Dallas and Fort Worth
The Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex is a great place to live and learn. Because of its high-tech industry, central location, cost of living and the city's position in the international marketplace, Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Pursuing your education at DBU is smart not only because of the outstanding faculty and programs but because of the university's excellent location. Consider the following DFW distinctions:
- As of May 2014, the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area ranked number two among U.S. cities in job growth.
- As of June 2014, Texas has over 11 million non-farm jobs with an overall increase of more than three percent since the previous year. Texas ranks among the leading states in nearly all major economic sectors in job growth.
- As the Southwest's leading business and financial center, Dallas boasts to be the largest wholesale market in the world and lays claim to being one of the top convention cities in the United States.
- Dallas, founded in 1841, is the ninth-largest city in the United States and the No. 1 visitor destination in Texas.
- Dallas has more shopping space per shopper than any city in the country. Dallas is home to over 160 museums, galleries and artistic attractions; and more than 100 live performances nightly.
- Dallas boasts of having numerous four-diamond AAA-rated hotels all over the city.
- The Dallas DART light rail system is one of the most modern urban transportation system in the United States.
- The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, located in Downtown Dallas, is one of the largest genealogical collections in the Southwest.
- DFW International Airport is the world's ninth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the main hub for American Airlines. Love Field is an outstanding "regional" airport and is the home base of Southwest Airlines.
- Dallas has mild winters and hot, dry summers. Dallas' average annual rainfall is less than 34 inches.
- The average daily temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius).
- Texas is home to 8 of the top 100 best places for business and careers in the U.S. with Dallas being ranked at number 13.
- Dallas has been ranked as the 13th "smartest" (best) city in the world for four straight years.
Although DBU is located in the thriving, urban area of Dallas/Fort Worth, which holds a population of more than 6 million people, its 368-acre campus seems secluded in its picturesque, hill-country location and provides opportunity to be a part of a small community. DBU is an excellent place to enjoy your university years.