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.
Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.+ Read More
His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.+ Read More
During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.+ Read More