University of Dallas

432 reviews
  1. Irving, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
University of Dallas is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1845 E Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

University of Dallas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
1080-1320
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,540/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,787/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,896/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,048/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,202/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,353/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,313Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    83%
  • Pretentious
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Challenging and enlightening
    31%
  • Dedicated to opening minds and hearts
    25%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Seeking true wisdom
    13%
  • Pretentious
    6%
  • Wonderful
    6%

After University of Dallas

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

432 reviews
  • Excellent
    100
  • Very Good
    147
  • Average
    147
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    14
I love studying at the University of Dallas! The school's focus is definitely academics and community, and you can see it all over campus. No matter where you go on campus, there are little tables and chairs, big windows and good lighting. I love the discussions I get into on a daily basis with the people around me, whether I know them well or not. The campus is pretty, too. A bit old, having not been seriously renovated since its establishment in 1956, but nonetheless charming. I really like studying here. It suits my personality perfectly-- quiet, studious, and friendly!
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 22 2015
Pretty standard freshman housing. I've heard New Dorm is nice, but have only been in the lobby. Biggest key to dorm happiness is choose wisely! Gregory is the messier of the two freshman male dorms, and many athletes live there. Madonna is cleaner and usually quieter, but always expect kids to be in the lounge and kitchen, along with girls primarily from Theresa. Theresa is generally the most quiet and religious girls, strong connection to Madonna. Both are on the East side, along with O'Connell. O'Connell is generally transfers, and is a ladies dorm. Jerome is a lot of outgoing girls and many athletes. Along with Greg and Augustine on the West side. Greg and Jerome kids are the freshmen most likely to be outgoing and go out on weekends. Augustine is offices downstairs and living space for girls upstairs. Amenities are standard, each dorm having: 2 floors, common bath and shower, lounge and kitchen, with a bathroom in the lounge (mostly used by opposite gender guests). The biggest issues are the dorm open house hours and the strictness. There is virtually zero tolerance, and some RA's will write you up for instances in which you pretty much have to plead 'no contest' because the Resident Coordinators often don't care what you say and take the RA's word over yours 10/10 times. Open house hours are only til 10 on weekdays and 1 on weekends, so that means no people of the opposite gender in the hallways or your room after (or before the hours start each day). Also, the door bolts have to be opened in order to prevent the doors from closing when someone of the opposite gender is in your room. It is utterly ridiculous and shows no respect for the judgement of the students.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 8 2014
The University of Dallas is a very small school so the community awareness of the student body is not very good, although the marketing department of UD is trying to get our name out there (radio ads and billboards). However, the local community attached to the University are in love with the student body! This university attracts a very specific type of student, that is capable of being a leader and excels academically. We are not a university centered on being the best sports team, but we do pride ourselves on working extremely hard academically and enthusiastically growing spiritually as Catholics. It does not matter if a UD student is volunteering, working a local job, or simply visiting a nearby theater, the community is always impressed by the demeanor and courteousness of the UD students they encounter.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 25 2013