Rankings & Points of Pride

An Education in Truth, Wisdom and Virtue

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.

US News RankingPrinceton Review RankingForbes Magazine RankingCatholic Lane Ranking

Additional Accolades:

Fiske Guide to Colleges

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.

Kiplinger's Best Values in Colleges

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.

MONEY Magazine

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.

Top 50 Christian Schools

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. 

Top School for Women

Ranked 67th in the "Top 300 Schools for Women" at the Women's Choice Awards in 2018.

 


Points of Pride

 
The Univeristy of Dallas' facts and awards include the following: 741 graduate students
16 students: average class size
working professionals
SAT Score
Students Travelling Abroad
Studnet: Faculty Ratio
Majors
Fulbrights
Core Classes
Cardinal Newman Society
Phi Beta Kappa
39 states represented
Accredited by SACS

 

M Arif Headshot “The education at UD fostered my growth as a whole person. I learned the fundamentals of business and developed multiple skills to help me in my future career, while also cultivating an appreciation for the liberal arts through the UD Core.” - Muhammad Usama Arif, BA '19, Business
Zayas HeadshotYou will definitely start to become the best version of yourself by going to this school. The formation you get at UD is crucial: It’s personal, it's spiritual, it’s everything. - Mariana Zayas, BA '12, Psychology
Dr. Andrew Moran Whatever their path thereafter, University of Dallas alumni are prepared to engage the world with understanding, confidence — even audacity — and maybe too that most essential quality for success, joy. - Associate Professor of English Andrew Moran, BA '91 MA '99 PhD '04

News

Meet the Class of 2023: Incoming Drama Major Will Direct, Write

Aspiring drama (and perhaps also English) major Klemens Raab, BA '23, has been hanging around UD his whole life, since he only lives about a mile away from the university's Irving campus, and his parents (Klemens, BA '00 MA '06, and Gina (LeBaron), BA '99) are both alumni. He's already experienced the Rome campus, too, having participated in the summer High School Rome Program Shakespeare in Italy last year.

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Alumna Joins UD Board of Trustees

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA '88 MBA '89, a one-time Spanish major who is now a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849.

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Capstone Professor Celebrates Half a Century

"I ended up at UD by accident," said Professor of Management Bruce Evans, who has taught at UD for 50 years now. Half a century ago, he and his brother were heading home to the East Coast from a camping trip and stopped by UD on a whim; Bob Lynch, dean of the newly formed Graduate School of Management (now the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business), hired Professor Bruce, as he is known by students, on the spot.

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