IRVING, TX (Sept. 21, 2022) – The University of Dallas recently earned high marks of excellence from leading publications – including moving up to the #2 spot for “Best Value” among U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges" in the West, as well as The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges and “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes.
For the third year in a row, UD ranked No. 6 in Regional Universities West in the U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges," published Sept. 12. Of the Regional Universities West category, UD also ranked as the No. 2 "Best Value" institution – advancing in this category from #9 last year. UD also earned recognition among the “Best Colleges for Veterans,” “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” and “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” in the country.
Based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the "Best Colleges" overall ranking system uses several factors, including faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, alumni giving rates and student outcomes. The "Best Value" category considers the academic quality of the institution and the average amount of need-based aid provided to students.
The Best 388 Colleges identified UD among the best institutions at which to receive an undergraduate education, naming the university a “Best Value College” among 126 "Best Western" regional institutions with several other notable distinctions:
And for the university’s strong Catholic identity, UD was credited with having:
To tally its rankings lists, The Princeton Review surveyed 160,000 students attending 388 schools, asking them to rate their professors, administrators, school services, and various aspects of their college life.
Consistently ranked in "America's Top Colleges," the Forbes ranking was released in mid-August to “showcase the finest in American education,” earning UD No. 194 out of all private colleges.
For the sixth straight year, UD’s Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business’ Doctor of Business Administration program received the honor of being named a 2022 Premier Global DBA Program by CEO Magazine in May. View the complete list at udallas.edu/rankings.
The University of Dallas is a leading Catholic institution with campuses in Irving, Texas, and Rome, Italy. Known for the academic rigor of its undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, rooted in Western and Catholic tradition, UD’s exceptional faculty are committed to the pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue. For more information, visit udallas.edu.