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About University of Dallas

University of Dallas is a private, religious school that was founded in 1955. It is moderately difficult to get into University of Dallas. The institution enrolls around 2,489 students a year, including 1,447 undergrads.

University of Dallas offers early action and does not offer early decision.

University of Dallas Acceptance Rate

Around 54% of applicants get into University of Dallas each year. University of Dallas admits 51% of students that apply early action. Out of 4,645 applications received in 2021, 2,498 students were offered admission .

University of Dallas Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at University of Dallas

University of Dallas does not offer early decision. University of Dallas offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 51%
Average GPA 3.9
Mean ACT score 27
Mean SAT score 1247
Tuition $43,326

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to University of Dallas.

Financial Aid at University of Dallas

University of Dallas meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $37,726 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at University of Dallas

University of Dallas offers housing for up to 837 students.

Most University of Dallas students live off campus.

Charity Week, Groundhog, and and Spring Formal are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Dallas.

GPA and Test Scores for University of Dallas

University of Dallas is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1247. The mean ACT scores is 27.

Does University of Dallas Require Test Scores?

University of Dallas has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 61% submitted the SAT. 46% submitted the ACT.

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University of Dallas Waitlist 2021

University of Dallas reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is University of Dallas a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Dallas

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Dallas, around 81% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 342 students who started at University of Dallas as first-time freshman, 213 graduate within four years.

Around 69% of students who started at University of Dallas earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Dallas Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 57 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $51,929 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $30,427 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Dallas sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Dallas a good school for you?

What is University of Dallas's Endowment?

University of Dallas's endowment was valued at $74,867,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Dallas spends about $11,306.

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Where is University of Dallas Located?

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

If you want to see University of Dallas for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 114 to Irving, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

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

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College Info

1845 East Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062-4736

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Dallas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Dallas is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Dallas is Dec 1.

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


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University of Dallas ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Dallas is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Dallas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Dallas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1335


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 690

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1335 and Above


1130 to 1335


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Dallas students is 1247. Applicants with SAT scores of 1335 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Dallas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1335 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Dallas.

University of Dallas Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Dallas is like? There are approximately 2,489 students enrolled at University of Dallas, including 1,447 undergraduate students and 1,042 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 52% percent are from TX and 48% percent of students are from other states.


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