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 2018, remaining 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.
  • Forty-one students have been named Fulbright scholars over UD's 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. 
  • Recognized as one of America's top 300 colleges and univesities for women (#61) in the 2017-18 Women's Choice Award. 
  • 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

Dignifying Humanity

Standing on the edge of border America, Diocese of El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz, BA '76, serves a role of vital importance as the pastor of a community divided by the United States-Mexico border. "Recently we have witnessed indefensible, hateful words toward our neighbors in Mexico, the demonization of migrants, and destructive language about our border," Seitz wrote in his July pastoral letter titled "Sorrow and Mourning Flee Away," earning him national attention amid significant upheaval of immigration rights.

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The Rome Experience: Tracing Western Civilization

During this semester's trip to Greece, UD's Romers toured the ruins of one of history's most famous military engagements -- the Battle of Marathon -- dating back to 490 B.C. The trip marked the first visit to Marathon in decades for the Rome Program. "Our visit there was long overdue," said Peter Hatlie, vice president, dean, director, and professor of classics on the Rome campus.

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