Universities in Dallas, Texas: Top Universities with Contact Info

Dallas, TX, is located in the northern part of Texas, and it is home to a combination of universities, community colleges and technical and vocational institutes. Learn about the rankings, programs of study and other distinctions for schools in the Dallas area.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) are two of the top-ranked schools in the Dallas, TX area. SMU is a private, faith-based institutions, and UTD is a public school that is part of the University of Texas system. Each school offers a variety of study options. Continue reading to find out more about these schools, and check out the table at the end of the article for additional school options.

1. Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX

Located in the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University (SMU) was ranked the 68th best university in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report in 2010. SMU has seven main schools that specialize in areas like theology, law and engineering; the college also has numerous specialized institutes and centers, such as the Maguire Energy Institute and the Temerlin Advertising Institute. In addition to its main campus in Dallas, SMU has campuses in Plano, TX, and Taos, NM.

2. University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) was listed by Princeton Review in 2010 as a Best Western College. In the spring of 2009, UTD awarded 1,689 degrees in areas including management, computer science and brain sciences. Students have access to intercollegiate sports teams, child care and Greek organizations. UTD is located about 12 miles from the city of Dallas.

Good Schools Near Dallas, TX

School Name Distinction Location
Brookhaven College Special programs include an option for high school students to earn high school and college credit or an associate's degree, and a workforce training program to enhance skills for working professionals Farmers Branch, TX
Cedar Valley College Evening or online associate's degree programs offered with eight-week course sessions Lancaster, TX
Collin County Community College District College's nursing program is the only program in TX recognized as a center of excellence by the National League for Nursing Plano, TX
Dallas Baptist University University offers several accelerated bachelor's-master's degree programs that allow students to earn both degrees in about five years Dallas, TX
Eastfield College Three-week, online courses offered; students can earn 12 credit hours in a semester and take one class at a time Mesquite, TX
Mountain View College Students who graduate from Dallas County high schools may be eligible for a free education through the school's Rising Star program Dallas, TX
North Lake College College operates three satellite campuses, including another campus in Irving, one in Coppell, TX and a location near the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Irving, TX
Richland College New Honors Academy to open in 2014 Dallas, TX
University of Dallas Private, Catholic institution; Students can spend a semester abroad at the University's Rome campus Irving, TX
The University of Texas at Arlington University was named as one of the best schools in the West by The Princeton Review Arlington, TX
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