Local Universities

Nearby schools for education, entertainment, or both

Red Lion Inn & Suites Dayton is ideally located near the I-75, making it easy to get to the campuses of Wright State University and University of Dayton. Whether it's Game Day or time to get educated, check out these great local colleges.

University of Dayton

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

The University of Dayton is a private, Roman Catholic national research university founded in 1850 and the largest private university in Ohio. The UD campus --just 10 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Dayton--spans 388 acres on both sides of the Great Miami River and noted for the Immaculate Conception Chapel and the University of Dayton Arena.

The University has about 8,000 undergraduate and 2,200 post-graduate students from across the United States and more than 40 countries. It offers more than 80 academic programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and health sciences, engineering and law. In 1988, UD was first in the country to offer an undergraduate degree program in human rights.

Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45431

Only 15 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Dayton, Wright State University is a public research university that originally operated as a branch campus for Ohio State University and Miami University. Its name honors the aviation pioneers and Dayton residents Orville and Wilbur Wright. Wright State became an independent educational institution in 1967 and offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level.