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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  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 16,691 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT Dallas acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Information Science, Biology, and Accounting. Graduating 72% of students, UT Dallas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,000.
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
About UT Dallas...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference

University of Texas at Dallas Rankings

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

UT Dallas Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1220-1440
ACT Range
25-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,989/ 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
$14,566/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.176 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.174 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,691Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,181
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Studious & focused on education/career
    29%
  • Very diverse, open minded
    19%
  • Very hardworking and self starting
    15%
  • Eclectic! UTD students are different most times
    14%
  • Geeky
    11%
  • Diverse with large cliques
    8%
  • Professional attitude
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.206 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Growing University with a focus in STEM
    16%
  • Diverse with large cliques
    13%
  • Diverse and focused on STEM
    13%
  • Diverse and large STEAM programs
    10%
  • Nerd school
    8%
  • Quirky -- sometimes too quirky.
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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 at Dallas Reviews

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Good school for academics, especially for technology-based majors. Lots of academic clubs, and also several for card, board, and role-playing games. There's even an orchestra that only plays music from video games and anime! Additionally, this school has one of the best esports teams in the nation. It's a great environment for those who are happy to be a little bit geeky. What's great to me is that it doesn't matter what religion you practice, what race you are, your gender or orientation, your political views, or your major; generally speaking, people are pretty inviting and will readily form small groups to play games together, study, or just hang out. It's easy to find a home here even if you aren't normally the social type because there are so many interests represented.
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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.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an outstanding school, they prepare you academically and like to challenge you. Not only is there academics challenging and like to keep you on edge, but there are many opportunities available for you. Food is great, getting to meet new people and make new friendships and memories. I would recommend friends to apply to UTD and become a comet..Whoosh!