Facts at a Glance

A snapshot of the University of Dallas

International Week

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  • A private, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university founded in 1956

  • One of only 23 Catholic universities in the nation to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter

  • Located in Irving, Texas (population: 232,406), on the northwest boundary of Dallas; 10 miles from DFW International Airport, 10 miles from Dallas Love Field and 15 minutes from downtown Dallas

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • Enrollment Fall 2018 - 1,471 undergraduate; 1,071 graduate

  • Undergraduate Students - From 39 states and nine  countries; 27% minority; 78% Catholic

  • Graduate Students - From 45 states and 39 countries; 44% minority; 38% Catholic

  • Academic Profile Freshmen 2018 - Average SAT of 1233    

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 140 full-time; approximately 92% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field

  • Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 11:1

  • Average Class Size - 19 in the undergraduate program, 14 in Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduate programs, 9 in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and 9 in the Neuhoff School of Ministry

  • Degrees Offered - B.A., B.S., M.A., MBA, M.C.S.L., M.C.S.T., M.F.A., M.P.M., M.R.E., M.S., M.T.S., Ph.D., DBA

News

Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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New Trustee Brings Vast Array of Experience to UD's Board

"I guess I'm a man for all seasons," said Irving City Councilman Al Zapanta, who was elected to the University of Dallas Board of Trustees on May 31. Zapanta has had, as he explained, three different, often overlapping careers: in the military, in the private sector, and in both federal and state government and politics.

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Business Alumna Applies UD Core, Helps Rural Farmers in Uganda

Kate Palla, BA '10, gets to her office in Gulu, Uganda, by hailing any motorcycle driver who doesn't already have a passenger. "For 15 cents, they'll take you anywhere you want to go," she explained. "It's the least expensive Uber ever." Palla is the director of finance and operations for Cycle Connect, a high-growth asset-finance company based in Uganda.

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