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The University of Texas at Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that combines innovative programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) with highly ranked management programs that reflect our founding almost 50 years ago by the visionary entrepreneurs who started Texas Instruments.

The Princeton Review has consistently named UT Dallas to its list of Best Value Colleges — academically outstanding colleges that guide students to rewarding careers without burdening them with excessive debt.

We offer more than 140 academic programs — from bioengineering and global business to audiology and arts and technology — in critical fields including nanotechnology and neuroscience.

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  • Countries Represented:
    More than 100


The University has a total enrollment of 28,755: 69% undergraduates and 31% graduate students.

Temoc - Official mascot of UT Dallas


National Rankings

The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education recognizes The University of Texas at Dallas as Carnegie R1 (Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity). UT Dallas is among 130 universities in the United States with this classification.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings of the world’s most outstanding universities under 50 years old found UT Dallas to be:

No. 2 
in the
United States
No. 31
in the

A top-ranked top educational value

No. 37 among public universities for best value by Money Magazine.

Top Colleges That Pay Off, The Princeton Review.

No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s
“Top 10 MBA Programs Where Grads Make More than They Owe” based on salary-to-debt ratios.

Academic Programs

More than 140 142 academic programs across 8 schools.

Funded Research
$99 million (2015) *

$106 million (2016) *

$113 million (2017) *

$122 million (2018) *

*Fiscal years

  • Bachelor’s degree programs: 50
  • Master’s degree programs: 60
  • PhD programs: 30
  • Professional doctorate programs: 1


UT Dallas has more than 570 tenured and tenure-track professors including Nobel laureate Russell A. Hulse and six National Academy members.


UT Dallas has more than 110,000 alumni worldwide

In 2015, UT Dallas alumnus Dr. Aziz Sancar PhD’77
was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Dr. Tomas Lindahl and Dr. Paul Modrich.

Other notable alumni include:

Student Life

UT Dallas has more than 300 campus organizations and 26 national Greek-letter fraternities and sororities.

Comet Athletics

With 26 conference titles since 2002, the Comets are powerhouse contenders in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. UT Dallas has more than 300 student-athletes and 14 intercollegiate teams, including a coed esports squad launched in 2018. 

The UT Dallas chess team has won or tied for first place in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship
10 times since 2000.

8,894 Service Hours


The Office of Student Volunteerism hosted 177 events for students, in partnership with at least 78 nonprofit agencies, during the 2015-2016 academic year. Through the OSV, 4,779 Comets completed 8,894 service hours, with an estimated dollar value amount of $219,344 ($23.40 per volunteer rate per hour, per Independent Sector) donated toward improving communities.  

Scholarships and Financial Aid

UT Dallas welcomed 172 freshman National Merit Scholars in 2018.

Approximately 70% of UT Dallas undergraduates receive need-based aid, merit scholarships or other financial aid. 

In 2017, 67% of UT Dallas seniors graduated with no student debt as compared to Texas at 45% and the U.S. average of 35%.

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