Points of Pride

  • Forty-nine National Merit Scholars currently attend UD, giving us one of the highest percentages per capita when compared to all other Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • Recognized in the Princeton Review's Best 380 Colleges guidebook. The university was also ranked fourth in the "Most Religious Students" category and third in the "Most Popular Study Abroad Program" category.
  • Named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, remaining the only Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern United States. 
  • Named one of America's Best Colleges in the annual rankings of public and private colleges by Forbes magazine. UD was honored with the #276 spot on the list of 650 schools, placing us third in Dallas/Fort Worth and seventh in Texas.
  • Ranked No. 18 on Best College Review's list of “The 20 Best College Summer programs for Gifted Students"; we were also named the eighth most popular Great Books program.
  • Thirty-eight students have been named Fulbright scholars over UD's 60-year history.
  • Ranked second among 30 Texas colleges and universities (12th out of 124 schools in the West Region) of a similar size in the 2017 America's Best College rankings by U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Recognized as one of America's top 300 colleges and univesities for women (#61) in the 2017-18 Women's Choice Award. 
  • Youngest university in the 20th century to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the U.S.
  • Undergraduate Rome Program celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010. All undergraduate students have the opportunity to study for one semester on the UD Rome Campus, where they also may attend Mass at the Vatican.
  • Received an A in the annual "What Will They Learn?" college ratings announced by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni; we were also designated one of 21 Hidden Gems.
  • Studio arts program was named one of the top programs in the nation by PARADE magazine.
  • The Catholic Biblical School in the Neuhoff School of Ministry is the largest program of its kind among all Catholic universities in the U.S., offering courses online and face-to-face in English and Spanish.
  • The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
  • Our cybersecurity program is one of 127 university programs worldwide, and 11 in Texas, designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. UD has been a Center of Academic Excellence since 2003 as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Approximately 80 percent of pre-med and 90 percent of pre-law graduates are accepted into professional schools.

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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