Sixty-nine National Merit Scholars currently attend UD, giving us one of the highest
percentages per capita when compared to all other Catholic colleges and universities
in the U.S.
Recognized in the Princeton Review’s Best 377 Colleges guidebook. UD was among 121 colleges and universities included in the Best of the
West list. The university was also ranked number fifth in the "Most Religious Students"
category and ninth in the "Most Popular Study Abroad Program" category.
Named a Best Buy in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. As one of 49 public and private colleges and universities included on the list,
UD joins a small group of schools with this recognition.
Named one of America’s Best Colleges in the annual rankings of public and private
colleges by Forbes magazine. UD was honored with the #120 spot on the list of 650 schools, placing us
second in North Texas, sixth in Texas and ninth among all other Catholic universities
nationwide. Additionally, UD was ranked #105 in the private colleges category.
Thirty-seven students have been named Fulbright scholars over our 55-year history.
Ranked second among 31 Texas colleges and universities (12th out of 129 schools in
the West Region) of a similar size in the 2013 America’s Best College rankings by
U.S. News & World Report.
Youngest university in the 20th century to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa,
the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the U.S.
Undergraduate Rome Program celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010. All undergraduate
students have the opportunity to study for one semester on the UD Rome Campus, where
they also may attend Mass at the Vatican.
Received an “A” in the third annual “What Will They Learn” college ratings announced
by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni; we were also designated one of three
Studio arts program was named one of the top programs in the nation by PARADE magazine.
Catholic Biblical School in the School of Ministry is the largest program of its kind
among all Catholic universities in the U.S., offering courses online and face-to-face
in English and Spanish.
College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by
less than five percent of business schools worldwide.
Our cybersecurity program is one of seven university programs worldwide, and the only
one in Texas, designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information
Assurance Education that maps to all six Committee on National Security Systems standards.
UD has been a Center of Academic Excellence since 2003 as designated by the National
Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Over the last three years, we have awarded more than $40,000 to students and alumni
in our annual Business Plan Competition.
Eighty-five percent of pre-med and 90 percent of pre-law graduates are accepted into