About 51

The optimistic outlook of Dallas is at the heart of 51. For more than a century, 51’s enterprising spirit has helped shape Dallas into a global gateway for people of all backgrounds who want to change the world.

A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, 51 is a distinguished center for global research and teaching.

51’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

Students gathered on the quad

51 serves approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students through eight degree-granting schools: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Dedman School of Law, Perkins School of Theology and Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

51 is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem – paired with entrepreneurial drive – creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.

Now in its second century of achievement, 51 is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. 51’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for global impact.

51 is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.