University of Dallas
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062 
Admissions Office
East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062 
(972) 721-4736 or
(800) 628-6999;
FAX: (972) 721-5017



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University of Dallas  
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062 

A favorite University of Dallas pastime: relaxing with friends outside of the Haggerty Science Center.

College Overview 
The University of Dallas is a small, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university situated about 12 miles from downtown Dallas on a 744-acre expanse of rolling hills and woodlands. Dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue, UD opened its doors in 1956. The University's chancellor, His Excellency Bishop Thomas K. Gorman, announced that it would be a coeducational institution welcoming students of all faiths. A liberal arts institution of the highest caliber, the University of Dallas is a member of the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa. The experience on the UD campus is intense and engaging. Students choose to attend UD because of its small classes, strong sense of tradition, and its Core Curriculum, which emphasizes the study of the great deeds and works of Western civilization. The University of Dallas encourages the exchange of ideas and provides a basis for students to develop intellectual and moral virtues.

Academic Life 
The Core Curriculum is a shared series of specific courses that outline the development of Western thought and culture from classical to modern times. Every student becomes familiar with the same works of literature and the same great books in their entirety, fostering a natural understanding and exchange of ideas. Students then go on to pursue their chosen major, reaching a high level of maturity and competence in that discipline. The University of Dallas offers 18 different academic programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The University also offers seven 18-credit concentrations, ranging from business to theology. Pre-professional programs, including architecture, business, dentistry, engineering, law, and medicine, are carefully integrated with the Core Curriculum of the University of Dallas. The rate of acceptance and enrollment of the University's students by professional schools is exceptional. More than 60 percent go on to graduate school, and the rate of acceptance for medical school and law school applicants is more than 90 percent.
 Majors Offered

Majors Offered:
merican studies, art, biochemistry, biology, business administration/management, chemistry, classics, computer science, drama, economics, education, english, french, german, history, humanities, literature, mathematics, philosophy, philosophy/letters, physics, politics, psychology, spanish, theology.

Campus Life and Activities 
Students at UD find that the close-knit community of the campus, the intense creative and intellectual experiences of the classroom, and the general commitment of purpose provided by a religious atmosphere come together to give a sense of both freedom and integration to the University. The students also take advantage of the University's close proximity to Dallas and its many entertainment opportunities, including dining, sports, movies, cultural events, and nightlife. The stimulation of the classroom often motivates extracurricular activities, as well as many events such as the lecture and film series, art exhibitions, plays, and musical events. Many campus activities are organized and sponsored by the Student Government Association, and include such traditions as Charity Week, the Spring Formal, and Mallapalooza, an entire day of music in which local bands are invited to perform on the campus mall area. Working closely with the Office of Student Activities, Student Government plans a calendar of dances, weekend movies, volunteer opportunities, and off-campus excursions.

Facilities and Resources 
The Patrick E. Haggerty Science Center is a $6-million state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. The 60,000-square-foot Science Center houses some of the most advanced tools for scientific research available, including three of the University's computer labs. For individuals interested in drama, the Margaret Jonsson Theater boasts an unusual eight-sided thrust stage. The Blakely Library houses more than 275,000 volumes, including the personal library of the late political philosopher Wilmoore Kendall. Also, UT Southwestern Medical School, a leader in national research, extends its library and computer resources to the undergraduate students at UD. The Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Center is equipped with studios for instructional purposes, as well as exceptional art-making facilities. There is also a gallery in the Art Center, with ample space for student exhibitions. Adjacent to the University of Dallas is one of the country's premier business districts, Las Colinas. Las Colinas is home to many Fortune 500 companies, and offers a variety of internship opportunities for UD students.

Athletics/Coaches Directory
The University of Dallas provides a variety of opportunities to participate in both competitive and recreational athletic activity. As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III, UD offers intercollegiate men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis, women's volleyball, and men's baseball. The Edward R. Maher Athletic Center houses an 11,000-square-foot gymnasium, a fully equipped workout room, and locker facilities that also service the 75 x 42-foot swimming pool, which is open six months of the year. Baseball, football, and soccer playing fields, tennis courts, and three miles of mapped jogging trails are spread throughout the campus. Intramural sports are also very popular with UD students. Over two-thirds of the UD student body participate in intramurals each year.

Financial Aid 
Last year, the University of Dallas offered $3.5 million in scholarships to talented students across the country. Students are automatically considered for scholarships if they apply by January 15. (The Priority Consideration Deadline is December 1.) The University of Dallas offers many scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. The University strives to meet the demonstrated need of every accepted student who applies by the priority date of March 1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an institutional aid application must be submitted. The University of Dallas is a National Merit Sponsor.

Admission Requirements
As a selective institution, the University of Dallas seeks students who have pursued a challenging balance between academic and extracurricular activities. The Admission Committee is particularly interested in identifying students who have demonstrated dedication, determination, and discipline. Over 70 percent of the students entering as freshmen rank in the upper fifth of their high school class. General admission requirements include SAT I or ACT scores, rank in the upper third of the high school class, and 16 college-preparatory units, including 4 in English, 3 in mathematics, 2 in the same foreign language, 2 in social science, and 2 in laboratory science. Interviews are not required but strongly recommended. Counseling appointments, tours, and campus visits are encouraged and may be scheduled through the Office of Admission. The deadline for nonbinding Early Action is December 1. Applying for Early Action allows candidates to be notified of their admission decision in January. Students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships must apply by January 15. Applications must be postmarked by February 15 to meet the regular admission deadline. After these dates, applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until August.

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