UT Dallas Ranks 1st in U.S. Among Universities Under 50 Years Old

President Benson discusses the significance of UT Dallas ranking first among U.S. universities less than 50 years old by Times Higher Education. If you don't see the video, watch it on Vimeo.

The University of Texas at Dallas is ranked No. 1 in the United States among universities founded less than 50 years ago, according to the just-released Young University Rankings report from Times Higher Education. 

UT Dallas ranked 21st in the world, up from No. 24 last year. 

The Young University Rankings, previously known as the magazine’s 150 Under 50 Rankings, include 200 institutions. The rankings use 13 performance indicators to rate research-intensive universities, with categories in:

  • Teaching (the learning environment)
  • Research (volume, income and reputation)
  • Citations (research influence)
  • International outlook (staff, students and research)
  • Industry income (knowledge transfer) 

Other U.S. universities to make the list were Rush University (33), George Mason University (47), The University of Texas at San Antonio (68) and Florida International University (89). 

UT Dallas, established in 1969, ranked 10th in the world among the magazine’s list of Top 50 Generation X Universities — those founded between 1967 and 1985. 

“Although we are young, it is our mission to make UT Dallas a global force in education, innovation and research,” UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson said. “This latest survey reaffirms what we excel in — teaching, research and the transfer of knowledge to industry — and I would like to thank the students, staff, faculty and alumni for their contributions to establishing UT Dallas’ reputation and the success of the University.” 

Earlier this year, UT Dallas was ranked as a top public college value in surveys from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Princeton Review

In fall 2016, enrollment at UT Dallas reached a new high of 26,797, up 9 percent from 2015. The freshman class boasts an average SAT score of 1,261 and 119 National Merit Scholars. 

Another recent achievement is the University’s inclusion among universities with the highest research activity in The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

UT Dallas’ infrastructure continues to expand with the growing demand from students. The 68,000-square-foot Student Services Building Addition recently opened, providing an auditorium, food and retail locations, offices and study space. 

The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, which will accommodate meetings, weddings and conferences, and two apartment-style residential complexes are scheduled for completion later this year. Construction also continues on the 200,000-square-foot Engineering Building.

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