The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution made up of eight schools in the heart of North Texas.

The University of Texas at Dallas is a Carnegie R1 classification (Doctoral Universities – Highest research activity) institution, located in a suburban setting 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. The University enrolls more than 28,750 students — 19,872 undergraduate and 8,885 graduate —and offers a broad array of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

Established by Eugene McDermott, J. Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green, the founders of Texas Instruments, UT Dallas is a young institution driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founders and their commitment to academic excellence. In 1969, the public research institution joined The University of Texas System and became The University of Texas at Dallas.

A high-energy, nimble, innovative institution, UT Dallas offers top-ranked science, engineering and business programs and has gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths from audiology to arts and technology. UT Dallas’ faculty includes a Nobel laureate, six members of the National Academies and more than 560 tenured and tenure-track professors.

 

Why I Love UTD

In their own words, current students share why they love UT Dallas.

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From left: Eugene McDermott, Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green

History

We’ve accomplished a lot in less than 50 years

Since its founding in the 1960s, UT Dallas has grown to have an enrollment of more than 28,750 students and more than140 degree programs.

The first undergraduate classes on Sept. 8, 1975 swelled enrollment from 300 students to 3,300 students.

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, UT Dallas is the 4th fastest growing public doctoral university in the country.

Students arrive at UT Dallas prepared to succeed in higher education.

In 2018, 37 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The University enrolled 172 National Merit Scholars. 

Student Demographics

males 57% females 43%

undergraduates 69% graduates 31%
part time 21% full time 79%

Student / Faculty Ratio 23:1

student / teacher ratio 23:1

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked UT Dallas 61st in the nation among public universities in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings and named UTD the second-best value out of all public schools in Texas.

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MISSION

The University of Texas at Dallas provides the State of Texas and the nation with excellent, innovative education and research.

The University is committed to graduating well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world; to continually improving educational and research programs in the arts and sciences, engineering, and management; and to assisting the commercialization of intellectual capital generated by students, staff, and faculty.

“UT Dallas is different by design. The differences are our defining characteristics. We are the school where the ‘rock stars’ do things like make animated films, build robots and play chess. We’re the school where students regularly win at the national level in debate, engineering design and competition for business ideas. And UTD is the proud home to fine student-athletes, more than a few of whom have achieved Academic All-American status. For those reasons and many more, students are choosing UTD in ever-increasing numbers.”

— Dr. Richard C. Benson, president of UT Dallas

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