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University of Dallas

"You eat, drink, and sleep Western culture" at the University of Dallas, a small, Catholic liberal arts school with a rigorous and demanding core curriculum stressing classical humanities. The academically serious students here rave about the intellectual push they get from their teachers, and prof accessibility is high at UD."

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"You eat, drink, and sleep Western culture" at the University of Dallas, a small, Catholic liberal arts school with a rigorous and demanding core curriculum stressing classical humanities. The academically serious students here rave about the intellectual push they get from their teachers, and prof accessibility is high at UD."

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Remains proudly dedicated to fostering students in the study of great deeds and works of Western civilization.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

The University of Dallas stands out for its combination of academic rigor and traditional Catholic sensibilities.

The Insider's Guide to Colleges

"UD admissions officers place significant emphasis on the "fit" part of the admissions process."

The Princeton Review

University of Dallas says

The University of Dallas is a private, Catholic, co-educational liberal arts university located in Irving, Texas. UD is known for its rigorous Core curriculum, which encompasses courses in history, literature, philosophy, theology, politics, economics, mathematics, science, foreign language and fine arts. All students are required to complete the Core. An 11:1 faculty-to-student ratio allows for close, personal attention from our faculty, who teach all the courses -- not teaching assistants.

UD is enthusiastically Catholic, in both the intellectual and spiritual traditions. Sacraments are readily available to students, with Mass being celebrated twice daily most weekdays. Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, retreats, prayer groups and other spiritual opportunities are offered frequently. Campus Ministry, along with student clubs like Best Buddies and Crusaders for Life, provide many opportunities for service. Over 80% of the undergraduate student body is Catholic, but all are welcome in the common search for truth and understanding.

The majority of UD students spend a semester studying on the university's campus in Rome, Italy. The Rome courses are all taught by UD professors, and the program is exclusively for UD students. The Core comes to life during the Rome Program, where students get to see up-close and firsthand the very works of art and history which they are studying in the classroom. Faculty lead a 10-day trip to Greece, as well as overnight trips around Italy. Students are encouraged to travel independently on weekends and during their 10-day semester break.

UD is home to some unique campus traditions, such as Groundhog, Lazy Faire, Mallapalooza and TGIT (Thank Goodness It's Thursday). With a small undergraduate population of about 1,350, the campus community is friendly and close-knit. Our students also share a close bond with the alumni, who have attained success in wide-ranging fields across the globe.

The university's Irving campus is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, one of the most vibrant areas in the country. The UD station on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) allows for easy, safe and convenient access to the art, culture and entertainment of the cities.

Mission Statement

The University of Dallas is dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, of truth, and of virtue as the proper and primary ends of education. The University seeks to educate its students so they may develop the intellectual and moral virtues, prepare themselves for life and work in a problematic and changing world, and become leaders able to act responsibly for their own good and for the good of their family, community, country, and church. The University understands human nature to be spiritual and physical, rational and free. It is guided by principles of learning that acknowledge transcendent standards of truth and excellence that are themselves the object of search in an education. The University is especially dedicated to the pursuit of liberal education in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. In its liberal arts programs the University is committed to the recovery and renewal of the Western heritage of liberal education. The University is equally committed to providing professional programs at the graduate level. Its professional programs, in a common spirit with the University’s liberal arts programs, are dedicated to reflecting critically upon the ends governing one’s own profession, to fostering principled, moral judgment, and to providing the knowledge and skills requisite for professional excellence. Whether professional or liberal, the University is “convinced of the priority of the ethical over the technical, of the primacy of persons over things, of the superiority of the spirit over matter.”1 The University seeks to offer those graduate and undergraduate programs that will address important needs of society, and that can be offered in a manner consistent with the University’s primary institutional commitments. The University as a whole is shaped by the long tradition of Catholic learning and acknowledges its commitment to the Catholic Church and its teaching. The University is dedicated to the recovery of the Christian intellectual tradition, and to the renewal of Catholic theology in fidelity to the Church and in constructive dialogue with the modern world. It seeks to maintain the dialogue of faith and reason in its curriculum and programs without violating the proper autonomy of each of the arts and sciences. The University is open to faculty and students of all denominations, and it supports their academic and religious freedom. It thus seeks to provide an academic and collegial community which will help students acquire a mature understanding of their faith, develop their spiritual lives, and prepare themselves for their calling as men and women of faith in the world.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,380
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 99% Full Time / 1% Part Time
Geography 48% In State / 52% Out of State / 2% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 23% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 69%
Multi-racial 3%
International 3%
Hispanic/Latino 17%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshmen required to live on campus, unless living with a parent. Freshmen are allowed to have cars.

65% of students live on-campus.

87% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: University News

  • Business and Financial Awareness
  • Swing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Acapella
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater
  • Student-Run Film Society
  • Campus Ministries
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Army ROTC
  • Community Service
  • Mock Trial

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: One-on-one advising, strategic study planning, tutoring, writing center,
  • Career And Alumni Services: Office of Personal and Career Development offers students assistance every step of the way. OPCD helps students with choosing a major, seeking and applying for internships, building resumes, writing cover letters, conducting mock interviews, applying to graduate and professional schools and much more. The small, unique community at UD leads to a strong and enthusiastic alumni base. UD graduates have found success in wide-ranging fields, from healthcare to art to law to politics to education and just about everything any between. Seven UD graduates have even gone on to become bishops!
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network wireless network available dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director personal counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services placement services for graduates
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major teacher certification dual enrollment of high school students
  • Study Abroad: Most students spend a semester studying on UD's campus in Rome, Italy. Courses are UD Core courses, all taught by UD faculty, with fellow UD students. Courses are all as academically challenging as those offered on the Irving campus, and are designed to fit into students' four-year graduation schedules. At least one class a week is held in the city, and students are encouraged to use their evenings and weekends to explore Rome. Faculty lead trips to Greece and various parts of Italy, and students have a ten-day semester break in which to travel Europe independently.
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

