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The University of Texas at Dallas Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public institution located in Richardson, Texas. The location of UT Dallas is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is The University of Texas at Dallas Known For?

15,294 Full-Time Undergraduates
$14,336 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The 5% student loan default rate at UT Dallas is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at UT Dallas.
  • In 2017-2018, 80% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UT Dallas makes roughly $53,100 a year. This is 30% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

The University of Texas at Dallas Rankings

College Factual ranked UT Dallas as #306 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #9 out of 85 schools in Texas.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UT Dallas has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UT Dallas

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 83
Best Colleges for Veterans 291
Best Colleges 306
Best Colleges for Diversity 310
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 561
Best Colleges for the Money 831

Where Is The University of Texas at Dallas?

Location of The University of Texas at Dallas

Contact details for UT Dallas are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2111
Website: www.utdallas.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utdallas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ut_dallas

How Do I Get Into UT Dallas?

You can apply to UT Dallas online at: www.utdallas.edu/enroll/freshman/application-process/

Admission Requirements for UT Dallas

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Dallas?

76% Acceptance Rate
45% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
UT Dallas has an acceptance rate of 76%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 55% of accepted students are men and 45% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to UT Dallas submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 700. Math scores were between 620 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas  ( 600 to 700 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas  ( 620 to 730 )
200
800
UT Dallas received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 26 and 32.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas  ( 25 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas  ( 26 to 32 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas  ( 26 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford The University of Texas at Dallas?

$14,336 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Dallas is $14,336. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Dallas

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,076 $10,597 $13,504 $18,482 $20,641

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UT Dallas, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,417 a year. That adds up to $25,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Dallas is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Texas at Dallas Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,294 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,470 undergraduate students at UT Dallas, with 15,294 being full-time and 3,176 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UT Dallas

There are also 9,172 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,294 full-time undergraduates at UT Dallas, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UT Dallas

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas at Dallas students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UT Dallas Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,017
Black or African American 838
Hispanic or Latino 2,629
White 5,142
International Students 636
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,032

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas at Dallas. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 103 countries are represented at UT Dallas. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at The University of Texas at Dallas

110 Took All Classes Online
5,197 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,197 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UT Dallas has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 65th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UT Dallas

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas at Dallas was -2.8%. This is the #2,369 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Dallas regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas at Dallas Majors

In 2017-2018, The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 8,450 undergraduate degrees and 7,336 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 279 326 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 131 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 80 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 7 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 6 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 91 27 8
Biotechnology 0 0 12 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 338 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 15 7
Chemistry 0 20 3 20
Child Development & Psychology 0 47 25 6
Cognitive Science 0 15 68 0
Communication Sciences 0 119 116 19
Computer Engineering 0 190 36 3
Computer Information Systems 0 601 400 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 8 0
Criminology 0 57 5 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 208 11 1
Economics 0 60 16 4
Electrical Engineering 0 116 190 39
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 13 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 223 31 0
General Biology 0 284 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 195 0 0
General Psychology 0 225 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 2 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 47 2 0
Geography & Cartography 0 11 21 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 14 23 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 80 78 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 142 0 0
History 0 30 4 0
Human Resource Management 0 15 0 0
Information Science 0 0 418 0
International Business 0 27 15 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 23 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 46 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 106 784 21
Marketing 0 118 60 0
Materials Engineering 0 0 8 8
Mathematics 0 56 16 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 205 38 12
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 158 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 132 6 0
Philosophy 0 3 0 0
Physics 0 28 15 10
Political Science & Government 0 56 6 2
Public Administration 0 23 31 4
Public Policy 0 23 15 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 71 3 0
Sociology 0 24 3 0
Statistics 0 0 24 5
Systems Engineering 0 0 47 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 4 0
Total 0 8,450 6,860 476

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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