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 two 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 1130 to 1360 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 - 3.64. An estimated 50% of all applicant were accepted at UD, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 18% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Dallas (UD) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Dallas was reported as 45.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,680 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 ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • UD Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Dallas has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.5%
  • 2017-2018: 47.4%
  • 2018-2019: 39.1%
  • 2019-2020: 45.3%
  • Projected UD Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 45.0%

How Does University of Dallas (UD) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UD is twenty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Dallas Baptist University89.9%
Paul Quinn College79.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Dallas (UD) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 700
Math540 - 660
Total Score1130 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 34
Math23 - 28
Composite Score24 - 30
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