Institutional Profile

Institutional Profile - Fall 2011

The University of Dallas was established to develop the intellectual and moral values of students, prepare them for life and work, and enable them to be leaders in their communities. A University of Dallas education cultivates in students the love of and desire to pursue wisdom, truth, and virtue. The University's dedicated faculty guide students' character formation with intensive teaching, interactive discourse and critical analysis. The development of the habits of an intellectual and moral life, prepares graduates to seek human excellence, act responsibly, and be ethical leaders in a changing and challenging world.

Founded: 1956

Character: Private, Independent, Catholic, Co-educational, Residential liberal arts university with graduate level professional education.

Locations:  Main campus - Irving, Texas; Learning Facility - Frisco, Texas; International - 12 acre Eugene Constantin Campus, Marino, Italy - outside Rome

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., MBA, MFA, and Ph.D.

Faculty: 127 full-time, 108 part-time

Campus Enrollment Fall 2011: 2,725

Student demographics:

First-time In College (FTCE) enrollment:   371 [Men: 170, Women: 201]
Undergraduate enrollment: 1,356 [Men: 668, Women: 688]
Graduate enrollment: 1,369[Men: 815, Women: 554]
UD Students come from 50 states.

FTCE Standardized Scores: Average SAT - 1209, Average ACT - 27

Religious Preference:
All students (Catholic) - 59%, All students (Other) - 23%, All students (Not Reported) - 18%
Undergrads (Catholic) - 82%, Undergrads (Other) - 8%, Undergrads (Not Reported) - 10%
Grads (Catholic) - 36%, Grads (Other) - 37%, Grads (Not Reported) - 27%

Financial Aid: Over 95% of undergraduate students have demonstrated financial need.  Over 20% of undergraduates receiving financial aid are minority, first generation or non-traditional students.

Student Affairs:The University offers students the opportunity to be involved in more than 40 clubs and organizations, varsity, club, and intramural sports, lectures, films, exhibitions, concerts, plays, networking and career placement services, and campus-wide annual celebrations.