University of Dallas campus

Overview

Applicants
1,432
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.81

GPA Breakdown

58%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Deadlines


Early Action
November 1

Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
234
with Terminal Degree

152
Men
82
Women
20
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Pre-Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


Students Say

Students overwhelmingly choose the University of Dallas for its “liberal arts core and strong Catholic identity,” saying that “what the University of Dallas offers is education as formation.” UD’s “core curriculum forces you to learn an extensive amount of information and broadens your horizons in classical education,” and some of its 1,300 undergrads feel it makes UD “the best academically rigorous Catholic liberal arts university in the country.” As on student puts it, “UD has an incredibly strong Core program, and I wanted to make sure I left college with a comprehensive education. As a senior, I feel prepared for a job in any field.” Through “liberal education in the western intellectual tradition, grounded on a firm fidelity to the Catholic Church,” “The University of Dallas strives for the attainment of the truth, by the practicing virtue, in the light of wisdom.” Undergraduates report that “our professors’ dedication to our student body is truly inspiring. They are always available. They participate in school events. Their passion and expertise is tangible in class.” One student argues that because “the professors expect a lot out of students, they actually help students achieve new intellectual heights,” and another feels “like most professors are not satisfied with students just “getting by” and not truly learning, which makes for a rigorous and fruitful academic experience.” Students see themselves as united in UD’s “common sense of purpose” among “students, alumni, faculty, and the administration” to produce “independent and critically-thinking Catholics, able to communicate effectively with a keen understanding of what it means to be a socially aware and responsible person.” UD’s “study abroad program in Rome” is also hugely popular. “The success of our alumni is a testament to the quality of the education offered by the University of Dallas,” and “only at UD could the liberal arts meet the hard sciences in...a cohesive manner that produces truly well-rounded, well-spoken, independent intellectuals.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Paul Rydberg
VP, Goldman Sachs

Ed Hardy
Owner and Founder, Central Rock Climbing Gym

Most Reverend Daniel Flores
Bishop, Diocese of Dallas

Julie Weber
Vice President of People, Southwest Airlines

Karen Raskopf
Chief Communications Officer, Dunkin' Brands

Sara Lake
Renewable Energy and Environmental Manager, US Department of Defense

L. Brent Bozell
Founder and President, Media Research Center

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,881

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,392

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,929

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,561

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,900

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,360
Required Fees
$2,440
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,327
Out of State
55%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

4.50%
Asian
2.02%
African-American
19.77%
Hispanic
67.83%
Caucasian
1.94%
Unknown
2.79%
International

55% female
45% male
55% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

The typical UD student often, but not always, is “conservative and Catholic, regularly attends church, devotes a great deal of time to schoolwork, and drinks a significant amount from Thursday to Saturday.” Undergrads “all accept each other here no matter how different we are,” share “a desire to learn more about the world,” and are “friendly and intelligent enough to carry on a good conversation on nearly any subject.” Many grew up in “stable, middle-class, Christian homes,” and they pride themselves on being “very kind and Catholic.” “All students are warm and welcoming. Friendliness and agreeableness is an overwhelming feeling. Students need only be nice and approachable to fit in.” UD students call themselves “open” and “passionate,” and say that “students fit in really well here regardless of whether they come from different cultures or backgrounds.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
63%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Students Say

Of University of Dallas’s social culture, one student says, “The sport here is engaging in intellectual debates.” It’s widely agreed upon that “you can always find a good intellectual discussion at UD,” which “often gravitate towards your favorite books, a paper/project you’re working on or what your thesis is about. The whole world becomes your classroom, effectively.” “There is a wide variety of social milieus” and “quite a few people party hard, but there are plenty of musical, literary, or sporting opportunities for students.” UD has its “own train station as part of the Dallas Transit system, making excursions to downtown, Uptown, Deep Ellum, the Dallas House of Blues, and the Bishop Arts District very easy.” Also, the Dallas Museum of Art is free for UD students, and the university “does an outstanding job of making cheap tickets available for students to a variety of events—everything from Cowboys/Rangers/Mavericks games to the Dallas Opera and indoor skydiving.” “Two-stepping and swing dancing are popular favorites here” and “theological and academic lectures are also given some evenings.” Overall, “the University of Dallas is not all about academics, it’s about living a balanced life (spiritually, intellectually, and physically). So students bring all of these things together in practically everything they do.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
69
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

19% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Crusaders)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Crusaders)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Texas at Arlington
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of North Texas

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Discount agreement with Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lucas Preble
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

Phone
972-721-5266

Email
lpreble@udallas.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Church of the Incarnation
Cappuccino Bar
The Mall
The Rathskeller
Art Village

Most Popular Places Off Campus
American Airlines Center
Deep Ellum/Downtown Dallas/Uptown
Dallas Museum of Art/Nasher Sculpture Center
AT&T Stadium
GlobeLife Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8-5
972-721-5266

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
crusader@udallas.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday only, high school seniors only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field are within 12 miles of campus. DART light rail access to campus from DFW Airport. SuperShuttle, taxis, and rental cars are readily available. Plenty of parking available on campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Call 1-800-628-6999 for directions or refer to http://www.udallas.edu/visitors/directions.html