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Recognized as a Top Institution

The University of Dallas offers a premier liberal arts education built on a legacy of study and grounded in the pursuit of creativity, ingenuity and new discoveries. Increasingly, we have been recognized for our strong Catholic identity and our commitment to the Western intellectual tradition. From our devoted faculty to our focus on providing the highest quality education to our students, learn more about what sets us apart.

U.S News & World Report

Named among the 2024 Best Colleges, UD ranked No. 4 as a Best Value institution. The university additionally ranked high among the Best Colleges for Veterans, Top Performers on Social Mobility and Best Undergraduate Business Programs in the country.

Fiske Guide to Colleges

Named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges in 2019 and is the only remaining Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern United States.

Kiplinger's Best Values in Colleges

The University of Dallas is ranked 78 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 173 among all colleges.

MONEY Magazine

UD was identified as No. 22 of the "46 Best Colleges for Getting Big Merit Scholarships" by Money Magazine. Money declared UD “one of the nation’s top-performing colleges” in its annual ranking of the Best Colleges for Your Money, as well as one of the Best Colleges in the South.

Top 50 Christian Schools

Named one of the "Top 50 Christian Schools" by Study.com. Over 75% of the student population is Catholic; however, students of all denominations are welcome to foster their individual spiritual development and prepare for their spiritual calling in life. 

Top School for Women

Ranked 67th in the "Top 300 Schools for Women" at the Women's Choice Awards in 2018. 


Education for a Life Well Lived

Muhammed Arif
Mariana Zayas
Andrew Moran
Muhammad Usama Arif, BS '19

““The education at UD fostered my growth as a whole person. I learned the fundamentals of business and developed multiple skills to help me in my future career, while also cultivating an appreciation for the liberal arts through the UD Core.””

Mariana Zayas, BA '12, Psychology, MA '20

““You will definitely start to become the best version of yourself by going to this school. The formation you get at UD is crucial: It’s personal, it's spiritual, it’s everything.””

Associate Professor of English Andrew Moran, BA '91 MA '99 PhD '04

““Whatever their path thereafter, University of Dallas alumni are prepared to engage the world with understanding, confidence — even audacity — and maybe too that most essential quality for success, joy.””