Dayton has a great engineering program and many companies prefer to take Dayton students on for co-ops and internships. Yes, there is the big party atmosphere. While the administration is trying to change that, any engineering major isn't really conducive to partying and never really has been. I will warn you, and any other prospective students reading this- first semester freshman year is the worst. That's when it seems like everyone is partying. It gets out of their systems either before or after the big wave of tests- the smart ones will realize they need to do work, and the others, well... they might not make it to second semester. UD absolutely has a work hard, play hard attitude, and some people really can't handle it. It's a great school for academics but I think that aspect is completely overshadowed by the partying (which, in my opinion, is blown out of proportion). I don't mean to scare you, but it's the truth. A degree in science or engineering from UD has a lot of power to get you places, but you have to work very hard to get there.