University of Dayton to begin record-breaking year

University of Dayton. (Photo/University of Dayton)
University of Dayton. (Photo/University of Dayton)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton says it is on par for a record-breaking number of undergraduate students this year.

The university laid out the numbers for 2 NEWS Tuesday.

First-year enrollment is estimated at 2,150. That comes a year after the largest first-year class in university history. Tally up all the undergraduate enrollees and campus will be bustling with 8,300 full-time undergrads this school year.  7,918 was the record set last year.

“Demand continues to be high because of our reputation and the value of a University of Dayton education,” said Jason Reinoehl, interim vice president for enrollment management and marketing.

60 percent of UD’s student body comes from outside Ohio. International students are also breaking records with 12 percent enrollment.

The students are returning to newly renovated living spaces as part of the university’s two year, $17-million investment in student housing.

Students will return to campus this weekend.  Classes begin August Wednesday, August 26.

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