About UT Dallas Debate

Since the team’s inception in 1996, The University of Texas at Dallas Debate Team has created a name for itself as a competitive national program, winning multiple honors including:

  • First round at-large bids to the National Debate Tournament.
  • Multiple late elimination appearances at major nationals tournaments.
  • Numerous top-ten speakers awards.
  • The 2010 national debater of the year, Brian Rubaie.

UT Dallas Debate offers a unique educational and competitive experience that helps students grow into advocates and prepares them for success after college. Just a few of the benefits of debating at The University of Texas at Dallas include:

  • Nationally competitive college debate team: UT Dallas travels and wins at the best tournaments around the country.
  • Nationally recognized and highly committed coaching staff: Our coaching depth helps debaters build advocacy and strategic skills.
  • Excellent placement rates: More than 90 percent of UT Dallas debaters are admitted to graduate programs or law schools, including Harvard Law, Michigan, Northwestern and Johns Hopkins University.
  • Scholarship opportunities: The University rewards committed and talented debaters with unique opportunities to affordably attend college while succeeding in debate.
About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas comprises seven schools, offers an array of interdisciplinary degree programs, and features a student population as diverse as its areas of study.

With a current enrollment of more than 21,000 students and a world-class faculty that includes one Nobel laureate, members of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and active, news-making researchers, UT Dallas aims to provide Texas and the nation with the benefits of educational and research programs of the highest quality. By merging theory with practice in classrooms and at the University’s numerous research centers, we challenge students to investigate their own questions and create the future they envision for themselves.

The University sits north of Dallas in Richardson, Texas, offering students quick and easy access to all that Dallas and Fort Worth have to offer. With nearly as many restaurants per capita as New York City and as the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, the eateries and shopping in and around Dallas are sure to thrill. Students may use their free DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) passes to explore the many shopping and eating choices the Metroplex offers. The DART bus and train system also provides easy access to many outdoor amenities, such as parks, hike and bike trails and swimming pools.