Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,336 undergraduate students
98% of undergrad students are full time
44% male — 56% female
54% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
143 full-time faculty
84 part-time faculty
10 to 1 student/faculty ratio
The main 750-acre campus is located in Irving, TX, just minutes away from the exciting shopping, entertainment and cultural destinations of downtown Dallas. A second, 12-acre campus is located just south of Rome, Italy, near the picturesque Lake Albano.
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Retention Fall 2015
81% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2015
70% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||2%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||3%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||1%|
Athletic Division: Division III, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
15 Varsity sports: Baseball (M); Basketball (M,W); Cross-country (M,W); Golf (M,W); Lacrosse (M,W); Soccer (M,W); Softball (W); Track and field (M,W); Volleyball (W)
Colors: Blue & White
The University of Dallas is a private, Catholic, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1956 with a campuses in both Irving, Texas, and Rome, Italy.
Art (Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture), Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Philology (Greek, Latin), Classics (Greek, Latin), Comparative Literary Traditions, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Economics & Finance, Education, Engineering, English Language & Literature, French, German, History, Human Sciences in the Contemporary World, Mathematics, Nursing, Pastoral Ministry, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Spanish, Theology, , Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Ministerial Programs, Pre-Physical Therapy, Teaching Certification
41 students have been named Fulbright scholars over UD’s 60-year history.
UD is the only Catholic university in Texas, as well as the youngest university in the 20th century, to be granted a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
The undergraduate Rome Program celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010. All undergraduate students have the opportunity to study for one semester on the UD Rome Campus.
85% of pre-med and 90% of pre-law graduates are accepted into professional schools.
Common Intellectual Experiences
UD students share a formative experience in studying the great deeds and words of Western civilization together. The Core is an opportunity to inquire into the fundamental aspects of being and our relationship with God, nature, and fellow human beings.
The Core curriculum embodies the University of Dallas’ dedication to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue as the proper and primary ends of education. It is a shared sequence taken by all undergraduates that consists of 19 courses in English, history, philosophy, theology, economics, politics, science, mathematics, language, and fine arts. During their course of study, students read the great works that have shaped Western civilization and discuss these works with their peers in small classes that average 16 students in size. A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows professors and students to engage in thoughtful, meaningful dialogue that develops critical thinking skills and inspires a love of intellectual inquiry.
Most UD students spend a semester during their sophomore year at the University of Dallas’ Rome campus, located just south of Rome. The courses in Rome are Core courses, which ensures the academic integrity of the program and keeps students on track for graduation.
As part of their studies, students enjoy frequent outings through which they can walk in the footsteps of the greatest thinkers in Western civilization, stroll among the ruins of Ancient Rome and Greece (during the 10-day Greece trip), and visit some of the most beautiful and momentous sites of the Roman Catholic Church. Students can also perform recitations of the Greek tragedies they’ve been studying in the actual theaters where the dramas were once performed, and they have the chance to see the fields where ancient heroes fought and died in the battles that shaped the course of history.
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All courses across the Core curriculum emphasize writing. Students are encouraged to read texts, analyze concepts, and incorporate what they learn across multiple disciplines to draw insightful conclusions.
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Class size breakdown
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While pursuing undergraduate degrees, University of Dallas students grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, and creatively through various student organizations and activities. Over 50 extracurricular activities are available on both campuses, representing diverse interests through organizations like the Chess Club, the rugby team, the Investment Club, and the Jane Austen Society. Numerous service opportunities, theatrical performances, concerts, and art shows also available for students to participate in and enjoy throughout the year.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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The Office of Personal and Career Development aids students in securing internships that can additionally qualify for academic credit. All business majors are required to complete a 400-hour internship. 98.5% of the Class of 2016 was either employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
All students, regardless of major, complete either a thesis, research project, or other culminating experience that brings together all they have learned throughout their four years.
Admissions Fall 2015
2,228 Total Applicants
1,436 Total Admissions
393 Total Freshmen Enrollment
64.45% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? No
Priority date: Mar 1
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Freshman Profile Fall 2015
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|SAT Critical Reading||540||690|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID
|Room and Board (on campus)||$11,540|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$48,770|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 estimated
$32,174 First year students
$30,216 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 estimated
80.2% on average, the percentage of need that was met
24% of financial need students that had need fully met
$25,113 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$5,748 Average need-based loan