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Colleges / University of Dallas

University of Dallas

Irving, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%
Acceptance Rate54%

University of Dallas Admissions

If you are applying to University of Dallas, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $50.

University of Dallas Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Dallas's admissions stats.

University of Dallas 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 38%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 46%
Waitlist No

University of Dallas Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Dallas.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 ––
Regular Decision Yes August 1 ––

Applying Early to University of Dallas?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1.

University of Dallas accepts around 51% of early action applicants and 54% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, University of Dallas admitted 1,615 of the 3,195 who applied early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Dallas Admissions

Transferring to University of Dallas

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Dallas

University of Dallas has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Dallas?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Dallas

Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Dallas during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with University of Dallas for more information on admission factors.

University of Dallas Application Requirements

To apply to University of Dallas, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of Dallas's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements minimum 2.5 GPA for transfers
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Dallas?

Students admitted to University of Dallas have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9. University of Dallas considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 17% submitted a class rank. At University of Dallas 38% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 76% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Dallas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 43.77%
3.75 and 3.99 25.76%
3.50 and 3.74 17.17%
3.25 and 3.49 7.48%
3.00 and 3.24 4.99%
2.50 and 2.9 0.83%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Dallas directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Dallas considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 61% of University of Dallas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Dallas?

To be competitive with other University of Dallas applicants, you should aim to score between 1130 and 1335 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Dallas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1335 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Dallas students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Dallas students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Dallas?

To be most competitive at University of Dallas, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Dallas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Dallas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Dallas

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Dallas.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is December 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Dallas during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

University of Dallas Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Dallas?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Dallas.

Does University of Dallas accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Dallas accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does University of Dallas accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Dallas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Dallas?

❌ No, University of Dallas is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is University of Dallas's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Dallas's acceptance rate is 54%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Dallas?

❌ University of Dallas does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Dallas?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at University of Dallas was 51% in 2021.

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University of Dallas Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Dallas? University of Dallas is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Dallas acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.


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

University of Dallas ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


23 to 30


23 and Less


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University of Dallas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1335


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 690

University of Dallas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Dallas, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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