University of Dallas

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1845 E. Northgate Drive

Irving, TX 75062-4736

Phone: (972) 721-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Jul. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#13 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Dallas is a private institution that was founded in 1956. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,356, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 215 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Dallas's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 13. Its tuition and fees are $33,010 (2013-14).

The University of Dallas is a small Catholic institution in the city of Irving, Texas, about 15 miles from downtown Dallas. Undergraduate students at the University of Dallas can choose from more than 50 majors and concentrations, and graduate students can pursue business, liberal arts, and ministry programs. The University of Dallas is one of only about 15 Catholic universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—the oldest and one of the most prestigious types of undergraduate honors organizations. Students can get involved in about 50 campus clubs, student government, and campus ministry. A long-standing tradition at the University of Dallas is Charity Week, a series of events planned by the Student Activities and Leadership Center that raises money for local and national charities. Student athletes can play at the intramural level or join the University of Dallas Crusaders varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Dallas curriculum is based upon the supposition that truth and virtue exist and are the proper objects of search in an education. Its intense majors are built upon the nationally recognized Core Curriculum that includes The Rome Semester, the international experience in which over 80% of undergraduates participate. Lively extracurricular life combines with serious, creative study under a superb faculty to provide an envied collegiate experience. UD is the place for those who want to think, write, talk, and lead. Classic texts, internships, and senior projects prepare students for careers, graduate and professional school, and for life.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1956
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $45,633,774


When applying to University of Dallas, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Dallas is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.6%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Dallas is 11:1, and the school has 55.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Dallas include: Social Sciences, General; Business Administration and Management, General; English Language and Literature, General; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 60%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences, General 16%
Business Administration and Management, General 14%
English Language and Literature, General 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
Psychology 8%

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Student Life

University of Dallas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,356, with a gender distribution of 48.2 percent male students and 51.8 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus. University of Dallas is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,576
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Dallas offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of Dallas also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Dallas, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Dallas.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Dallas, 60.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,741.

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Tuition and fees $33,010 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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