend anywhere.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll get occasional emails telling of a robbery but overall campus is well lit and cops are always around. I've never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    It's not too big where you're an outcast if you don't do it, but many people to participate in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    All.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Christmas on Campus every December 8th where we bus in inner city kids and give them a Christmas they'll probably never have again because they're financially struggling.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a more expensive school because it's private but it's totally worth it. I just finished my freshman year and can't even imagine leaving UD. It's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There's always stuff to do. If you don't like to go out and party, an organization named CAB (campus activities board) brings in comedians or buses people downtown to shop. Also, there's a bowling alley on campus.

    Food and Dining

    It's dorm food. Yeah, there's a lack in variety and the food gets old but if you eat at the different cafeterias then you'll find some variation. I would suggest getting the 'Debit' meal plan though, NOT the 'Meal' meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    None of the dorms are unbearable. I personally lived in the dorm with the smallest rooms and survived just fine. None of the dorms are too far away from classes and they all have air-conditioning/heating.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major and how many credits you take. I'm a Pre-Med major so it's challenging for me but undecided majors only take gen-eds so it's not as bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour-- it definitely swayed my vote. We're big on school spirit and it's easy to find things that you love to participate in. Don't rule out the school just because it's smaller and not many people have heard of it. It's honestly beautiful and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

    In three sentences

    It is a tight knit community where everyone is welcoming and accepting. It's big enough that you don't know everyone, yet small enough that you see many familiar faces. It's a beautiful campus with a lot to offer academically and socially.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Little to no crime occurs or goes unpunished at the University of Dayton.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities provide people with a group of friends, but the Greek life isn't very recognized on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are kind of weak.

    Great for these types of students

    Intelligent students who like to have a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ghetto is a hot spot for all students Thursday-Saturday and provides everybody with a place to go.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I think that the University of Dayton is very overpriced at nearly 46,000 a year.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Dayton has a student neighborhood called the Ghetto that welcomes all students regardless of who you are.

    Food and Dining

    A wide variety of dining facilities are within walking distance and do not ever get boring.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and provide excellent dining facilities. The residents assistants are often very power hungry and strict on the residents though.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Dayton is only as academically challenging as your major is. Overall, academics is an important aspect of this university and puts its students at a high standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get in over your head with certain majors and do not be afraid to switch your major. That is better than digging a hole for yourself with a low gpa.

    In three sentences

    A private college that does not emphasize or push religion on their students. An academically challenging college that provides a lot of entertainment to its students. Worth every dime.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everyone has Public Safety's phone number and there are many blue lights all around campus. Mom's Limo is a service available to all students who do not want to walk around campus at night.

    Greek Life

    Many different Greek Fraternities and Sororities. There are not just social ones, there are academic, and service fraternities and sororities too.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is easy to be in many clubs and to do activities. Everyone welcomes you with open arms.

    Great for these types of students

    friendly people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the Echo Spot is directly in front of the chapel, you stand in the center of the brick work and talk and your voice echos.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the University of Dayton can be pricey, I would not change my college decision for the world.

    What to do for fun

    Artstreet workshops- learn how to make jewelry, tie-dye shirts, sushi, origami, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There is something for everyone, including sushi and Mongolian grills.

    Dorm Life

    Several dorms look like 5 star hotels. Everyone says the dorm that they lived in is the best, even if they live in the one without the dining hall.

    Academic Rigor

    While some classes may be extremely challenging, students are willing to rise to the challenge and succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be as friendly as possible and you will make plenty of friends. Remember, you are in the same boat as everyone else!

    In three sentences

    UD has the best sense of community. Everyone is so friendly. It is not hard to make friends at UD.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Saftey is always around. The campus is very well lite and I have never once not felt safe walking around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hunderds of clubs and activities. If you don't find a club that you are interested in you are always allowed to start one of your own!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL! :)

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in clubs, join intramurals, and make sure to follow Campus Activity Board on facebook. CAB has so many wonderful FREE events!!

    Food and Dining

    It is no home-cooked food but it is still very delicious. You do get sick of it by the end of the year, but that is expected for any college. Marycrest and VWK have the best food options. Marycrest is more home-cooked style, where as VWK is kind of like a Panera, Chipotle and yumminess all wrapped up in one dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Marycrest and it is an AMAZING dorm! Although Founders and Stewart have smaller rooms each dorm has its own perk and everybody loves the dorm that they live in! You can't have a bad dorm experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It ultimately depends on the classes you are taking as well as how well your high school prepared you for the academic aspect. If you study hard and focus on your classes the academic rigor will not be nearly as high as if you goof off and give little time to your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to spend on night on campus, it will give you a better idea of the total package the school has to offer. Also, sit in on a class that you would be taking if you decide to study at UD and the major you are most interested in.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton allows students to discover who they truly are while they receive an amazing education that guides them to their future. I don't think there is a better school out there! The school provides thousands of opportunities for students and meets the needs of every student there.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student neighborhoods (the Ghetto and the Darkside). What other college owns neighborhoods with actual houses for the upperclassmen to live in rather than living in traditional dorms?

    Academic Rigor

    This probably depends on your major, but the School of Engineering definitely provides it's students with the tools for success after college! They WANT to help all of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit UD. Fall in love with it. Apply. Get accepted. Enroll. And once you get here, make sure you hold the door open for people!

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton is the best possible choice for anyone that wants to feel welcome, and at home. My college search ended the second I stepped foot on UD's campus. From the student neighborhood to the outstanding school spirit at sporting events to excellence in the classroom, UD is the whole package!

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent and there are tons of choices.

    Dorm Life

    No matter what dorm you live in you will fall in love with it. There are pros to every single dorm and you won't be disappointed with the dorm you end up in.

    Academic Rigor

    UD is what you make it, I am an engineering major so my classes are very hard and challenge me academically. UD is a school that teaches by involving you in real life situations. The teachers have the power to challenge you and don't push to hard. You will love the hands-on projects.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The Ghetto is the student neighborhood for upperclassmen where all the parties and hang outs take place. There is always something going on in the Ghetto. Also there are a few places off-campus where students can go and relax.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. Two of the cafeterias have just been remodeled and look fantastic. The food is amazing, especially when you compare it with other college foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, people are nice and doors are always open for anyone who wants to go in and relax. After a while people in the dorm turn into your family away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Dayton is a challenging school, but the university offers a lot of tutors and extra help to make classes easier. Also, teachers are always willing to help out.

