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.