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The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management


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800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $137,448*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $322,456*

Average Salary: $72,900

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 62%

International: 4%

Minority: 30%

First generation college students: 23%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 66%

Average SAT: 1,173

Average ACT: 26

Average GPA: 3.6

HS Class Top Ten: 46%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management placed No. 69 in this 

year’s 2023 rankings – up 2 places from last year’s No. 71 place. Of the three methodological categories, they landed highest in Academic Experience, where they landed at No. 63.

The program was more exclusive this year, accepting only 66% of the most recent incoming class compared to 72% of last year’s class. 

The average SAT score of students entering the undergraduate business program was 1173 for the newest incoming students – up a bit from last year’s 1167 for incoming students. 

A solid 94% of 2023 graduates completed at least one business-focused internship before graduation – similar to last year’s rate of 92%, and 61.94% of 2023 graduates found full-time jobs just months after graduation – down some from the 70% that secured jobs last year.


At Jindal School of management, students can choose to major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Global Business, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology and Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Double majors are also available in Finance and Economics, Global Business and International Political Economy, Healthcare Management and Biology, and Healthcare Management and Molecular Biology.

Their degree program is quantitatively based, with two of the nine degree programs (Information Systems and Technology, and Supply Chain Management) being STEM designated. There is also significant emphasis on out-of-classroom experiences with required business communications courses, professional development, and an internship.

Diversity is highly valued at Jindal, and to continue building diversity at Jindal, the Jindal Young Scholars Program was set up to nurture young businesspeople from the time they are in high school.

The school shared that while the Dallas Independent School District is among the nation’s largest, about 88% come from economically disadvantaged homes, and though about half continue their education beyond high school, about 25% would not stay for a second year in college.

The program currently targets five high schools in the area where the rates of graduation and matriculation are low. In addition, there are other programs in place once they join Jindal, such as the student-led Comet Closet, that provides necessities such as professional clothing items to students who need a little help making that first impression. Students can receive a full, professional outfit for free, including a blazer, pants or skirt, button-down shirt or blouse, shoes, tie, and an accessory, once they have attended three required workshops relating to interviewing, resume writing, and branding.


As important as it is to keep students in the classroom, they also recognize the importance of learning outside the classroom. Students at Jindal can choose from 173 semester abroad opportunities offered by the university, with the school offering 33 business-specific opportunities.

The school also offers several Global Experience Courses, where students get to travel as part of their learning. During one year alone, students traveled to India, Australia, Vietnam. And in other years, Jindal students have gone to Cambodia, Japan, Ethiopia, Chile, Cuba, and Germany.

Jindal students can also choose to attend an International Summer Program at many renowned schools abroad, such as the London School of Economics, or work on an internship abroad.

Business undergraduates are required to fulfill a social engagement component before they can be considered for graduation, and to do so, students can either choose to do a social sector engagement and community outreach practicum or take a project-based social engagement course.

With the practicum, students must complete 100 hours at a nonprofit food pantry or soup kitchen, or volunteer with a nonprofit after-school program and the school can help pair students with opportunities in line with their interests.

The other option to work with peers in a team to help solve problems for nonprofit partners is only available to juniors and seniors. Students who choose this will have to earn a passing grade before graduation.

Outside of the classroom, all students must also complete at least one internship and submit a writeup of their internship experience that they then share on their LinkedIn profile page, with a tag to the company and the school.

Alumni say:

“I had the opportunity to participate in experiences both inside and outside the classroom with business professionals currently working in positions I’d like to work in the future. For example, I took a portfolio management capstone class that was taught by the owner of a portfolio management fund and I practiced analyzing and pitching investment ideas, which is something I’d like to do in the future. It was great to become familiar with the process and see how one can think about investing, which also helped in my personal investing journey.”

“Since the school is in Dallas, I was able to work at an internship while attending classes in the Spring and Fall and receive course credit for my work. This ability to showcase myself during non-traditional internship seasons allowed me to secure a full-time position.” 

“I was part of a real project for Texas Instruments. This was a very important project because we were assigned to work in teams and give feedback to the TI team so it helped me learn the importance of working in a team, communication, preparedness, and how to get your point across to the business. I give a lot of credit to that experience for my accomplishments in the real world.”

“The most memorable (experiences) were the simulations for organizational behavior. These have been the most useful to me throughout my career because I feel that they have allowed me to properly read the environment within the company and have proven useful in diffusing difficult situations.” 

“Through DMHP (Davidson Management Honors Program), I was able to travel to Sydney, Australia; Prague, Czech Republic; and Hungary, Budapest. Through PPA (Professional Program in Accounting), I was able to study abroad for a semester in Marburg, Germany.”