UT Dallas is on a 500-acre campus in the suburban setting of Richardson, Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth.
UT Dallas has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UT Dallas has fraternities and sororities.
UT Dallas has the Artificial Intelligence Society. In fact, more students participate in the Artificial Intelligence Society than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UT Dallas include American Medical Student Association, Anim3 anime club, Data Science Club and Muslim Student Association.
The UT Dallas community comes together each year for Weeks of Welcome (fall), Homecoming and Springapalooza.
This table offers information on housing at UT Dallas.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||22%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||5,000|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||4,813|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||78%|
UT Dallas offers housing for students. 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 2022, 22% of undergrads at UT Dallas lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UT Dallas. There are 5,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 21,445 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,813 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 22% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UT Dallas offers coed housing.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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.
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