Sarah Schneider

Sarah Schneider

Admission Counselor

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Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Alma Mater: University of Dallas, 2017

Degree: Biology, concentration in Biopsychology

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: Since the moment I stepped on campus during the fall of my senior year, I have fallen more and more in love with UD over the years. I felt at home immediately because of the friendly faces and the supportive community. Lifelong friendships were forged during late-night study sessions, traveling in Rome and frequent Cap Bar visits. Throughout my four years at the university, I also grew to love the passion with which the students approached their studies and/or their sports, as well as the overwhelming enthusiasm about exploration in the classroom and off-campus, whether that be in Rome or in Irving. I truly believe in the Core curriculum and have seen through my own experiences that the valuable abilities and skill I have gained through study of the Core have allowed me to excel in my study of the sciences.  

Favorite Spot on Campus: Cap Bar or third floor of SB Hall

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts District, Katy is honestly hard to pick just one. Two of my greatest loves are coffee and food, so my friends and I are always trying to find new places to explore!

Favorite Book: The Paris Wife by Paula McClain

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Joe T. Garcia’s (Ft. Worth) or Taco Diner (Irving)

Favorite UD Event: Music on the Mall

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Salzburg, Austria - and truly I think it was a combination two things. It was the first place in Europe that I really fit in because of my bright blonde hair, but also because I adore the Sound of Music and my friends and I were able to travel around using local transportation and find all of the iconic places from the movie!

Advice to Prospective Students: Personally visit all the campuses of the schools that you are interested in! Seeing that it might be a good fit on paper (financially, major, etc.) does not always give you an understanding of how you might personally feel when you are on campus surrounded by the students. Visiting UD during one of our “Odyssey Days” programs was a huge part of making me feel completely at peace with my decision to attend UD!


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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