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Points of Pride

  • Forty-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 380 Colleges guidebook. The university was also ranked fourth in the "Most Religious Students" category and third in the "Most Popular Study Abroad Program" category.
  • Named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016, making it the only Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern United States.
  • Named one of America's Best Colleges in the annual rankings of public and private colleges by Forbes magazine. UD was honored with the #276 spot on the list of 650 schools, placing us third in Dallas/Fort Worth and seventh in Texas.
  • Ranked No. 18 on Best College Review's list of “The 20 Best College Summer programs for Gifted Students"; we were also named the eighth most popular Great Books program.
  • Thirty-nine students have been named Fulbright scholars over our 60-year history.
  • Ranked second among 30 Texas colleges and universities (12th out of 124 schools in the West Region) of a similar size in the 2017 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 seventh annual "What Will They Learn?" college ratings announced by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni; we were also designated one of 22 Hidden Gems.
  • Studio arts program was named one of the top programs in the nation by PARADE magazine.
  • The Catholic Biblical School in the Neuhoff 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.
  • The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
  • Our cybersecurity program is one of 127 university programs worldwide, and 11 in Texas, designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. UD has been a Center of Academic Excellence since 2003 as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Approximately 80 percent of pre-med and 90 percent of pre-law graduates are accepted into professional schools.

News

Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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