The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas. UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include rigorous academic programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests. With a student enrollment of more than 26,700, the freshman class has among the highest SAT scores for Texas public universities and 119 National Merit Scholars.
UT Dallas is also ranked No. 1 in the United States among universities founded less than 50 years ago, according to the 2017 Young University Ranking report from Times Highest Education. UT Dallas has also been recognized as one of the best values among public universities in the U.S. by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Money Magazine.
The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminolgy to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.