Facts at a Glance

A snapshot of the University of Dallas

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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: 240,373), 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 and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • Enrollment Fall 2019 - 1,475 undergraduate; 1,006 graduate

  • Undergraduate Students - From 49 states and 20 countries; 33% minority; 76% Catholic

  • Graduate Students - From 43 states and 41 countries; 41% minority; 40% Catholic

  • Academic Profile Freshmen 2019 - Average SAT of 1253    

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 144 full-time; approximately 91% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field

  • Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 12:1

  • Average Class Size - 18 in the undergraduate program, 12 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., MBA, M.C.S.L., M.C.S.T., M.F.A., M.P.M., M.R.E., M.S., M.T.S., Ph.D., DBA

News

Senior Story 2020: For Bio Major, UD's Value Transcends Science

When it came time for Ana Henriquez, BA '20 and Class of 2020 valedictorian, to pick a college, she knew she wanted a small, Catholic, liberal arts university that offered both biology and Latin. That sounds like UD in a nutshell, and she thought so too. In the spring of her senior year of high school at The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, as she approached UD's campus for her last visit, she knew she would spend the next four years there and shouted to her mom, "Look, that's my tower! That's my home!"

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Senior Story 2020: Legacy Physics Major Soars Toward Aerospace

Given his strong UD legacy, Bill Bennett, BS '20, was practically destined to attend the University of Dallas. Stories about UD's Rome Program and rugby were essential aspects of Bennett's childhood given that both of his parents, as well as many extended relatives, are UD alumni. But while UD was in his blood, he ultimately chose UD because he wanted both a liberal arts education and a degree in physics, and he knew UD was the best place to combine the two.

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Senior Story 2020: Business Major Pursues Cybersecurity

It is not uncommon for the University of Dallas (UD) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to get confused, and Adella Klinte, BA '20, was unfortunately subject to that confusion. When she applied to UD, Klinte thought she was applying to UTD. Crazy though it may seem, Klinte thinks it was God's plan all along.

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