University of Texas--Dallas

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800 W. Campbell Road

Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Phone: (972) 883-2111
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Universities

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University of Texas--Dallas is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,029, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 500 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Texas--Dallas's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 142. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,806 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $30,378 (2013-14).

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

The University of Texas at Dallas provides the State of Texas and the nation with excellent, innovative education and research. The University is committed to graduating well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world; to continually improving educational and research programs in the arts and sciences, engineering, and management; and to assisting the commercialization of intellectual capital generated by students, staff, and faculty.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $273,568,194


When applying to University of Texas--Dallas, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Texas--Dallas is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 52 percent.

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

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 52.0%
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 Texas--Dallas is 21:1, and the school has 25.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas--Dallas include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 45%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11%
Psychology 9%
Engineering 8%
Social Sciences 7%

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Student Life

University of Texas--Dallas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,029, with a gender distribution of 56.1 percent male students and 43.9 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. University of Texas--Dallas is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 19,727
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 Texas--Dallas offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas--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 student patrols. Of the students at University of Texas--Dallas, 71 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas--Dallas.

Students who have cars on campus 71%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Texas--Dallas, 52.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,084.

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In-state tuition and fees $11,806 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $30,378 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,240 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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