The University of Texas at Dallas is just north of the city limits, in the quiet and community focused area of Richardson. The campus of UT is known for its computer science, engineering, mathematics, cognitive science and natural science programs.
Richardson is a suburb of Dallas, and was recently voted the best place in America to raise kids. If you're going to UT at Dallas, that includes raising the minds of somewhat older kids! Money Magazine also often ranks Richardson in the top 20 places in America to live.
Students should look at neighborhoods close to campus such as Malaby, Buckingham and Addison, which are all offer a reasonable commute to campus.
However, since the Richardson area is not considered particularly walkable (it scores only 60 out of 100), you may want to bring your car and enjoy seeing your housing options grow.
If you can make it a little over half a mile in your cowboy or cowgirl boots, there is a small selection of grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops and parks in the immediate vicinity of University of Texas Dallas.
It seems that one of the most liveable cities in America is gaining a reputation quickly, and there are plenty of housing options in the Richardson area. There are scattered apartments for rent for under $400 per month, but a much bigger variety if your budget is $450 to $650 per month.
Buckingham and Addison are popular areas for apartment complexes in Richardson, and you'll also find a fair bit of purpose built accommodation at University Park, which is southwest of Buckingham.
A family friendly city, Richardson has many more options for dining than it does in the way of nightlife - you are much better off heading into Dallas for a good selection of bars and pubs. If you can't muster up the energy, though, Main Street Liquid Co and Chase Place are popular for a cooling drink.
Asian cuisine is popular and extremely well done in Richardson - some of the most highly recommended restaurants are Sushi, Taiwanese and Chinese. Check out May's Ice Cream, Jeng Chi Bakery and Caravelle.