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University of Dayton Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Dayton? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 9,760 out of 16,968 applicants or 58% were admitted making University of Dayton a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Dayton typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,119 8,849 16,968
Accepted 4,884 4,876 9,760
Acceptance Rate 60% 55% 58%
Enrolled 1,040 1,103 2,143
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Dayton and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Dayton regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Dayton.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1320
SAT Reading 570 670
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 30
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >72%
26 to 29 Avg + 58%-72%
24 to 26 Avg - 47%-58%
22 to 24 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 22 Low <37%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >70%
1220 to 1320 Avg + 58%-70%
1120 to 1220 Avg - 45%-58%
1020 to 1120 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1020 Low <32%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Dayton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Dayton was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Dayton accepts 58% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202480 IPEDS survey data for University of Dayton.



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