Students Say

At the University of Dallas, a Catholic school in Irving, Texas, “the core curriculum provides an amazing foundation for any major,” a broad, sweeping curriculum that “really pushes students to use the greatest amount of brain power.” Push you this school will. The “rigorous core curriculum” has an “emphasis on independent thought and the intelligence of the student population,” and students are expected to keep up. Academics here are “extremely challenging so that when you graduate, no one has the same degree as you unless they are welleducated.”

Overview

Applicants
1,178
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

52%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
Below 1.0

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 670
SAT Math
530 - 640
ACT Composite
23 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

At the University of Dallas, a Catholic school in Irving, Texas, “the core curriculum provides an amazing foundation for any major,” a broad, sweeping curriculum that “really pushes students to use the greatest amount of brain power.” Push you this school will. The “rigorous core curriculum” has an “emphasis on independent thought and the intelligence of the student population,” and students are expected to keep up. Academics here are “extremely challenging so that when you graduate, no one has the same degree as you unless they are welleducated.” The “really passionate” educators here “motivate students to complete the work load whatever the size and take genuine interest even if the class is different from a student's major.” These “intelligent and sophisticated teachers” strive to “understand their students and try to make the most of theirs and their students' time, both inside the class and out.” Another comments, “I would say you would be hard-pressed to find more accessible professors in the nation.” One student who had a “somewhat bumpy” academic experience even admitted that it was “mainly due to my own shortcomings.” What truly sets the school’s curriculum apart, however, is not the challenge, but rather the scope and diversity of it. As one student enthused, “I never thought I'd have so many different takes on all the subjects I've studied.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
249
with Terminal Degree
122

160
Men
89
Women
18
Minority
7
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Emmet Flood
Special Counsel to President George W. Bush

Peter MacNicol
Actor - Numbers, '24', Ally MacBeal, Chicago Hope

Bishop Flores
First Hispanic bishop in Archdiocese of Detroit

Dan Cruse
Vice Chairman, Spencer Stuart, Inc.

Ken Zeiler
President, Mercon

Dan Flaherty
President, Gemmy Industries, Inc.

Paula Sweeney
Partner - Howie and Sweeney, LLP

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
67
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,328

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,741

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,974

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,466

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

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

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,850
Required Fees
$2,160
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Overall

Students Say

The largely Catholic and conservative students of UD are “highly motivated and religious,” a group for whom “the topic of faith is a regular part of conversation.” While there are deep philosophical divides—“my Protestant friends do find themselves defending their faith often,” one student notes—these divides aren’t “a battle as much as an intellectual conversation.” Indeed, “everyone is treated with equal dignity.” If there is a true divide, it is in personalities. One group of students are “extremely conservative, nerdy, philosophy major types who can sometimes be socially inept.” Contrasting them are “business and Econ major types who play sports and party.” Despite these divides, many students insist that “we all treat each other with respect and can be friendly to one another.” Perhaps that comes with having a relatively small campus. “With an intimate student body, everyone is friends with everyone else.” The common themes of faith certainly do not hurt. On campus, most are “upbeat and friendly” young people who come from a “background of big families and regular church attendees.” No matter your specific background or beliefs, “almost all students can find someone with similar values with themselves.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,356
Out of State
52%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

4.09%
Asian
1.14%
African-American
17.64%
Hispanic
71.08%
Caucasian
2.42%
Unknown
2.57%
International

52% female
48% male
52% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

If students are hitting the books hard during the week, many are also hitting the bottle hard on weekends. “It is rare to find someone at this school who does not drink.” Another breaks it down this way: “The students here fall under two categories, drinkers and non-drinkers. The percentage of each is about fifty-fifty.” But that may paint too simplistic picture of life at UD. Yes, “you could probably find a group to drink with any night of the week,” but you can just as easily find yourself lost in a wealth of other things to do. With the Dallas Metro area so easily accessible, entertainment abounds. Some students “go two-stepping or play basketball,” others play volleyball or soccer. “Watching movies is another favorite occupation,” and “there are many restaurants in the area, and the Arts District is always a treat.” Arlington is an easy drive away, offering all its history, pubs, and of course, the Six Flags theme park. A new DART station “allows easy access to the entire Dallas area,” and “the Student Activities Committee also charters busses to take students to events around the DFW area such as the State Fair, Billy Bob's, and Oktoberfest in Addison.” No matter what, UD students feel “the weekend is the weekend, and students give it due respect,” drinkers and non-drinkers alike.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
83
First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

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

Green Rating
61

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
50

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 and Apple

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
Mr. Andrew Klein
Campus Visit Coordinator

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

Phone
972-721-4131

Email
acklein@udallas.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Church of the Incarnation
Capp 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 Ce
The Ballpark in Arlington

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8-5
972-721-4131

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Call to arrange

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
ugadmis@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

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field are within 12 miles of campus. 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/aboutus/about/directions

Local Accommodations
Refer to http://www.udallas.edu/futurestudents/admiss/visit/hotels
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Key Stats

1,178
Applicants
1,356
Size
88%
Acceptance Rate
1200
SAT Scores

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