The University of North Texas is a large, 4-year, public university that is located in the small city of Denton, Texas. Denton is the county seat of Denton County and has an estimated population of 141,541 as of 2019.
On Sept. 16, 1890, the University of North Texas was established by Joshua C. Chilton and at the time was named Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute. It opened with 70 students. The university presently has 32,126 students on a 900-acre campus. About 5,510 of those students are degree-seeking freshmen. The ethnic breakdown of the student population is 42% White, 27% Latino, 14% Black, 7% Asian, 4% Two or more races and 4% Non-resident alien students.
Freshmen are not required to live on campus but more than 80% do. Students living on campus are spread out among the 15 residents’ halls. They take part in more than 400 student organizations and cheer for the 14 Division I men’s and women’s sports teams.
Successful applicants to UNT have a median range on the SAT exam of 1060-1250 and 20-26 on the ACT. The majors that attracted them to the school in descending order are Business/Marketing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Visual and Performing Arts and Communications/Journalism. Interest in the biological sciences and engineering are expected to grow now that new facilities for both those areas have been opened. Also, UNT has a long history of maintaining excellent programs in the performing arts.
Students considering UNT should expect to see tuition and fees for Texas residents of $11,595 and $23,865 for out-of-state students. That means for Texas residents that their estimated cost of attendance is about $26,091 each year. That number doesn’t sound nearly so high once you consider that the average financial aid package is $13,749. The university is committed to meeting 65% of a student’s financial need.
Surrounding the UNT campus is the city of Denton. A few things that Denton has in abundance are museums, parks, plenty of places to eat and to sip on your favorite beverage. Students also have access to the commuter rail lines that can take them into the DFW Metroplex.
If any of what you read above sounds interesting to you, contact Jillian Miller at Jillian.Miller@unt.edu or 940-565-2681. She
can get you the additional information you need to make an informed decision about whether the University of North Texas is a good fit for you.