|Number of Traditional Undergraduates||1,471|
|Total Cost (Tuition, Room & Board)||$47,052|
|Net Price (learn more)||$26,657|
|Number of Majors||30|
|Median High School GPA||3.83|
Answers from the college on the most important questions. Click a topic below to read more.
Is your institution accredited by at least one regional or national education association?
Please identify each accreditor and indicate whether it is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Please cite evidence of student or alumni accomplishment, such as graduation rate, graduate school placement, job placement, awards, etc.
Youngest institution to receive Phi Beta Kappa charter in 20th Century
49 total National Merit Scholars enrolled in the Constantin College of Liberal Arts
38 students named Fulbright scholars over university’s 62-year history
80% of pre-medical students are accepted by medical schools
Average LSAT score for graduates is in the 75th percentile
#3 nationally among all master’s institutions in terms of percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad
Among 24 institutions nationwide that best prepare undergraduates for the workforce as designated in the “What Will They Learn?” study of 1,070 colleges and universities
10:1 student/faculty ratio
93-97% of each graduating class (undergraduate) either employed or enrolled in continuing education within six months after graduation.
Please identify any notable public recognition of your institution’s academic quality in the last three years, such as rankings, awards, etc.
U.S. News & World Report – No. 14 among 140- regional universities in the West; No. 3 among 32 regional universities in Texas; No. 4 Best Value School in the West among 58 institutions.
Princeton Review – One of Best 384 Colleges in Nation; #1 in the “Most Conservative Study Body in Texas” category; #2 in the “Most Religious Students” category; #4 in the “Most Popular Study Abroad Program” category.
Forbes – #253 on the list of all 650 institutions; #1 Catholic institution in Texas and top 25 nationwide; #4 among all colleges and universities in North Texas.
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019.
What is the median SAT and ACT of your incoming class? (Note that some colleges may not require one or both scores from all students)
Are more than half of the current members of your faculty practicing Catholics?
Only a small percentage of faculty have self-reported information related to religion; therefore, the university does not have enough data to accurately answer the first and second questions in this section.
Approximately what percentage of your current faculty members are practicing Catholics?
Are members of your faculty officially informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of the institution?
Are members of your teaching faculty expected, as a condition of employment, to respect Catholic teaching and comply with Catholic morality in their public actions and statements both on and off campus?
Please identify key undergraduate faculty who are noted experts in their field, have produced important publications, have leadership roles in academic associations, etc. and briefly describe such accomplishments (optional):
John Alvis (English), Greg Bell (Management), Sue Conger (I&TM), Bainard Cowan (English), Scott Crider (English), Scott Churchill (Psychology), Robert Dupree (English), William Frank (Philosophy), Eileen Gregory (English), Peter Hatlie (Classics/History), Sally Hicks (Physics), Thomas Jodziewicz (History), Theresa Kenney (English), Bob Kugelmann (Psychology), Tammy Leonard (Economics), Richard Olenick (Physics), Kim Owens (Art), Joshua Parens (Philosophy), Jonathan Sanford (Philosophy), Dennis Sepper (Philosophy), Gerard Wegemer (English), J. Lee Whittington (Management), Chris Wolfe (Politics), Robert Wood (Philosophy)
Additional Faculty information, clarification or description (optional):
Eighty-nine percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.
Does the institution have a department of Catholic theology, distinct from “religious studies” and other disciplines?
Are courses in Catholic theology clearly identified and distinguished from other courses dealing with religion?
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines have a mandatum according to the procedures established by the local bishop or other competent ecclesiastical authority?
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Does your institution require that all theology courses be taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, and also to the principles and methods proper to Catholic theology?
Please identify the theology courses that are included in the undergraduate core or distribution requirements and the professors who routinely teach those courses:
Theology 1310: Understanding the Bible
Theology 2311: Western Theological Tradition
Andrew Glicksman, Mark Goodwin, Christopher Malloy, John Norris, Ronnie Rombs, Sr. Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P.
Please describe the place of Catholic theology in your institution’s undergraduate curriculum and how it is distinct from other institutions.
Catholic theology has a very important place in the undergraduate curriculum of the University and is taught in a variety of courses. The Theology Department plays a central role in teaching Catholic theology. Its focus is on the Catholic theological tradition, covering Scripture, moral theology, systematic theology, and the history of doctrine.
