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

Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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Alumnae Unpack Dense Theological Concepts, Aim to Impact Culture

The first time Monica Ashour, MTS '95 MH '04, read St. John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" was in 2000 with a small, grassroots group of parents and teachers, including DeAnn (Barta) Stuart, Ph.D., BA '98 MH '04, and Annie (Duffin) Vining, MTh '03. This group went on to found The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team Inc. (TOBET) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2001.

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University of Dallas Names New Vice President for Advancement

UD is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Wu Trujillo as its new vice president for university advancement. Trujillo currently serves as chief development officer and director of the Honor the Future campaign at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Foundation, which conducts alumni relations, external affairs, fundraising and endowment management for the benefit of the UVA School of Law. He begins his new role at the end of June.

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