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University of Dallas Overview

University of Dallas is a private not-for-profit institution located in Irving, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Dallas Known For?

353 Undergraduate Awards
$34,581 Avg Cost After Aid
47% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at UD 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 award a student can attain at UD.
  • In 2017-2018, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UD bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,400 a year. That's about 16% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from UD to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Dallas Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UD.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Classical Languages & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UD has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#27 Best Value Colleges for History College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for History College Factual
#47 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#56 Best Value Colleges for General English Literature College Factual
#97 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#126 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is University of Dallas?

Location of University of Dallas

Contact details for UD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1845 E Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062-4736
Phone: 972-721-5000
Website: www.udallas.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/udallas?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=udhomepagebuttons
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UofDallas

How Do I Get Into UD?

You can apply to UD online at: udallas.edu/applynow/index.php

Admission Requirements for UD

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UD?

47% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to UD. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 47%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 47%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to UD submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 700. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dallas  ( 590 to 700 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Dallas  ( 550 to 670 )
200
800
UD received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 33. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Dallas  ( 24 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Dallas  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Dallas  ( 24 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Dallas?

$34,581 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UD is $34,581. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UD, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,915 a year. That adds up to $31,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UD is 2.0%. 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.

University of Dallas Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,443 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,475 undergraduate students at UD, with 1,443 being full-time and 32 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UD

There are also 1,006 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,443 full-time undergraduates at UD, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 91
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 354
White 855
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 68

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Dallas. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at UD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Dallas

348 Took All Classes Online
607 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 607 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 116th 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 UD

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Dallas was 3.6%. This is the #1,780 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UD regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UD majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 55%
Information Technology 54%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UD.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Religious Education #15
International Business #28
Finance & Financial Management #59
Theological & Ministerial Studies #86
Information Technology #94
Theology & Religious Vocations #132
Computer & Information Sciences #321

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%.

University of Dallas Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 51 108 175 0 334
Information Technology 0 0 76 0 76
General English Literature 44 0 12 2 58
General Biology 51 0 0 0 51
Theological & Ministerial Studies 22 0 16 0 38
Economics 33 0 0 0 33
Political Science & Government 26 0 2 5 33
General Psychology 17 0 7 0 24
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 20 0 20
Accounting 0 0 18 0 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 18 0 18
Fine & Studio Arts 12 0 6 0 18
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 16 0 16
Physics 15 0 0 0 15
History 14 0 0 0 14
Classical Languages & Literature 10 0 3 0 13
Philosophy 7 0 5 1 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 0 0 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Computer Science 6 0 0 0 6
Romance Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 4 0 0 0 4
Area Studies 0 0 2 0 2
Germanic Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Chemistry 2 0 0 0 2
Religious Education 0 0 2 0 2
International Business 0 0 1 0 1
Educational Administration 0 0 1 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1 0 0 0 1
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 1 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Accounting & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 353 108 385 8 854

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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