University of North Texas

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1155 Union Circle #311425

Denton, TX 76203

Phone: (940) 565-2000
2012-2013 Tuition
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Aug. 1
application deadline

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University of North Texas is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,911, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 875 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Texas's ranking in the 2014 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, which is located near Dallas and Fort Worth, students have about 100 majors to choose from. Some noteworthy options include aviation logistics, offered through the College of Business, and jazz studies, available through the College of Music. UNT's jazz studies degree program was the first of its kind in the country. Freshmen must live in on-campus housing – with some exceptions – and can choose from traditional residence halls or living-learning communities, which group students based on interests such as jazz, journalism and health professions.

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 Conference USA. 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 acts 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. Some notable artists have attended the University of North Texas, including singing sensations Norah Jones and Roy Orbison, and NFL Hall of Famer "Mean" Joe Greene played for UNT in the 1960s.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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 25th 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 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor's, 81 master's and 35 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.
As a major public research university dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, UNT is seeking to take its place among the premier universities in the nation with high-quality students, faculty and programs. In Fall 2012, UNT enrolled one of its largest and most academically talented freshman classes, with average SAT scores much higher than the state and national averages. It also enrolled its largest doctoral class to date. UNT also has the largest Honors College in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program, one of only five residential programs where talented students complete their first two years of college while earning their high school diplomas. UNT leads Texas universities in the number of students selected as Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering, and has standouts in the prestigious math and science-oriented Intel and Siemens competitions.
UNT enrolls students from around the world. It is one of the most diverse universities in the nation with about 6,000 Hispanic students and about 5,000 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.
UNT's 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, 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.
Known for offering high quality at the best value, the university is continually listed by The Princeton Review as a "Best in the West" college and has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys?? for 17 consecutive years.
With an education fueled by academic rigor, strong support and hands-on experience, 8,500 UNT graduates each year turn their knowledge into action, joining the nearly 350,000 UNT alumni who already are transforming the world.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $113,118,379


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 61.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.7%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of North Texas is 23:1, and the school has 24.6 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 Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 16%
Social Sciences 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Psychology 5%

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Student Life

University of North Texas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,911, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 percent female students. At this school, 19.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80.7 percent of students live off campus. University of North Texas is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 35,778
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of North Texas.

Students who have cars on campus 25%
Health insurance offered Yes

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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)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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