The University Of Texas At Dallas

The University Of Texas At Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, also known as UT Dallas or UTD, is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The main campus is located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas, United States, just north of the Dallas city limits. It also operates a satellite location adjacent to the UT Southwestern campus in central Dallas. The main campus is spread across an area of 866 acres. UTD offers more than five different academic programs with various concentrations granting bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.

UTD is a member of the NCAA Division III and the American Southwest Conference. It fields sports teams that participate in various sports such as men's and women's soccer, baseball, men's tennis, softball, men's basketball and volleyball. Their sports teams are nicknamed The Comets.

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The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson , TX 75080-3021
General Phone: (972) 883-2111

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UT Dallas Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,572business, business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS
Liberal Arts721American studies, minority and gender studies, comparative literature, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, geography, cartography, political science, ...
Computer Science and Engineering347computer and info science, computer engineering, software engineering
Science313biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, call and molecular biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, ...
Therapy and Counseling236cognitive science, psychology, child psychology, psychobiology, communication disorders
Engineering233electrical engineering, materials engineering
Medical Support and Technology164audiology, audiology and speech pathology
Fine Arts110fine arts
Family and Social Work79public administration, public policy analysis
Security and Law Enforcement73criminology
Art Studies48visual and performing arts
Mathematics42mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Medical Administration35health care administration
Education and Teaching5math teaching

Number of programs and degrees for UT Dallas in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,38436
Postbaccalaureate certificate1468
Master's degree1,39535
Doctor's degree12123

UT Dallas Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT Dallas had a total enrollment of 14,556 students (12,306 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 61%
Graduate 39%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 7%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 17%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 11%
20-21 17%
22-24 25%
25-29 22%
30-34 12%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)10%

UT Dallas Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 50 %

UT Dallas Room and Board (2007)

UT Dallas offers campus housing for 3,950 of its 12,306 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Richardson, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UT Dallas Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550670
SAT Math590700
SAT Writing530650
ACT Verbal2330
ACT Math2531
ACT Composite2430

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT44%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UT Dallas Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,050
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,000
Room and board $ 6,828
Room charge $ 4,395
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,170

Financial Aid:
UT Dallas participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 974100)

UT Dallas Faculty

UT Dallas has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$130,7392*
Associate professorcalendar year6$94,5952*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$78,8500*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year22$111,7305$97,167

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year123$127,43723$122,792
Associate professoracademic year74$96,63017$85,084
Assistant professoracademic year59$93,80235$84,898
Lectureracademic year59$61,20345$52,962
No academic rankacademic year16$74,7852*
All faculty totalacademic year331$100,203122$79,939

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UT Dallas Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

UT Dallas Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Communication Disorders, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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