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Dayton is an academically challenging school. The party at UD is great but as a student you have to stay focused on grades and school work. Also, always ask the teachers for tips or help, they'll be happy to help out.

    In three sentences

    University of Dayton is a great place to study. Since day 1 you feel like you are part of the UD community. Faculty and students are nice and are willing to help a student in any way.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    A lot of kids go out and party in the ghetto. For kids who don't drink or for whom partying just isn't their scene, sometimes there are university-sponsored activities such as bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. It gets tiring after a while, but doesn't most dorm food? At Marycrest they offer different themed options everyday, but most of the food choices are constant.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Founders my freshman year, which is the smallest and oldest dorm on campus. However, (and all Founders kids will tell you this), I wouldn't have traded my experience for anything. Because the rooms are so small, people do everything in the hallways. You get to meet everybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come for an overnight visit, but don't base your decision on the person you stay with. Talk to as many students as you can, and ask them to take you out to the ghetto.

    In three sentences

    I never expected to feel so at-home-away-from-home. The people are friendly, the campus is beautiful, and the food is (mostly) delicious.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    needs to get better

    Greek Life

    not like it is at a big school, but if you need your sorority fix then you can get it

    Great for these types of students

    friendly students open students hard working students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas on Campus

    Bang for the buck

    Take out loans. Apply for scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    KU field, the Greene, Art Street, and staying involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Get involved in as many things as you can by choosing activities that you both love and have never thought of before. Figure out which ones are your niche. Make friends with your teachers. They are amazing and have so much to share with you. Take summer school to have lighter loads (and more fun) during the year.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton provides students with the opportunity to meet a diverse group of students. Students truly live in community with each other and want to help each other out. UD is the best of every world.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've heard it's great!

    In three sentences

    Is this college difficult to get into?

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school has over 200 student organizations so there's bound to be something for everyone. And if there happens to be something you are interested in that doesn't have a student organization, create it yourself! At the end of the first week of the school year, there is an event called Up the Orgs where you can find out about all the different groups to join.

    In three sentences

    UD is an awesome college! Don't be fooled by the price, the school offers lots of financial aid to help with the cost of attendance. Also, if your major thrives on field experience, you will get twice the required hours of field experience (at least for teacher education majors)!

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. They have what we call Mom's Limo which is volunteer students who will pick you up if you are not in a group of four or more at night so you do not have to walk home and feel unsafe. There is always campus police and on most every night a city police officer on duty on the campus grounds.

    What to do for fun

    There are many thing to do for fun. You have the greek life, clubs, sports for everyone, a gym with weights, track, basketball courts, rock climbing, outdoor sand volleyball, swimming pool, and the student neighborhood where there are always people playing corn-hole, grilling out, and having people over.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is incredible. They have several cafateries that have grilled items, salad bars, Mexican bar, Mongolian Grill, and fresh sub lines. They have a such wide variety of food that you never feel like you are eating the same thing everyday and have healthy choices for those of us who enjoy to take good care of their body.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is all about making great friends and the start to building a better community. All the RAs are there to make sure that any problems that arise are taken care of quickly and to the best of their ability. You really get to know everyone on your floor from the activities they have at the start of the year.

    Academic Rigor

    Dayton is academically challanging to really get the best out of all of their students to make sure they are prepared for any situation they might encounter when searching for jobs. With this being said they do have plenty of resources around campus to make sure students get the help they need. They have teachers who are always willing to help, informed TAs, and tutors for every subject and writing skills that you need help with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to work on time management skills. Dayton puts school work first, but it also has many things to do for fun. With everything you want and can get out of an experience at Dayton you need to make sure that you manage your time so that you are not cramming for tests or always have to stay in when there are so many fun things going on like basketball, clubs, and organizations.

    In three sentences

    UD is an academically challenging school that prepares you for your future in all aspects of life. The teachers and students all work together to create a community for students to learn and make connections for job opportunities. Anyone who wants to experience more than just school to increase their potential for a rewarding life would love Dayton.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    It's there, but not overwhelming.

    Great for these types of students

    Catholic kids, I guess! Just kidding, it's good for anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a beautiful, well-kept campus.

    What to do for fun

    The student neighborhood is a huge party machine. If you're not into partying, it can be quite difficult to find other things to do on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    It's cafeteria food...delicious for the first few weeks and then it's not.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on which dorm, I guess, but overall, the dorms are fun and a great way to relax and meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    It's difficult, but if you work and put effort into it, it's not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think carefully about what direction you want to go with your major before you make up you mind on a university.

    In three sentences

    Dayton has a beautiful campus and is full of academically challenging classes and caring professors. The students are friendly. It's a beautiful school.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police and rescue squad.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, social people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Patricks Day!

    What to do for fun

    The student neighborhood. Brown street. Intramurals. Hangout with the new friends you meet.

    Food and Dining

    Great food on campus and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Best campus in the world for meeting people and having a good fun college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be difficult but its all capable of being done if you work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and have the best time of your life.

    In three sentences

    UD is a beautiful campus with excellent academics. The flyers have a strong marianist community of students and faculty. There is no place in the world like UD.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public saftey constantly patrol the campuses and are always available when needed. They also send emails when there is potential threats or danger on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are ample ways to get involved with greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are ample clubs and activities offered at UD. All of the clubs and activities meet first semester to provide information and answer questions.

    Great for these types of students

    There is no student UD cannot accommodate. Everyone can thrive at UD if they seek the help of the institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Patricks day is one of the biggest celebrations during spring semester. Almost the entire student body partakes in the celebration by dressing up in green and partaking in other activities.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of UD is well worth it. UD provides students with every opportunity to excel academically, socially, and personally.

    What to do for fun

    There are ample ways to have fun on campus. There is bowling, free friday night films, concerts, art related activities, workshops, clubs, sporting events, intramural sports, recreational center, trips to plays, etc. There are flyer posted all around campus advertising upcoming activities,

    Food and Dining

    There are five dining areas to choose from with an array of food including but not limited to the following: made to order sushi, mongolian grill, pizza bar, smoothies and milkshakes, made to order breakfast, pizza, salad bar, etc.

    Dorm Life

    One of highlight of UD. All of the dorms are state of the art facilities. Students are given housing assignments based on majors aka learning living community. It is very likely the people you live amongst will be peers in your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    UD is a academically challenging institution. Professors are always there to help in and outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for a campus or over night visit. You will be able to see all of the facilities, find out more information regarding UD, and meet faculty and students.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton (UD) is an exceptional institution that strives to help students on an individual basis. At UD you are never alone because you are a part of the community. As a Marianist institution UD is ran by the following philosophy we educate for service, justice and peace.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University of Dayton has very safe campus. At night, police are walking around making sure all is well. They do not bother the students or anything.

