Dayton is the best of the American Midwest: a small city surrounded by a bustling metro area and a
beautiful system of parks and rivers; a virtual center of U.S. commerce with a long history of
innovation; and an open, friendly community that welcomes makers, entrepreneurs and
tradespeople. Life in Dayton is a unique blend of opportunity, vitality and Midwestern flavor.

SEE WHY STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CHOOSE TO STUDY IN DAYTON

 

FAST FACTS

U.S. STATE

Ohio

CITY SIZE

56.5 square miles/146.33 km2

POPULATION

141,527

DEMOGRAPHICS

White, 57.1%; African-American, 42.9%; Hispanic, 3%; Asian, .9%

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

27.5 °F (−2.5 °C) in January; 74.1 °F (23.4 °C) in July

KEY INDUSTRIES

Aerospace and Aviation Technology; Healthcare

A WARM WELCOME

Dayton opens its doors to new residents from around the world. The city launched Welcome Dayton in
2011, declaring itself immigrant-friendly and establishing a formal plan to integrate foreign-born
residents into the community. Welcome Dayton has received national recognition for its work from
Time Magazine, Forbes and The New York Times.

The city also extends its warm welcome to entrepreneurs, makers, and innovators. Starting with the
Wright brothers’ invention of the first airplane, Dayton has a long history of supporting new
businesses and technologies. Dayton is the proud home of Proto BuildBar, a casual maker space and creative center, and National UAS Training and Certification Center, a facility for the advancement and
research of unmanned aerial systems.

Dayton skyline with colorful trees

INTERESTING NEIGHBORHOODS

Named one of the Most Affordable Cities in the U.S. by Forbes and a Best Place to Live 2016 by U.S. News, Dayton has a lot to offer to students and young professionals.

THE OUTDOOR CAPITAL OF THE MIDWEST

Climate and landscape blend perfectly in Dayton. It maintains the nation’s largest paved trail network, perfect for hiking and biking, and the convergence of five rivers in the downtown area offers opportunities for water sports and exploring. Five Rivers MetroParks maintains 18 parks and 11 conservation areas across the metro region.

Dayton campus

SHOPPING & DINING

With Dayton's Midwestern charm, it's no wonder The Princeton Review named the university #4 ``Students Love These Colleges.`` Whether you're meeting friends after class or exploring the city on a sunny afternoon, enjoy your share of dining and shopping .

READY TO GET OUT AND EXPLORE?

Dayton is easily accessible. The city has a convenient
public bus system, and the Dayton International
Airport and Greyhound bus terminal link you to
adventures across the U.S.

READYTO APPLY

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