UT Dallas is located in suburban Richardson, Texas, a prime location that places the University in the second largest state and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation. Because of the two local airports, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Dallas area is an international destination. Richardson, known as The Telecom Corridor, is home to diverse global technology-based companies.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building is a 155,000-square-foot facility which houses programs in arts and technology, visual arts and emerging media and communication, as well as a 1,200-seat lecture hall.
The Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL) includes a nanoelectronics materials laboratory. The four-story, 192,000-square-foot, $85 million state-of-the-art facility draws faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from all disciplines around the world.
Students are able to work out on the latest equipment and participate in athletics and recreational sports. The university’s Activity Center features a gym; racquetball, squash and basketball courts; a rock climbing wall; and a 25-yard indoor swimming pool.
The Career Center offers a variety of services for students during all stages of their job search. Licensed professional career counselors provide career assessments and mock interview training. A full-time resume editor helps prepare resumes and cover letters, business communications and personal statements. The center also has career workshops and an online job-search database, and helps students find internships for the summer or school year. Because DFW is one of the nation’s busiest and fastest growing business regions, UT Dallas graduates are highly recruited by leading local and national companies and receive prestigious graduate fellowships, scholarships and advanced research opportunities. Nearly all of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the DFW area recruit UT Dallas students. More than 84% of a recent UT Dallas graduating class reported employment or continuing education upon graduation. Recent graduates have received job offers from corporations that included Amazon, Citigroup, Exxon Mobil, Hewlett Packard, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Texas Instruments and Xerox.
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center is part of the Office of Undergraduate Education and is a portal to educational enhancement and success. Our student success team members make every attempt to help students achieve their academic goals, whether it is through individualized tutoring, peer-led team learning, supplemental instruction or coordinated group study. Services include a math lab, writing center, and testing center. Success coaches help with time management, navigating the University and personalized plans for studying.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the nation’s largest urban areas, with shopping, entertainment venues, five major sports teams, museums and art galleries, and places for outdoor running, biking, hiking and skating. Area attractions include the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos, Fair Park, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Kimbell and Amon Carter museums and the Dallas Arts District. Major sports teams include the Dallas Cowboys and their $1.2 billion stadium, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, the Texas Rangers and the soccer team FC Dallas. Dallas’ vibrant music scene covers the spectrum—rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and more.
To get to all these venues, we offer free DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) gold passes to all students, giving unlimited access to buses, light rail and the University’s own Comet Cruiser line that runs to local businesses and grocery stores near campus.
Student Organizations & Activities
Student organizations sponsor a variety of activities for the campus including service projects and community outreach. With more than 200 registered student organizations at UT Dallas, it is easy for students to get connected. UT Dallas is also home to 20 national Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, 13 competitive athletic teams, and 25 club sports. The School of Arts and Humanities presents an average of 50 artistic, musical and theatrical events a year. The UT Dallas chess team has won state, national and international titles and regularly represents the University in the Final Four of Chess.
Our students’ ideas and visions for the University have become reality. From writing the alma mater and the fight song to founding the Greek System, the cheerleading squad, the Power Dancers and the student radio station, to helping design the freshman residence hall and campus dining facility, our students are making a difference.