History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Texas at Dallas was founded in the 1960s when the tech trio Eugene McDermott, Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green - the three founders of Texas Instruments - established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest to create better opportunities for higher education in North Texas. In September 1969, the Southwest Center officially became part of the University of Texas System - a milestone that was marked when 62 graduate students entered the campus with a handmade banner reading "The University of Texas at Dallas," which was the first time the name was used on the campus. A top value public research University, UT Dallas today, welcomes more than 29,000 bright students to study innovative programs taught by renowned faculty. The University of Texas at Dallas is academically affiliated with the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the Universities Research Association (URA). According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, UT Dallas ranks in the bracket #351-400, while in the category of US Colleges Rankings, the University ranks #323.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Texas at Dallas is a beautiful and modern campus located in the State's fastest-growing metropolitan regions. There are both traditional as well as modern-style buildings, most of which are connected with the walking pathways that make the infrastructure beautiful. There are around 50 institutes and research centers within the university. Academically, the University is divided into an Honors College and 8 Schools of specialization, namely - Arts and Humanities, Art, Communication and Emerging Technology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Management and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Across these Colleges, the University of Texas at Dallas provides 140+ programs, including 56 courses at the Undergraduate level, 59 Graduate programs, 30 PhD programs and 1 Professional Doctorate in Audiology. Further, academic and professional certificate programs are also offered, along with study abroad opportunities.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Texas at Dallas is a young and dynamic University, located in Dallas-Fort Worth, which is ranked among the Top 10 Best Performing Cities by the Milken Institute in 2021. The city is home to 23 Fortune 500 Companies, all of which have recruited students from UT Dallas. Further, over 68 companies have been incorporated through the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University. The UT Dallas Campus has its considerable share of wins - it is accorded the STARS Gold ranking for Sustainability, achieved Bicycle Friendly Bronze recognition and is a certified Bee Campus USA and Tree Campus USA. A degree from the University of Texas at Dallas is not only a springboard to a rewarding career, but is also recognized as the country's Best Values by Forbes as well as Kiplinger. 66% of UT Dallas students graduate without debt as compared to the Texas average of 48% and the national average of 32%. The University has a global alumni network of 1,32,000, who are popularly known as "Comets," and includes notable names like - Aziz Sancar (Turkish Molecular Biologist and 2015 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry), Naveen Jindal (Indian Indutrialist), Albert Black (American Businessman), Ryan Cabrera (American Musician), and more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Texas at Dallas has a student population of more than 29,600, out of which 72% constitute students enrolled in Undergraduate studies. More than 5000 international students from over 150 countries attend UT Dallas, while most of the students come from Texas, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Louisiana and Florida. The University has also been ranked #19 in Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students in the US according to Best Colleges and Campus Pride. Further, there are 300+ student organizations on the campus which allows students plenty of opportunities to socialize, and cultivate their interests. UT Dallas also has a Career Center through which students get assistance in career planning and development. Students can benefit from experiential learning opportunities, resume and cover letter preparation, practicing interview skills, as well as personalized mentorship, career fairs, and internships, and networking opportunities. Graduates from UT Dallas are recruited by the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Google and JPMorgan Chase & Co.