University of Texas at Dallas

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2019
=425 th
US Rankings 2019
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas, 75080-3021, United States

Founded in 1969, The University of Texas at Dallas has evolved into one of the top research institutions in Texas and its programs in engineering and the biomedical sciences have gained national attention. With an enrollment of nearly 28,000, UT Dallas offers students a close-knit community with excellent student-faculty ratios of 23:1. However, UT Dallas is also backed by the powerful UT System and is aligned strategically with other institutions to offer advanced research opportunities traditionally found at larger institutions.

The success of students reflects UT Dallas’ rigorous academic and research focus. Over 70% of UTD pre-health students are admitted to medical schools, compared to an average national admission rate of 40%. In addition, students advised through the Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center are regularly admitted to top law school programs throughout the country.

The vibrant, dynamic and globally connected Dallas-Fort Worth area attracts a wide assortment of students and faculty to UTD. UT Dallas is ranked as a best value university by Kiplinger's and The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education ranks UT Dallas as #1 in the nation and #21 in the world among the top 200 universities under 50 years of age. UT Dallas consistently attracts top scholars. The average entering freshman SAT for fall 2017 was 1323 and a nearly 36% of freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their high school class, with 64% in the top 25%. UT Dallas is ranked #3 among public universities for National Merit Scholars graduating from High School last year.

Location and Environment

Located in Richardson, Texas, UTD is in a prime location that places it in the second largest state and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation. Because of the two local airports, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Dallas area is an international destination. Richardson, known as The Telecom Corridor, is home to diverse global technology-based companies, and of the 10 most profitable companies reported by Fortune 500, eight companies or their subsidiaries recruit UT Dallas students.

Off-Campus Opportunities

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the nation's largest urban areas, with shopping, entertainment venues, five major sports teams, museums and art galleries and places for outdoor running, biking, hiking and skating. Area attractions include the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos, Fair Park, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Kimbell and Amon Carter museums and the Dallas Arts District. Major sports teams include the Dallas Cowboys and their $1.2 billion stadium, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, the Texas Rangers and the soccer team FC Dallas. Dallas's vibrant music scene covers the spectrum-rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and more.

To get to all these venues, the University offers free DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) gold passes to students, giving unlimited access to buses, light rail and the University's own Comet Cruiser line that runs to local businesses and grocery stores near campus.

Academic Programs

The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 academic programs across its eight schools. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs can be found at utdallas.edu/academics.

Freshman Year Experience

To help students transition to college life, UT Dallas offers two-day orientation programs that include the option to stay overnight in one of our  Freshman Residence Halls. New students are advised on mastering their courses, meeting new friends and learning more from their advisors. Freshman Convocation, held the day before fall classes begin, provides an official welcome ceremony for all incoming students.

Orbit

Orbit helps new Comets engage, explore and discover pathways to success during their first year at UT Dallas.

Students in Orbit attend seminar courses and participate in activities that specifically address opportunities available to them to help make their time at UT Dallas even better. From peer mentoring programs to first-year seminars to a common reading program, Orbit engages a variety of high-impact practices to improve student success through the first year at UT Dallas.

Hobson Wildenthal Honors College

The Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at The University of Texas at Dallas, available to qualified students in each of the University’s schools, houses eight programs dedicated to promoting excellence in undergraduate education. Three programs offer a four-year experience, including the Collegium V Honors Program, the National Merit Scholars Program and the UT Dallas Terry Scholars Program. All programs provide ambitious student scholars the intellectual, social, cultural and financial support necessary for their preparation as future leaders. The remaining five programs in the Honors College enrich the academic experience of matriculated UT Dallas students. The Office of Distinguished Scholarships provides information, guidance and mentoring to students applying for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship programs.

Study Abroad

UT Dallas encourages students seeking study abroad opportunities. Faculty and staff actively help students identify and apply for competitive programs with prestigious international universities. Students secure opportunities as varied as their interests. They have worked with an international research team in Ireland studying Lou Gehrig's disease, conducted a study on cognition and depression in Scotland and collected public policy data in Zimbabwe. Faculty also lead travel study experiences in locales such as Costa Rica, South Africa, South Korea and Spain.

Campus Facilities and Equipment

In the past decade approximately four million new or renovated square feet and over $1 billion in development has been added to campus. This includes new buildings, walkways, thousands of trees, plazas, fountains and more that have transformed campus into a park-like atmosphere with green spaces for study and socializing.

