University of North Texas

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School Overview

The University of North Texas (UNT), located in Denton, Texas, USA, is a public research university. This institution is made up of thirteen colleges and schools with the research for this institution being done by nearly 50 doctorate programs. The campus at Denton’s annual operating budget is roughly $336.5 million.

UNT is the flagship of four other stand-alone universities which are governed by the University of North Texas System. However, it was founded as a private teacher’s college back in 1890 and then adopted by the state in 1899. The North Texas System that it is a part of today was established by the 78th Texas Legislature in 2003. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board marked UNT as one of only eight Emerging Research Institutions in 2011 (in its accountability system.)

As of fall 2011, certified enrollment was 35,694, which is the fourth-largest in Texas. In 2011, 8,608 degrees were awarded by the university (24% were at the graduate level.) Between 2009 and 2011 North Texas awarded 459 Ph.D. degrees.

General Information

Admission Office
1401 West Prairie, Suite 309
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, TX 76203-5017
(940) 565-2681
(800) 868-8211
Fax: (940) 565-2408

Contact: Rebecca Lothringer
Director of Admissions
Main Address
PO Box 311306
Denton, TX 76203-1306
(940) 565-2000

Total undergrads: 27,779
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,606
Degree-seeking undergrads: 27,779
Graduate enrollment: 6,919

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 14,846
Percent Admitted: 65%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 44%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 480 (25th Percentile)
  • 600 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 500 (25th Percentile)
  • 610 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 21 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 20 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 20 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,972 $6,467 $7,001 $7,306 +4.36%
Books and Supplies $1,210 $1,210 $1,250 $1,050 -16.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,940 $6,026 $6,534 $6,716 +2.79%
Other $2,550 $2,670 $2,780 $2,780 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,672 $16,373 $17,565 $17,852 +1.63%
In-state Off Campus $7,182 $7,677 $8,251 $8,356 +1.27%
In-state with Family $7,182 $7,677 $8,251 $8,356 +1.27%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,298
In-state Student Fees $1,282
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $9,878
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,282

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,572 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,572 75% $11,407,370 $4,435
• Federal grants 800 23% $3,291,204 $4,114
• Pell grants 800 23% $2,751,544 $3,439
• Other federal grants 715 21% $539,660 $755
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,310 38% $5,106,029 $3,898
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,043 30% $3,010,137 $2,886
Student loan financial aid 1,975 57% $9,946,066 $5,036
• Federal student loans 1,954 57% $8,855,641 $4,532
• Other student loans 135 4% $1,090,425 $8,077

