Facts at a Glance

A snapshot of the University of Dallas

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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, American Academy for Liberal Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • Enrollment Fall 2017 - 1,450 undergraduate; 1,060 graduate

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

  • Graduate Students - From 30 states and 43 countries; 39% minority; 37% Catholic

  • Academic Profile Freshmen 2017 - Average SAT of 1260 (upper 83% nationally)   

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 140 full-time; approximately 83% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field

  • Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 10:1

  • Average Class Size - 16 in the undergraduate program, 17 in Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduate programs, 6 in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and 7 in the Neuhoff School of Ministry

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

News

Annual MLK Day Symposium Fosters Discussion on Spirituality of Nonviolence and Inclusion

After spending nearly a decade in the banking industry, Sister Josephine (Toni) Garrett, C.S.F.N., BA '03, began searching for ways to build upon her Catholic faith, and on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, she fostered a discussion on discipleship and discernment as she delivered the university's annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium lecture titled "I've Been to the Mountaintop: Reflections on a Spirituality of Nonviolence and Inclusion."

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UD Gathers Renowned Catholic Journalists to Examine the Modern Papacy

The University of Dallas is honored to bring together three of the most prominent voices in Catholic journalism in the United States for the 2018 Eugene McDermott Lectureship titled "The Papacy in the 21st Century: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?" Ross Douthat (New York Times) and Austen Ivereigh (Crux), with John Allen Jr. (Crux) serving as moderator, will examine the modern papacy, situating Pope Francis' pontificate in the context of recent papal history, the broader Catholic tradition and the future of Catholicism.

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Politics Professor Invested as Knight of Malta

"The Order of Malta has an emphasis that is very ancient," said Assistant Professor of Politics Gladden Pappin, who was invested in the order in November as a Knight of Magistral Grace. "There is a deep connection to the Catholic European heritage."

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