US News Ranks UD a Best Value Among Texas Catholic Universities
U.S. News & World Reports 2016 rankings of the nations best colleges are out and the
University of Dallas is the highest ranked Catholic Best Value School in Texas. The
Best Value ranking takes into account both the academic quality of the institution
and the average amount of need-based aid provided to students.
Ranked number 15 among 120 institutions categorized as regional universities in the
West, this year's ranking places the university first in the metroplex, third among
Texas 33 other ranked regional universities and eighth among all Catholic institutions
in the West region. The region consists of 15 western states, including California,
Colorado and Texas.
"We are pleased and honored to once again be identified as one of the country's top
universities. To be acknowledged as the best value among Catholic schools in Texas
is truly a testament to our strong academics and efforts to provide need-based aid
to make a quality private education more accessible," said University of Dallas President
Thomas W. Keefe.
"I think the number one reason UD is so well-valued is because the academics are so
strong and they're just beginning to be recognized for what they've been for years,"
said Elisa Cipollone, a 2015 history graduate who works as a staff writer and media
producer at Lifezette.com. "Now that I'm out in the work force with a job as a writer,
I've come to understand and appreciate what UD has given me."
Since July, the University of Dallas has received multiple prestigious distinctions,
including being named one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education
by The Princeton Review and one of Americas Best Colleges by Forbes.
Over the past two decades, the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which groups
schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching, has grown to be the one of the most comprehensive research tools for
students and parents considering higher education opportunities. For a complete list
of rankings and more information on the Best Colleges Ranking methodology, visit