College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:38:10Z
The only issues are that the school does not have some majors, and with the huge core double majors are hard. I don't have many concerns about finding a job coming from here (if I don't transfer) as this school claims to get many students into internships with different think tanks, lobbies, and political officials' offices. Many internships lead to job experience or offers.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:34:26Z
Class registration is simple but everyone tries to do is as soon as possible, so you will have very few options by the end of the first day. Professors all have office hours when they will be there to help students. There are only teaching assistants in labs, so most classes are taught by professors, and most of them hold terminal degrees.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:32:42Z
Drinking in your dorm if you are underage will get you a $150 fine (at least) the first time. Getting alcohol write ups also affects your ability to go to Rome for a semester. I don't know what they do for drug use, but I also don't want to find out. Also, open house hours only go til 1 on weekends and 10 during the week, so you can't have people of the opposite gender in your room after that. You also need to bolt open your door by turning the bolt so the door can't close when people of the opposite gender are in your room. I didn't know about these ridiculous policies before I came here, they are honestly bulls***. As for attendance, if you miss 4 hours of class you can be dropped from that class; you do get a warning first.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:27:26Z
As much as I like some things at my school and wouldn't want to lose some of the friends I've made, overall it is extremely boring, a mediocre campus, a bad location, extremely strict. So I probably would go somewhere else. I almost did and should have, because while this school is a very good fit for some, personally this school isn't for me.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:23:44Z
All students get access to the DART so we can travel into Dallas or wherever else it goes. Other than that you need a car to go anywhere, and the DART closes early enough at night that you can't stay in the city very late.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:20:40Z
The good thing about UD is that you pretty much never need to drive to parties. The only off-campus parties are at the soccer house. There are no frats. Most parties are at the "Old Mill" apartments across the street so from Greg and Jerome/the East Side dorms it's a 5 minute walk tops. From Madonna and the West Side it's about 8-10 minutes. The parties themselves are generally 3 on a scale of 5 because the cops usually show up around 1230-1 and parties rarely last later than 1 anyway. They are usually in one apartment and not a huge number of people. I haven't been to any bars or clubs yet this year, but I've heard there are good bars down towards SMU in town, accessible by the DART.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:16:06Z
To dine off campus you have to drive 5 minutes for McDonalds, Whataburger, and a few other small non-chain places. Driving about 15-20 minutes up MacArthur you have more fastfood like In-n-out and Taco Bell, but also some chain restaurants including Red Hot and Blue. At the same plaza as that there are a few other restaurants including a great steakhouse called the Ranch. Biggest problem with off campus dining is that you have to drive there.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T17:10:30Z
UD is mostly white catholics who take their religion very seriously. I am a non-Catholic but have not had any issue with regard to my religion. There are a number of hispanic students, and other minorities as well, and there is no racism that I can tell of. Politically I would say that most are influenced by their religion and the Church which leads to typically a conservative point of view, but students aren't necessarily biased. As for sexual orientation there are gay and lesbian students, and they aren't treated different either as far as I know.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T18:42:47Z
There's the print lab, where you can print papers and other stuff but it costs a certain amount per sheet. In addition, it only has about 20 computers. The library has a few spread around. I recommend a laptop and printer. Doesn't need to be anything very expensive, but you and/or your roommate should get one.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T18:35:07Z
The off-campus housing is primarily the apartment complex across the street. The biggest problem is that the school doesn't allow people to live off campus until they are 21 or a senior by credits.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T18:29:32Z
We have one service fraternity, no housing for the "Greek Life". They just perform community service and do some other things, but I don't really know what else they do. Some people are trying to bring a chapter of a real fraternity here but the administration is likely to shut it down, as they have several times in the past few years.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T18:27:33Z
Being a small school the main cafeteria only offers food at limited times. 730-1030 for breakfast, 11-130 for lunch, and 5-730 for dinner. The Rathskellar is a fastfood like restaurant downstairs from the cafeteria which is open til about 9 during the week. Otherwise, if you want to eat late at night you either have to keep some food in your room or drive about 5 minutes to the highway. Within 20 minutes there are McDonalds, Whataburger, In-n-Out, Taco Bell, and several other fast food restaurants. There are also some other, non-franchised, small restaurants open late.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T18:23:07Z
Health & Safety:
Campus is moderately isolated and about a mile from the nearest residential area, with the exception of the apartments across the street. However, many students live there. Campus is very safe and I know ladies could walk alone from the apartments to their dorms and be fine, however, guys generally walk girls who are alone back.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T18:15:45Z
Most varsity teams show mediocre performance and there is mediocre attendance at most games. The weight room is small enough that whole teams can't use it at one time- there is only one of each machine or piece of equipment.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T01:25:42Z
You need a car to do anything off campus in Irving. Otherwise you can take the DART into Dallas.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T01:23:32Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a lot of "Long skirts," or religious, homeschool/uptight type girls who wear long skirts pretty much exclusively. There are some pretty girls, but the ratio is low. Overall the school is very conservative catholic. Just about everyone is Catholic and goes to church at least weekly. Most people are nice though.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T01:20:18Z
It's very hot in the early fall, then later in November onwards are warm weeks with 50s-60s alternating with cold weeks high 30s- 40s. It rains about one or two days of the week.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T01:18:53Z
I know plenty of people who use study drugs and recreational drugs.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T04:25:49Z
I was able to get financial aid however I do still have to pay out of pocket and take out loans in order to stay at this University. There really was no hassle, everyone stayed on top of things.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T04:23:55Z
There are so many restaurants around campus that have a variety of cuisine and also are very cost friendly. I am a huge fan of Indian food, and there are many places that have vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus. You can find almost anything your stomach desires around here.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T04:21:53Z
It does rain a lot here in Dallas, and there is a lot of open areas, so of course the walk to class is a bit messy, but as long as you have an umbrella it really isn't a big deal.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T04:19:50Z
Although the University does not have many "official" sports, the student body is not shy to make their own. Every week it seems we have some sort of game to become involved in, with basically any sport. For example, we do not have an official University of Dallas tennis team but we will be holding a tennis tournament for whomever would like to join!
College Junior 2013-10-21T16:04:23Z
Guys & Girls:
First thing is great diversity! The girls are quite fashionable and the guys are confident and courageous. Campus is really fun because you rarely see students frowning, unless its exam time of course. Girls hold the majority and the sororities are supportive of one another instead of rivals. The frats on the other hand are pretty competitive. There was an overwhelming amount of freshman this year so some parts of the campus look really young.
College Junior 2013-10-21T15:18:52Z
Health & Safety:
I have been attending classes on campus for almost a year now and since I’ve been there we have had no incidents. Security is constantly walking the grounds throughout the day. I have a lot of night classes and on the way to and from my car from class I see a security guard at least once. Students are very friendly and the environment surrounding the campus is very calm and pleasant as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-24T14:57:50Z
For undergraduates, The top majors are English, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, Theology, Politics, Art, Theater, and Biology. The coursework is based on western schools of thought heavily rooted in the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. The coursework in these majors is very stringent but if you make it through, you will be well prepared for graduate school and life after college.
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