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It’s just about that time of the year where high school seniors decide where they will be spending the next 4 years. This is a huge decision as many will be leaving home for the first time with a final destination that can be on the other side of the world. Although traditionally, most of us that have grown up here in the States will stay here until we do a semester abroad.

So for those of us that decide to go onto a four year university, the south has plenty to offer and the University of Dallas (UD) will leave you wanting to take a peak inside.

– The University of Dallas located in Irving, TX

As mentioned previously, most students do a semester abroad and University of Dallas has the sixth highest percentage of students from any higher education institutions in the US to study abroad. With an undergrad program that was ranked 14th out of 140 regional universities by US News & World Report, undergraduate students at the University of Dallas can choose from more than 50 majors and concentrations. Graduate students can pursue business, liberal arts, and ministry programs. University of Dallas also offers several master’s and doctoral degree programs with three concentrations.

The campus is on 744 acres and is just 10 miles from downtown Dallas. The campus sits in a 50 by 10 mile rectangular block. The campus also has opened a new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Orange Line light rail station that is near the campus. That should provide plenty of options to check out the city in between all of those Division III games at the school.

Tuition fees are $31,070 and utilizes a semester based academic calendar. The University of Dallas is one of only about 15 Catholic universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter which is the oldest and one of the most prestigious types of undergraduate honors organizations. Students can get involved in about 50 campus clubs, student government, and campus ministry.

At this school, 63% of the students live in college owned/operated/affiliated housing and 37% of students live off campus.

The application deadline is July 1st with an early action deadline of November 1st. Scores for SAT/ACT test are due August 1st and keep in mind that the application fee at UD is $40. Being a selective school, the acceptance rate is 87.5%.

So when in town and making a decision on when you should submit an application to the University of Dallas, make sure that you are as comfortable as possible by staying at hotels near University of Dallas. The ideal choice is Wingate byWyndham in Irving / Las Colinas. Located near Dallas Fort Worth International Airport off Highway 114, our hotel in Irving, Texas, offers easy access to all the Dallas area attractions and amenities for the business traveler. FREE WIFI throughout the hotel will help you work, surf, or stay connected with your family back home. Our WIFI is managed and monitored 24/7 by a third party to make sure we deliver the bandwidth to get the job done! We have blazing fast internet speeds up to 35mb download, a fresh change from the usual slow hotel internet. We make sure that you start your day right with Wolfgang Puck coffee right in your guest room. You can also head to our lobby for free Hot Breakfast and complimentary USA Today. After your long day check out our newly expanded fitness room with plenty of room to stretch out and even get in your Yoga.

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