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Academics

The University of Texas at Dallas is a large public university offering its 20,000 undergraduates nearly fifty majors across eight schools. “Great academics and amazingly qualified professors and research opportunities” are just some of the many resources offered to help students succeed. STEM and business programs are popular here, with research opportunities right out of the gate for first-years who are interested. Undergrads celebrate the fact that even though UTD has recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, it shows no signs of slowing down and if anything has been taking even more “great measures to make sure that students know that they are supported academically, emotionally, and mentally.” The professional development and “great guidance surrounding pre-professional careers” extends to services like the Student Success Center, which provides free tutoring, and the Testing Center, a 300-seat computer lab that undergrads can use as a secure and comfortable testing environment for any tests, exams, or assessments. The school “is excellent at preparing students for their future careers and offering many opportunities to prepare them to do so,” and the “diverse learning culture” gives everyone a chance to expand their horizons outside of their major. Class take a hands-on approach, and students “are often confronted with exciting project prompts” both in and out of class: “There’s always a research team, project, or development happening in the departments.” Professors “give all required resources to students in order to excel,” and “the coursework, projects and tests are challenging and prepare us for post-graduation.”

Student Body

Most students define Comets as “hardworking, nerdy, and tech savvy,” where “school spirit thrives the most in meme culture” and everyone “probably enjoys games and anime.” People take academics seriously but know how to relax, and “there is every opportunity to get social”: “Everyone is also just trying to have a good time while giving enough time to their textbooks.” There’s a “limited amount” of jock culture and traditional sports on campus, but “you can have any type of life you want because there is every type of group of people at UTD.” That is, “you can really find or make your group here, you just have to seek it out.”

Campus Life

Students here “spend many hours on their lectures or doing homework,” but after the day is done, they enjoy kicking back with friends, “going out to eat somewhere close to campus or going to take photos for Instagram somewhere in Dallas,” or just taking part in low-key casual activities like “sand volleyball, walks around campus with friends, [and] basketball.” Even though there is already “so much space to study or do whatever you need to,” the campus is in the midst of a growth spurt: there are plans for “a DART station and a whole second part of campus.” If all the options for “tons of random activities” sounds a bit chaotic, know that there are also plenty of student organizations, “career-focused and community service clubs,” and student volunteering opportunities.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
800 West Campbell Road
Student Services Bldg. 1.300
Richardson, TX 75080

Phone
800-889-7430

Email
admission@utdallas.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Pub (coffeehouse)
Comet Cafe
Student Union / Plinth
Activity Center
University Village clubhouses
Residence Hall West (aka Big Daddy) contains a dining hall, convenience store, weight room and basketball gym

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Dallas: Deep Ellum/ West End (clubs, restaurants)
Dallas: Fair Park (TX State Fair)
Dallas Museum of Art/ Bishop Arts District
Dallas: American Airlines Center (sports, music)
Dallas: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Also - Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; shopping at Galleria, Northpark, Willow Bend (Plano), Stonebriar (Frisco), Legacy (Plano) Dallas locations served by DART light rail. Dallas Convention and Visitor's Bureau website: www.visitdallas.com

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon to Fri
8 to 5
800-889-7430

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon-Fri
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@utdallas.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
cost is $45 for one night.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
DART bus, DART light rail, taxi, DFW super shuttle. Closest airports are 1) Addison Airport 2) Love Field 3)DFW International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY (US 75) take the Campbell Road Exit and go west to University Parkway (between Floyd Road and Waterview Parkway). Go north on University Parkway. FROM DFW AIRPORT - Bear Left on Airport Exit/Hotel/Terminal ACC. Make a Right U-Turn on Airport Exit/Hotel/Terminal ACC towards East Hotel/North Airport Exit. Continue on ramp. Continue on International Parkway North. Continue on TX-121 North. Take the I-635 EAST exit onto I-635 (LBJ Freeway). Take the Coit Road Exit and go north to Campbell Road. Turn east on Campbell Road to University Parkway (between Floyd Road and Waterview Parkway). Go north on University Parkway.

Local Accommodations
Econo Lodge Inn and Suites: $57 - $65 Holiday Inn: $79 - $94 Renaissance: $129 - $259 Double Tree by Hilton from $99 La Quinta from $75

Admissions

Applicants: 15,411
Acceptance Rate: 79%






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