One distinctive feature of Catholic theology at the University is its focus on primary texts of the Tradition, rather than on secondary texts. Students engage, for example, the biblical text directly; they read Augustine’s Confessions; and Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. As a result, students gain a firsthand and broad-based familiarity with the foundational writings of Catholic theological Tradition.
Additional Theology information, clarification or description (optional):
At the University of Dallas, theology is understood to be “faith seeking understanding,” a faithful listening to and a systematic, methodical articulation of the Word of God through the deeds and words of God first in encountered in Israel. These words and deeds culminate in Jesus Christ, himself both the mediator and sum total of Revelation, and are transmitted in the living Tradition of the Church.
The department’s mission is the recovery and renewal of Catholic theological Tradition in harmony with the Magisterium and in dialogue with contemporary thought. It teaches Catholic intellectual Tradition in four areas (biblical, moral, historical and systematic) through an academically rigorous curriculum.
Please identify any course that every undergraduate student must take:
English 1301: The Literary Tradition I; English 1302: The Literary Tradition II; English 2311: The Literary Tradition III; English 2312: The Literary Tradition IV; History 1311: American Civilization I; History 1312: American Civilization II; History 2301: Western Civilization I; History 2302: Western Civilization II; Philosophy 1301: Philosophy and the Ethical Life; Philosophy 2323: The Human Person; Philosophy 3311: Philosophy of Being; Theology 1301: Understanding the Bible; Theology 2311: The Western Theological Tradition; Economics 1311: Fundamentals of Economics; Politics 1311: Principles of American Politics.
Please identity the courses that students may choose from in order to satisfy common curriculum distribution requirements:
One course in mathematics: geometry, statistics, calculus or linear point set theory.
One course in fine arts: art history, drama or music.
One course in biological science: general biology, human biology, biotechnology, Darwin or others.
One course in physical science: astronomy, chemistry or physics.
Zero to four language courses, depending on level of proficiency: must have language proficiency at intermediate II level.
How many credits are required for graduation and what percent are from core / distribution courses?
120 credits 50%
Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more courses in which they are taught authentic Catholic doctrine and practice?
If yes, please describe them generally and note how many courses are required?
Theology 1301: Understanding the Bible; Theology 2311: Western Theological Traditions.
Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more interdisciplinary courses relating theology or philosophy with other disciplines?
Additional Core Curriculum information, clarification or description:
Although UD does not have an interdisciplinary course dedicated to relating philosophy or theology to other disciplines, such relating happens regularly in major and other courses.
List the major, minor and special program areas that students may choose for specialization while pursuing an undergraduate degree:
Majors – Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Philology, Classics, Comparative Literary Traditions, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Economics and Finance, Education, English, Modern Languages (Italian, French, German and Spanish), History, Human and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Pastoral Ministry, Philosophy, Philosophy & Letters (for seminarians), Physics, Politics, Psychology and Theology
Cooperative Degree Programs – Nursing (Texas Woman’s University), Engineering (UT Arlington)
Concentrations – Accounting, American Politics, Applied Math, Applied Physics, Art History, Art Studio, Biblical Greek, Biopsychology, Business, Christian Contemplative Tradition, Classics, Comparative Literary Traditions, Computer Science, Drama, Education (Secondary),Environmental Science, Ethics, Greek, Health Care Business, History & Philosophy of Science, Human Sciences in the Contemporary World, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Language and Area Studies, Latin, Legal Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Modern Foreign Language, Molecular Biology, Musical Performance, Pastoral Ministry, Political Philosophy, Pre-Theology, Pure Math, Sacred Music, and Studio Art
Pre-Professional Programs – Pre-Architecture, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Teaching Certification
What are the three most popular majors or specialty disciplines for undergraduate students, and about what percentage of undergraduate students specialize in these disciplines?
Does each undergraduate degree program require Catholic ethical formation related to the student’s major field(s) of study?
Does your institution regularly provide academic events to address theological questions related to specialized disciplines?
If yes, please describe:
The Landregan Lecture brings to campus nationally prominent figures whose expertise reflects the many interests of alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his service to the Catholic Church in North Texas.
The Aquinas Lecture series is an annual event in which distinguished philosophers address contemporary topics in the spirit of Thomas Aquinas.
The John Paul II Lecture series is sponsored annually by the Theology Department.
This academic year UD brought in internationally recognized scholars on two occasions: 1) on the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, and 2) on the 20th anniversary of Fides et Ratio. In the spring they will host another scholar who holds doctorates in both biology and theology to discuss the relationship between faith and science. Other recent events include a year-long series on Catholic social thought, in which faculty from across the different disciplines discussed encyclicals pertaining to the topic. Similar smaller events take place all year long.