    Greek Life

    UD's Greek life is really great. There are always hosted events going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lot of sport clubs and activities. Volleyball, soccer, and art street events are offered!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are really social and friendly will let in perfectly!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you hug Jesus, you will pass all your classes

    Bang for the buck

    UD is very expensive, costing around $45, 000 a year. Do not worry about the cost, it is well worth it and there are great Aid packets.

    What to do for fun

    The ghetto . This is where are the party and drinking happens.

    Food and Dining

    Great selection of foods.

    Dorm Life

    big dorms and lots of space.

    Academic Rigor

    You must study and keep up with all the work in order to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to manage your time.

    In three sentences

    UD is all about community. Everyone is friendly, caring, and loving. UD knows how to party; and do not let the fact that it is a catholic school turn you away. UD has the beast teachers in the world.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Weekends are so much fun!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but kind of expensive. There are many different places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really fun. Great way to get to know people that will be your friends for the entire four years.

    Academic Rigor

    There is an honors program, which is challenging and offers different opportunities. For example, honors students can write an honors thesis. Like all classes, some are more difficult than others. You have to apply yourself, but classes are manageable, and getting all A's is very realistic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour and talk to alumni! Really look into UD, its a great place and there are so many opportunities. Class sizes are fairly small, and the professors for the most part are great. Personally, I didn't know what I wanted to do when I came to college, but UD helped me figure it out.

    In three sentences

    UD is great academically and offers great opportunities to get involved on and off campus. The faculty here really seems like they care and want you to do well. Everyone is so nice and weekends are so much fun.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UD police are usually very helpful, but the best part is the Resque Squad. It is an EMT service on campus that is student run during the school year 24/7 and they will take you to the hospital for free or be there in any sort of situation.

    Greek Life

    Not very big here, but a lot of people enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to get involved with; no matter who you are, there is something here for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, goal driven, and friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas on Campus happens once a year on the day of the feast of the immaculate conception. Classes are canceled and organizations set up around campus with different activities. Children for the city of dayton come and you can adopt them; buy them a small gift, take them around to the different activities, and they even get to see Santa!

    Bang for the buck

    University of Dayton is quite a pricey school even if you get scholarships. However, you will have a great experience and in the end I believe it will be money well spent.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties to go to on the weekends and there is always stuff you can do in the city of Dayton also.

    Food and Dining

    I only had a meal plan my freshman year, it was really good but by the end I was ready for something new.

    Dorm Life

    You are required to live in a dorm your freshman and sophomore years and I think it is a great opportunity to enjoy your freedom without being completely on your own. It is usually a blessing to be living with roommates and I wouldn't change anything about it.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not going to lie, I am a physical therapy major and my course load is quite high. If you know this is what you want to do with your life you are willing to give it 110% even if its hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your time while at college because it goes by fast and you will miss it. Get involved in organizations on campus!

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place to enjoy your college experience. The professors are always willing to help you succeed and there is so many opportunities to get involved. The sense of community here at the University of Dayton is unlike any other schools

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For the students that love to party and also love to get a great education this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UD is known for its St. Patrick's day celebration and it is a total blast to be a part of.

    What to do for fun

    The RecPlex and many clubs and intramurals can keep many people busy and are a lot of fun. Also, on the weekends the place to be is the student neighborhood since the atmosphere out there is so fun. Lets just say last weekend owners of a house decided to hold a fire work show for the entire college and it was so fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is so good with many options. There is sushi, to a chipotle, to a panera bread on the campus itself.

    Dorm Life

    Some of my best friends come from the dorms at UD. Since the RA's held many different get togethers the students here were allowed to meet new people quickly and have a lot of fun. The dorms here are also very nice and spacious to the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not to difficult since the class sizes are usually small so the teachers and you can have a lot of one on one time with each other if you are confused.

    Tips for prospective students

    If accepted don't be afraid to go and talk to your teachers if you have a problem. The teachers here are all soooo nice and they want to help you do your best. Also, don't be afraid to go out and meet people in the student neighborhood or ghetto as we like to call it here at UD since we are built up on the idea of community and the people here are all very nice. Overall, this university is one of the best i feel because of the great opportunities and many people you can meet. GO UD!

    In three sentences

    This school is unlike no other school with many great benefits and with a Marianist background. With the student neighborhood where all the students live to the very nice dorms the students here feel like they are part of one large community. The classes are small with teachers that want their students to succeed, along with many other great study programs to help students succeed here at UD.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety of University of Dayton students, staff, and visitors is held in high esteem. The campus police are active and will be seen patrolling, but it is for everyone's safety. There are emergency help buttons located throughout campus and even outside the heart of campus. Overall, UD is a very safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    The is a club for every possible interest one may have at the University of Dayton. These countless clubs all get showcased at the beginning of the year at an event called Up the Orgs.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Dayton is a wonderful school for students that have attended private or public high schools. Any student that has the drive to succeed will do well at UD. Although it is a Catholic/ Marianist institution, people of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome and thrive here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The names for where upperclassmen live is pretty unusual because the university-owned houses located south of campus (the student neighborhood) is referred to as the ghetto and the university-owned apartments located north of the campus are referred to as the dark side.

    Bang for the buck

    This is an institution that has division one athletics, rigorous academics, and endless activities. The tuition is similar or even less than some universities that only meet one or two of the characteristics that UD offers.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Dayton has events that university organizations provide transportation to throughout the year, but the majority of activities that students participate in are on campus, such as: free sports games, intramural sports leagues, clubs/ organizations, as well as responsible partying in the student neighborhood (campus-owned houses that upperclassmen live in).

