UNT is located in Denton, Texas, which has been named one of the Best College Towns in the nation and is part of the DFW metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Denton is affectionately known as Lil D. We’re just right up the road from that big one, and that’s great! The Dallas-Fort Worth area offers opportunity you won’t find anywhere else. But the great thing about Denton is it’s a community. A community of artists, foodies, filmmakers, musicians, volunteers, adventurers and students. It’s small enough to feel like home, to feel safe and to feel like you’ve found where you belong.

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Coffin Races at the Day of the Dead Festival

Yearly events like the Day of the Dead festival and the Holiday Lighting Festival are part of what makes Denton unique. Last year, 200,000 people attended the three-day Arts and Jazz festival.

Dallas skyline at night

You can take a quick trip to Dallas or Fort Worth for endless entertainment and career opportunities.


The great outdoors

200 sunny days each year means there’s plenty of time for exploring parks, bike trails, two nearby lakes and a 2,000-acre nature preserve, making Denton perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.


Creative culture

The local arts-and-music scene contributes to the creative vibe of Denton. And you’re going to love exploring the Denton Community Market, hosted each Saturday in the spring and summer, which is home to creators of all kinds.

Community Market

A short trip to the big city

From Denton, you can head to Dallas or Fort Worth to explore one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. You can go to a Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys or Dallas Mavericks game or a museum that’s part of the largest urban arts district in the country.

Downtown Dallas