University of Texas at Dallas

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The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is a member of the University of Texas System. This public, research university is located in Richardson, Texas in the Telecom Corridor which is 18 miles north of Downtown Dallas. In 1961, UTD was established as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest. Later, it was renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS) and began as a research arm for Texas Instruments. In 1969, however, the founders bestowed SCAS to Texas and the Governor, Preston Smith, signed the bill which officially created the University of Texas at Dallas.

UTD has seven schools which offer over 142 academic programs. UTD also hosts over 50 research centers and institutes. Its curriculum is designed in order to allow student participation in collaborative research labs along with the traditional disciplines. These interdisciplinary degree programs welcome freshmen that have among them the highest SAT scores in public universities in Texas—from 2006 to 2011 the combined critical reading and math SAT scores were above 1200. The Carnegie Foundation has classified UTD as a “comprehensive doctoral research university” as well as a “high research activity institution.” UTD’s research projects include bioengineering, space science, cyber security, behavioral sciences, brain sciences, and nanotechnology.

General Information

Admission Office
Office of Enrollment Services
PO Box 830688, HH10
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
(972) 883-2270
(800) 889-2443
Fax: (972) 883-2599
[email protected]
Contact: Curt Eley
VP of Enrollment Management
Main Address
PO Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
(972) 883-2111

www.utdallas.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 9,393
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,118
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,202
Graduate enrollment: 5,521

Setting
Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 54%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 83%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 6,881
Percent Admitted: 53%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 49%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 540 (25th Percentile)
  • 660 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 600 (25th Percentile)
  • 700 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 25 (25th Percentile)
  • 30 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 23 (25th Percentile)
  • 31 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 25 (25th Percentile)
  • 31 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $8,554 $9,050 $9,510 $9,886 +3.95%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,671 $6,828 $7,733 $8,210 +6.17%
Other $4,074 $4,170 $3,329 $3,330 +0.03%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,671 $6,828 $7,200 $8,310 +15.42%
Other $4,074 $4,170 $3,929 $3,930 +0.03%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $20,499 $21,248 $21,772 $22,626 +3.92%
In-state Off Campus $20,499 $21,248 $21,839 $23,326 +6.81%
In-state with Family $9,754 $10,250 $10,710 $11,086 +3.51%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $10,248
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,544
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 883 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 866 79% $7,751,143 $8,951
• Federal grants 208 19% $914,262 $4,395
• Pell grants 208 19% $775,444 $3,728
• Other federal grants 174 16% $138,818 $798
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 197 18% $1,014,257 $5,149
Institutional scholarships or grants 662 61% $5,822,624 $8,796
Student loan financial aid 267 24% $632,237 $2,368
• Federal student loans 261 24% $577,901 $2,214
• Other student loans 14 1% $54,336 $3,881

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2340 1802 195 178
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 5
American/United States Studies/Civilization 4
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1
Latin American Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 249 36 7
Biochemistry 19
Bioinformatics 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 162
Biotechnology 19
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 13 5
Molecular Biology 13
Neuroscience 55 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 731 844 17 101
Accounting 208 273
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General 502 16
Business/Commerce, General 356 33
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General 167 39 68
International Business/Trade/Commerce 11 1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 19
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 109 263 21 31
Computer and Information Sciences, General 109 171 21 31
Information Science/Studies 92
Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Engineering 165 206 35
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering, General 6 23 4
Computer Software Engineering 24 51 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 129 98 26
Materials Engineering 3 2
Mechanical Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering 6 31 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 54
Comparative Literature 54
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 43 126 12
Audiology/Audiologist 8
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 43
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 98 4
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 28
History 61 10
History, General 61 10
Human Services, General 38 46 44 25
Public Administration 33 37 33 25
Public Policy Analysis, General 5 9 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 36 20
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 36 20
Mathematics and Statistics 27 18 6
Applied Mathematics, General 8 7 3
Mathematics, General 10 7
Statistics, General 9 4 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 252 58
Biological and Physical Sciences 12
Cognitive Science 4 33
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 248 13
Physical Sciences 52 29 15 2
Chemistry, General 21 7 9
Geology/Earth Science, General 11 9 1 2
Physics, General 20 13 5
Psychology 221 21 4
Developmental and Child Psychology 64 9
Experimental Psychology 12 4
Psychology, General 157
Social Sciences 172 69 14 19
Criminology 52 13
Economics, General 43 10 4
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 19 2 19
Geography 6
Political Science and Government, General 50 17 8
Sociology 21 10
Visual and Performing Arts 160 38
Game and Interactive Media Design 108 38
Visual and Performing Arts, General 52
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Finance/Banking B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Engineering

Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Software Engineering B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Cognitive Science B
Interdisciplinary Studies B
Neuroscience B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.