University description (as per official university website)
History of the University
The charter of the University of Dallas dates from 1910 when the Vincentian Fathers took that name for the Holy Trinity College they had founded five years earlier. Holy Trinity closed in 1928 and the charter was placed with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. In 1955, the Western Province of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur obtained it for the purpose of operating a new institution in Dallas that would absorb their junior college in Fort Worth, Our Lady of Victory. The Sisters, together with laymen Eugene Constantin, Jr. and Edward R. Maher, Sr., induced Bishop Thomas K. Gorman to have the diocese assume sponsorship of the new institution with ownership by its Board of Trustees.
Bishop Gorman announced that the University would be a four year co-educational institution welcoming students of all faiths and races, and offering work on the undergraduate level with a graduate school to be added as soon as practicable. The University opened its doors to 96 degree-seeking students in September 1956, on a thousand-acre tract of rolling hills northwest of the city of Dallas now part of Irving/Las Colinas.
About the University of Dallas
The University of Dallas is a Catholic, co-educational university located in Irving, Texas, a city of 150,000 residents on the northwest boundary of the city of Dallas. In the center of the Metroplex, the campusis 10 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and 40 minutes from Fort Worth.
Since it was founded in 1956, the University of Dallas has been consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts universities in America. It is one of only eight in Texas to receive Phi Beta Kappa status, and is one of 124 schools nationwide recognized for stressing character development among students.
The University offers undergraduate degree programs through the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from the College of Business, doctorate and master's programs in the humanities through the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and certificate and master's programs through the School of Ministry. Whatever the program, the University of Dallas offers a superior education in an active, stimulating intellectual environment.
UD welcomes quality students from across the United States and around the world for a quality education. Whether you are applying to the undergraduate program or to one of the graduate programs, the cost of an education at a private university can seem overwhelming. Recognizing this, the University community strives to meet the needs and concerns of our students on a student-by-student basis.
Approximately 80% of our student body currently receives financial aid of some sort in the form of merit- or need-based award packages. Financial Aid is intended to supplement, not replace family resources. The primary source of funding rest with both Federal and State government; therefore, government regulations determine a studentís eligibility. The University of Dallas' Financial Aid Office is required to comply with updated federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies.