‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018’

UD Included in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018’

Recognized as ‘One of the Best’ for 10th Consecutive Year 

 Date Published: July 12, 2017 

UD Campus (spring) The University of Dallas has been included, once again, in the 2018 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” remaining the only Catholic college or university in the southwestern United States to receive such an honor. This marks the 10th consecutive year that the university has been recognized by the Fiske Guide as one of the nation’s best and most interesting universities.

“The University of Dallas has long been recognized for offering a thorough education in the classics of Western Civilization,” said John Plotts, executive vice president of enrollment and student affairs. “It’s an honor to be included in the ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges.’”

The Fiske Guide hailed the University of Dallas as appealing to “those students who pride themselves on being the ‘philosopher kings of the 21st century,’ but whose roots go back to the Roman thinkers of an earlier era.” It also highlighted the university’s semester-long study abroad Rome Program and its Roman Catholic affiliation and influence.

The guide includes 26 Catholic institutions among the 300-plus selected. It also includes three other Dallas/Fort Worth universities: Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Dallas. According to Fiske's criteria, the selection of schools is based on academic strength, extracurricular activities and overall quality of life.

Compiled by former New York Times Education Editor Edward B. Fiske, the "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018" is a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 colleges and universities in Canada, Great Britain and the United States. For more information, visit www.sourcebooks.com and www.fiskeguide.com.

News

Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

+ Read More

The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

+ Read More

To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

+ Read More