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are amazing and many are newly renovated. A few of the options include Mongolian, Southwest, Sushi, Grill, and much more! There are also a variety of restaurants located on Brown St. (next to the campus) that welcome students and give offers as well.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Dayton has up to date dorms and they offer the option of being a part of a integrated living-learning community, which allows you to live with individuals that have the same majors or interests as yourself. This make planning activities and studying easier because everyone has similar schedules.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not hard, but they do challenge the students to go beyond the basic knowledge given in textbooks. Many of the teachers also hold the students accountable for at least looking over the material to be prepared for upcoming classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying to the University of Dayton keep your activity resumé in mind in addition to your academic merit because both will be taken into consideration. Make sure you establish a contact at the university in the admissions office and financial aid office to ensure a smooth application process. Remember that it never hurts to visit the campus because the UD environment is one of the things that make it unique.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton it a small community where incoming students are readily welcomed and the transition from high school to college is very smooth due to the orientation and pre-orientation activities. The instructors are accessible and there are a wide variety of courses available. Lastly, the university aims for their students to succeed and they enable their students to do so by assigning academic counselors and success coaches to assist with any academic concerns.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students are notified of any crimes via emails. There is also and emergency alert system that sends out text messages. Overall the campus is very safe and I feel comfortable when walking at night.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is small here compared to other schools but it still has a presence.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a TON you can find a full listing of them on the UD website. http://www.udayton.edu/index.php

    Great for these types of students

    ALL!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas on Campus is an annual celebration held each December on the University of Dayton campus. It is a hallmark event symbolizing the Catholic and Marianist tradition of the University of Dayton. When Christmas on Campus began, it was a celebration for UD students and faculty. Then UD decided to involve the greater Dayton Community; thus local families were invited to come to the event and share in the Christmas celebration. It came to the attention of UD students that many children may not have the opportunity to fully celebrate the Christmas holiday. Rather than simply inviting children, they created a way to adopt a child. Nearly 1000 children from Dayton City Schools are adopted by UD students the night of Christmas on Campus. In addition to the schools we work with, the event is free and open to the general public. Over the years, the activities of the night have grown and expanded to make Christmas on Campus one of the most signature at the University of Dayton. Christmas on Campus is a unique opportunity to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with the entire Dayton community- students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and most of all- the children of Dayton.

    Bang for the buck

    Three years ago as I drove home from my visit to the University of Dayton I sat in the car thinking about my recent tour. What the heck was this feeling that I had in my stomach. It was something that I had never felt before in my life. I thought to myself, how is it that I suddenly felt as if something touched me when I was walking around the campus of UD. It was just another college I thought. But I couldn't shake this feeling that was inside of me. I knew that the next four years of my life would be forever changed based on this decision. When on campus at UD, I felt this sense of community that seemed so special and unique compared to any other college I toured. It was the little things that had me thinking of Dayton. When students or professors came up to me and asked me How are you doing? It was like they were looking straight into your heart, truly reaching out there hand saying we are a family here at UD, anything you ever need you come and talk to us. Every other college I went to it felt like they were just trying to pass the time and move on to the next person in line. Everything started to come full circle for me. Here was a school that based itself off the men of the Marianist brothers who established this school in 1850. Community and service is what they stood for, and it has carried through to the present day, with the students carrying on their vision of a body of people working towards a common goal. Not because we want to showboat to other people to show our great we are. But because it is our duty as Flyers to make the world a better place than when we entered into this world. It is over 2 years later and I still have that feeling that beams brightly inside of me. Its that feeling when you walk in between classes and it takes you 10 extra minutes because you run into so many friends who want to know how you are doing. It'Â?s the feeling when you walk through the student neighborhood that very first weekend of freshman year and the upperclassmen are inviting you up to their porch. It's the feeling on an autumn evening as you are apart of Red Scare, cheering on our beloved Flyers to victory both at Baujan and Frericks. It's the feeling when your eyes meet the sea of green of Lowes on St. Paddy's day. It's the feeling when you gather as a community inside the Chapel and everyone thinks to themselves It doesn't get much better than this to wrap the week upÂ?. And lastly, it's the feeling that we will remember forever. The feeling that gives me chills every time I think about it. It's that one moment. And you never know when it'Â?s going to hit you. But when it does you feel as if life stands still and for that very moment everything is right in the world. There are many different kinds of ways for this moment to hit you, but we all share it, every day. It's when you look into your heart and say Â?coming to UD was the best decision of my life. Two years ago I was just another high school kid thinking I was moving on towards the next point of my life. It was that moment in the car when it hit me. It was that feeling again. I always laugh, because when people ask why I love UD so much, it's so hard to put into words because it's just that feeling. Well guys, I hope my story touches you in someway. I know what UD has done for me. What can UD do for you?

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of different things to get involved in. Be sure to go to Up the Orgs every year. It is a great way to discover all that the campus has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    They recently renovated one of the dinning halls. VWK now looks and tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    I have loved every dorm that I have lived in. A unique thing about UD is that you live on campus all 4 years. As a junior and a senior you have the ability to live in the student neighborhood (aka the Ghetto and the Dark side)

    Academic Rigor

    If you need help in a class there are many different methods to utilize: -Teacher office hours -the Learning Teaching Center in the Library (LTC) -the Write Place in the Library -Tutoring

    Tips for prospective students

    People are friendly so don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    UD is a wonderful place to spend four years of your life!

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never have I felt unsafe at UD. As long as you don't venture really far from campus toward the city by yourself (which should really never happen), then you are very safe.

    Greek Life

    Not really a huge deal at UD.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO much to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly students.

    Bang for the buck

    I could have gone to an in state school for thousands of dollars less, but Dayton has been worth every penny that I have paid for it. I fit in well at UD, and that has made it worth it for me.

    What to do for fun

    Aside from the ghetto on the weekends, the RecPlex is a great place to go play basketball, dodgeball, etc. Stuart Field is usually available to play a pickup soccer or softball game. Brown Street is also a great place to grab lunch or dinner with friends.

    Food and Dining

    VWK Kettering Wraps are God's gift to Dayton.

    Dorm Life

    I have made amazing friends on my floor, and everyone has made the transition into college so easy for me.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Pre-Med student, and I survived. It's manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enjoy making really close friends, being taught by some great professors who will help you with anything in the class, and like to party on the weekends, come to Dayton.

    In three sentences

    It is a phenomenal school with extremely helpful professors. All of the students are welcoming and friendly. I love the university, and it was an awesome decision for me.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They are a lot of clubs and inter-murals to get involved in at Dayton. No one really leaves campus on the weekends, because everyone loves campus and there is plenty of activities to do that will keep you busy enough. There is a party scene, as like all schools, but you don't have to participate in it if you choose not to because there is already a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    As all freshmen try to avoid the freshmen 15 it's not to hard at Dayton to not because they have a variety of meals that are healthy. All of the food is good quality and the dining halls are kept clean. The best part of the food service is the people working it, because they are always so friendly and caring.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living in Marycrest, the most popular freshmen dorm, and it has been great. All freshmen love where they live because each dorm is unique and loves the people they meet. People argue where they live is better than the others, so you won't end up in a bad dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently majoring in mechanical engineering, which is a challenging program but not impossible. The faculty is very supportive to help you by extending office hours and offering free tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would strongly recommending visiting Dayton during the academic year, because it really shows how great of a community Dayton is. Choose a school where you could imagine being successful and safe at. Ask current students about programs and there experience at Dayton.