Does your institution require cooperation among faculty in different disciplines in teaching, research and other academic activities?
If yes, please describe.
Faculty in multiple disciplines collaborate in a multitude of ways at the University of Dallas. An example of the interdisciplinary programs that have grown up over the years is Across the Core, a series of collegial and well-attended conversations between professors of different disciplines, regarding the university’s Core curriculum. Across the Core is available for students to take for credit. Another is the faculty conversation series “Fides et Ratio,” begun in 2006, focusing on the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Additional Programs of Study information, clarification or description:
Engineering and nursing are cooperative degree programs with UT Arlington and Texas Woman’s University.
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?
Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sundays and other days of obligation?
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?
No. For the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, other arrangements have been made by the bishop through the Diocese of Dallas.
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Are the altar servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?
Both male and female
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Mo 12:05 & 5:00 p.m.*; no music; Ordinary Form in English
Tu 12:05 & 5:00 p.m.*; no music; Ordinary Form in English
We 12:05 & 5:00 p.m.*; no music; Ordinary Form in English
Th 12:05 & 5:00 p.m.*; no music at 12:05 p.m. Mass, Gregorian chant at 5:00 p.m. Mass; Ordinary Form in English
Fr 12:05 p.m. & 5:00 p.m*; no music; Ordinary Form in English
Sa 12:05 p.m.*; no music, Ordinary Form in English
Sa 5:00 p.m.; traditional/contemporary music; Ordinary Form in English
Su 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.*; traditional/contemporary music; Ordinary Form in English
* When classes are in session
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Mo 11:00 a.m.
We 11:00 a.m.
Fr 11:00 a.m.
Sa 4:00 p.m.
Other: By appointment with the chaplain
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
Mo-Fr – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,* Wed: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.*
* When classes are in session
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Adoration with Praise & Worship – Every other Thurs. 8:00 p.m.
Evening Prayer – Daily 5:45 p.m.
Rosary – Daily 8:00 p.m.
Liturgy of the Hours – Lauds and Vespers at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily in most residence halls.
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?
Yes, twice a year
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
A vocation fair of over 30 communities each fall semester, as well as various other events in conjunction with the Diocese of Dallas Office of Vocations; semi-regular vocation discernment groups for men and women; periodic visits from groups of women religious throughout the year; connecting our students with vocations/spiritual directors. Priests of various communities are invited to celebrate Mass throughout the year, which allows exposure of many charisms to our students who are considering the priesthood. The diocesan director of vocations celebrates one daily Mass each week.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
Yes; 11 UD alumni have gone on to become bishops: Bishops Oscar Cantú ’89, Robert Coerver ’76, J. Douglas Deshotel ’74, Michael Duca ’74 & ’78, Daniel E. Flores ’83 & ’89, John Gregory Kelly ’78 & ’82, David Konderla ’89, Shawn McKnight ’90, Mark Seitz ’76, Joseph Strickland ’81, Robert Francis Vasa ’76. Additionally, approximately 225 UD alumni are priests, and 70 are religious brothers and sisters.
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification or description:
Students are encouraged to serve the liturgical worship of the community as sacristans, lectors, members of the choir, extraordinary ministers of holy Communion, and altar servers. All of these ministries are open to both men and women.
Please describe options for students to reside on and off campus:
The university requires matriculated undergraduate students under the age of 21 or with fewer than 90 earned credit hours (senior standing) to live on campus. Students who fall under the residency requirement must actually reside on campus. Married students, veterans and commuter students living with their parents at home (within a 50-mile radius of campus) do not fall under this requirement.
The university has seven residence halls and one apartment-style hall for upperclassmen still under the residency requirement.
Does your institution offer only single-sex residence halls?
Your institution offers single-sex residence halls for (please put an “X” in front of any that apply):
Any Student who wishes
X All freshmen (only if not “All students”)
What percentage of students living on campus live in single-sex residence halls?
If your institution offers co-ed residence halls, how are students of the opposite sex separated (choose all that apply):
By floor or by apartment.
When are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit common areas of residence halls?
At any time.
Are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit students’ bedrooms? (Not including irregular (once or twice a semester), “open house” events.)
If yes, when?
Mo-Th 1:00-10:00 p.m.; Fr –Sa 12:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.; Su noon-10:00 p.m.
