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.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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."+ Read More