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Colleges / The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Richardson, Texas. UT Dallas was founded in 1969 and the school presently has around 29,696 students a year, including 21,445 undergraduate students. UT Dallas ensures on-campus housing for up to 5,000 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 22% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UT Dallas for Fall 2023 is May 1.

Student Activities at UT Dallas

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UT Dallas's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UT Dallas students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UT Dallas has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UT Dallas has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UT Dallas on the Student Life page.

2022 UT Dallas Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 75%
In-State Tuition $16,412
Out-of-State $44,812
Percent of Need Met 63%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,586

Is UT Dallas a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what UT Dallas offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The University of Texas at Dallas

It is very difficult to get into UT Dallas. The acceptance rate at UT Dallas is 87%. Out of 18,838 applications received in 2022, 16,429 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT Dallas

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 88% of students who start at UT Dallas return the next year. UT Dallashas a six year graduation rate of 74 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UT Dallas Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 61% of graduates from UT Dallas recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent UT Dallas grads have an average starting salary of $49,268 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

UT Dallas's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The University of Texas at Dallas's endowment was $768.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UT Dallas spends about $21,729 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UT Dallas

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UT Dallas meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UT Dallas full-time are awarded $15,586 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,297 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UT Dallas.

Based on this information, does UT Dallas seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UT Dallas a good school for you?

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Where is UT Dallas?

UT Dallas is located in the suburban setting of Richardson, Texas, less than an hour from Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see UT Dallas for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-75, I-35 to Richardson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas Love Field, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UT Dallas and Richardson are like without leaving home.

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College Info

800 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080

Campus Setting: Suburban

UT Dallas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Dallas is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Dallas is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UT Dallas ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


25 to 32


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UT Dallas is 28. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into UT Dallas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UT Dallas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1410


Math SAT Range

590 - 730


Reading SAT Range

580 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1410 and Above


1190 to 1410


1190 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UT Dallas students is 1294. Applicants with SAT scores of 1410 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UT Dallas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1410 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UT Dallas.

UT Dallas Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UT Dallas is like? There are approximately 29,696 students enrolled at UT Dallas, including 21,445 undergraduate students and 8,251 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from TX and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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