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Founded: 1969

Colors: Flame orange and eco green

Enrollment: 21,193

Academic Programs: 133 academic programs across seven schools

Top Schools and Programs: The Naveen Jindal School of Management's MBA program was among the nation’s top 50 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 ranking of graduate schools. The magazine rated the school’s online MBA programs 4th 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. 3 and graduate speech-pathology ranked No. 11.

Graduate programs offered through the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences are ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Graduate program rankings include criminology (27th) and political science (76th).

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science launched the first accredited telecommunications engineering degree in the United States and is one of only a handful of institutions offering a software engineering degree. The school’s undergraduate programs are ranked 71st among the nation’s public schools of engineering by U.S. News & World Report.

Value: UT Dallas was ranked 39th in the top 100 “Best Value” public colleges in the United States, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2014.

UT Dallas earned recognition in 2014 as one of the best values among the nation’s public colleges by The Princeton Review.

World rank: The University of Texas at Dallas was ranked 15th worldwide in the 2014 Times Higher Education magazine list of the world’s most outstanding young universities.

Average Class Rank: About 38 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and 71 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.

Financial Aid: About 74 percent of UT Dallas undergraduates receive assistance in paying for their education through need-based aid, merit scholarships and other financial aid.

Housing: Nearly 26 percent of undergraduate students live in University housing.

Student Life: More than 200 student organizations

Student/Faculty Ratio: 22-to-1

Alumni: UT Dallas has 79,938 alumni who have earned more than 88,329 degrees from the University.

Recruiting: Of the 20 Most Profitable Companies as reported online by Fortune 500, 14 recruit UT Dallas students.

Employment: As reported to the UT Dallas Career Center, 84 percent of the graduating class of 2012 secured employment or had elected to continue their education.

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