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6030 1673 194 245
Architecture and Related Services 36
Interior Architecture 36
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 201 8 6
Biochemistry 21 2
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 180 5 6
Botany/plant Biology
Molecular Biology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1234 259 16 14
Accounting 115 33 2
Business Administration and Management 125 2 11
Business/commerce 146
Business/managerial Economics 24
E-commerce/electronic Commerce 9
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 58
Fashion Merchandising 144
Finance 177 41
Financial Planning and Services 15
Hospitality Administration/management 132 6 3
Human Resources Development 7 4
Insurance 10
Labor and Industrial Relations 1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 50
Management Information Systems 40 3 2
Management Science 2 3
Marketing/marketing Management 183 3
Merchandising and Buying Operations 9
Operations Management and Supervision 13
Organizational Behavior Studies 61
Real Estate 33 6
Special Products Marketing Operations 24
Taxation 26
Communication and Journalism Programs 337 27
Broadcast Journalism 14
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
Journalism 161 23
Radio and Television 162 4
Computing and Information Sciences 60 83 15 37
Computer and Information Sciences 54 27 4
Information Science/studies 6 56 11 37
Information Technology
Education 457 52 64
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1
Art Teacher Education 10 1 10
Computer Teacher Education 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 87 3 2
Curriculum and Instruction 26 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6 4
Educational Leadership and Administration 13
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 2
Educational/instructional Technology 17
Elementary and Middle School Administration/principalship 189
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 17 13 1
Multicultural Education
Music Teacher Education 6 1
Reading Teacher Education 5 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 33
Special Education and Teaching 53 5 43
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 8 7
Engineering 38 39 3
Computer Engineering 13 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18 19
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 1
Materials Engineering 1 6 3
Mechanical Engineering 5 1
Engineering Technology 50
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 13
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 4
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 23
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 322 34 12
Creative Writing 9
English Language and Literature 237 18 12
Rhetoric and Composition 85 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 92 14
French Language and Literature 17 6
German Language and Literature 13
Linguistics 4
Spanish Language and Literature 62 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 128 74 10
Audiology/audiologist 10
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 41
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 10
Cytotechnology/cytotechnologist 3
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management 7
Public Health Education and Promotion 26
Rehabilitation Science 48
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 23
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 44
History 158 15 1
History 158 15 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 188 7 6
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 188 7 6
Human Services 117 39 5
Community organization and Advocacy
Public Administration 63 39 5
Social Work 54
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 225
General Studies 225
Library Science 356 47
Library and Information Science 356 47
Mathematics and Statistics 37 10 2
Mathematics 37 10 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 975 3 3 62
Behavioral Sciences 61
Gerontology 11 1 3 1
International/global Studies 133
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 831 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 6
Environmental Science 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 219 27
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 188 17
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 31 10
Physical Sciences 31 10 7
Analytical Chemistry
Atomic/molecular Physics
Chemistry 21 8 5
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Inorganic Chemistry
Nuclear Physics
Optics/optical Sciences
organic Chemistry
Physics 10 2 2
Psychology 368 49 21
Applied Behavior Analysis 47 19
Clinical Psychology 8
Counseling Psychology 10 5
Educational Psychology 6
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and organizational Psychology 8
Psychology 321 10
School Psychology 4
Science Technologies/technicians 1
Nuclear/nuclear Power Technology/technician 1
Social Sciences 630 44 8 7
American Government and Politics (united States)
Anthropology 53 9
Economics 48 9
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 7
Geography 48 9
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government 106 5 3
Social Sciences 24
Sociology 351 12 5
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts 490 104 33 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 16 14
Art/art Studies 64
Dance 18
Design and Visual Communications 36 2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 32
Fashion/apparel Design 32
Fine/studio Arts 117 16
Jazz/jazz Studies 32 13
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2
Music Performance 36 50 28 8
Music Theory and Composition 9 5 3
Music 96 2
Musical Theatre
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 2 2
Work and Family Studies 93 8
Human Development and Family Studies 93 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fashion Design B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
E-Commerce B
Fashion Merchandising B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Real Estate B
Sales and Distribution B
Special Products Marketing B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Cytotechnology B
Health Services – General B
Rehabilitation studies B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied arts & sciences B
Applied technology and performance improvement B
Behavioral Sciences B
Gerontology B
Global Studies B
Interdisciplinary studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

hysical Sciences

Chemistry B
Engineering physics B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Science Technologies

Nuclear Power Technology B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of North Texas Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(940) 565-2000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:1155 Union Circle #311277, Denton, TX 76203-5017
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:38,145
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:26 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:24,814 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$10,153
Out-of-state Tuition:$19,945
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$11,675

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of North Texas Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of North Texas.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences344
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services518118
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs332
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2322
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields41
English Language and Literature/Letters1341
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics43
Health Professions and Related Programs154
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service121
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2331
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies122
Philosophy and Religious Studies1211
Physical Sciences223
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1211
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences2652
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts31394
Grand total34918850

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of North Texas.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Library Science11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Social Sciences1
Grand total83131

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of North Texas and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,68880%
Grant or scholarship aid2,22948%$11,675
Student loan aid2,43953%$5,606

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid14,07946%$7,665
Federal student loans16,76655%$5,823

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of North Texas. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of North Texas students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants16,8267,3389,488
Percent admitted100%71%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%30%28%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of North Texas Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment38,145
Undergraduate enrollment31,241
Graduate enrollment6,904

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of North Texas Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language English Language Institute )
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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