University of Dallas (UD)

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University of Dallas, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Irving, TX, a predominately urban area. There are around three thousand students enrolled per year at University of Dallas.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 1620 to 1990 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Dallas (UD) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.71. An estimated 90% of all applicant were accepted at UD, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 34% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Dallas (UD) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Dallas was reported as 90.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,220 applications submitted to UD. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UD SAT Scores: 1620 - 1990
  • UD ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • UD Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Dallas?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Dallas has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Dallas has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 92.0%
  • 2010-2011: 91.1%
  • 2011-2012: 87.5%
  • 2012-2013: 87.6%
  • 2013-2014: 90.1%
  • Projected UD Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 89.2%

How Does University of Dallas (UD) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for UD is sixty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Paul Quinn College98.6%
Northwood University-Texas25.8%
Texas Wesleyan University41.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Dallas (UD) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 680
Math540 - 650
Writing530 - 660
Total Score1620 - 1990
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math23 - 28
Composite Score24 - 30
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