The University of Dayton (UD) could be a private, Catholic research university in Dayton, Ohio. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), it's one amongst three Marianist universities within the nation and therefore the second-largest private university in Ohio. The university's campus is within the city's southern portion and spans 388 acres on either side of the good Miami River. The campus is noted for the stainless Conception Chapel and also the University of Dayton Arena.
In the fall of 2018, the university enrolled 11,306 students (8,681 undergrad and a couple of,625 graduate) from a range of non secular, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, drawn from 41 states and 38 countries. It offers over 80 academic programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and health sciences, engineering and law. In 2009, UD offered what it believes to be one in all the primary undergraduate degree programs in human rights. it's classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities - High research activity".
The university's notable alumni include: Ohio elected official Jon Husted; humorist Erma Bombeck; engineer David Bradley; architect Bruce Graham; Super Bowl-winning coaches Jon Gruden and Chuck Noll; first female Premier of recent South Wales Kristina Keneally; sportscaster Dan Patrick; and also the 1987 honor winner in Chemistry, Charles J. Pedersen.