A supportive community of scholars dedicated to intellectual inquiry and the independent
exploration of ideas.
Here’s what makes UD different.
Academic rigor is the foundation of all our programs, a fact that has enabled us to
enroll one of the nation’s highest percentages of National Merit Scholars as compared
to other Catholic colleges and universities. All undergraduates participate in our
nationally recognized Core curriculum, a two-year, 60-credit sequence of classes focused
on the Great Books of Western literature and culture. Our student:faculty ratio of
10:1 means that Core classes are kept small, allowing students to participate in thoughtful,
meaningful dialogue with their peers and their professors. Because all undergraduates
take these Core courses, discussions usually continue outside the classroom and serve
to create a tightly knit community of scholars sharing a common intellectual experience.
The Core curriculum typically culminates with a semester abroad on our 14-acre Eugene
Constantin Campus (informally known as Due Santi) located just outside Rome, Italy.
During their Rome semester, students are able to experience firsthand the roots of
Western culture, immersed in the architecture, culture and history of the place where
so much of Western tradition began. In Rome, students learn to meld intellectual inquiry
with an independent spirit of exploration in a way that is truly the heart of the
University of Dallas experience.
While our graduate students come from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds to study
an equally wide array of subjects, all of them find the experience of being a graduate
student at the University of Dallas just as rigorous, thought provoking and spiritually
grounded as the undergraduate. Whether studying literature, ministry, cybersecurity,
business or art with world-class faculty who are truly thought leaders in their fields,
graduate students are members of a unique community that values the pursuit of wisdom,
the quest for truth and the importance of virtue equally in both their professional
and their personal lives.
Learn more about our academic rigor through our legacy, points of pride and merit: