The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson

Richardson, TX

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The University of Texas at Dallas offers 412-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 62%. The most popular test is SAT - 77% of students submitted it in comparison to 55% of students who submitted ACT. 56.5% are women, and 43.5% are men. 23% percents of international students. The University of Texas at Dallas is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at The University of Texas at Dallas is 12050$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $16244 and $25126 per year. 67% of full-time The University of Texas at Dallas students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $49,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The The University of Texas at Dallas is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, The University of Texas at Dallas students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,471
$30,001 - $48,000$9,145
$48,001 - $75,000$12,643
$75,001 - $110,000$16,085

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6336

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


9354 of The University of Texas at Dallas undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The University of Texas at Dallas number 14 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in The University of Texas at Dallas.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


The University of Texas at Dallas graduation rate is above the national average.

67% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The University of Texas at Dallas completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

The University of Texas at Dallas acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 8%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so The University of Texas at Dallas acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 6%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The The University of Texas at Dallas full-time retention rate is 84% and part-time retention rate is 65%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking The University of Texas at Dallas students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1680 - 2020

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 560 - 670
Math: 600 - 700
Writing: 520 - 650

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking The University of Texas at Dallas students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
25 - 31

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 24 - 32
Math: 26 - 32
Writing: 7 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The University of Texas at Dallas is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In The University of Texas at Dallas the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at The University of Texas at Dallas and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 800 W. Campbell address in Richardson, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of The University of Texas at Dallas with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

The University of Texas at Dallas offers 412 programs in total: 148 are for Master's degree, 146 - for Bachelor's degree, 81 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 34 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are provided in the The University of Texas at Dallas: 9 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


The University of Texas at Dallas provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 12892 students with 386749 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 6816 with 163572 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1118 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The University of Texas at Dallas

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Parking is an absolute nightmare. With all the tickets they give out and the prices they charge, this school should be free to the public.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Absolute terrible staff. Attended this school for 1 day. Went to the office and dropped the ONE class i had the FIRST day for financial reasons. I get a bill 6 months later for $800+. Apparently the one class was $4000+ and i was responsible for a percentage of it because according to their records i waited over 3 weeks to drop? This place is a scam and if you need anything done like this be sure to keep your paperwork and names of people you talk to. They will try to get all the money they can out of you in whatever way possible.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The University of Texas at Dallas has its strengths and weakness, as does any school. UTD believes their strengths lie in STEM and business related fields; therefore, all other programs of study are treated as though they are unimportant, insignificant even.Professors are not there to help you. You are irrelevant to them--just know that, especially if you are a lowly undergraduate student. You have absolutely no clout; your thoughts, ideas, and opinions are ignored, trampled over, and quickly forgotten. They will physically walk away from you as you are trying to ask them a question, they will roll their eyes at you, they will openly make fun of you in class, degrade you in front of your peers, open up their office hours and then act as if you are an inconvenience once you arrive, and they almost never respond to your emails in a timely manner. I once had a professor who waited nearly an entire year to the day to respond to an email regarding a life-threatening situation. An entire year! Clearly, I was not a priority and most certainly not worth a quick response offering his condolences.Also, regarding professors, prepare never to be good enough. Nothing you do will please them, make them like you, or cause them to appreciate your efforts. It's a lost cause. I have only ever had two professors who treated me like a human being and actually respected my work, my efforts, and my time.My first semester on campus felt as though I stepped into another world where I was not welcome. Over time, I learned to navigate my way through the classes, becoming more familiar with what my professors deemed correct/desirable. Through all of this, I never felt like I could be myself or be comfortable in my classes. I never spoke up in class unless I was spoken to or required to do a presentation. I am not an idiot and I am not incompetent. In fact, I have always been extremely successful academically, but I was made to feel as if I were an uneducated fool on this campus. Because of that, I would never again make the decision to attend UTD, nor will I recommend this university to anyone else. It has been a huge regret of mine that I will forever have to live with. When other people tell me about their awesome college experiences, I often find myself wondering what such a wonderful university would be like to attend.In my second semester at UTD, I had a professor tell me that my project was never going to amount to anything and that I would never be able to pull it off. News flash: I did pull it off, it did amount to a lot of time, work, and energy, but what made it all worth it was the look of pure shock (and possibly some irritation that I had succeeded) on my professor's face. He never told me in person, but I later received a note attached to my online gradebook that it was one of his top three favorite projects he's ever had submitted for his course, and that's with him also teaching graduate students. I felt validated when I read that note, but I also felt immensely bothered that he took a look at me and thought I couldn't make something truly great and worthy of his "admiration." This is just one example of the disrespectful attitudes that persist towards students, especially undergrads, on the UT Dallas campus.Even worse than a professor not believing in your abilities—the president of the university disrespectfully turning your words against you after standing up for your beliefs about how the university recognizes their students in a polite and professional manner. After speaking with multiple people about the contents of the email I received and the less-than-professional phrasing (which I've been advised to take to the board), as well as reviewing the email countless times myself, I have come to the simple conclusion that Dr. Benson and UTD do not truly value students being activists for change unless it fits their agenda. They are actively chosing not to challenge themselves in effort to make UTD better for their students.

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Wonderful school. Way better than expected even I knew it's good already.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I was here for a conference. Nice, clean, and modern facility. But, their parking situation is unique. That’s definitely an opportunity.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 800 West Campbell Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9728832111

Institution is active in current year: 1

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