Campus housing options are within walking distance to class and close to public transportation — including the University’s own Comet Cruiser bus line, which is free for students — and numerous dining and entertainment outlets.
Don’t want to leave campus for meals or groceries?
A new, 28,000-square-foot dining hall has space for students, faculty and staff to mingle, relax and grab
a bite to eat. Features include a waffle bar, cooking
and beverage stations, potato and dessert bars and complete meals.
University Village offers floor plans that feature a
balcony, washer/dryer, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven and dishwasher.
Amenities include a swimming pool, volleyball court and outdoor grills. Billiards, ping-pong tables and a student center are located in the clubhouse.
While attending UT Dallas you have two options for on-campus housing. University Village, operated by American Campus Communities and Waterview Park, operated by University Partners. Both communities offer various floor plans and you may view their information by following the links below.
University Village Apartments
University-owned and managed by American Campus Communities, buildings 38-51. View floor plans and additional information.
Waterview Park Apartments
Owned by the Utley Foundation and managed by University Partners, buildings 2-36. View floor plans and additional information.
Though UT Dallas students have priority for available on-campus housing, you are not assured an apartment. There are
other apartments in the area surrounding the UT Dallas campus. Please be advised that many students living in these
apartments find it necessary to own a car or use public transportation.
Visit the International Student Services - Housing website for more information on housing.
Welcome to a city at the heart of the Telecom Corridor, that also offers all the benefits of a small city with easy access to a major metropolitan area. The weather in Dallas is very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Temperatures in summer are usually around 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Temperatures in winter sometimes drop as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees Celsius).
Comets take learning seriously, but they also like to have fun. And because UT Dallas is located in the heart of America’s fourth largest metropolitan area, there are plenty of opportunities to discover cool, exciting things to do and see.
UT Dallas has academic advantages to be sure, but we also have quick and easy access to all that Richardson, Dallas and Fort Worth have to offer. And it’s good to know that with gas prices fluctuating so much, you may not even need a car while you’re here.
In fact, the University offers free DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) passes to all students. The annual pass program gives the bearer unlimited access to all DART services, including local and express buses and light rail, as well as the University’s very own Comet Cruiser line that runs to local businesses and grocery stores near UT Dallas.
Did We Mention Location?
Special events in the city include the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival
, the Cottonwood Art Festival
and the Huffhines Art Trails
. There’s also the Charles W. Eisemann Center,
which features a 1,500-seat hall and is host to professional musical, dance, comedy and theatrical events.
With nearly as many restaurants per capita as New York City and as the birthplace of Neiman Marcus,
the eateries and shopping in and around the Dallas area are sure to thrill. There are also places for
outdoor running, biking, hiking and skating.
Four interstate highways connect Dallas to both coasts, Mexico, and Canada. Two local airports, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, offer Dallas residents passage to 47 international locations and 145 domestic cities from the world’s third busiest airport.
Other attractions include the Dallas Zoo and the Fort Worth Zoo, Fair Park, the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, world-renowned
art museums that include the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter
Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Some other interesting venues are the Dallas World Aquarium, the new American Airlines Center, and the State Fair of Texas.
Still can’t find enough to do? Major sport teams in
the area include the world-famous Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, the Texas Rangers and soccer team FC Dallas. The Texas Motor Speedway is also nearby. If you’d rather move to the beat of your favorite drummer, you can visit Dallas’ vibrant music scene and listen or dance to live bands that cover the entire musical spectrum—rock, jazz, blues, country, classical, and salsa.
At UT Dallas, great shops, entertainment venues,
major sport teams, museums, and art galleries
are literally just outside your door. Come experience them for yourself!
DFW Quick Facts
There are 20 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The D-FW area ranks among the top five metropolitan areas in job growth. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Latest Dallas/Fort Worth data shows 15 distinct technology industries in the region. Employment in these industries tops 220,000 workers. The metropolitan area has more technology jobs than Houston and Texas combined. (Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce)
Dallas/Fort Worth has a low cost of living, typically several points below the national average, and considerably lower than major east and west coast cities. (ACCRA)
The Dallas metropolitan area was ranked 4th in Forbes Coolest Cities in America List in 2012, based on entertainment options, restaurants, unemployment rate, migration, culture and a young median age. Forbes also included the area in other top 10 lists in 2012, including Cities Where a Paycheck Stretches the Furthest (5th) and Top Cities for College Graduates (5th).