Fast Facts

Get to know UT Dallas, a growing public research university with 147 degree programs and more than 30,000 students. Download the UTD Fast Facts Quick Reference Guide (pdf).


30,855 students enrolled in fall 2023.

69% undergraduate; 31% graduate

4,160 freshmen, including 180 National Merit Scholars

Students from more than 100 countries

Most students come from Texas, California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Florida and Louisiana.

81% are full-time students, 19% are part-time

Oldest student is 86, youngest is 15, average age is 21 (average age is for the entire student body, not just undergrads)

30% of the undergraduate population is made up of transfer students


147 academic programs

  • 57 bachelor’s degree programs
  • 58 master’s degree programs
  • 31 PhD programs
  • 1 professional doctorate program (audiology)

Seven schools

Student-to-faculty ratio: 27 to 1

Four-year graduation rate: 63% (#3 in Texas among public universities)

Six-year graduation rate: 75%

88% of freshmen returned


61% of UTD graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 47% in Texas and 44% in the nation (2021 TICAS report).

Over 67% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid.

Princeton Review ranks UT Dallas among its Top 50 Best Value Public Colleges in the U.S. for 2023.

Student Life

Over 400 campus organizations, 27 fraternity and sorority chapters

74,764 hours of community service (as of 4/2023)

UT Dallas earned a STARS Gold ranking for sustainability, achieved Bicycle Friendly University bronze recognition, and has Bee Campus USA and Tree Campus USA certifications.


Mascot: Temoc (Comet spelled backward)

NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference with varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, cross country, track and field, men’s baseball, women’s softball and volleyball.

22 conference titles in the past five years


Dallas ranks in the top 10 best-performing large cities by the Milken Institute (2023).

Dallas-Fort Worth is home to:

  • 2 airports
  • 7 professional sports teams
  • 24 Fortune 500 companies, all of which have hired UT Dallas graduates.
  • The most job growth in the country, with nearly 3,900 students earning internships each year.

What We’re Known For

Nationally-ranked programs in STEM, management, liberal arts and social sciences majors.

Nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship. 68 companies have been incorporated through the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2016-2020).

Championship chess. Since 1996, the UT Dallas Chess team has been a force on the collegiate chess circuit. For 18 out of 23 years, the UTD chess team has participated in the Final Four Collegiate Chess Tournament.

Esports. The UTD varsity esports program is ranked #1 in Texas and top 10 in the nation. (

Engaged alumni. We have over 140,000 alumni who have a campus home at the 15,000-square-foot Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center.

Famous Alumnus:  Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar PhD’77 came to the U.S. after serving as a physician in Turkey. As a graduate student at the University, he aimed to learn more about DNA repair and studied under the late Dr. Claud Stanley Rupert, who was a pioneer in the field. In 2015, Sancar received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the first Nobel-winning alum from UT Dallas. The researcher was also the recipient of the University’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

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