As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 103 bachelor's, 86 master's and 38 doctoral degree programs. 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.
A metropolitan area offers a wealth of job opportunities, plus entertainment, culture, shopping and professional sports. A college town offers a peaceful haven for study and research. UNT has the advantages of both. The university is located in Denton, a town of about 131,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
Mission and plans
UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application, and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.
As the most comprehensive public research university providing a top quality education in one of the nation's largest, most dynamic regions, UNT will be celebrated for its academics, arts and athletics. UNT will be a diverse and inclusive institution creating knowledge and innovations that will shape the future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community.
At the heart of our efforts to carry out UNT's mission is 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.
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Reports and facts
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.
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.
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.
Gives academically talented undergraduates who have high financial need the best chance at success.
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.
Connects new students to campus resources and plugs them into UNT's academic and social community so they are more likely to graduate.
Helps students start their college career off strong, define their future and take control of their success.
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.
Provides resources, information, educational opportunities and events that build inclusion by focusing on five areas of diversity: race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, interfaith and disability.
UNT offers more than 1,000 music concerts, art exhibitions and dance and theatre productions annually.
Among the country's largest and most comprehensive public arts schools, CVAD offers lectures and artists' talks as well as rotating art exhibitions in four primary galleries.
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 the North Texas region.
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.
Provides an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and dance concerts each year.
Education opens doors, changes lives and improves society. At UNT, we are committed to helping our more than 37,000 students succeed at whatever endeavor they seek to pursue. And we celebrate our more than 380,000 active alumni who use their UNT education to make a difference every day.