By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.
Mission and plans
- UNT Master Plan
Schedule, project goals, work-to-date, presentations, Landowner Bill of Rights
At the heart of our efforts to carry out UNT's mission are the faculty. Faculty leadership in teaching, research, creative activities, performance and service activities has created national and international reputations for excellence for a number of academic programs within the university's 12 schools and colleges.
Faculty by college or school
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.
- Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
- Technology Transfer and Economic Development
- UNT Discovery Park
- Research centers and institutes
- Research clusters
- UNT Research magazine
- Featured student research
Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT hosts visiting scholars and faculty from more than 50 countries and offers global learning and experience programs in more than 37 nations. UNT's campus also benefits from a rich diversity of international students.
Departments and services
Student access and success
As a public university, we bear a special responsibility to advance and improve society. Our faculty, staff and students take seriously this obligation to do more to make a difference.
- UNT Emerald Eagle Scholars program
gives academically talented undergraduates who have high financial need the best chance at success.
- UNT's G-Force program
supports Texas' Closing the Gaps initiative by staffing Go Centers in high schools, where students can get information from current college students about college life and details about aid and admissions.
- UNT's National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students
attracts national participation and funds research exploring the needs of transfer students.
- First-Year Experience
program connects new students to campus resources and plugs them into UNT's academic and social community so they are more likely to graduate.
We have a history of maintaining an unpretentious and accepting atmosphere that welcomes anyone who strives to achieve his or her personal best. UNT possesses and values an increasing diversity among the individuals who make up its community. This is one of our greatest strengths.
- Multicultural Center
provides discipline-specific mentors and buddy system mentors who are available to help students with academics, social issues, and interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as cultural awareness.
UNT continues to build on its legacy of conservation and environmentalism, where we teach green, research green, and simply are green in everything we do. UNT offers more than 50 courses with a sustainable focus, faculty are searching for ways to reduce society's impact, and in its daily operations UNT treads lightly. The campus has a robust recycling program, fuels its vehicles with biodiesel, and is retrofitting buildings for greater energy efficiency while constructing new structures to meet the highest green building standards.
- Office of Sustainability
serves as the central point for information collection, organization and dissemination, and coordination of activities related to sustainability.
More than 1,000 Musical concerts, art exhibitions and theater productions are offered by students and faculty annually.
- The College of Visual Arts and Design
among the country's largest and most comprehensive public arts schools, offers lectures and artists' talks as well as rotating art exhibitions in four primary galleries.
- The Murchison Performing Arts Center
features two venues — Winspear Hall and the Lyric Theater — that showcase student talent. The outstanding acoustics in Winspear Hall are on par with the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas and the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth as premier music halls in North Texas.
- The university's nationally recognized College of Music
offers more than 1,000 concerts per year, most of them free. Concerts range from intimate solo and chamber music concerts to large scale choral, orchestral, jazz and operatic productions.
- The Department of Dance and Theatre
provides an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and dance concerts each year.
History and tradition
Education opens doors, changes lives and improves society. At UNT, we are committed to helping our more than 36,000 students succeed at whatever endeavor they seek to pursue. And we celebrate our more than 316,000 active alumni who use their UNT education to make a difference every day.