University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
(972) 883-2270
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas, UTD) is a public research university in Richardson, Texas, a few miles north of Dallas. The institution began as the research arm of Texas Instruments in 1961, but was handed over to the state of Texas in 1969 and immediately established as a university within the University of Texas System. The school is known for its willingness to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and offers many interdisciplinary degree programs.

Rankings & Recognition

UT Dallas was ranked fifth in The Best Colleges ranking of the 10 best colleges and universities in Texas for 2011-2012. It has been rated a “Tier 1″ national university by U.S. News & World Report. UT Dallas has also been recognized for various departments and programs by BusinessWeek, Kiplingers and Princeton Review.


UT Dallas is a large comprehensive research program offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs up to the doctoral level. Undergraduates have over fifty degree programs to choose from, including multiple interdisciplinary degrees. The most popular undergraduate majors at UT Dallas are business, management, marketing, multi/interdisciplinary studies, psychology, biology and the social sciences. The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.

Tuition & Aid

In state tuition costs at UT Dallas are estimated at $9,886. Out of state tuition is estimated at $22,170. About eighty six percent of freshman receive some form of financial aid. The average freshman financial aid package is estimated at $11,726.

UT Dallas offers the Tuition Promise Program for qualifying low-income students. Full time students who are Texas residents from families making less than $25,000 a year are eligible to have all tuition and fees covered by a combination of scholarships and grants that do not have to be paid back.


UT Dallas is fairly selective in its admissions process, admitting about fifty percent of applicants in recent years. Either SAT or ACT scores are required. The fall application deadline is July 1.

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