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

Economics Professor Leads Academic-Community Partnership

Last fall, Crossroads Community Services received the BUILD Health Challenge award to advance affordable nutrition and health services in low-income communities. Along with several Dallas-area health care services, the University of Dallas has supported this project, with Associate Professor of Economics Tammy Leonard, Ph.D., at the movement's helm.

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Meet the Class of 2023: Legacy Student Explores Possibilities

Elise Williams, BA '23, enjoys baking and once won an award for her soda bread at an Irish cultural festival and dance competition. "I like to joke that I won an award at a dance competition, but I didn't have to dance," she said. Now that she's at UD, however, one of Williams' favorite ways to spend her time on campus is participating in the Swing Club on Wednesday nights.

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