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Colleges / The University of Texas at Dallas

UT Dallas Student Life

UT Dallas is on a 500-acre campus in a suburban setting in Richardson, Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth. There are many activities and organizations for UT Dallas students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UT Dallas also has fraternities and sororities.

UT Dallas has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UT Dallas include Golden Key National Honor Society, Muslim Students Association, Indian Student Association and Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars.

The UT Dallas community comes together each year for Jazz Concert, Homecoming Dance and Holiday Sing.

Does UT Dallas Offer Student Housing?

UT Dallas offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most UT Dallas students live off campus. In 2021, 12% of undergrads at UT Dallas lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UT Dallas. There are 5,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 21,187 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,604 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 12% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UT Dallas offers coed housing and .

UT Dallas Athletics

At UT Dallas there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UT Dallas:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is UT Dallas Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Texas at Dallas is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UT Dallas campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UT Dallas offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to UT Dallas

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UT Dallas, take I-75, I-35 to Richardson, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dallas Love Field, Dallas-Fort Worth International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UT Dallas's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UT Dallas Students

44%

Women

56%

Men

85%

Full Time

15%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

38%

28%

18%

5%

4%

4%

2%

0.10%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

21,187

Graduate Students

7,482

Non-Resident / International Students

847

UT Dallas Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

28,669

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,992

Out-of-State

$38,970

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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