    In three sentences

    University of Dayton is a community full of friendly, fun, and studious students and faculty. The school strongly supports the idea of a community and the support from all students and staff. As my first semester ended I couldn't imagine anywhere that makes me feel happier because I have meet great people, took difficult classes, and had a fun time.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very prevalent on campus. As a student, I never feel unsafe at night.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is not a huge part of campus, but it is there. There are opportunities to join in on a fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University offers a variety of clubs and activities. From Greek life to student government. There is a lot to do to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    University of Dayton is great for students who plan on challenging themselves academically. It is also a great place for a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student neighborhood, or the ghetto, is definitely a signature location on campus. That's where all the college fun takes place.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Dayton is definitely worth the money. Although the school is on the more expensive side, it gives you a lot of money through scholarships. I currently pay half of the tuition price based on my academic record and test scores.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun around campus. Intramurals were my favorite. Not only that, but the school offers movie nights and other on campus activities for the weekend. However, if you're more into having the college experience, the student neighborhood gives you just that.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is average. For the first few weeks it's good, but I quickly got sick of it. There is not a lot of variety for food, but you can go off campus to some of the restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at the University of Dayton is an experience. I am currently a freshmen and living in a dorm. You connect with a lot of other students through dorm life. I have made many friends in my hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at the University of Dayton are challenging. However, the professors are very helpful towards their students. As a science major, I would say my curriculum is hard. However, I manage to be successful through determination and help from my peers and staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    A huge tip for prospective students is to be open-minded. Get involved with clubs and organizations the school has to offer. The more, the better. It looks great on a resume, and also can be fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton is a great school. It provides its students with a great academic and social atmosphere. The school also provides its students with great opportunities to further education. I am proud to be a current student at the University of Dayton.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Free taxi service known as Mom's Limo will take you around campus to keep you safe from walking alone. You can request an escort to walk to anywhere on campus. The University of Dayton has a private police force that works with Dayton police when needed and keeps an eye out for students. The University also provides the UD Rescue Squad, a student run basic EMT service, that responds to emergencies and provides free ambulance rides to Miami Valley Hospital, which is just down the road.

    Greek Life

    I'd say approximately 20% of students are involved in Greek life. Sororities are more popular than fraternities. They are a fun thing to be part of , but are not very over whelming on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    hundreds. professional, social, service. If we don't have it, you are welcome and encouraged to start it.

    Great for these types of students

    -people who want a family atmosphere -people interested in making service a part of their college experience -people who are able to balance an active social life and difficult curriculum.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We never have class on December 8th due to Christmas on Campus, where Dayton area children come and enjoy activities such as live reindeer and Santa Claus. Hundreds of people come to campus to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The student body is largely Irish Catholic and gets pretty enthusiastic about this holiday.

    Bang for the buck

    As a private institution, you can expect to pay more. I believe our current tuition and room/board add up to about $40,000 a year once you are hit with fees for things like dining halls and science labs. Most students that I know have about $15,000 in scholarship provided by the university. Merit Scholarships are based on ACT/SAT scores, which the university allows your to super score (take the best score from each section and combine it no matter how many times you have taken each test). Bluntly, if you do not get scholarship money from Dayton your test scores are probably too low for you to succeed academically here and another university would probably be a better choice. The high cost of attendance does pay off, however. Our freshman dorms were significantly nicer than those of my friends that went to other universities in Ohio and the campus looks beautiful with brick walkways, coordinating buildings, open green space, and a fountain engraved with the University of Dayton insignia.

    What to do for fun

    The campus activity board (CAB) is constantly putting on things to do on the weekend. The Hanger is available for students to watch t.v. (sports games or movies...etc. ) in big comfy chairs or get in a game of bowling. There is rock climbing in the recently added rec center and a plethora of intramurals, which are played on the 4 turf fields out front of Stewart hall, on the 4 new basketball courts, or in the pool- equipped with large hot tub and diving board. Dorms are always putting on community events (free food, movies, or shows). In addition to University run activities, Dayton is known for its open house parties, where typically everyone is welcome free of charge. Also, it is free to attend all athletic events accept basketball (which is $35 a season).

    Food and Dining

    Absolutely amazing. Meal plans can be used at Marycrest dining hall, Virginia Kettering Dining Hall, Kennedy Union, The Emporium (a small market in marianist), Stew's Landing (a small market in Stewart Hall), and the chill a smoothie place in the rec center. Flyer Express a type of debit account can also be used at the bookstore and places on Brown Street (the main street at UD). All of the food is delicious and the dining hall in Virginia Kettering Hall is more like a restaurant (a mic of sushi, chipotle, panera, and an incredible omelette bar...) than a college cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Essentially all of the dorms on campus have been recently renovated. There are 4 places for freshman to live. Marycrest is the preferred living space because it is newer and has dining in the building. Marianist is the second choice, but also houses sophomore so it is more difficult to make freshmen friends. Stewart Hall is smaller than Marycrest and Marianist and is located at the top of a quarter mile hill. Founders is much older and smaller than the other 3 housing options-it also does not have elevators.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor really depends on your major. Education and Business are typically the easiest. Engineering and Premed are the most difficult. You are expected to stay on top of your own work and ask questions when you are confused. You will not be babied. Classes would be more difficult at an ivy league school, but I wouldn't consider any of my classes easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest beginning to look for a roommate long before housing is due for your freshman year. Dayton allows roommate changes once the semester has started, but unless there is a serious and immediate issue, they usually require conflicting roommates to go to some sort of counseling. Also, the atmosphere is pretty casual- you will rarely see students dressed up for class.

    In three sentences

    UD is all about a community atmosphere. Our unique student neighborhood allows both friendships and study groups to be formed easily. I have found most of my professors to be helpful and friendly.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of great places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I heard from other students that it was great.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are more demanding than others. Usually great teachers. Well rounded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great university. Easy to go to class. Great professors.

    In three sentences

    There are great professors. It is a nice college. The students are great learners.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even walking all the way from the Roesch Library to Stuart hill which is all the way across campus at night, I have never felt unsafe. While I would not recommend walking around at night alone, the universe definitely makes you feel safe. So long as you use common sense, then you should not have any troubles regarding safety.

