University of North Texas
The choice of nearly 36,000 students, the University of North Texas is one of Texas’ largest universities, offering 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT has produced 50 Goldwater Scholars in math and science since 1996, leading all Texas universities. The university also is listed as a “Best in the West” college by The Princeton Review.
UNT, the flagship of the UNT System, is a student-focused public university with a growing reputation as an emerging research university where scholarship and creativity thrive.
A Thriving University
Located about 40 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth in Denton, UNT is building its campus with three new LEED certified facilities — the Life Sciences Complex, the Business Leadership Building and UNT’s Apogee stadium. The 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in Fall 2011, features numerous environmentally friendly components including: recycling stations, water-efficient plumbing features, electricity generated in part by wind power provided by the city of Denton, a sustainable water management and irrigation system and landscaping featuring native plants requiring less water and maintenance.
A Research University
UNT is growing as a research university and making significant strides. Every day at UNT, vision, creativity, science and technology converge, resulting in innovative research that meets the world’s most pressing needs. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of excellence in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities.
As one of Texas’ emerging research universities, UNT:
• Offers nearly 214 degree programs.
• Graduates about 8,500 students annually, including nearly 200 doctoral degree holders, who are committed to lifelong learning and discovery.
• Supports more than 68 research centers and institutes.
UNT shares other key characteristics with research institutions around the nation, such as:
• Creating new knowledge in both basic and applied research, with strong researchers attracted to and retained on the faculty.
• Outfitting library and laboratory resources, including sophisticated computing capabilities, and receiving millions of dollars each year in research grants.
• Cultivating an international orientation and sustaining a multicultural student body.
• Supporting a university press and recognizing the importance of the visual and performing arts.
Recognized Around the World
UNT takes pride in its outstanding faculty, which includes many professors who are widely known as experts in their fields. UNT’s more than 1,000 full-time faculty are the cornerstone of its programs, many of which are recognized around the world — the philosophy department’s program in environmental ethics, for example, and the jazz studies program, which was the first of its kind in the nation.
The university’s nationally recognized College of Music is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of music in the United States and offers more than 1,000 concerts per year. UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre also provides an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and dance concerts each year. The College of Visual Arts and Design is considered one of the best art schools in the Southwest and provides a vibrant and supportive environment for students developing their art and their futures. With these outstanding programs, UNT offers a stunning range of cultural activities that are open to the entire community.
Leading Texas as a Carbon Neutral Campus
UNT continues to lead all four-year schools in Texas in its efforts toward creating a carbon neutral campus, according to reports submitted to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. UNT, the first large public university in Texas to sign the climate commitment, is in the top 17 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide driving environmental stewardship. UNT has been a recognized leader in environmental research for more than 70 years and has an academic tradition of green and energy-efficient programs.
Legacy of Excellence
Born from an idea coupled with enterprise in 1890, UNT has provided students a green light to greatness for more than 120 years. Today, UNT is a student-focused public research university committed to producing critical thinkers who will be life-long learners. The Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships has helped UNT students win more than $1 million in prestigious national scholarships, such as the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and those of the National Science Foundation and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
More than 35,000 Students
Students from 49 states and 132 countries attend UNT, giving it an environment rich with diversity. UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with about 6,000 Hispanic students and about 5,000 African American students.
UNT at a Glance
Fall 2012 Enrollment 35,836
Campus 884 acres in Denton, Texas
Degrees Awarded 8,500 annually
Teaching assistants, teaching fellows and research assistants 1,414