A Thriving University
From its very start as a teacher’s training school in 1890, UNT has been committed to improving the quality of life for Texans. Now a growing public research university, UNT has a legacy of excellence and a global reach that makes it one of the nation’s 26th largest public universities. With 12 colleges and schools, UNT is one of the state’s largest universities. As Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading university, UNT drives one of America’s largest metropolitan areas, which also is one of the nation’s largest economies and is home to many of America’s fastest growing cities.
With more than 2,500 aquatic tanks and 24,000 square feet of labs, the Life Sciences Complex significantly expands UNT’s space for world-class research.
Known for its comprehensiveness, UNT makes room for artists, engineers, teachers and everyone in between. The university is often at the forefront of new programs, continually evolving to be in step with changing industry and preparing graduates to be leaders in the workforce. New programs such as aviation logistics and international sustainable tourism are among the first of their kind in the United States. UNT has become a leader by giving its students a strong academic foundation and hands-on experience for the jobs that the global marketplace demands. The university offers programs covering many of the fastest-growing, high-wage jobs in the market. Each year, more than 8,500 UNT graduates turn their knowledge into action.
UNT’s progress is symbolized by its three newest facilities, all built to include LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards:
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The average SAT score of an entering freshman in fall 2011 at UNT was 1105 — considerably higher than the Texas average of 981 and the national average of 1011.
- The 87,000-square-foot Life Sciences Complex with rooftop greenhouses and an aquatics lab supports innovations in plant sciences and aquatics research. Certified LEED Gold.
- The 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building features an open design that promotes collaboration and entrepreneurship, supported by the latest technologies such as cloud computing. Certified LEED Gold.
- UNT’s Apogee Stadium with seating for nearly 31,000 fans has eco-friendly features unlike any collegiate stadium in the nation. Certified LEED Platinum.
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