Rankings & Points of Pride

An Education in Truth, Wisdom and Virtue

The University of Dallas offers a premier liberal arts education built on a legacy of study and grounded in the pursuit of creativity, ingenuity and new discoveries. Increasingly, we have been recognized for our strong Catholic identity and our commitment to the Western intellectual tradition. From our devoted faculty to our focus on providing the highest quality education to our students, learn more about what sets us apart.

US News RankingPrinceton Review RankingForbes Magazine RankingCatholic Lane Ranking

Additional Accolades:

Fiske Guide to Colleges

Named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019, remaining the only Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern United States.

Kiplinger's Best Values in Colleges

The University of Dallas is ranked 78 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 173 among all colleges.

MONEY Magazine

UD was identified as No. 22 of the "46 Best Colleges for Getting Big Merit Scholarships" by Money Magazine. Money declared UD “one of the nation’s top-performing colleges” in its annual ranking of the Best Colleges for Your Money, as well as one of the Best Colleges in the South.

Top 50 Christian Schools

Named one of the "Top 50 Christian Schools" by Study.com. Over 75% of the student population is Catholic, however, students of all denominations are welcome to foster their individual spiritual development and prepare for their spiritual calling in life. 

Top School for Women

Ranked 67th in the "Top 300 Schools for Women" at the Women's Choice Awards in 2018.

 


Points of Pride

 
The Univeristy of Dallas' facts and awards include the following: 741 graduate students
16 students: average class size
working professionals
SAT Score
Students Travelling Abroad
Studnet: Faculty Ratio
Majors
Fulbrights
Core Classes
Cardinal Newman Society
Phi Beta Kappa
39 states represented
Accredited by SACS

 

M Arif Headshot “The education at UD fostered my growth as a whole person. I learned the fundamentals of business and developed multiple skills to help me in my future career, while also cultivating an appreciation for the liberal arts through the UD Core.” - Muhammad Usama Arif, BA '19, Business
Zayas HeadshotYou will definitely start to become the best version of yourself by going to this school. The formation you get at UD is crucial: It’s personal, it's spiritual, it’s everything. - Mariana Zayas, BA '12, Psychology
Dr. Andrew Moran Whatever their path thereafter, University of Dallas alumni are prepared to engage the world with understanding, confidence — even audacity — and maybe too that most essential quality for success, joy. - Associate Professor of English Andrew Moran, BA '91 MA '99 PhD '04

News

Art Alumna's Vintage Dress Design to Debut on Red Carpet

Dallas-area native and Door Number 9 designer Elisa Choffel Low, BA '03, will have her latest dress design showcased on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22. The silver open-back vintage-style gown includes a striking chainmail jewelry inset created in collaboration with Toronto jewelry designer Kyra Matsui.

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University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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