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University of North Texas

Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, founded in 1890, is a public, comprehensive institution. It provides students the opportunity to live next to one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic metropolitan areas in the U.S., Dallas/Fort Worth, while maintaining a midsized community environment. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Music; the Schools of Community Service, Library and Information Sciences, Merchandising and Hospitality Management, and Visual Arts. As a doctoral-granting institution, UNT provides opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with nationally and internationally recognized faculty, participate in research projects and study in advanced labs, music halls and classrooms. Students have access to a full range of campus activities and service organizations, including NCAA Division I sports, internationally recognized music performances and outstanding art exhibitions. Cooperative education experiences are abundant, and students often take internships with some of the largest corporations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. UNT is truly a partner in the success of its students and alumni. Its 500-acre campus is located in Denton, 39 miles from Dallas.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students31,209
   Women16,242 (52.0%)
   Men14,967 (48.0%)
Graduate Students6,770


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate72% of 16,826 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing460-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,307
Out-of-state: $35,547
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,520
Out-of-state: $22,760
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met62%
Average Freshman Award$12,387
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes


Denton Population121,123
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 20% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
14.1% Black/African-American
25.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.2% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students3.2% from 133 countries
First-Year Students Returning79.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.45 3.79 590 605 25
Low 2.90 3.06 490 450 19
High 4.00 4.60 760 750 32
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• UNT journalism graduates have earned seven Pulitzer Prizes.

• UNT started out in 1890 in rooms above a hardware store in Denton, 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth.

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