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University of Dallas

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1956
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,188
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $45,592,471
Admissions Address

1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062-4736



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Curt Eley
Admissions office telephone: (972) 721-5266
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.udallas.edu/admiss/index.cfm Tuition deposit: $350 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History 3 4
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 24 28

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 85%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 90%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 82%
Total applicants: 876
Total acceptances: 743
Total freshman enrollment: 315
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 53%
Male applicants: 373
Male acceptances: 325
Male freshman enrollment: 146
Female applicants: 503
Female acceptances: 418
Female freshman enrollment: 169
Out-of-state freshmen: 49%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 71%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 51%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 83%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 89%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 690
Math: 540 – 650
Combined: 1100 – 1340

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.9% 10.0%
600-699 40.4% 39.6%
500-599 27.9% 37.9%
400-499 8.9% 11.4%
300-399 N/A 1.1%
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 43%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 32
Math: 23 – 27
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 22.4% 36.1% 12.0%
24-29 55.2% 38.4% 60.9%
18-23 19.4% 22.6% 22.6%
12-17 2.2% 3.0% 4.5%
6-11 0.8% N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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