    Greek Life

    Not a huge deal for the campus, but there are plenty of Frats and sororities offered if you wish to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whatever you're interested in, UD has what you are looking for. If you can't find a club to fit your interests, you can easily create one. Marketing Club, Anime Club, Quidditch, International Club, Engineering Club... the list goes on and on

    Bang for the buck

    Ridiculously expensive in my opinion. Unfortunately, once you are here you can't imagine yourself someplace else. Also, the University is pretty good about giving good sized scholarships to the majority of the students.

    What to do for fun

    Tim's is popular on Thursday's as it will allow 18 year olds to come in, the ghetto (student neighborhood) always has parties on the weekend where you can walk up to any random strangers house and mingle. Art Street will also have events going on and has the most delicious smoothies in their cafe. There are campus run events on random weekday's, and if you have a car or know someone who has a car, there are cinemas and clubs downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good (I recommend the Mongolian grill and sushi at VWK) they have plenty of healthier alternatives and not a mcdonalds or burger king in sight on campus. Brown Street is where you can walk down to Panera or Chipotle get some studying done and get food if you want. Popular places every student must go to are Bad Frog yogurt, Milano's and Dewey's pizza.

    Dorm Life

    Can't complain with dorm life. You meet some interesting people and its easy to make friends. For the future freshman who are light sleepers: DO NOT pick Stuart. it is where I currently reside and I swear the walls are made of paper maché. Aim for Marycrest instead.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely need to stay on track, some teachers are very lenient if you are a few hours late with turning in your work, but the homework is even more crucial to complete especially if you're not the best test taker like me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!!! Don't be afraid to go to career fairs or sign up for several clubs as a freshman. You have nothing to lose, and if you take the initiative early on, people will notice and you will open up many networking opportunities for the up-coming years. Also, forget everything you know about high school... College is completely different especially if you live on campus, and most information you gather will be presented in a way entirely new to you.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with a very welcoming atmosphere and a strong sense of community. Classes are a good size, though you will be in some lecture halls with 50-150 students in your freshman year especially. Best of all, if you do need to talk to your professors, it is ridiculously easy to do so and most are very helpful so long as you participate in their classes.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sure, things happen, but there is a campus police force that constantly has security and has help-phones located around campus.

    Greek Life

    It's not huge here, but it is present.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many! It would be shocking if you were to like none of the offered clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Education, engineering, music with an overall education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basketball is huge here and weather is pretty unpredictable.

    Bang for the buck

    The opportunities are there, if you look for it, to make great connections and make the best out of your experience. It really does depend, though, and how much you have to pay.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Dayton is rather close, so there is plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good, gets a bit pricey at times, though. The area around campus has a multitude of delivery services and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Some buildings are more up to date than others, but generally the atmosphere is good and typical for college.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I've said, courses are challenging, but there are a huge amount of great professors that help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in knowing that this university is expensive and the classes are difficult. The workload will be, at times, intimidating. Find a balance between social life and academic, never let either run your life.

    In three sentences

    This university's atmosphere is amazing! The classes are challenging, yet achievable. It's difficult to be left out, there are so many clubs that it would be difficult not to find some great social interaction with your peers.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't big, so it's not like you have to be involved to have a life. If you are, it's not a big deal either so it's really what you're motivated to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basically it would be easier to list the kind of club UD doesn't have then to list the ones they do. Check out Up the Orgs for all the current clubs. If they don't have one you want, start it yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be at a small feeling college that's also bigger than their high schools. Students who want to be serious but also want a good social life on the weekends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Patty's Day, of course, is a big one. UD, again, is bigger on community than any school I've ever visited and its clubs and activities reflect that.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a private school, so that gets a bit pricey. However, incoming freshman get guaranteed (for 4 years) tuition and book scholarships. Most students I know also get additional scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    The Ghetto! Dayton also has a lot of unique opportunities if you get off campus, like Second Street Market, the metro parks and outdoor rec facilities and different classes and events in the Oregon district. On campus, you can check out a rec bike for the day or check out gear from the rec program, go rock climbing on our rock wall, go swimming or sun bathe in the warmer months.

    Food and Dining

    We have fresh sushi and a Chipotle-esque bar in one of our dining halls. The rest of the food is also pretty good and sometimes chefs will make a special dish of their own-these meals are normally awesome. The stores on campus are good about sourcing locally and I've run into vendors and chefs who also sell at the local farmers market.

    Dorm Life

    Community is key here and most of the dorms are made with lots of space to hang out. Almost all of the dorms are new or have been renovated recently. Definitely great overall.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make it. As a science major, the classes I take are pretty rigorous and the engineering classes are certainly rigorous as well. It's not a judge-y, pedantic atmosphere but the level of classes are on par with universities that are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since UD is fairly small compared to state universities, hands on research opportunities are plentiful. Ask around in your field when you visit! Also take some time to talk with professors while visiting, most departments will arrange a talk with one of the professors so they can show you around.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton is known for its community based approach and the love its students have for the school. It has a good mix of serious students and academic opportunities with a party school atmosphere on the weekends. Most prospective students who visit the school fall in love with the campus and continue to love it for the years they spend here.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has a very safe feel to it during the day, but there are incidents every year of students being jumped etc by local people. The campus is absolutely beautiful, but go down one block and you find yourself in rather sketchy neighborhoods.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is fun if you are part of it, but it is not one of those campuses where one needs to be in one to make friends. A small percentage of the students are in a greek organization, but the sense of community at Dayton is so overwhelming that everybody is friends with everybody else.

    Clubs and Activities

    Dozens of clubs and activities around campus. Anything from club rugby to a quidditch team. The student run organizations are awesome and very effective.

    Great for these types of students

    I've observed that many of the students come from Catholic high schools. So at times the campus can seem homogeneous with 'bros' and that whole crowd. But in reality there is plenty of diversity for anybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Patrick's Day is a time when UD becomes a madhouse in terms of partying and drinking. It is nationally renowned for being a great time. The cemetery next to the campus is a creepy place, but also a beautiful place during the day for a run. Also, as UD does not have a long spring break like many schools, it is a tradition to go down to Daytona in the program 'Dayton to Daytona' which is an incredible time.

