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:

U.S News & World Report

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.

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

Emergency Relief Fund Renders Fast Aid to Students in Need

Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.

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Words of Wisdom, Advice Bolster Educators Now Teaching from Afar

In our current condition, with most of the U.S. sheltering in place and/or learning and working from our homes, it's hard to imagine that just 20 days ago, teachers and those aspiring to be teachers gathered together for the fourth annual Excellence in Education conference at the University of Dallas, organized, run and sponsored by UD's Education Department, but so they did, and so we will all do -- gather together, that is -- some day again.

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Help Us Help UD Students Affected by COVID-19

Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to help, and I am grateful for your generosity. In response, I have created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to immediately help UD students in this rapidly evolving situation.

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