University of North Texas

Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation's largest public universities with 37,000 students. As a catalyst for creativity, we fuel progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state.

About

History

UNT was founded in 1890 as Texas Normal College and Teachers' Training Institute. Joshua C. Chilton, the founding president, leased facilities above a hardware store on Denton's square to establish a teacher training institute.

Education

UNT is the most comprehensive university in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, offering 98 bachelor's, 82 master's and 36 doctoral degree programs — many nationally and internationally recognized.

Research

Faculty and students engage in innovative research and creative activities that consistently break new ground. The exciting scholarship at UNT is broad based and far reaching, incorporating research in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, as well as the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Career

The Eagle Network is a referral service for students and a job posting and event registration service for employers. The Career Center provides connections with on- and off-campus employers for jobs and internships and also hosts many events and workshops to help prepare students for their future career.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
301
2016
301
2015
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
627
2017
-
2016
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Departments and programs within the DSA include: Admissions, Auxiliary Services, Career Center, Center for Leadership and Service, Counseling and Testing Services, Dean of Students, Dining Services, Disability Accommodation, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Gateway and Coliseum, Greek Life, Housing and Residence Life, Orientation and Transition Programs, Outreach, Parent Programs, Recreational Sports, Student Activities Center, Student Affairs Administration, Student Health and Wellness Center, Student Legal Services, Student Money Management Center, Student Veteran Services, Substance Abuse Resource Center, and the University Union.

Housing services

All unmarried undergraduate students who have graduated from high school the semester prior to enrolling at UNT, who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours of university work (pre-college hours not included) and who enroll for 12 or more hours are required to reside in university-operated residence halls under a contractual room and board plan as long as space is available. Exemption may be granted by the director of housing in accordance with an established policy statement, which is available from the Department of Housing and Residence Life. College Inn, Honors Hall, Legends Hall, Santa Fe Square, and Mozart Square are available for upperclassmen students and allow for a no–meal plan selection.

Library services

UNT Libraries' services include:

  • Willis Library open 24/7 during long semesters
  • Mac and PC laptop checkout
  • Free video games, movies, music and more
  • The Study cafe in Willis Library
  • Electronic resources, including journals, books and other research materials
  • Library instruction, subject guides and tutorials
  • Research assistance from subject experts

ICT services

Centralized campus computing services that support instruction, research and student learning are provided through Academic Computing and User Services (ACUS). ACUS is a division of University Information Technology (UIT; it.unt.edu) and is located in Suite 336-338 of Sage Hall.

Medical services

The Student Health and Wellness Center, located on the second floor of Chestnut Hall, is equipped with examination and treatment rooms, a clinical laboratory and digital x-ray machine. A pharmacy and an optical clinic are located on the first floor.

Student Life

Campus life

A wide array of student organizations gives UNT students the opportunity to build friendships with people of both similar and varied interests and provides avenues for organized and meaningful service.

Sports facilities

Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports at UNT offer a wide range of opportunities for recreation. Accessible sports facilities include the Pohl Recreation Center with two swimming pools, four gymnasiums, an indoor soccer court, 45-foot tall climbing wall, weight room and cardio area, 1/8 mile indoor track, group exercise rooms, Smoothie King and lounge area. The Waranch Tennis Complex has 12 lighted tennis courts.

Student clubs

Student organizations represent many areas of interest, such as service professional, political, academic, spiritual, athletic, residential, and Greek.

Accreditation

The University of North Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Texas.

Denton, Texas, United States