Founded in 1956 through a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Dallas and
a group of dedicated lay people, the University of Dallas is a private, Catholic,
co-educational university open to students of all faiths. Offering nearly 30 undergraduate
majors, 30 master's programs, 4 doctoral programs and 10 graduate certificate programs,
the university provides an academically rigorous environment with a supportive community
of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
UD currently enrolls more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students
from across the U.S. and the world. The university has been consistently ranked as
one of the top regional universities and enjoys a spot in the list of the top 10 Catholic
colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 Catholic colleges
nationwide by Forbes.
Our 750-acre main campus is located in Irving, Texas, just minutes away from the exciting shopping,
entertainment and cultural destinations of downtown Dallas. On-campus facilities include
six residence halls, two dining facilities, a church open to students of all faiths,
a world- class research library and a number of recreational facilities. We also boast
14 men's and women's varsity sports teams and are proud members of the NCAA's Division