Founded in 1969, UT Dallas has evolved into one of the top research institutions in Texas, and its programs in engineering and the biomedical sciences have gained national attention. Students seeking a close-knit community, state-of-the-art academics and exciting research find the perfect balance at UT Dallas. With an enrollment of nearly 25,000, UT Dallas offers 22:1 student-to-faculty ratios and a diverse yet intimate community where every student has a voice. However, UT Dallas is also backed by the powerful UT System and is aligned strategically with other institutions to offer advanced research and other exciting opportunities.
As a young, agile and rapidly growing university, The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a combination of student and faculty resources to the vibrant, dynamic and globally connected Dallas-Fort Worth area. International students comprise nearly 25 percent of the University’s population pursuing undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Representing more than 100 countries, international students participate in more than 300 campus organizations ranging in cultural, academic, social and special interests.
UT Dallas consistently draws a high caliber of student. The University is ranked among the top 20 American universities in the number of National Merit Scholars newly enrolled in fall 2015. The average entering freshman SAT consistently ranks among the highest in Texas. In fall 2015, 33% of freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their high school class, with 64% in the top 25%. About 65% of our pre-med students are admitted to medical schools, compared to an average national admission rate of 45%. In addition, 90% of students advised through our Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center were admitted to one or more law schools.
Administration is responsive and invested in UTD's growing reputation, and the school "grows and changes year by year, continually getting better and better," with students acting as "a big part of that process." Someone is "always willing to help you with any problem you encounter," and the tutoring available also "really helps in understanding the material." They are dedicated to their students, this being apparent in "their open office hours and timely replies to e-mails."
Most of the professors "are very enthused about what they are teaching and genuinely want us to learn," and bring new topics to light through "very informative" discussion. "Their passion for their subject make it easy to love your classes!" says a student. "I get pushed academically, but I love it," says another. One of the shining benefits of UTD is the chance to get "actively involved with the faculty in research," which provides "several opportunities for honors, and ultimately allows you to prepare for a continued education after undergrad."
A lot of students commute (which makes life "pretty quiet") and there is no football team to rally around, so "it's hard to have a lot of school spirit"; however, "the social scene is definitely growing," and the Student Union acts as the "hub" for the entire school where "students can mingle and find friends." Computer labs also give many the chance to game and have fun (the video game culture is "strong"), and "there are usually always at least five to ten gamers in the room at once." The school provides "many things to do," with campus events like movies happening every week, and people often leave campus to seek more options, such as "movies, bowling, shopping, skating, concert, etc."
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