About UD

Vision and courage for nearly six decades

Founded in 1956 through a unique partnership between the Diocese 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.

Student in Rat

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 III.

 

News

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Today, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation named the University of Dallas' own Sally Hicks, Ph.D, chair and professor of physics, as one of this year's Piper Professors. Hicks has worked at the University of Dallas since 1989.

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Braniff Salon Inspires Louise Cowan's Students Again

Huddled outside the front doors of SB Hall, an intimate group of UD alumni, students, professors and patrons gathered for an informal poetry reading of UD's own Louise Cowan's favorite poetry for this spring's Braniff Salon: "Celebrating the Legacy of Louise Cowan: Lyric Poetry and the Soul."

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Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

The University of Dallas announced that John R. Lee, current CEO of North American National Risk Services, will address graduates during its Spring graduate commencement for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Irving Bible Church; and 148 graduates will cross the stage, turning from students into University of Dallas alumni.

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