Opened in 1956 through the stimulus of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur and a group
of dedicated lay people in partnership with the Diocese of Dallas, the University
of Dallas is a Catholic institution welcoming students of all faiths. Offering a comprehensive
list of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and continuing education programs, the university
attracts highly motivated students from throughout the nation and the world.
UD currently enrolls more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students
from across the U.S. and the world. The university has been consistently ranked as
one of the top regional universities and enjoys a spot in the list of the top 10 Catholic
colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 Catholic colleges
nationwide by Forbes. UD’s summer programs for gifted high school students are ranked
in the top 20 in the nation.
Located in Irving, a city of over 200,000 with six global Fortune 500 headquarters,
the university’s campus is an oasis in the middle of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth
(DFW) metro area. Downtown Dallas is 15 minutes away, and DFW International Airport
is also approximately 15 minutes away and reachable by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit
(DART) system; UD has its own stop. Campus facilities include the award-winning Church
of the Incarnation, the J.M. Haggar University Center, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial
Library, seven residence halls, student apartments, and the Maher Athletic Center,
which houses 14 men’s and women’s NCAA III varsity sports.