If students of the opposite sex are permitted to visit students’ bedrooms, does your institution have an “open bolt” policy? Please describe.
Students must follow the university’s open-bolt policy, as specified in the Student Handbook. A room’s deadbolt must be in the locked position with the door cracked open when a student of the opposite sex is permitted into a student’s room in traditional residence halls.
How does your institution foster sobriety and respond to substance abuse on campus, particularly in campus residences?
Students of legal drinking age are permitted to drink in moderation and store alcoholic beverages in their own residence hall rooms or in their student apartment if all other residents and guests of that room or apartment are of legal drinking age. If one roommate is of legal drinking age and the other roommate is not of legal drinking age, no alcohol can be possessed, consumed or stored in the room or apartment. Students of legal drinking age are not permitted to consume alcohol in the rooms of underage students. Underage students may not be present in a room where students who are of age are consuming alcohol.
How does your institution foster a student living environment that promotes and supports chastity, particularly in campus residences?
The university handbook specifies visitation times throughout the week, and overnight opposite-sex visitation is not allowed.
Does your institution have formal programs to foster Catholic prayer life and spirituality in campus residences?
If yes, please describe:
The Office of Student Affairs, in conjunction with Campus Ministry, offers morning and evening prayer in the first-year residence halls Monday-Friday.
Please identify and briefly describe officially recognized student clubs and activities at your institution that…
foster spiritual development:
engage in corporal works of mercy:
Crusaders for Kids – Spends positive time with young girls and boys with cancer or other diseases to distract them of their hardships by enjoying make-up parties, nail-polishing, games, pizza parties, and other group events which will attempt to lift up the children’s spirits and help them feel cheerful and optimistic towards the future.
Best Buddies – Works to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Co-Workers in the Vineyard – Co-Workers in the Vineyard aims to form the spirituality of aspiring lay ministers through monthly and/or weekly fellowship to instill a sense of personal spirituality, ministerial identity, service to the Catholic Church, and individual call to holiness. Through their participation in Co-Workers in the Vineyard, aspiring lay ministry students will foster and grow in a prayer life rooted in sacred Scripture, spirituality supportive of ministry, and understanding of the theological realities of a vocation to ministry.
address sexual issues (including birth control, abortion, homosexuality):
Crusaders for Life – Works to defend life from conception to natural death, and promotes the ideas of chastity and abstinence as proper God-given methods of birth control in accordance with the Catholic Church.
address issues of social concern:
Alexander Hamilton Society – Sponsors debate and discussion on contemporary issues relating to foreign, economic, national security, and international relations.
College Republicans – As the official student group at UD of the National Republican Party, it works to cultivate Republican ideas on campus, provide opportunities for members to get involved in politics, and assists Republican candidates at all levels of government.
Rotaract Club – Provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Society for Women – University of Dallas Society for Women is an organization dedicated to empowering women, particularly University of Dallas women, through service and education.
The Society of St. Joseph – A club dedicated to emulating the works of the foster father of Christ, St. Joseph. In order to achieve these ends, the Society will cultivate in its members: spiritual unity through regular prayer, steadfast charity through acts of service, academic excellence through group study and tutoring, school spirit through campus involvement, and brotherly friendship through our commitment, accountability and camaraderie.
address particular academic interests:
Accounting & Finance Society – The Account and Financing Society (AFS) aims to promote fellowship among Accounting and Finance majors within the University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The AFS shall endeavor to promote awareness of the University’s academic programs in Accounting and Finance, to recognize current students and alumni who have made noteworthy contributions to the accounting and finance fields, to build relationships between student members and local employers with the goal of assisting in job placement, and to represent collective student interests for Accounting and Finance majors at the University.
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society – Stimulates interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and promotes the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.
French Club – Strives to promote and appreciate the French language and culture.
German Club – The purpose of this organization is to foster German language, literature, arts and culture at the University of Dallas and in the Dallas area.
Investing Club – The University of Dallas Investing Club is an organization to educate and promote the financial tool of investing to the student body. Meetings will be held to discuss the importance of investing, to teach techniques and ways to invest as well as to have guest speakers to come in and talk to the student body on careers in the financial sector.
MarketShare – Advances the business education and experience of all its participants through student involvement in the UD, DFW and business community at large while promoting UD and the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.
Philosophy Club – Works to foster a philosophical community and encourage philosophical discussion outside of the Core curriculum.
