Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas/Fort Worth is a great place to learn...and then stay.

It is with good reason that more than a million people moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth region during the last decade, making it the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. Its central location, low cost of living, temperate weather, strong regional and state economies and abundance of leisure activities all contribute to a thriving Dallas/Fort Worth.

Dallas Skyline

State Fair of Texas

Love Field

Nasher Sculpture Center

West End

Winspear Opera House

DFW International Airport

Galleria Dallas

Texas Rangers

The Modern

Las Colinas Mustangs

Fort Worth Stockyards

The ninth largest city and part of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,299,543. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.

QUICK FACTS

  • UD is located in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, which has a robust economy and is the headquarters of 50 Fortune 1000 companies.
  • The University of Dallas has established reputation with more than 15,000 alumni from over 96 countries.
  • The Dallas area is home to 16 different Asian nationalities.
  • Dallas has been named a "Top 5 city for African Americans" by Black Enterprise magazine.
  • Texas history is deeply rooted in the Hispanic culture. Today, nearly half of the city's population is Latino.
  • Dallas is a richly diverse American city: over the years it has become a melting pot of cultures, religions and lifestyles.
  • Dallas' authentic arts, music, food, places of worship, historic landmarks and urban lifestyle all contribute to the city's makeup.

 

News

Economics Professor Leads Academic-Community Partnership

Last fall, Crossroads Community Services received the BUILD Health Challenge award to advance affordable nutrition and health services in low-income communities. Along with several Dallas-area health care services, the University of Dallas has supported this project, with Associate Professor of Economics Tammy Leonard, Ph.D., at the movement's helm.

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Meet the Class of 2023: Legacy Student Explores Possibilities

Elise Williams, BA '23, enjoys baking and once won an award for her soda bread at an Irish cultural festival and dance competition. "I like to joke that I won an award at a dance competition, but I didn't have to dance," she said. Now that she's at UD, however, one of Williams' favorite ways to spend her time on campus is participating in the Swing Club on Wednesday nights.

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