The University of Texas at Dallas: Narrative Description

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PO Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
Tel: (972)883-2111
Free: 800-889-2443
Admissions: (972)883-2259
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Texas System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 455-acre suburban campus with easy access to Dallas. Endowment: $195.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $32.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,543 per student. Total enrollment: 14,092. Faculty: 627 (432 full-time, 195 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 4,850 applied, 53% were admitted. 40% from top 10% of their high school class, 74% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 38 National Merit Scholars, 49 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,372 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 2,698 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 156 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 7% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 30% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: interview, THEA. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $1440 full-time, $48 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9180 full-time, $306 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4923 full-time, $159.60 per credit part-time, $167 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and student level. College room and board: $6244. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 115 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Golden Key National Honor Society, Muslim Students Association, Indian Student Association, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars. Major annual events: Jazz Concert, Homecoming Dance, Holiday Sing. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,000 college housing spaces available; 2,959 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Eugene McDermott Library plus 2 others with 797,719 books, 175,988 microform titles, 20,812 serials, 4,158 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $5.9 million. 630 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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