A message from Thomas Keefe, president of the university, to parents considering UD.
The University of Dallas recognizes that choosing an institution of higher education
for your child is an exciting yet overwhelming decision. We understand that you have
invested eighteen years into raising a mature, morally responsible and independent
young adult, and it is our most sincere desire to build upon your efforts during your
child's time at our university.
When considering each aspect of the University of Dallas, from the Rome program to
student life to academics, our decisions are based on the best interests of the students
the best interests of your child. Rest assured that, when your child joins other aspiring
scholars in the Class of 2019, we, the University of Dallas administration, faculty
and staff, promise:
a Core curriculum true to the essential elements of Western tradition, providing a
meaningful exchange of ideas that encourages development of mind, body and soul;
an active faith life where your child can grow personally and spiritually while also
celebrating the responsibility to serve the community;
a liberal arts education made as affordable as possible through generous scholarship
awards and financial aid packages;
the opportunity for your child to be immersed in our culture and history by spending
a rewarding semester of study and travel on our Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome,
small classroom sizes and a low faculty-to-student ratio so your child can learn directly
from highly-qualified professional faculty in a setting conducive to dynamic class
the academic advising and course offerings necessary for your child to graduate in
a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which your child can live and learn;
and an active, welcoming network of alumni, committed to upholding the ideals and
values of the University of Dallas and ready to receive and support your child after
It is our honor to share these promises with you, as it will be our honor to welcome
your child into our community this fall. Thank you for entrusting us with their care.
Forbes and MONEY magazine have included the University of Dallas, once again, in their annual rankings of America's most valuable and affordable colleges and universities. Dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, both rankings reward UD for being one of the nation's top higher education institutions.
The urgent task of philosophy in our day, according to the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger, is to relearn the art of seeing what is before us, argues Chad Engelland, director of the philosophy master's program, in his recently published book, "Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn."
Former university trustee Robert "Bob" J. Finegan, passed away last week on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and remembered as a courageous and kind spirit.