Reasons to Give

Points of Pride

Being a Crusader has its perks. 

Academically Elite

  • Forty-one students have been named Fulbright scholars over our 60-year history.
  • Sixty-eight National Merit Scholars currently attend UD, giving us one of the highest percentages per capita when compared to all other Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • Youngest university in the 20th century to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the U.S.

National Recognition

  • Recognized in the Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges guidebook. The university earned recognition as the No. 1 most conservative student body in the nation, third "Most Religious Students" and fifth "Most Popular Study Abroad Program."
  • Named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, making it the only Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern United States.
  • Named one of America’s Best Value and Top Colleges in the annual rankings of public and private colleges by Forbes magazine. UD was honored as the No. 1 Catholic institution in Texas, placing us third (No. 162) in Dallas/Fort Worth alongside our peer instutions (No. 98) Southern Methodist Univeristy, (No. 188) Texas Christian University and (No. 295) University of Texas, Dallas.
  • Received an “A” in the seventh annual “What Will They Learn?” college ratings announced by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA); we were also designated one of three “Hidden Gems.”

Global Travelers

  • 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, where they also may attend Mass at the Vatican.

Accreditations & Honors

  • The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it within the top 5% of business schools worldwide
  • The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is recognized as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Participation Rate

The participation rate of alumni, that is, the number of alumni who donate to the university, plays a significant role in the decisions of foundations and corporations to support UD. The amount you give doesn’t matter; it simply matters that you gave. Your gift of $5 could help UD secure a much larger amount from a foundation or corporation.