Forbes 2013 Ranking

Forbes Names UD One of Americas Best

Forbes magazine has again named the University of Dallas one of Americas top colleges, ranking it 120 out of 650 surveyed public and private colleges and universities. The ranking makes the university the second highest in North Texas, behind only Southern Methodist University at 105, and sixth in Texas. In addition, it places the University of Dallas ninth among all other Catholic universities in the United States.

Forbes top five in Texas consists of Rice University at 37, Southwestern University at 92, Trinity University at 101, the University of Texas at Austin at 104 and SMU. Other notable North Texas universities on the annual list are Texas Christian University at 214, the University of Texas at Dallas at 385, the University of Texas at Arlington at 560 and the University of North Texas at 574.

Out of 220 Catholic universities in America, to be ranked ninth is quite an achievement, especially when you consider that those ranked above us are much larger and more nationally-known. Our rigorous Core curriculum, an extraordinary faculty and a committed student body make UD exceptional, said John Plotts, vice president of enrollment management and student affairs. Were proud of this distinction and honored to be on Forbes America's Best Colleges list with some of the most prestigious schools in the country.

The rankings, which are compiled exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, are based on five general categories: post graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards. According to Forbes, the survey focuses on the things that matter most to students, including quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low levels of debt. For more information, visit www.forbes.com.

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