Career Center

The Career Center offers a variety of services for students during all stages of their job search. Licensed professional career counselors provide career assessments and mock interview training. A full-time résumé editor helps prepare résumés and cover letters, business communications and personal statements. The center also has career workshops and an online job-search data base and helps students find internships for the summer or school year. Because DFW is one of the nation's busiest and fastest growing business regions, UT Dallas graduates are highly recruited by leading local and national companies and receive prestigious graduate fellowships, scholarships and advanced research opportunities. In 2016, over 400 employers hired UT Dallas graduates and last year students earned more than 6,000 internships.

Undergraduate Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is part of the Office of Undergraduate Education and is a portal to educational enhancement and success. Our student success team members help students achieve their academic goals, whether it is through individualized tutoring, peer-led team learning, supplemental instruction or coordinated group study. Services include a math lab, writing center and testing center. Success coaches help with time management, navigating the University and personalized plans for studying.

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2018-2019        
Per Year Texas Resident Variable Texas Resident Guaranteed Out of State Variable Out of State Guaranteed
Tuition & Fees $12,034 $13,488 $36,876 $38,112
Books & Supplied $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Room & Board $11,532 $11,532 $11,532 $11,532
Total $25,766 $26,220 $49,608 $50,844

The variable tuition rates are only valid for fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019. The rates are subject to increase each academic year.

This guaranteed tuition plan is valid for 12 consecutive semesters for new incoming students enrolled for the first time during the fall 2018, spring 2019 or summer 2019 terms.

Note: For residents of Oklahoma, tuition is the Texas resident rate shown plus $30 per semester credit hour. For additional information visit utdallas.edu/tuition

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need, residency status and other criteria specific to the scholarship program. UT Dallas participates in all federal and state need-based financial aid programs, including grants, loans and work study.

All first-time college freshmen are considered for an Academic Excellence Scholarship Award, which range from $3,000 per semester up to complete coverage of tuition and fees.

Student Organizations and Activities

Student organizations sponsor a variety of activities for the campus including service projects and community outreach. With more than 300 registered student organizations at UT Dallas, it is easy for students to get connected. UT Dallas is also home to over 25 national Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, 13 competitive athletic teams and 27 club sports. The School of Arts and Humanities presents numerous artistic, musical and theatrical events a year. The UT Dallas chess team has won state, national and international titles and regularly represents the University in the Final Four of Chess.

Students balance studies with creative physical activities. The Activity Center features a fully equipped recreational sports facility with racquetball; squash, basketball courts and an indoor swimming pool, UT Dallas students enjoy competitions in water polo, rock climbing and Oozeball, a mud splattered volleyball tournament. Our students' ideas and visions for the University have become reality. From writing the alma mater and the fight song to founding the Greek System, the cheerleading squad, the Power Dancers and the student radio station, to helping design the freshman residence hall and campus dining facility, our students are making a difference.

Admissions Process

To apply to UT Dallas, all students should submit an application for admission, which is available at Apply Texas. Applicants are required to submit official copies of all past academic transcripts, test scores and other degree specific documentation by the appropriate application deadlines to be considered for admission to The University of Texas at Dallas.

Students are reviewed using their high school rank, strength of high school curriculum, SAT or ACT scores, record of accomplishments, Essay Topic A on their application and letters of recommendation.

A new application must be completed and submitted for consideration for any subsequent semester for all incomplete applications after the Documentation Deadline.

Deadlines for all freshmen and international transfer applicants

Term

 

Priority 

 

Regular

Fall Full-Term

 

January 15

 

May 1

Spring Full-Term

 

May 15

 

October 1

Summer

 

October 15

 

March 1

Deadlines for Domestic Transfer Applicants

Term

 

Priority

 

Regular

Fall Full-Term

 

January 15

 

July 1

Spring Full-Term

 

May 15

 

November 1

Summer

 

October 15

 

May 1

Questions related to undergraduate admissions should be addressed to:

Office of Admission and Enrollment

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
Telephone: 00 + 1 + 972-883-2270
Fax: 00 + 1 + 972-883-2599
Email:  interest@utdallas.edu

Explore rankings data for University of Texas at Dallas

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Key statistics

  • $28,808
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
    (1)
  • $50,100
    Salary after 10 years
    (1)
  • $10,668
    On-campus Room and Board
    (1)
  • 25%
    Percentage of International Students
    (2)
  • 43 : 57
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (2)
  • 20,787
    Number of FTE Students
    (2)
  • 21.6
    No. of students per staff
    (2)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 US Rankings and (2) 2019 World University Rankings

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