University of Texas - Dallas

1,813 reviews
  1. Richardson, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Texas - Dallas is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080

University of Texas - 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
62%
SAT Range
1140-1370
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$9,098/ 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
    $8,471/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,145/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,643/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,085/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,073/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.148 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.146 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,630Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Studious & focused on education/career
    26%
  • Very hardworking and self starting
    17%
  • Very diverse, open minded
    16%
  • Eclectic! UTD students are different most times
    13%
  • Geeky
    13%
  • Diverse with large cliques
    10%
  • Professional attitude
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.178 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.191 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 108 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Diverse with large cliques
    16%
  • Growing University with a focus in STEM
    15%
  • Diverse and focused on STEM
    12%
  • Diverse and large STEAM programs
    11%
  • Nerd school
    10%
  • Quirky -- sometimes too quirky.
    8%

After University of Texas - Dallas

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses

Reviews

1,813 reviews
  • Excellent
    296
  • Very Good
    694
  • Average
    630
  • Poor
    138
  • Terrible
    55
Peer Advisors (PAs) are awesome in the dorms! There are no good low-income housing options near campus and University Village (UV: the on-campus apartments) Maintenance is pretty slow I hear. Dorms are nice, amenities are good, social atmosphere is decent. My personal Dorm Building was the furthest one from the main part of campus so not too convenient, just depends on luck though. Apartments are expanding, there is a new University sponsered complex being built across the street from UTD called Northside, looks promising but will not fix the lack of low-income housing opportunities.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
This is my first year at the University of Texas at Dallas and it so far has offered me a great college experience. My initial thoughts about UTD was that this was going to be a really boring school, but just being on campus the first week alone proved me wrong. The campus is lively and full of diversity. Despite that, UTD is academically focused. There are tons of resources available to students to ensure success, and the professors and T.As genuinely care for the student's success. If you want to excel and succeed, you have to take it upon yourself to do so. Just look around! There couldn't have been a better choice for a college around the DFW area for me.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
UTD is a great school! Only thing that I wish we had was a football team, I usually go out to my friend's colleges to go to their football games so that's how I manage with that. Classes are very difficult and that's a great thing because professors here really want you to have some experience in your field; academics are what I would say the university is mostly focused on. Also, I just want to put this out there, people say that UTD is not a party school and honestly, it's not that it's not a party school, there are a lot of parties on and off campus, it's that most of the people on campus are not "westernized", we have a lot of students from asian countries and their mindset is not focused on studying. I'm in a fraternity and I'm great friends with people on the soccer and baseball teams on campus so parties are very, VERY easy to find, usually Thursday to Sunday there is some type of party or kickback going on.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago