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University of North Texas is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,325, its setting is city, and the campus size is 875 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Texas's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,078 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,608 (2012-13).
At the University of North Texas, a public university close to Dallas and Fort Worth, students have about 100 majors to choose from. Some unique options include Aviation Logistics, a major offered through the UNT College of Business, and the first jazz studies major in the country, available through the UNT College of Music. Freshmen must live in on-campus housing—unless they commute from home—and can choose from traditional residence halls or living-learning communities, which group students based on interests in areas such as jazz, journalism, and health and wellness.
There are more than 300 student organizations to check out, including about 40 fraternities and sororities. The sports teams, known as the Mean Green, compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. The UNT Outdoor Pursuits Center has an indoor rock climbing wall and organizes trips and free clinics for adventurous students. UNT students also have a full roster of musical concerts to check out, thanks to the College of Music. Close to 1,000 performances are held annually, including some by the school’s own, Grammy-nominated group, the One O’Clock Lab Band. University of North Texas alumni include some notable artists, such as singing sensations Norah Jones and Roy Orbison, as well as NFL Hall of Famer “Mean” Joe Greene.
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Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation's 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States. A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates nearly 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As Dallas-Fort Worth's largest, 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. UNT's ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of North Texas, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of North Texas is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.0%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of North Texas is 23:1, and the school has 30.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of North Texas include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.2 percent.
University of North Texas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,325, with a gender distribution of 47.7 percent male students and 52.3 percent female students. At this school, 19.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81.0 percent of students live off campus. University of North Texas is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of North Texas offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of North Texas also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of North Texas, 34 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of North Texas.
|Students who have cars on campus||34%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of North Texas, 56.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,651.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$9,078 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,608 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,150 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data