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 27,600 students — 18,380 undergraduate and 9,250 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.

On the Rise

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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 27,600 students and 141 degree programs.

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

Ranked #1 in the nation and #21 in the world on Times Higher Education list of colleges under 50 years of age.

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

In 2017, 36 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 64 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.

Student Demographics

Student / Faculty Ratio 23:1

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked UT Dallas among the top 100 “Best Value” public colleges in the United States for 2016.

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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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