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Academics

The University of North Texas has all the advantages and disadvantages that you'd expect from a mammoth, research-focused public university. On the plus side, there is "reasonable tuition," and you can choose from a "huge amount of classes and electives." However, courses—particularly the introductory ones—tend to be "larger sized" at best. Also, the faculty is "very mixed." "Some are great," reports a history major. The great professors are "enthusiastic" and "very entertaining." They "do whatever it takes to make their students interested." The weaker links include professors who "really don't seem to care" and "uninspired doctoral candidates." Among the 100 or so undergraduate majors available here, the cream of the crop are the "excellent visual art programs" and the "amazing," dynamic, nationally renowned, and "very difficult" College of Music. UNT is also "very well known for" its education program. There are some unique majors, too, including entrepreneurship and something called aviation logistics. You can also leave here with a well-respected certificate in computer game programming.

Student Body

If you are a first-year student fresh out of high school, the odds are you'll have to live on campus. Nevertheless, UNT continues to be largely "a commuter school." Commuters often lament the parking situation. If you can find a place to park, though, this "unpretentious, laid-back" campus has a lot to offer. There are "tons of campus groups to join"—more than 300, in fact. "People are always outside" when the weather is nice (and it usually is) and many students spend time at the gargantuan and very snazzy recreation center. Fraternities and sororities also play an active (though not huge) role in the social pecking order. Denton, the decent-sized surrounding city that surrounds UNT, is located on the very northern periphery of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. A few critics argue that there is "not too much to do" here. However, most students are more than satisfied with the locale. "It's a great place to live with a vibrant art and music scene," "good nightlife," businesses "geared toward young people," and "little hidden gems everywhere to hang out." "If I want to party hard or shop, I can go to Dallas," admits one student.

Campus Life

If you are a first-year student fresh out of high school, the odds are you'll have to live on campus. Nevertheless, UNT continues to be largely "a commuter school." Commuters often lament the parking situation. If you can find a place to park, though, this "unpretentious, laid-back" campus has a lot to offer. There are "tons of campus groups to join"—more than 300, in fact. "People are always outside" when the weather is nice (and it usually is) and many students spend time at the gargantuan and very snazzy recreation center. Fraternities and sororities also play an active (though not huge) role in the social pecking order. Denton, the decent-sized surrounding city that surrounds UNT, is located on the very northern periphery of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. A few critics argue that there is "not too much to do" here. However, most students are more than satisfied with the locale. "It's a great place to live with a vibrant art and music scene," "good nightlife," businesses "geared toward young people," and "little hidden gems everywhere to hang out." "If I want to party hard or shop, I can go to Dallas," admits one student.

Overview

Applicants
16,326
Acceptance Rate
61%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 570

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
23:1
Total Faculty
1,450
with Terminal Degree
788

789
Men
661
Women
437
Minority
25
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Real Estate
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Taxation

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Library Science

  • Library Science/Librarianship

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Phyllis George
Miss America

Pat Boone
Singer

Don Henley
Grammy artist

Norah Jones
Singer

Joe Green
Football player

Bill Moyers
Television Journalist

Phillip C. McGraw
Psychologist; Television Personality

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,025

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,877

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,341

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,402

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,834
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,364
Required Fees
$2,590
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,336

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,356
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
29,481
Foreign Countries Represented
164

Demographics

5.61%
Asian
13.11%
African-American
20.47%
Hispanic
53.20%
Caucasian
1.01%
Unknown
2.79%
International

52% female
48% male
4% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
19%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
340
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
26

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

32% participate in intramural sports
1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Mean Green)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Mean Green)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Whoever said “everything’s bigger in Texas” wasn’t just talking about food and hair. Want big? How about three recently-completed 100-kilowatt community-scale turbines? Or an energy efficiency upgrade resulting in $3.2 million per year in savings? The University of North Texas is clearly making big strides when it comes to sustainability. The university has developed a Climate Action Plan in accordance with ACUPCC requirements that covers everything from establishing a policy that promotes green purchasing and public transportation and requires all new campus construction be built to LEED Silver-certified. Prime examples of new LEED-certified buildings: Apogee Stadium (LEED Platinum) and the Business Leadership Building (LEED Gold). To date, the university of North Texas has completed all but two of the tangible actions outlined by ACUPCC, making it the leading green university in the state and placing UNT in the top 17 percent of green-compliant universities nationwide. Forty percent of the energy on campus is derived from renewable sources, and 43 percent of the buildings on campus have undergone energy-related retrofits. UNT has partnered with Schneider Electric to develop an energy savings plan that will reduce energy consumption by 17 percent and water consumption by 15 percent. In 2010, the study body voted to approve a campus Green Fund that accepts proposals for projects from students, faculty, and staff. The Green Fund has since funded projects such as a Natural Dye Garden and Rain Harvesting System, a pilot bike share program, and the installation of Dyson Hand Dryers on campus. The campus is posting strong numbers when it comes to recycling: in the past few years, the university has recycled nearly 1,000 tons of waste materials. UNT offers graduate degrees in environmental science and public administration and management. It houses the first PhD in environmental ethics in the country, now considered the best in the nation.

94/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
80%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
75

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
109

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
91%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Dell Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jennifer Ray McLendon
Manager, Campus Tours and Visitor Experi

Address
1155 Union Circle PMB 311070
Denton, TX 76203

Phone
940-565-8504

Email
jennifer.mclendon@unt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
UNT Housing
Student Recreation Center
Apogee Stadium
Murchison Performing Arts Center
Eagle Student Services Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Denton Square
Cinemark Movie Theatre
Loop 288 Shopping Areas
Various local coffee shops
Live music venues in Denton

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-5, Saturda
Monday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-5, Saturda
940-565-8504

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by request

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Campus shuttle bus Dallas shuttle bus City bus system Taxis Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport - 25 miles

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, take highway 121 north to Interstate 35-E and turn left. Drive north about 25 miles to Denton. Exit on North Texas Blvd and turn right.

Local Accommodations
Within a few miles of campus are many lodging options including inexpensive local and chain motels. Half an hour away in Dallas and Fort Worth are many other high-end hotels.


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