The University of Dallas offers a premier liberal arts education built on a legacy
of study and grounded in the pursuit of creativity, ingenuity and new discoveries.
Increasingly, we have been recognized for our strong Catholic identity and our commitment
to the Western intellectual tradition. From our devoted faculty to our focus on providing
the highest quality education to our students, learn more about what sets us apart.
UD climbed seven spots over last year’s placement in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges, reinforcing its placement among the nation’s top universities, advancing from No. 14 to No. 7 among 128 of the Best Regional Universities in the West. UD additionally earned credit as the No. 5 highest-ranking "Best Value" institution in the region.
Named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019, remaining the only Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern United States.
The University of Dallas is ranked 78 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 173 among all colleges.
UD was identified as No. 22 of the "46 Best Colleges for Getting Big Merit Scholarships" by Money Magazine. Money declared UD “one of the nation’s top-performing colleges” in its annual ranking of the Best Colleges for Your Money, as well as one of the Best Colleges in the South.
Named one of the "Top 50 Christian Schools" by Study.com. Over 75% of the student population is Catholic, however, students of all denominations are welcome to foster their individual spiritual development and prepare for their spiritual calling in life.
Ranked 67th in the "Top 300 Schools for Women" at the Women's Choice Awards in 2018.
For University of Dallas parents Brian and Maria Dean, dedicating one’s life to the study of philosophy and the everlasting truths of the human person is not simply a worthy endeavor for the sake of one’s own right formation, nor should it be pursued just to properly train the next generation of teachers.+ Read More
“No one is more deserving of a scholarship in her name than Sybil Novinski,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, at the ceremony celebrating the Sybil Novinski Scholarship Fund endowed by Eileen McPherson Meinert, BA ’83, and her husband, David Meinert. “This is something that many alumni, faculty and administrators have talked about, and this is a great day because we get to honor someone who’s meant so much to so many.”+ Read More
In September, the U.S. Air Force awarded the University of Dallas and Cerium Labs a $500,000 STTR Phase II contract to develop a "Silicon Nitride Seal for Thermal Barrier Coating in Gas Turbines for Extended Engine Life.” Affiliate Research Assistant Professor of Physics Will Flanagan, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ellen Steinmiller, Ph.D., are co-principal investigators on the project. This award builds on a smaller $50,000 Phase I award earlier this year. UD’s portion of the award is $150,000.+ Read More