English Language and Literature (12%), Biology/Biological Sciences (10%), History (8%), Political Science and Government (7%), Business Administration and Management (7%), Psychology (6%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Archivists
Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
Curators
Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.
Museum Technicians and Conservators
Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by producing art works out of clay and similar materials. Includes instruction in handbuilt and wheelthrown techniques; molding; slips and glazes; trimming and decorating; firing and kiln operation; oxidation; mixed media; ceramic murals; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

A program that focuses on two or more literary traditions in the original languages or in translation. Includes instruction in comparative linguistics; applicable foreign languages; English/French language and literature; literary criticism; and applications to genre, period, national, and textual studies as well as literary forms such as poetry, prose, and drama.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the French language and related dialects and creoles. Includes instruction in philology; Metropolitan French; Canadian French; African and Caribbean Creoles; dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the German language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by the application of paints and related chemical color substances to canvases or other materials. Includes instruction in color and color mixing, surface preparation, composition, oil and acrylic media, watercolor media, painting techniques, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to enter a seminary or other program leading to religious ordination, or a related religious vocation.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by rendering art concepts onto surfaces and transferring images, via ink or dyes, onto paper or fabric. Includes instruction in monochrome and color printing; tonality; chemistry; equipment set-up and maintenance; techniques such as serigraphy, lithography, intaglio, woodcut, block, stencil, relief, etching, and composite; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by creating three-dimensional art works. Includes instruction in the analysis of form in space; round and relief concepts; sculptural composition; modern and experimental methods; different media such as clay, plaster, wood, stone, and metal; techniques such as carving, molding, welding, casting, and modeling; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Survey Researchers
Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in economics not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Thomas W. Keefe, J.D.
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 129
Student : Faculty Ratio 11 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 65 : 34
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 50
Tenure Track Faculty 31
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 18
International Faculty 5

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ART 1311, 1312 6.0
AP Biology 3.0 BIO 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112 8.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MAT 1404 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MAT 1404, 1411 8.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHE 1303, 1103, 1304, 1104 6.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 1000-level elective 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 MCS 1000-level 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 BIO 2360 3.0
AP European History 4.0 HIS 2302 and 2000 elective 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 MFR 3311 3.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 MGE 3311 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 MIT 3323 3.0
AP Latin 5.0 CLL 2312 3.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 General Elective 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECO 1311 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUS 1320, 1321 6.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHY 2305, 2105, 2306, 2106 8.0
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4.0 PHY 2311, 2111, (2312, 2112) 8.0
AP Physics C: Mechanics 4.0 PHY 2311, 2111 4.0
AP Psychology 5.0 PSY 2313 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 MSP 3323 3.0
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 4.0 MSP 3000-level 3.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MAT 2305 3.0
AP Studio Art: Drawing 3.0 ART 1203, 1204 4.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 1000-level elective 3.0
AP United States History 4.0 HIS 1311, 1312 6.0

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (800) 628-6999
Email
  [email protected]

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 51/100
51
Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 90.1% accepted of 1,224 applications

85% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
72% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
53% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite24 - 30
English23 - 32
Math23 - 28
Writing6 - 8
 
SATMath540 - 650
Reading550 - 680
Writing530 - 660

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Recommendations, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Class Rank, Talent Ability

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Level Of Applicants Interest, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Science Lab 0 3
Visual Performing Arts 2 0
History 3 4
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 3 0
Social Studies 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Academic Electives 4 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $27,841 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $19,807
$30K-$48K $22,973
$48K-$75K $22,634
$75K-$110K $26,028
$110K+ $29,711

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $30,850, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $30,850 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,260 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,500 $8,000
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $44,810 $42,310

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 57% $6,077
Federal Scholarships/Grants 23% $4,610
Institutional Grants 100% $17,551
Other Federal Grants 6% $1,200
Other Loans 11% $12,895
Pell Grants 23% $4,274
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 25% $4,327
Student Loans 58% $8,308

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.udallas.edu/offices/finaid/index.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.udallas.edu/admissions/calculator.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

55% of students graduated on time.

66% of students graduated in six years.

77% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

University of Dallas participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Lacrosse Jeff Guy (Get recruited )
Basketball Jarred Samples (Get recruited )
Golf Jarred Samples (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Matt Buchhorn (Get recruited )
Baseball Fraser Holmes (Get recruited )
Soccer David Hoffmann (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Softball Beth Krysiak (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Melissa Grant (Get recruited )
Basketball Jina Johansen (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Matt Buchhorn (Get recruited )
Volleyball Emily Holembeck (Get recruited )
Soccer Kristina Corona (Get recruited )

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Rankings

Forbes

#212 America's Top Colleges

PayScale

#609 Starting Median Salary Rankings

The Princeton Review

#1 Colleges: Least Beautiful Campus
#5 Colleges: Most Conservative Students
#6 Colleges: Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution
#7 Colleges: Most Religious Students
#8 Colleges: Most Popular Study Abroad Program
#9 Colleges: This is a Library?
#20 Colleges: Stone-Cold-Sober Schools
N/A Best Colleges (Western)

U.S. News & World Report

#13 Regional Universities West Rankings
#13 Regional Universities
#68 Regional Universities Overall Score

WalletHub

#147 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#2 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#22 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#70 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#87 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#184 Affordable Elite Colleges - Overall Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#345 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#353 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#526 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
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