    Bang for the buck

    Dayton is an extremely expensive school, as it is a private Catholic institution. I do not think the University of Dayton is a prestigious enough name to be as expensive as it is. UD is a good school, but not a great school in terms of reputation. It does not stand out on paper any more than Ohio University or Miami University. Both of which are considerably cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events happening on and off the campus at UD. Dayton is not the most influential and cultural town, but they have the Oregon District with many bars and clubs as well as the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team. The campus has a strip of a few bars, nothing special. Tim's is a hotspot to go to. The Ghetto is always a fun time on the weekends if going out and drinking is your cup of tea. However, if nightlife does not interest you there are dozens of clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in. There are friends out there for everyone at this school.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services at the University of Dayton are spectacular. The service is fantastic, as you are greeted with a smile at every cafeteria. However, the food selection can get repetitive, and therefore Brown Street is always a good alternative with your usual restaurants that one finds near a college campus.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms at UD. They were close quarters but that made it easy to make a lot of friends very quickly. It is so exciting being in a new environment like a college campus and Dayton was a great place to meet friends for the rest of my life. However, it is mandatory that non-commuter students live in campus housing for the first two years.

    Academic Rigor

    I went to a very difficult high school in Cleveland, so I was able to make the adjustment to the academics at UD. In fact, I do not think that I have been challenged enough at the University, as I am getting the best grades in my life. It takes a while to adjust to the fact that you do not actually have to show up to school everyday like in high school. Some people flourish under that freedom, and others don't. It is about self discipline.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first day you arrive on campus, do not go into this amazing experience that you need to fit in any certain category. There are people out there for everybody, so drop the high school mentality that you need to hang out with the jocks, dweebs etc. Become friends with people whose presence you enjoy. It is exciting and scary but after one weekend in the UD Ghetto you will feel right at home.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton is such a clean, fresh campus that offers friendly and diverse people from all around the world. It is in the midst of expanding right now, so a lot of construction is happening on and around the campus. It has been a wonderful experience attending UD and I cannot wait to enter my fourth and final year there in August.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Art Street and have some fun listening to live music, drink coffee in the coffee house, walk around our beautiful campus and enjoy the scenery, and even take a trip down Brown St. for some great food and shopping!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is GREAT!!! Took all my will power not to eat everything and all the time!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorm buildings on campus are relatively new and even the older ones are in great shape! You really get to know everyone in your dorm building and it's such a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes on campus are quite tough. Each in their own way of course. Some give more homework than others, tests can be harder, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to stay on top of your studies and not get distracted by the freedom of your first year away at college. Don't stress too much! It is different than high school and much more challenging but as long as you stay focused you'll be fine!

    In three sentences

    UD is a fantastic place to be! From the professors to the dorms to the overall feel of the campus, there just isn't a better place to earn your degree. UD is my home away from home!

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is an important issue for the administration, and they employ an entire police force for the student safety.

    Greek Life

    Not huge, but has a strong presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list. There is a club for every interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, motivated, seeking a challenge

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TIMS

    Bang for the buck

    The university is expensive, however the degree is worth more in the end.

    What to do for fun

    The community is located south of the city and can easily access entertainment in the area.

    Food and Dining

    There are several venues to eat that provide healthy and comfort food. They provide options that appeal to multiple diets.

    Dorm Life

    Students in the dorm community are well cared for and enjoy their experiences.

    Academic Rigor

    The college of business administration is challenging and maintains an excellent reputation locally and abroad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ensure you have a financial plan in place, prior to enrollment.

    In three sentences

    UD is a close knit community where the student can easily feel at home. The academics are challenging and the faculty is top notch. The administration takes evert effort to ensure the development of the student body, and the fulfillment of the university goals, founded on Marianist principles.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I recommend the Outdoor Adventure Club if you're an outdoorsy person and like to participate in outdoor activities. We hike and travel and seek out opportunities to experience the great outdoors. I also recommend volunteering, like the Best Buddies program, where you're paired up with a learning-challenged adult and help them to develop the social skills they need to succeed in life.

    Food and Dining

    The food is like eating in a restaurant every night. There is a lot of variety. In fact, a little too much. I would like to see cafeteria-style dining again where there are limited choices each time. That way you don't get so tired of eating the same things all the time.

    Dorm Life

    When you live on campus at Dayton you're close to everything. The dorms are nice, compared to what I've seen other friends live in at other campuses. Plus, you actually have the opportunity to live in apartments your second year. They're considered campus housing, but they're repurposed apartments and it's really nice to be able to live with a group of friends as sophomores.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UD are challenging, but interesting and relevant to the career choice I'm making. I've received excellent guidance from the Career Center and look forward to pursuing opportunities after graduation. I also recommend pursuing international study as part of your educational plan. UD offers great opportunities in this area.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek like doesn't determine what friends you have/social status, but it is available.

    What to do for fun

    The social life is all on campus so you never have to worry about finding a ride to go out. Also it's easy to meet up with various friends since everything goes on in the same general area within 10-15 min walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but like most places, it gets repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and in a great location.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be easy or challenging depending on how much effort you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour and visit the school more than once. You'd be surprised how much you miss the first time. Talk to current students, you'll see how much they love UD compared to how other people talk about their schools.

    In three sentences

    This school is the perfect size. The campus is beautiful. The People are friendly.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never felt unsafe on campus. Public safety presence is known.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs and intramurals. Downtown Dayton has plenty of options for fun. Campus Activities Board schedules lots of fun things to do on and off campus almost every weekend for a reduced price.

    Food and Dining

    Three dining halls offer lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    Communities are formed within the dorms, which are, for the most part, spacious. Most people keep their doors open and the RAs are there to help and not hurt.

    Academic Rigor

    At UD academics are difficult but manageable with accessible tutors and professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a campus tour in the early fall or spring and you will fall in love with the campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Dayton is a beautiful campus with notable academics and nice people. The classes are small, and the professors want their students to succeed. It is a welcoming community.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several interesting places on campus, such as small study rooms in the basements of the buildings. A favorite place to go see is the bathroom in the sky on the 7th floor of the library, the view of campus is great.

    What to do for fun

    UD has a ton of intramural sports, even battleship! I've participated in this a couple of times. There are canoes in the pool at the RecPlex and you try to sink other teams canoes! There are several biking/running trails near campus and along the river. CAB (Campus Activies Board) is always coming up with affordable or free activities for UD students to participate in, such as going to King's Island or sometimes ice skating. It is a great way to hang out with friends and meet new people on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are fantastic. The set ups of three of them are very modern and have a variety of food options that are very similar to restaurant food (sometimes better). The workers are really nice and helpful and the service is usually quick.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really nice and the Resident Assistants are fantastic. The dorms are all really different and have their advantages and disadvantages, but it's nice that there is always someone around to talk to when you live in a community.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends upon your major, but from what I have experienced and discussed with my friends, some courses are challenging, but your professors will work with you and there are many resources on campus that can help with your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind about about the people you meet, what you want to study, and the clubs and organizations you want to be a part of. Be sure to take care of yourself and find a balance between your schoolwork and enjoying your college experience.

