The University of Dayton (UD) was founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), a group of visionary leaders who knew that consistent change was necessary for constant growth. The University has grown into a top-tier Catholic research university. UD students are bold thinkers and servant leaders who use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world. More than 7,800 full-time undergraduates and 2,400 graduate and law students call UD "home," and their 89 percent retention rate shows that students love UD. The combination of engineering talent, creativity, close industry ties, dedication, and service make UD students and their faculty ideal partners for the QL+ Program.