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The Visitor Center and University Bookstore building includes amenities such as a coffee shop, the Technology Store , the Copy Center and a multipurpose room. Be our guests and drop by any time.
Welcome, parents and families. We created the Parents and Families page to deepen our engagement with the people who know our students best. We hope to provide information for parents that will help you guide your young adult's journey through higher education.
Families of new students surely are well aware of the qualities that make UT Dallas an outstanding educational choice. These Web pages are meant to be a source of relevant information pertaining to those just embarking on college careers here.
In learning about the University, consider this:
Becoming a Tier One school is a major enterprise that drives innovation and prosperity, not only on campus but in our community as well. A Tier One university attracts the best and brightest students and the most creative faculty, and puts out extraordinarily talented graduates and research discoveries. So it's no wonder UT Dallas has its sights set on achieving the designation: Our drive is a component of the new energy that's fueling this University's growth.
In addition to the mobilization of our Tier One efforts, the last five years have seen the arrival of thousands of freshmen and transfer students, many new faculty, new buildings and campus improvements , making it an exhilarating time to be at UT Dallas. The coming years at this University are as bright as they can be for any college, as we're becoming one of the best centers for learning anywhere. We hope you join us at this exciting juncture as we work with students and the entire UT Dallas community to build the future.
"Indeed, there is a spirit that walks these hills." — President Donald Cowan
The charter of the University of Dallas dates from 1910 when the Vincentian Fathers took that name for the Holy Trinity College they had founded five years earlier. Holy Trinity College closed in 1928 and the charter was placed with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. In 1955, the Western Province of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur obtained it for the purpose of operating a new institution in Dallas that would absorb their junior college in Fort Worth, Our Lady of Victory. The Sisters, together with laymen Eugene Constantin, Jr. and Edward R. Maher, Sr., induced Bishop Thomas K. Gorman to have the diocese assume sponsorship of the new institution with ownership by its Board of Trustees.
Bishop Gorman announced that the University would be a four year co-educational institution welcoming students of all faiths and races, and offering work on the undergraduate level with a graduate school to be added as soon as practicable. The University opened its doors to 96 degree-seeking students in September 1956, on a 1,000 acre tract of rolling hills northwest of the city of Dallas which is now part of Irving/Las Colinas.
Members of the Cistercian Order and the Sisters of Saint Mary, together with three Franciscan fathers and a number of laymen, comprised the original faculty of the University of Dallas. Dominican priests joined the faculty in 1958 and established Albert the Great Priory. The School Sisters of Notre Dame came in 1962. Today the faculty has become largely lay and counts numerous distinguished scholars among its members.
Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools came in 1963 and has been reaffirmed regularly. Significant honors have been won by University graduates since the first graduating class in 1960, including Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson awards for graduate studies. In 1989, UD became the youngest school in the century to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
A $7.5 million dollar grant from the Blakley-Braniff Foundation established the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts in 1966. The Constantin Foundation similarly endowed the undergraduate college and in 1970 the Board of Trustees named the undergraduate college the Constantin College of Liberal Arts.
The Graduate School of Management, established in 1966, offers one of the largest MBA programs in the Southwest. Influential programs in art and English also began in 1966. In 1973, the Institute of Philosophic Studies, the doctoral program of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts was initiated. The School of Ministry began in 1987. The College of Business, incorporating Graduate School of Management and undergraduate business, opened in 2003.
On June 11, 1994, the University dedicated permanent facilities for its Rome Program that began in 1970. The 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus, also known as Due Santi, is located near Albano, Italy (15 kilometers from the heart of Rome).
Today the University enrolls more than 3,000 students from all over the United States and the world, divided roughly into 1,300 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. The University continues to thrive and contemplates the future with confidence. As the late President Donald Cowan often said, “Indeed, there is a spirit that walks these hills.”
A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas. SMU's 11,000 students benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and innovative programs.
SMU is celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. As SMU enters a second century of achievement, it is recognized as a university of increasing national prominence.
SMU prepares students for leadership in their professions and in their communities. The University's location near the heart of Dallas – a thriving center of commerce and culture – offers students enriching experiences on campus and beyond. Relationships in the Dallas area provide a platform for launching careers throughout the world.
The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. The learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service, internships, mentoring and study abroad.
SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders, and was shaped by the entrepreneurial spirit of the region. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.
The purpose of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.
Commentary on the Mission Statement of DBU by Dr. David Naugle , noted author, lecturer, and chair and professor of philosophy at DBU.
Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming the world.
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