UT-Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas

800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,145
  • Class Notes
    1,609
  • Textbook Notes
    251
  • Study Guides
    282
  • Currently Enrolled
    416
  • Previously Enrolled
    577

Overview of University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas)

About this school

U Texas at Dallas, founded in 1969, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 455-acre campus is located in Richardson, 17 miles north of the center of Dallas.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,388
    • Men:10,471 (56.9%)
    • Women:7,917 (43.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (UT-Dallas)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Texas at Dallas is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 West Campbell Road
City, State, Zip
Richardson, TX  75080
Phone
(972) 883-2270
Fax
(972) 883-6803
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 11,791 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 5,388 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 6,403 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,922 (44%) of 8,965 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,585 (39%) of 4,058 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,337 (48%) of 4,907 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
670 average |620-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
39%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
16%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
645 average |600-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
27%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
21%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |26-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
48%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
5%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UT-Dallas)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,528|Out-of-state: $34,644
  • Room & Board: - $11,112 (70.18696311268317%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.5795856493178375%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,520 (22.233451237998988%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Texas at Dallas accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009741
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,206 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,555 (70.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,524 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
379 (24.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$14,538
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,354 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,751
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,304 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,643
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 184 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
700 (22.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,975

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,877 (62.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,447 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,223 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,203 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$13,220
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,590 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,183
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,530 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,894
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 444 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,951 (20.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,953

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
33%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,565
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Public Servants, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UT-Dallas)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


895

Part-Time Faculty


424

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 3% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 22% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 19% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,399,937

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
170
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Texas at Dallas provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


52.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


69.0%

Programs & Majors (UT-Dallas)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Sociology
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study (62)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Hydrogeology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Investment Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Paleontology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Science Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications

Campus Life (UT-Dallas)

Location & Geography

Population


103,297

Nearest Metropolitan Area


500 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Dallas-Fort Worth

Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 91.9 average high in September
Rain
79 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Irving (DFW International)
Nearest Bus Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Dallas
Nearest Train Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Dallas

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Comets
School Colors
Forest green, white, and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Texas at Dallas offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, golden key national honor society, muslim students association, indian student association, friendship association of chinese students and scholars

Sororities


7% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,294

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,388
Women
7,917
Men
10,471

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 32.4% Asian
  • 6.0% Black/African-American
  • 19.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 35.6% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


3.9% from 78 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


9,254

Student Resources (UT-Dallas)

Study resources