As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 114 bachelor's, 97 master's and 39 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.


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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 150,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
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Mission and plans

UNT's Mission
At the University of North Texas, our caring and creative community empowers our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

UNT's Purpose
Our students will be the innovative leaders of tomorrow.

UNT's Vision
We will become globally known for collaborative and imaginative educational innovation and scholarly activity that transforms our students and benefits the world around us.

Our Faculty

Faculty are at the heart of our efforts to carry out UNT's mission. Their leadership in teaching, research, creative activities, performance and service activities has created national and international reputations for excellence for many academic programs within the university's 14 schools and colleges.
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UNT Research

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.

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International Affairs

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. International Affairs is a guide and champion for campus internationalization at UNT. It is the mission of International Affairs to support the university’s global endeavors and international initiatives. We support international teaching, research and service in the provision of expertise and assistance to faculty, staff, students and administrators.

UNT history and traditions

Established in 1890, the University of North Texas thrives as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university with nearly 47,000 students and a path to any career. As we’ve grown into one of the nation’s largest public universities and the third largest in Texas, our impact has grown, but we’ve never lost sight of our beginnings above a hardware store on the Denton square.

Student access and success

UNT Emerald Eagle Scholars program gives academically talented undergraduates with high financial needs 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.

New Student Orientation and Transition Programs connects new students to campus resources and plugs them into UNT's academic and social community so they are more likely to graduate.

Succeed at UNT helps students start their college career off strong, define their future and take control of their success.

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Welcoming Campus

We have a history of maintaining an unpretentious and accepting atmosphere that welcomes all people who strive to achieve their personal best. UNT possesses and values an increasing diversity among the individuals who make up its community. This is one of our greatest strengths.

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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 focus on sustainability, 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.

Fine arts

UNT offers more than 1,000 music concerts, art exhibitions and dance and theatre productions annually.

The College of Visual Arts and Design
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.

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 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.

The Department of Dance and Theatre
Provides an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and dance concerts each year.

Join us

Education opens doors, changes lives and improves society. At UNT, we are committed to helping our nearly 47,000 students succeed at whatever endeavor they seek to pursue. We celebrate our more than 476,000 active alumni who use their UNT education to make a difference every day.