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Facts at a Glance

A snapshot of the University of Dallas

International Week

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  • A private, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university founded in 1956

  • One of only 23 Catholic universities in the nation to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter

  • Located in Irving, Texas (population: 232,406), on the northwest boundary of Dallas; 10 miles from DFW International Airport, 10 miles from Dallas Love Field and 15 minutes from downtown Dallas

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, American Academy for Liberal Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • Enrollment Fall 2016 - 1,407 undergraduate; 950 graduate

  • Undergraduate Students - From 48 states and 16 countries; 33% minority; 80% Catholic

  • Graduate Students - From 30 states and 43 countries; 39% minority; 36% Catholic

  • Academic Profile Freshmen 2016 - Middle 50% Score Range: SAT 1050-1280; Critical Reading 520-660, Math 520-630. ACT 23-30

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 140 full-time; approximately 83% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field

  • Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 10:1

  • Average Class Size - 16 in the undergraduate program, 17 in Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduate programs, 6 in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and 7 in the Neuhoff School of Ministry

  • Degrees Offered - B.A., B.S., M.A., M.B.A., M.C.S.L., M.C.S.T., M.F.A., M.P.M., M.R.E., M.S., M.T.S., Ph.D., D.B.A.

News

Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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