UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 134 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests. The University is committed to providing some of the state's most-lauded science, engineering and management programs, but it also has gained prominence in a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.
The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members are more than 454 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning.
Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared to succeed in higher education: Nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class; 75 percent are in the top 25 percent.
The University's ability to attract and retain excellent students has propelled UT Dallas into national prominence within a few short years. Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine ranked UT Dallas among its best values for public colleges nationally, and Times Higher Education ranked UT Dallas as one of the top 100 institutions in the world under 50 years of age.
With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas produces graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.