#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas

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University of Dallas overview
Location Irving, Texas
Online udallas.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of Dallas overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Dallas, located in Irving, Texas, is a private Catholic institution established in 1956. Situated in the suburban area just northwest of downtown Dallas, the university offers a serene, campus environment spread across 744 acres, featuring a blend of modern and gothic architecture. This institution is recognized for its rigorous core curriculum and academic programs, with notable strength in the liberal arts, business, and the humanities. Academically, the university maintains a selective admissions process. On-campus living is provided through a variety of residential halls and apartment complexes, catering to both undergraduate and graduate student needs. Among its academic offerings, the University of Dallas is known for its Rome Program, in which students have the opportunity to study abroad at its Rome campus during their sophomore year. The university does not have a particular emphasis on athletics; however, its teams, known as the Crusaders, compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 4,307 prospective students applied, and 2,528 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 404 enrolled in the school.  1,707 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 621 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $44,630 plus fees of $3,370. University of Dallas is ranked 239 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Dallas is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
University of Dallas overview
SAT 1170/1400
ACT 23/31
GPA 3.9

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Dallas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$3,370
Room and Board $13,810
Budget for Other Expenses$3,120
Total One Year Cost$66,430

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Dallas students
Subject Percent of Class
English and Literature 13%
Social Sciences 12%
Business 12%
Biology 10%
History 9%

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