A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Dallas is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1845 E Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

University of Dallas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1080-1340
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,029/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,882/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,179/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,146/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,848/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,622/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,315Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    83%
  • Pretentious
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Challenging and enlightening
    31%
  • Dedicated to opening minds and hearts
    25%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Seeking true wisdom
    13%
  • Pretentious
    6%
  • Wonderful
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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I like the strong academics at this university as well as the friendly and fun atmosphere in the community of students. There seems to be a place for everyone. The location of the school is excellent. It is situated in Irving Texas (which I love Irving!) and is 20 minutes outside of Dallas. The school offers a "once in a lifetime" study abroad experience in Rome, Italy. I highly recommend this study abroad program- you will not regret going to study and travel in Europe for a semester!
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UD is a place where you can decide who you want to be. I like how students have to take the same core classes, but you get to choose a major, unlike other similar liberal arts colleges . I love the weird traditions (a lot of them organized by students), the way we read actual texts instead of just textbooks, the way you can get to know people due to the smaller class sizes, and meet inspiring people.

On the other hand, the cafeteria food isn't amazing and the meal plan is mandatory while you live on campus. It's hard for commuter students to get involved with events on campus since so many fun events happen at night. The Cold War style architecture isn't exactly gorgeous (though it's grown on me due to familiarity).
I have been attending the University of Dallas for almost two complete years now, and it has been a fairly good experience. The school's core consists of many classes that all students (regardless of their major) have to take, which is pretty annoying. But the classes are not too difficult, so that compensates for the amount of classes that are required. The professors are generally very nice and helpful, and each department provides free tutoring for all students. Tuition is a bit pricy, but there are multiple opportunities to receive financial aid. The dormitories are pretty nice as well, especially Clark hall (typically sophomores and juniors live there, and each room has it's own walk in closet and private bathroom). The only thing I really dislike is the community itself. I have encountered many rude and pretentious students, but that is not too much of a setback. The University of Dallas is a great University to attend for the students seeking a liberal arts education.