The University of Dallas is a Catholic University in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. Located in Irving, TX the University of Dallas is a private 4-year school founded in 1956. The 740+ acre campus is in between Dallas and Fort Worth, a major metropolitan area. Irving is home to large financial and telecommunications companies and provides a mid-size city backdrop for the University. The UD Charter was originally granted in 1910, but the first school closed in 1928. In 1955, the Sisters of St Mary of Namur obtained the charter to launch the school to take over the junior college Our Lady of Victory College in Ft Worth. The Dallas Diocese granted permission and the school was started as a co-educational facility that would not be faith-exclusive.