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: 232,406), 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 2018 - 1,471 undergraduate; 1,071 graduate

  • Undergraduate Students - From 39 states and nine  countries; 27% minority; 78% Catholic

  • Graduate Students - From 45 states and 39 countries; 44% minority; 38% Catholic

  • Academic Profile Freshmen 2018 - Average SAT of 1233    

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 140 full-time; approximately 92% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field

  • Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 11:1

  • Average Class Size - 19 in the undergraduate program, 14 in Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduate programs, 9 in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and 9 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

The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Showcases Rare Books Room

No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.

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