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University of North Texas
UNT at a Glance
Fall 2007 enrollment 34,153
Undergraduate 27,242
Graduate 6,911
Enrollment growth from fall 1997 to fall 2007
Student body
Caucasian 66%
African American 12.6%
Hispanic 11.2%
Asian 4.8%
American Indian 0.8%
Non-resident 4.5%
Degree programs
96 bachelor’s, 111 master’s and 50 doctoral degree programs in 11 colleges and schools
Library system
Houses more than 5.9 million cataloged items and is designated a major research library by the U.S. Department of Education
170,000 active alumni
Degrees awarded
206,442 since 1919, 6,617 in 2006-07
866 acres in Denton, Texas
285 acres at UNT’s Discovery Park
172 buildings, 14 residence halls
Budget for 2007-08
$581.3 million
Economic impact
Boosts the Dallas-Fort Worth economy by more than $1 billion each year

Born from an idea coupled with enterprise in 1890, the University of North Texas has invited students to discover the power of ideas for more than 115 years. Today, it remains committed to producing lifelong learners and critical thinkers.

UNT — the flagship of the University of North Texas System and the fourth largest university in Texas — is a thriving, student-centered public research university with a legacy of excellence. An entrepreneurial spirit dedicated to shaping a brighter tomorrow defines the University, which advocates the pursuit of understanding and the advancement of knowledge by embracing collaboration, globalization and diversity.

UNT students kayaking in Chile

Supported by the Chilean NSF (CONICYT), the UNT-Chile Program at Cape Horn is an international network for interdisciplinary environmental research that integrates science, philosophy and policy. Construction of the UNT-Chile Field Station at Puerto Williams will begin within the year. With its Chilean partner, the Institute for Ecology and Biodiversity, the station supports boundary-crossing environmental research opportunities for faculty and students at the southern tip of South America.

The University, which received full accreditation reaffirmation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2006, enrolls more than 34,000 students. Many programs are highly rated and recognized throughout the world.

Home to the world’s leading graduate program in environmental ethics and top-ranked programs in health librarianship and public administration, the University also shines as the first to offer programs in jazz studies, electronic merchandising and emergency management.

UNT’s innovative student success program — Emerald Eagle Scholars — launched in fall 2007 as one of only 30 such programs in the nation. Designed to ensure costs won’t stop talented students from seeking a higher education, the program helps guide students toward graduation.

With its progressive programs and focus on student success, UNT is a top choice for many of the best and brightest students. Its enrollment increased by more than 37 percent, or 9,100 students, in the last decade alone. This growth has enriched the campus community as African American, Hispanic and Asian enrollments have doubled. With about 2,000 international students representing 116 countries and U.S. students from nearly every state, UNT offers outstanding opportunities for cultural exploration and understanding. By 2012, the University expects to enroll 38,000 students.

Offering a traditional, intellectually rigorous college experience, UNT takes seriously its public mission to provide accessible educational opportunities and to improve society through innovative scholarship and creative activities that lead to greater global understanding. By emphasizing writing, critical thinking and leadership skills, UNT produces graduates well equipped to succeed as the world’s next scholars and leaders.