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Undergrad Profile

As a rapidly growing research institution on the cutting edge of science, technology, medicine, business, and the arts, The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of students and faculty members to the vibrant, dynamic, and globally connected Dallas-Fort Worth area.


UT Dallas at a glance

• UT Dallas is ranked by Kiplinger’s in the top 100 for best values among US public colleges.

Times Higher Education survey ranked UT Dallas #1 in Texas, #2 in the nation, and #24 in the world in their list of the top 150 institutions under 50 years of age.

• With an enrollment of nearly 27,000, UT Dallas offers all of the benefits of a close-knit campus but is backed by the powerful UT System.

• Yahoo! Finance ranked UT Dallas #25 (tie) in the nation among public universities with the highest SAT scores.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the full-time MBA program #16 (tied) among public universities.

• The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication’s Arts and Technology program merges fine arts and computer sciences and is ranked as one of the top 25 schools to study video game design by The Princeton Review.

• The University’s outstanding faculty include a Nobel Prize winner and members of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

• In 2015 UT Dallas alumnus Dr. Aziz Sancar, PhD ’77 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UT Dallas among the top 30 univer-sities in the country with the lowest debt after graduation. 

Fast facts

Founded: 1969


Character: Public four-year institution with eight degree-granting schools and nearly 140 academic programs


Enrollment: Nearly 27,000 total enrollment; 65% undergraduate and 35% graduate


Origin of students: The top states of origin are Texas, California, New York, Illinois, Florida, and Oklahoma. More than 6,000 international students representing over 100 countries call UT Dallas home.


Gender: 45% female and 55% male


Student life: 300+ student clubs


Growth: In less than one decade (2007–2016), a total of approximately 3.5 million new or renovated square feet and more than $1 billion in development will have been added to campus.


Average class size: 44% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students, and 78% have fewer than 50 students.

Student-faculty ratio: 21:1


Student success: UT Dallas graduates are highly recruited by leading local and national companies and receive prestigious graduate fellowships, scholarships, and advanced research opportunities. Eighty-eight percent of the 2014–2015 graduating class reported employment or continuing education upon graduation. More than 650 employers hired UT Dallas graduates last year.


Points of pride

U.S. News & World Report highly ranks many UT Dallas programs in its “Best Graduate Schools” report:

• Audiology, #4

• Communication Disorders, #12

• Information Systems, #16

• Professional MBA, #16 among public universities

• Criminology, #27

• Full-time MBA, #37 (tied)


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Undergraduate Programs of Study
UT Dallas offers 139 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across eight schools:


Arts and Humanities
• Art and Performance

• Historical Studies

• Literary Studies


Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
• Arts and Technology

• Emerging Media and Communication


Behavioral and Brain Sciences
• Child Learning and Development

• Cognitive Science

• Neuroscience

• Psychology

• Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
• Criminology

• Economics

• Geospatial Information Sciences

• International Political Economy

• Political Science

• Public Affairs

• Public Policy

• Sociology


Engineering and Computer Science (Erik Jonsson School)
• Biomedical Engineering

• Computer Engineering

• Computer Science

• Electrical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Software Engineering


Interdisciplinary Studies

• American Studies

• Healthcare Studies

• Interdisciplinary Studies


Management (Naveen Jindal School)
• Accounting

• Business Administration

• Finance

• Global Business

• Healthcare Management

• Information Technology and Systems

• Marketing

• Supply Chain Management


Natural Sciences and Mathematics
• Actuarial Science

• Biochemistry

• Biology

• Chemistry

• Geosciences

• Mathematics

• Molecular Biology

• Physics