University of Texas Dallas
United States of America
Founded in 1969, the University of Texas, Dallas is a large public research institution in the University of Texas system. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as a doctoral research university with "Highest Research Activity" and the undergraduate admissions as "more selective. With a number of interdisciplinary degree programs, its curriculum is designed to allow study that crosses traditional disciplinary lines and to enable students to participate in collaborative research labs.
UTD offers more than 140 academic programs across eight different schools: School of Arts and Humanities, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, Naveen Jindal School of Management, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Erik Johnson School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The most commonly studied undergraduate majors are computer science, biology, arts and technology, and accounting.
The total student population at the university is over 24,500 of which more than 15,500 students are enrolled at the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 23:1 and the acceptance rate is 61%.
UTD prides itself on preeminent research and research projects include the areas of Space Science, Bioengineering, Cyber security, Nanotechnology, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Notable Alumni: Aziz Sancar (Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 for mechanistic studies of DNA repair), Barbara Vance (award-winning author and illustrator, story consultant, and instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas where she teaches on narrative, new media, and communication)
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