Fast Facts

Fast Facts

More than four decades ago, UT Dallas began as a collection of research stations in a North Texas cotton field. Founded at the dawn of the Information Age, the University is poised to become the national research university our founders envisioned.

Renowned for Research: In 2016, the University was assigned the highest classification of research activity by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Historically denoted as an “R1 University,” the classification acknowledges UT Dallas as a doctoral-granting university with the highest research activity. UT Dallas is among 115 universities in the U.S. with this classification.

Top 50 MBA Program: In 2016, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management MBA program No. 29 in best business schools. In 2017, U.S. News and World Report rated the school’s online graduate business programs 2nd and its online MBA program 7th in the U.S.

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Callier Center has two programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report — graduate audiology ranked No. 4 and graduate speech-language pathology ranked No. 12.

Growth in Engineering and Computer Science: The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science has had some of the fastest growth at the University in recent years. Since, 2008, student enrollment has increased more than 150 percent to nearly 7,000 students; the number of research and teaching faculty members have doubled from about 100 to more than 200; and the school has started four new departments and nine new degree programs.

World Class: UT Dallas ranks No. 1 in Texas, No. 2 in the United States and among the top 24 in the world in the 2016 Times Higher Education magazine list of the world’s most outstanding young universities. The 150 Under 50 Rankings lists the top 150 universities under 50 years old.

UT Dallas has conferred almost 110,000 degrees to its graduates.

Nobel Alumnus: In 2015, Dr. Aziz Sancar PhD’77 became the first alumnus in the University’s history win the Nobel Prize.

Recruiting: Of the 10 most profitable companies as reported online by Fortune 500, nine of them or their subsidiaries recruit UT Dallas students.

Employment: As reported to the UT Dallas Career Center, 88 percent of the 2014-15 graduating class secured employment, were serving in military or had elected to continue their education.

National Merit Scholars: 390

Student Life: More than 300 student organizations

Athletics: More than 300 students compete on 13 intercollegiate teams

The University is packed with brainpower, ranking No. 25 in Business Insider’s list of smartest public colleges in the U.S.

Top Majors

For Undergraduate Students: Computer Science, Biology, Arts and Technology, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Healthcare Studies

For Graduate Students: Information Technology & Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, Accounting, Electrical Engineering, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Communication Disorders, Mechanical Engineering

Academic Programs: 142 in 8 Schools:

Financial Aid: About 70 percent of undergraduates receive assistance in paying for their education through need-based aid, merit scholarships and other financial aid.

Value: UT Dallas has been recognized as one of the best values in U.S. higher education by two renowned publications. In 2017, the University ranked 32nd in the top 10 “Best Value” public colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. In 2016, UT Dallas was listed No. 37 among public universities for best value by Money Magazine.

Debt and Diversity: UT Dallas was named one of the top 30 universities in the country for student ethnic diversity and low student debt by U.S. News & World Report.