DAYTON — This fall two local students will be members of the University of Dayton’s largest, most academically prepared and diverse classes in school history with 2,200 first-year students.
Melissa Granger, of London, and Lindsey Lightner, of West Jefferson, will attend as part of the record-breaking class.
The university exceeded all enrollment goals and received a record 16,918 applications for the 2014-15 academic year. At 59 percent, the overall selectivity remains competitive, including more than 1,000 out-of-state students and nearly 200 international students.
The University of Dayton is a national, Catholic, research institution. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), we focus on educating the whole person, connecting learning with leadership and service. Through student clubs, campus recreation, education abroad, research, service-learning and career preparation, students are encouraged to engage the world, developing a critical mind and compassionate heart.