University of North Texas

Established in 1890, as a teachers college determined to become a leader in educating the young men and women of the state, today the University of North Texas is one of the nations largest universities creating leaders with great vision. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is among the nation's 115 top research institutions. A catalyst for creativity fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its nearly 38,000 students. A student-focused public research university, UNT graduated 8,200 students last year from its 12 colleges and schools offering 101 bachelors, 82 masters and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As Dallas-Fort Worths most comprehensive university, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement -- the pillars of a great public research university. The university has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys(r) for 21 consecutive years, a ranking based on having a high-achieving freshman class and affordable tuition. The Princeton Review continually names UNT as a Best in the West school and Forbes has listed UNT as a Best University and one of the Best Mid-Size Employers in the U.S. The university offers programs covering many of the fastest-growing, high-wage jobs in the market. Because of our academic prowess, UNT attracts some of the best and brightest students. Average SAT scores of UNT freshmen are higher than the state and national averages. And UNT's Honors College, the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has 1,800 students. UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program was the nation's first accelerated residential program in which talented students complete their first two years of college while earning the equivalent of a high school diploma. Student academic achievements include distinctions in the prestigious math and science-oriented Intel and Siemens competitions, Goldwater Scholar honors, Terry Scholar honors, National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates appointments and Graduate Research Fellowships, Rotary Ambassadorial scholarships and more. UNT enrolls students from around the world. It is one of the most diverse universities in the nation with 8,400 Hispanic students and 5,300 African American students. Every student has the opportunity to get involved in 400 organizations and to experience many special events, performances, exhibitions and distinguished speaker lectures. UNTs faculty are widely known as experts in their fields and are dedicated mentors. They include National Academy members and have earned National Science Foundation CAREER awards, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, National Medal of Arts honors and Texas Institute of Letters appointments, Fulbright awards, among other honors. Since becoming the first university to offer a jazz studies program in the nation, UNT has become one of the top universities for music. UNT also is a leader in the arts and arts education. And because of its diverse degree offerings, the university is home to one of the largest colleges of business in the nation. With fast-growing, innovative programs in engineering and science and nationally ranked programs in public administration, art, rehabilitation counseling, library and information sciences, and more, UNT is the kind of place that makes room for artists, engineers, teachers and everyone in between while offering a high-quality education. UNT graduates turn their knowledge into action, joining the 393,000 UNT alumni who already are making an impact on the North Texas region, state, nation and world.

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Public, Coed 1890 N/A Semester $133.5 million 1155 Union Circle #311425, Denton, TX 76203 (940) 565-2000
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Texas Denton 770 1183 93