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The year 2006 marked the University’s 50th anniversary of its founding in Irving, and 100 years since its original founding by the Vincentian Fathers. The University of Dallas opened its doors for classes to 96 students in fall of 1956 on 1,000 acres of rolling hills in north east Irving.  Acreage on the western side of the property was acquired from the Carpenter interests, while the eastern part of the property (the main campus and what is now Central Freight and stadium parking) was acquired from three Irving pioneer farming families, the Johnsons, the Gleghorns and the McCunes.

With more than 600 acres of land remaining, the University of Dallas is one of Irving’s largest private landowners.

  • 60 acres on the north side of 114 are leased to the City of Irving/Texas Stadium Corporation for stadium event parking
  • Over 250 acres of Endowment Land along Highway 114, soon to be served by a DART light rail station, are available for high density, mixed use transit-oriented development
  • Over 11 acres of land beginning at Spur 482, continuing along Highway 114 to the Burlington Northern tracks, have been committed for DART light rail right-of-way
  • U.D. is an enthusiastic supporter of Irving’s Campión Trails, which will extend through the University’s property along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, taking advantage of over 100 acres of undisturbed river bottom forest land

The University of Dallas enrolls approximately 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students, and engages a full time instructional faculty of 125.  It is an integrated, multifaceted institution whose key components are the following:

  • The Constantin College of Liberal Arts provides undergraduate education through a baccalaureate degree program that includes a coherent core curriculum common to all undergraduates, comprising more than half of course hours required for graduation
  • The College of Business consists of the Graduate School of Management, an undergraduate BA in Business Leadership, and a Center for Professional Development.
  • The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, initiated in 1966, has as its goal the revival of the Western heritage of liberal education and the recovery of the Christian intellectual tradition in a constructive dialogue with the modem world. 
  • The Rome Program of the University of Dallas, initiated in 1970, dedicated its own 12-acre campus in 1994.  This beautiful campus, Due Santi, is located 15 kilometers south of the city of Rome, Italy. 

The University of Dallas was one of three finalists as the site for the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Institute.


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