    In three sentences

    UD is a great school because of the welcoming community, the variety of academic subjects and organizations, as well as the service opportunities that are open to students. The city of Dayton has a lot to offer as well and there are many ties between the university and the city. The professors are caring and personable and want you to succeed.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I personally haven't had any issues.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is definitely growing on campus, but in no way affects the way that every single UD student feels connected.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 200 student-run organizations, it's hard to go through your four years without getting involved in at least two or three!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working individuals who want to be able to enjoy their time in college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The (university-owned) student neighborhoods are always the first thing that people notice about UD. On the porches of these houses is where community is built, especially during the first few weeks of the school year.

    Bang for the buck

    UD is expensive, but I feel that paying as much as we do has its benefits. Also, scholarship opportunities are hard to miss. For the education that we're getting, I think that the price is fair.

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activity Board is one of the best resources that the school has to supply hours of fun for the students every week. Movies, games, carnivals, day-trips, and much more are not unheard of. But nothing beats having an impromptu snowball fight on KU field!

    Food and Dining

    You haven't lived until you've had a sandwich at the Runway or a Hot Flyer from Marycrest. The Empo is great for late-night ice cream cravings, too!

    Dorm Life

    As a 98% residential campus, UD really does put in a lot of effort to train HRL staff to be the best that they can be. As an RA, I work with my residents every day to make sure that they're having fun and enjoying school.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your program. I know that if all I wanted was a degree, I would have no trouble finding one. But since I intend upon going into higher-level education in my field, I'm much more likely to put in more effort. However, I know that I'm learning much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand that the school does so much to offer alternative programming. Just because some students choose to drink doesn't mean that drinking is the only thing to do on campus.

    In three sentences

    UD is definitely the right school for me. Not only do I feel at home all of the time, I feel like I'm being prepared to be successful later in life. Professors, advisors, faculty, and staff work alongside students to make sure that anyone with drive and good ideas can be successful.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Pay attention to what's going on with Campus Activity Board, Greek Life, and parties around the ghetto.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes terrible and they force you to buy a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are terrible, but they bring freshman close together.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering is tough. I'm not sure about the other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus. There are a lot of things going on.

    In three sentences

    University of Dayton has a great, close environment. It's an excellent school for engineering and business majors. The professors are very caring.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Being a citizen of Dayton, you always hear about and sometimes even see life at the University of Dayton, and I can say that it was definitely what attracted me, as well as the academics. Many of my own friends and family members are not only proud, but also seem to hold me to a higher standard because I've chosen to attend UD . I can honestly say that I'm really excited to continue my education here.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Tons of options located on the first floor of your dorm, very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are hit or miss, some are amazing and some are just average.

    Academic Rigor

    Be ready to have teachers expect the very best work.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus located in the heart of Dayton. So much to do in and off campus.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never in my time at Dayton ever felt not safe. Multiple organizations on campus there to help students in times of need.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life on campus for those interested, I personally don't know much about it. Not huge, but there for those who want that experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always something happening on campus, so many organizations it is difficult to decide which ones to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for social and active people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ghetto is the place to be! Christmas on campus also a very eye opening volunteer experience for the student body.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Dayton is costly, I would not trade this experience for anything else. Dayton has become my home and I now have a second family there.

    What to do for fun

    Dayton is all about having fun. Between insane sports events, or a weekend in the ghetto, which is the student neighborhood owned almost entirely by Dayton, you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    As far as dorm food, Dayton has to be the best you can get. Friendly staff, along with the large variety of food offered makes being on a meal plan bearable. But if needed, walking distance away are other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    In my experience at Dayton, the dorms for the most part are good size, air conditioned, and well maintained. Little bit of personalization and it becomes home.

    Academic Rigor

    Dayton stresses the importance of academics. From personal experience, the professors I have had while here have been tough, but genuinely care about the success of their students of they can tell the effort is there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a group or activity of something you are passionate about. We live in a big world, and at Dayton, you will find a group of friends who like the same things as you do.

    In three sentences

    Dayton is all about community. It feels like home as soon as you step on campus, you will never want to leave! The beautiful campus and extreme sense of school pride will make the late nights of studying worth it.

  • 07/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The RA's are great at their jobs and they are always there to offer help. There are campus police all around to offer help if you need it.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights on campus almost every weekend and other events. Club 6 on campus offers alcohol free activities in the evening on some weekends. There are also a lot of restaurants near campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great there are many different options to suite everyone's needs and preferences. The staff takes surveys so the food is always changing for the better if people have complaints. Just the street from campus is a ton of affordable restaurants and some take your student ID so you dont need cash.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely nice and the staff is great. Staying in the dorms allows you to meet tons of people and make a special bond. It also allows you to be a part of the campus activities 24/7.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly hard but they offer free walk in tutoring on campus so it is easier to manage.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend your classes because contrary to popular belief your professors do actually care. Also take advantage of the free tutoring and other resources that are offered. And open up to your RA's because they are there to help you and they make the transition a lot easier.

  • 07/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Campus is rather small, but it is the actual city of Dayton so there is always something going on whether its on campus or off. During finals week there is a carnival set up on campus (which is always fun) and right before Christmas break there is a huge festival known as Christmas on Campus that has all kinds of fun things to do - just last year the university brought in camels to ride and set up an ice skating rink for the students.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really good but by the end of the year you start to get tired of it (aka it lacks some variety). With that being said, there is a road right outside of campus with all kinds of restaurants in case you get tired of campus food or just want some Starbucks to help with finals.

    Dorm Life

    The sense of community here never ceases to amaze me. Everyone is wonderful and the buildings themselves are nice and clean compared to other dorms that I have seen - most have been updated within the past 5 years or so.

    Academic Rigor

    I transferred in from Miami University (OH) and comparatively Miami was a much more challenging school. However, Dayton's classes are still demanding and the teachers here are more approachable and willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school and you will be rewarded with all kinds of merit scholarships (at least from Dayton). Also, get involved in clubs and sports that way you can figure out what kind of people you like to be around and maybe even what you want to do in the future.

    In three sentences

    Dayton is a wonderful school! The people here are all very friendly, both students and staff, and there is an ever-present sense of community; the academics are challenging and really prepare you for the future. Even though it is a bit pricey, this place truly feels like home to me.