Pre-Health Society – Aids club members in their decision of whether to pursue particular careers in the healthcare field or not by meeting various representatives from many health professions schools.
Psychology Club – Fosters an appreciation for psychology as a human science with an emphasis on how psychology relates to students’ everyday lives and on service to those in need. Sigma Tau Delta – Alpha
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society – Confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature; provides cultural stimulation and promotes interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; fosters all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; promotes exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; exhibits high standards of academic excellence; and serves society by fostering literacy.
Society of Physics Students -Promotes an appreciation of and participation in the physical sciences.
Student Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery- The primary goal of our organization is to expose members to computer science. This occurs primarily through various open instructional events. We also have a game project that aims to expose students to software engineering in a career-oriented manner while having fun.
Student Members of the American Chemical Society – Fosters an understanding of chemistry and related scientific issues in the undergraduate community in order to provide better opportunities and advise chemistry students.
UD Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology – Promotes student interest in microbiology and further improves the quality of the university’s microbiology program; provides support for students with respect to academic curriculum, research, employment.
UDLaw Society – Provides prospective law students with a forum to understand, discuss, and learn more about the different fields of law.
address particular cultural interests:
African Students Association – African Students Association is a multicultural group of students attending the University of Dallas. Our mission is to create an awareness of the heritage and values of the general African culture in the University of Dallas environment.
Asian-American Student Association – Provides a venue for the support and understanding of the diversity and commonality of the Asian-American students; shares the different Asian cultural experiences with the wider University community; expands the enlightenment and purpose of the Asian-American student community to other academic settings.
Contra Club – Teaches and promotes English Country and Contra dancing among the student body.
Latino Association of Students – The purpose of this association is to share and practice our culture, values, and traditions with all the UD community. To serve our local community in all events they might need our help and support. To sustain communication with all the Latinos in the university and all those students who want to join us and learn about different cultures.
Indian Film and Culture Club – Promotes an understanding of Indian culture through film and cuisine exposition.
International Student Association – Enhances international understanding, friendship and diversity; promotes awareness and understanding of the University’s international student community.
Italian Club – Introduces and enhances the Italian culture to students in an exciting and interactive way.
Spanish Club – Seeks to bring to life the Latin and Spanish cultures at UD through food, art, literature and language.
Swing Club – Organizes and facilitates the social gathering of UD students for the purpose of learning and enjoyment of swing dancing.
UD Art Association – Brings together a diverse community of emerging and established artists and the public to advance the educational experience of the arts at UD.
provide opportunities for athletic pursuits:
Lyrical Dance Ensemble – A performance group of dedicated dancers who attend weekly practice led by a captain. They practice ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance techniques and perform at the school once each semester. They are also looking into arranging a performance featuring this club and perhaps the performances of other students that take place as a form of community service at a retirement home.
Martial Arts Club – Provides practical self-defense instruction and practice, to offer a setting for martial arts sports, and acts as both a physical fitness regimen and outlet for stress for members and students of the University, all in a safe and controlled environment.
Rugby Football Club – Plays in the Texas Rugby Union in Men’s Collegiate Division II.
University of Dallas Ultimate – Teaches, practices, competes and enjoys the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
Venture Crew – Pursues forms of adventure where learning leadership qualities and outdoor survival techniques are necessary.
please list all student clubs not listed in the above categories:
Crusader Yearbook – Publishes the student yearbook.
Juggling Club – Spreads the joy of juggling to both students and faculty, as well as members of the local Dallas community.
Resident Hall Association – Brings high-quality programming to the residents of UD ranging from social to education to recreational. Strengthens the resident hall community and provides an overall healthier and more enjoyable living environment.
Campus Activities Board – Plans and runs the majority of events on campus.
UD Student Foundation – Serves the purpose of promoting school spirit and volunteering services among the student body, the local community, and university alumni with the hope of developing future leaders in their professional work.
Student Government – Fosters an enriched campus environment and builds a strong student community through promotion of academic and social traditions of the University.
Students for Veterans – Promotes the values of loyalty, honor, duty, respect, selfless service, integrity, and courage, as well as physical health and well-being to help develop future leaders.
University News – Publishes the weekly student newspaper of the University of Dallas.
Does your institution require all student clubs and activities, including those listed above, to operate in accord with Catholic teaching?
How does your institution address student clubs and activities that may conflict with Catholic teaching?
Student clubs and organizations are required to uphold and follow the mission and vision of the University of Dallas. All operate under the supervision of a faculty/staff adviser.
