UT Dallas Pocket Guide
A quick introduction to UT Dallas and life in our city for prospective students.
et e k c o P Guid SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES Art and Performance* Arts and Technology* Emerging Media and Communication Historical Studies* Literary Studies* SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES Child Learning and Development* Cognitive Science* Neuroscience* Psychology* Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology* ah.utdallas.edu bbs.utdallas.edu Undergraduate Academic Programs SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES American Studies Healthcare Studies Interdisciplinary Studies NAVEEN JINDAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Accounting* Business Administration* Finance* Global Business Management Information Systems Marketing utdallas.edu/is som.utdallas.edu SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND POLICY SCIENCES Criminology* Economics* Geospatial Information Sciences International Political Economy Political Science* Public Affairs* Sociology* ERIK JONSSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE Biomedical Engineering* Computer Engineering* Computer Science* Electrical Engineering* Mechanical Engineering* Software Engineering* Telecommunications Engineering* epps.utdallas.edu ecs.utdallas.edu SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS Actuarial Science Biochemistry* Biology* Chemistry* Geosciences* Mathematics* Molecular Biology* Physics* utdallas.edu/academics PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-health Pre-law Teacher Certification Program UTeach Dallas nsm.utdallas.edu * This major offers a fast-track program. Students entering at any level are urged to consider accelerated fast-track programs leading to degrees at the masterâ€™s level. Early preparation is critical to swift completion. For double majors, fast track can be applied to either or both majors, if available. Going to college doesnâ€™t guarantee success, but choosing the right college can change your life. Location Location Location At The University of Texas at Dallas, students take learning seriously, but they also take advantage of the area the University calls home. Because UT Dallas is located in the heart of Americaâ€™s fourth largest metropolitan area, there are plenty of internship, collaborative and entertaining opportunities for you to engage in both off and on campus. Come discover what awaits you. Dallas facts • Dallas/Fort Worth has the 12th largest metro economy in the world. • Dallas ranks 3rd among the Best Cities for New College Grads. (Bloomberg Businessweek) • DFW has the largest number of college and high school educated residents in any metro area in Texas and among the highest in the nation. • Foreign Policy magazine named Dallas one of only five U.S. cities in the top 25 in its projection of the “most dynamic cities in the world in 2025.” getting around Four interstate highways connect Dallas to both coasts, as well as to Mexico and Canada. Because of the two local airports, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas is within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. The University offers DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) Regional Transit Passes to all students. The pass gives you unlimited access to all DART services, including local and express buses and light rail, as well as the Universityâ€™s very own Comet Cruiser line that runs to local businesses and grocery stores near UT Dallas. utdallas.edu/dart Area Attractions While here, be sure to check out everything Dallas has to offer, including: • American Airlines Center • Dallas Zoo • Dallas Museum of Art • Dallas World Aquarium • Fair Park • Fort Worth Zoo • Fort Worth Stockyards • Perot Museum of Nature and Science • Six Flags Over Texas • State Fair of Texas Dining, Shopping and Night Life With nearly as many restaurants per capita as New York City and as the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, the eateries and shopping in and around the Dallas area are impressive. The city’s vibrant music scene covers the entire musical spectrum—rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and salsa—so you will always find something going on. visitdallas.com Sports Ready to tailgate and cheer? Major sport teams in the area include: • Dallas Cowboys • Dallas Mavericks • Dallas Stars • Texas Rangers • FC Dallas • Texas Motor Speedway Campus Activity Welcome Week is a sampling of campus events and activities for incoming freshmen and returning students that present a fun, educational and social celebration of University life. utdallas.edu/welcomeweek Homecoming Week is a celebration of Comet spirit during four days jam-packed with festivities, including athletic events, dance, parade, picnic and the cardboard boat regatta. utdallas.edu/homecoming There are more than 200 student organizations at UT Dallas, ranging from academic to cultural, recreational, service and special interest, as well as Greek life. utdallas.edu/sof Student Media at UT Dallas includes The Mercury, Radio UTD, UTD-TV and A Modest Proposal. utdallas.edu/studentmedia Student Government serves as the official student voice to UT Dallas administration, the UT System Board of Regents and other governmental entities. utdallas.edu/sg Comet Pride UT Dallas competes in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference and offers men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, golf, tennis and cross country; men’s baseball and women’s softball and volleyball. cometsports.utdallas.edu The internationally renowned UT Dallas chess team has won state, national and international titles. utdallas.edu/chess Campus Life Living on campus is a great way for you to meet new friends and take advantage of everything going on around you. Our newly constructed University Commons Residence Halls and our on-campus University Village apartments place you within walking distance of class and public transportation. utdallas.edu/reslife Campus contacts Athletics 972-883-4490 Career Center 972-883-2943 Admission and Enrollment Services 972-883-2270 1-800-889-2443 Financial Aid 972-883-2941 Housing 972-883-5561 Orientation 972-883-6171 Registrar 972-883-2342 Scholarships 972-883-6708 Campus Map utdallas.edu/maps THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS Office of Admission and Enrollment Services - ROC11 800 W Campbell Rd Richardson TX 75080-3021 ENS08-1213