On Nov. 1, 2019, the Solemnity of All Saints, the University of Dallas inaugurated its ninth and first alumnus president, Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83.+ Read More
Receiving high marks of excellence in both the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s popular guidebook “The Best 382 Colleges” and the annual listing of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes magazine, the University of Dallas has earned its placement, once again, among the country’s best academic institutions.
“We are pleased that both Forbes magazine and The Princeton Review have continued to recognize the University of Dallas as one of the country’s premier academic institutions,” said President Thomas W. Keefe. “University of Dallas students are especially motivated to pursue a broad, liberal arts education that uniquely prepares them to assume a wide variety of leadership roles.”
The Princeton Review
Identified as one of 128 “Best Western” regional institutions, the University of Dallas was also commended by The Princeton Review with several distinctions.
“We picked the 382 'best' colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics: we highly recommend each one,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and the book's lead author. The college guide’s 26th annual ranking surveyed 137,000 students from across the country, tallying the final rankings based on the responses from an 84-question survey.
The 2017 Forbes listing of “America’s Top Colleges” ranks the University of Dallas No. 225 out of 650 (compared to No. 276 in 2016), earning the university:
“Our goal is to showcase the colleges and universities that deliver the best return on your education investment dollars: low student debt, on-time graduation, quality academics, high earning potential and career success,” said Caroline Howard, digital managing editor for Forbes Media. Forbes compiled its 2017 rankings using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the Department of Education's College Scorecard, Payscale and Niche.
Since July, the university has been included on multiple well-known "best college" and "best value" lists, among these the Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes and Money magazine.
"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.+ Read More
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