Does your institution require student services like health care, counseling and guidance to conform to Catholic ethical and moral teaching and directives?
Additional Student Activities information, clarification or description (optional):
Student clubs and organizations are required to uphold and follow the mission and vision of the University of Dallas. All operate under the supervision of a faculty/staff adviser.
Has your institution’s diocesan bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) officially recognized the institution as Catholic?
Do your institution’s governing documents include or reference the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?
Do your institution’s governing documents or institutional policies require conformity to the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?
What is your institution’s mission statement:
As a Catholic university committed to liberal learning, the University of Dallas recognizes truth, wisdom and the other virtues as the primary ends of education. In both undergraduate and graduate programs, we educate the whole person through rigorous coursework, an unabashed commitment to excellence, and world-class faculty. By this education our graduates cultivate a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of truth and justice so as to think and act for their own good and the good of their family, community, country, and church.
Does your institution have a written policy regarding speakers and honorees that at a minimum meets the standards established by the United States bishops in “Catholics in Political Life?”
If yes, please give the policy:
Honorees and major speakers at all-university events, for example at Commencement, are approved by the bishop.
Additional Institutional Identity information, clarification or description (optional):
Invitations are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Describe the makeup of your institution’s undergraduate student body with regard to sex, religion, home state/country and type of high school (public, private, homeschool):
Total number of undergraduates: 1,471
Male: 45% Female: 55%
Catholic: 74% Other: 26%
Number of states represented:
Top three states: Texas, California, and Virginia
Students from top three states: 56%
Catholic HS: 35% Homeschool: 14%
Private HS: 7% Public HS: 44%
Most up-to-date information as of 12/13/18
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Are prospective and current members of your institution’s governing board(s) informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of your institution?
Are more than half of the current members of your institution’s governing board(s) practicing Catholics?
Do Catholic members of your institution’s governing board(s) make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Is your institution’s president a practicing Catholic?
Does your institution’s president make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Additional Leadership information, clarification or description (optional):
We are blessed to have the presence of Holy Trinity Seminary on our campus. It is a collegiate seminary which has grown 15% in size in recent years and is nearly at capacity. Additionally, the nearby St. Albert the Great Dominican Priory is now the novitiate for the southern and western provinces of the Dominican order. Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey is the largest Cistercian abbey in the U.S. and an essential partner in the University of Dallas enterprise. Our campus in Rome provides nearly 80% of our students an opportunity to study and participate in the life of the Church in a tangible manner.
A message from the president.
Dear Parents and Prospective Students:
In a sermon on the feast of St. Monica that coincided with the opening of the school year, John Henry Newman asserts that the goal of the Church in establishing universities is “to reunite things that were in the beginning joined together by God but which have been put asunder by man.” Newman is especially concerned about the separation of intellect and faith; he cites the assumption, perhaps even more common in our day than in his, that “to be religious, you must be ignorant, and to be intellectual, you must be unbelieving.” Indeed, modern universities seem to be characterized by dis-integration — of faith from reason, of faculty research from teaching, of the parts of the curriculum from one another, and of academic life from student life.
At the University of Dallas, we offer an education that unites what the modern university severs. Our integrated Core curriculum provides students with an immersion in the Western and Catholic tradition, a curriculum designed to demonstrate the way in which faith has informed every discipline and has formed the best of that to which we are heir. At the center of our undergraduate program is our full-semester Rome Program, in which cohorts of students live together on our gorgeous campus and encounter directly the sources of classical and Catholic civilization.
Our faculty, who see their primary vocation as teachers, are also well-published and active in their professional fields. They bring their research to bear on the classes they teach and mentor students in research in the sciences, business, and a host of other disciplines. The vast majority of our students engage in high-level research.
The success of UD graduates shows the value of a liberal arts education in preparing students for life and work. Our students have been awarded 39 Fulbright scholarships. The university has a remarkable record of student acceptance to medical and law school — above 80% in both areas. Nearly 95% of our graduates are actively employed or engaged in further education within six months of graduation.
As an alumnus of the University of Dallas, I can attest both to the intrinsic desirability of the education we offer and to its enormous utility across a range of practical enterprises. More importantly, it is an education that fosters the “love of learning and the desire for God” and provides students with the learning and skills confidently to engage an increasingly divided culture in a civil and hopeful manner.
May God bless your discernment of the next stage in your education.
President and UD alumnus, BA ’82 MA ’83