University of Dallas
The University of Dallas is shaped by the long tradition of Catholic learning and acknowledges its commitment to the Catholic Church and its teaching. The University is dedicated to the recovery of the Christian intellectual tradition, and to the renewal of Catholic theology in fidelity to the Church and in constructive dialogue with the modern world. It seeks to maintain the dialogue of faith and reason in its curriculum and programs without violating the proper autonomy of each of the arts and sciences. The University is open to faculty and students of all denominations, and it supports their academic and religious freedom. It thus seeks to provide an academic and collegial community which will help students acquire a mature understanding of their faith, develop their spiritual lives, and prepare themselves for their calling as men and women of faith in the world.
The University of Dallas is committed to the study and development of the western tradition of liberal education, and the Catholic intellectual tradition.
The University of Dallas understands human nature to be spiritual and physical, rational and free. It is guided by principles of learning that acknowledge transcendent standards of truth and excellence that are themselves objects of inquiry and research.
The University of Dallas is open to faculty and students of all faiths, and it supports their academic and religious freedom without discrimination.
The University of Dallas seeks to maintain the dialogue of faith and reason, while assuring the proper autonomy of each of the arts, sciences, and professions.
The University of Dallas promotes professional and graduate education that shares a common spirit with the liberal arts: reflecting critically on the ends governing the profession, fostering principled moral judgment, and providing the knowledge and skills requisite for professional excellence.
UD at a Glance
- A private, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university founded in 1956
- One of only 16 Catholic universities in the nation to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter
- Located in Irving, Texas, (population: 201,000) on the northwest boundary of Dallas; 10 miles from DFW International Airport, 10 miles from Dallas Love Field and 15 minutes from downtown Dallas
- Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, American Academy for Liberal Education
- Enrollment Fall 2011 - 1,337 undergraduate; 1,506 graduate
- Undergraduate Students - From 50 states and 15 countries; 24% minority; 82% Catholic
- Graduate Students - From 40 states and 43 countries; 32% minority; 34% Catholic
- Academic Profile Freshmen 2011 - Mid range scores: SAT CR 550-700, SAT M 530-650; ACT 24-30.
- Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 127 full-time; approximately 90% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field
- Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 12:1
- Average Class Size - 17 in the undergraduate program, 21 in the Graduate School of Management, 16 in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and nine in the School of Ministry
- Degrees Offered - B.A., B.S., M.A., M.B.A., M.C.S.L., M.C.S.T., M.F.A., M.P.M., M.R.E., M.S., M.T.S., Ph.D.
- University of Dallas - Official Website