Excellence

A Green Light to Excellence

“As a National Merit Scholar, I chose UNT for its great academic programs. There’s a wonderful feeling of community here and I love the campus. My professors have opened my mind to new ideas and to the world in general. It’s a wonderful experience.”

Emily Dismukes
English major from
League City, Texas

Emily Dismukes
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A respected university

UNT offers a traditional, intellectually rigorous college experience. We’re the choice of 36,000 students and the top choice of 87 percent of freshmen.

UNT offers the best bachelor’s degree experience in Texas and is recognized as a Best University by Forbes. We’re one of the state’s most affordable research universities, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a Best in the West university.

Outstanding programs

We offer 98 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 36 doctoral degree programs. Our nationally recognized programs include:

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"UNT is growing and advancing."

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Green Highlight

UNT ranks among the world’s
most sustainable campuses in
the GreenMetric Ranking of World
Universities
and is listed in The
Princeton Review’s Guide
to Green Colleges
.

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Goldwater prestige

UNT leads all Texas universities in the number of students named Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering.

Fast Facts about UNT

  • Founded: 1890
  • Campus: 900 acres
  • Enrollment: 36,000 students
  • Global enrollment: from 130 countries
  • Colors: green and white
  • Athletic nickname: Mean Green
  • Mascot: Eagle

New business building

The Business Leadership Building features 24 classrooms with video projection screens, a securities trading room, team study rooms, outdoor terraces and cloud computing. It accommodates 8,000 students and is certified LEED Gold for sustainability.

 

New football stadium

Apogee Stadium, our state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue and home of Mean Green football, seats 31,000 fans and includes giant video screens and acres of tailgating space. It’s certified LEED Platinum.

 

New science complex

The Life Sciences Complex is a living lab with open research spaces that feature rooftop greenhouses. The four-story complex houses biochemistry, developmental physiology and genetics, molecular biology and plant science. It’s certified LEED Gold.

 

The Library Mall

Six libraries

The University Libraries house collections of 7 million cataloged items. The nationally recognized digital library program offers millions of pages of historic and unique content to researchers and scholars around the world. You can access UNT’s digital resources anytime, from anywhere.

 

Research alliance

UNT’s Discovery Park is a research and teaching facility on 300 acres. In addition, the university participates in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance, which involves college freshmen in complex research to spur their interest in science.

 

Designing your future

UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design is considered one of the best art schools in the Southwest. It offers 30 degree programs and concentrations.

 

New ecology major

One of UNT’s newest bachelor’s degrees, Ecology for Environmental Science, stems from its internationally recognized graduate program. Significant job growth is predicted for this field of study.

 

Famous Alums

  • Norah Jones, Grammy Award winner
  • Dr. Phil McGraw, self-help expert
  • Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP interim president and CEO
  • Jesús Moroles, renowned granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts recipient
  • Thomas Haden Church, Academy Award nominee

Successful Alums

Kristin Farmer ('95 M.Ed.) is making an impact as the benefactor of UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center.

Clay Cavender ('91) is the vice president of merchandising at Cavender's Boot City, a family-owned chain of western clothing retail stores in six states.

U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Davidson, a UNT transfer student, was named the 2012 Army Times Soldier of the Year after saving a fellow soldier's life.

Christian hip-hop musician Lecrae Moore ('02) won Best Gospel Album for his work, "Gravity," at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Heidi Szemenyei ('97 TAMS, '99, '01) is one of many UNT alumni pushing the boundaries of plant science.

Gia Schneider ('95 TAMS) and Abe Schneider ('98 TAMS) developed a system that can generate electricity from manmade waterways.