University of Dallas

Irving, TX

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

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The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers

Our Catholic identity
University of Dallas is enthusiastically Catholic in both the spiritual and intellectual sense. With twice-daily Mass at the Church of the Incarnation, a chapel that is accessible 24/7, an active campus ministry, and myriad service opportunities, the University provides an encouraging atmosphere for students looking to grow and deepen their faith. In the classroom, the rich Catholic intellectual tradition informs our search for truth as the definitive end of education. While nearly 80% of our student body is Catholic, UD supports academic and religious freedom; all faiths are welcome and heard in our pursuit of wisdom and truth. 

Our Core Curriculum 
All students, regardless of major, are required to complete our nationally recognized Core Curriculum—a two-year, 60-credit-hour sequence of classes. Through the Core and the dozens of Great Books that make up its foundation, students explore many fields of study and come to understand the interconnected nature of all knowledge.  

Our Rome Program
For many UD students, the semester-long Rome Program stands out as a particular highlight of their college experience. From the University’s Eugene Constantin Campus—with UD’s own professors, curriculum, and students—the UD Rome Program provides a uniquely cohesive and in-depth study abroad experience. In Rome, courses come to life as students immerse themselves in the very culture, history, and art they are studying. Students also have many opportunities for additional travel outside of Rome with their class and independently.  

Our community
UD students work hard—and they relax in kind! Whether it’s the silliness of fall Charity Week or laid-back socializing at Music on the Mall on Fridays, there’s always something happening on campus. UD’s unique academic, spiritual, and communal character brings students together through more than 50 academic, service, and social clubs and organizations.  

Dallas/Fort Worth
Located in the heart of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth area, the UD campus provides a host of entertainment options. Students can take advantage of the University of Dallas DART Station—located just two blocks from campus—to go shopping in Uptown, take in a Dallas Mavericks game, dine at any of the 2,000+ restaurants, or visit any of the 120 museums and galleries Dallas has to offer.



#7 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” for 2020 among 128 Western regional universities, with the #5 highest-ranking “best value”


#2 for having the “Most Religious Students” and #7 for “Most Popular Study Abroad Program” in The Princeton Review’s nationwide annual listing of The Best 385 Colleges for 2020


One of 26 institutions recommended in the 2019–2020 edition of The Newman Guide

Academic Programs

• Art (Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture) 
• Art History
• Biochemistry
• Biology 
• Business 
• Chemistry 
• Classical Philology (Greek, Latin)
• Classics (Greek, Latin)
• Comparative Literary Traditions
• Computer Science
• Drama
• Economics
• Economics & Finance
• Education
• Electrical Engineering*
• English
• French
• German 
• History 
• Human & Social Sciences
• Italian
• Mathematics 
• Nursing*
• Pastoral Ministry 
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Politics 
• Psychology 
• Spanish
• Theology

Cooperative degree program: Engineering with University of Texas at Arlington; Nursing with Texas Woman’s University

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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “UD has tremendously helped in placing me on the path to becoming fully human. It has taught me how to think logically and deeply and how to express my thoughts accurately and clearly, which have provided the professional success of countless UD graduates before me.”

    • Ian Cook ’20
  • “You have a community rooted in the Core, supported through the faith, and kept alive through shared experiences that extend far beyond the classroom.”

    • Inés Vera, ’19
  • “I visited UD and attended Mass at 8:00 on a Friday morning. Much to my surprise, the church was packed. It quickly became clear to me that the devoted Catholic community I found here was unrivaled.”

    • Margaret Fazio ’21