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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:

  • The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area ranked number one among U.S. cities in new and expanded businesses for six consecutive years.
  • As of February 2003, Texas added 2,488,400 non-farm jobs since January 1990, representing an increase of 36 percent. 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 more than 160 museums, galleries and artistic attractions and more than 110 live performances nightly.
  • Dallas boasts of having numerous four-diamond AAA-rated hotels all over the city.
  • The new Dallas light rail system is the newest and most modern urban transportation system in the United States.
  • The Johnson Central Library, located in Downtown Dallas, is the largest library in the United States and houses one of the largest genealogical collections in the nation.
  • DFW International Airport is the world's second-busiest airport and the main hub for American Airlines. Love Field is an outstanding "regional" airport and is the home base of Southwest Airlines.
  • Dallas is the least-densely populated major metropolitan area in the world.
  • 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).
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been ranked among the seven most livable urban complexes in the world.

Although DBU is located in the thriving, urban area of Dallas/Fort Worth, which holds a population of more than 5 million people, its 292-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.



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