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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
UT Dallas is a highly rated public university located in Richardson, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,294 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT Dallas acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Biology, Accounting, and Information Science. Graduating 69% of students, UT Dallas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,000.
About University of Texas - Dallas...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080

University of Texas - 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
76%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1220-1430
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,036/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,321/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,294Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,176
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Studious & focused on education/career
    28%
  • Very diverse, open minded
    18%
  • Very hardworking and self starting
    15%
  • Eclectic! UTD students are different most times
    14%
  • Geeky
    11%
  • Diverse with large cliques
    8%
  • Professional attitude
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.198 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.211 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Growing University with a focus in STEM
    16%
  • Diverse with large cliques
    14%
  • Diverse and focused on STEM
    11%
  • Diverse and large STEAM programs
    10%
  • Nerd school
    9%
  • Quirky -- sometimes too quirky.
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses
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University of Texas - Dallas Reviews

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I currently attend UTD and will be a sophomore in the Fall 2019 semester. I like how it's academically rigorous and mainly keeps its students focused (competitive school grade-wise) yet the professors care about us taking the right steps to succeed! The professors make themselves extremely available IF the student is actively willing to improve how they are doing in a specific class. However, there are other ways that UTD could improve student life. I commute and find that most social events occur during the evening when I must be back home as well as many of the organizations' meetings. UTD must have a better way of promoting it and should invest in a more interactive app for all of the social events to be posted on! I feel that not everyone goes on the Galaxy website and look at the Comet Calendar. They host plenty of study sessions and academic events but not enough is done for the social side and if that were to be refined the university would be at an even better standing.
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This past semester was my first since transferring. This college has made the transition so incredibly easy! The advisors are always available and extremely helpful. All of my professors have been wonderful in the styles of teaching and ease of access if any help is needed. The campus is beautiful, and provides a long list of tools to help any student to succeed. Some of these tools include workshops to gain certifications in programs such as excel, torturing labs for just about any class, and even mock interviews and resume building to prepare students for their future careers. I love UTD!
UTD offers excellent financial aide and scholarships to those who need it, so I've found my education to be quite affordable the past 3 years. While it doesn't have the liveliest social scene, there are still plenty of clubs and organizations students can become a part of to make friends and enjoy the "college experience". The school has great academics and really prepares you for future careers!