About Dallas

Deep in the heart of Texas.

The ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,299,543. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.

Dallas' West End

Quick Facts

  • UD is located in Dallas, Texas which has a robust economy and is the headquarters of 50 Fortune 1000 companies.
  • The University of Dallas has established reputation with more than 15,000 alumni from over 96 countries.
  • The Dallas area is home to 16 different Asian nationalities.
  • Dallas has been named a "Top 5 city for African Americans" by Black Enterprise magazine.
  • Texas history is deeply rooted in the Hispanic culture. Today, nearly half of the city's population is Latino.
  • Dallas is a richly diverse American city: over the years it has become a melting pot of cultures, religions and lifestyles.
  • Dallas' authentic arts, music, food, places of worship, historic landmarks and urban lifestyle all contribute to the city's makeup. 

News

Ministry Conference Calls DFW Catholics to Deepen Love of Christ

On Oct. 10-12, 2019, over 3,000 Dallas/Fort Worth area Catholics came together at the Irving Convention Center for the 13th Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference. The weekend included over 100 conference sessions in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as opportunities for networking with exhibitions from diocesan organizations, publishing companies, authors, speakers and fellow attendees.

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$250,000 Federal Grant to Support Politics Doctoral Students

"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.

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