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University of North Texas Overview

Located in Denton, Texas, University of North Texas is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of North Texas Known For?

7,639 Undergraduate Awards
$28,022 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNT.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 75% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UNT bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,000 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of North Texas Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UNT has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#38 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNT.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value General Sales & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Recreation Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Air Transportation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Geography & Cartography Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Music Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNT has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#12 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Music College Factual
#17 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#47 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#122 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of North Texas?

Location of University of North Texas

Contact details for UNT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 W.Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203-1277
Phone: 940-565-2000
Website: www.unt.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northtexas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/untnews

How Do I Get Into UNT?

You can apply to UNT online at: apply.unt.edu/

Admission Requirements for UNT

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNT?

72% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
UNT has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to UNT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Texas  ( 540 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Texas  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800
UNT received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of North Texas  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of North Texas  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Texas  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of North Texas?

$28,022 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
7.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNT is $28,022. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNT, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,744 a year. That adds up to $22,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNT is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of North Texas Undergraduate Student Diversity

26,055 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 32,159 undergraduate students at UNT, with 26,055 being full-time and 6,104 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNT

There are also 7,177 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 26,055 full-time undergraduates at UNT, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNT

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Texas students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNT Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,815
Black or African American 3,577
Hispanic or Latino 6,876
White 10,938
International Students 1,281
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,568

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Texas. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 121 countries are represented at UNT. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of North Texas

3,902 Took All Classes Online
17,722 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at UNT. In 2017-2018, 17,722 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNT has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNT

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Texas was 7.2%. This is the #1,507 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNT regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNT majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Anthropology 13%
Behavioral Science 40%
Business Administration & Management 7%
Business, Management & Marketing 8%
Communication & Journalism 10%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10%
Education 3%
General Education 23%
General Sales & Marketing 10%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 50%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Instructional Media Design 4%
Mathematics & Statistics 19%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 4%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 3%
Special Education 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNT ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNT.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Anthropology #13
General Sales & Marketing #17
Library & Information Science #26
Library Science #32
Hospitality Management #32
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #35
Information Science #36
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #49
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #67
Human Resource Management #86
Curriculum & Instruction #87
Instructional Media Design #88
Social Sciences #126
Teacher Education Subject Specific #128
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #134
Psychology #138
Teacher Education Grade Specific #175
Educational Administration #175
Health & Medical Administrative Services #203
Computer & Information Sciences #239
Criminal Justice & Corrections #252
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #288
Education #418

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of North Texas Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 805 0 17 0 822
Liberal Arts General Studies 697 0 0 0 697
General Biology 374 0 6 9 389
Business Administration & Management 193 1 165 0 359
Library & Information Science 0 59 296 0 355
Journalism 339 0 14 0 353
General Psychology 336 0 12 0 348
Music 190 7 73 62 332
Fine & Studio Arts 279 0 12 0 291
Criminal Justice & Corrections 254 1 18 0 273
Educational Administration 0 3 226 22 251
Health & Physical Education 225 0 10 0 235
Accounting 177 0 45 0 222
Marketing 216 0 0 0 216
Computer Information Systems 153 0 41 21 215
General English Literature 193 0 7 11 211
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 190 0 12 0 202
Finance & Financial Management 179 0 0 0 179
Information Science 41 45 80 11 177
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 166 0 0 0 166
History 153 0 9 3 165
Mechanical Engineering 138 3 21 2 164
Writing Studies 138 7 19 0 164
Communication Sciences 78 0 42 10 130
Hospitality Management 115 2 12 0 129
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 54 0 43 29 126
Political Science & Government 99 0 3 2 104
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 74 0 26 0 100
Design & Applied Arts 90 0 9 0 99
Management Information Systems 96 0 0 0 96
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 48 0 43 0 91
Electrical Engineering 67 0 20 2 89
Human Development & Family Studies 88 0 0 0 88
General Business/Commerce 66 0 0 19 85
Entrepreneurial Studies 83 0 0 0 83
Human Resource Management 75 0 3 3 81
Romance Languages 76 0 5 0 81
Recreation Administration 64 0 14 0 78
Mathematics 66 0 2 8 76
Instructional Media Design 0 0 63 10 73
International Studies 65 0 8 0 73
Chemistry 47 0 5 17 69
Anthropology 54 0 13 0 67
Special Education 0 17 40 9 66
Sociology 63 0 2 1 66
Social Work 53 0 13 0 66
Student Counseling 0 0 56 2 58
Computer Engineering 46 0 11 0 57
Drama & Theater Arts 56 0 0 0 56
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 46 0 3 6 55
Geography & Cartography 39 4 10 0 53
Homeland Security 52 0 0 0 52
General Education 0 0 47 0 47
Biomedical Engineering 35 0 8 0 43
Construction Engineering Technology 42 0 0 0 42
Materials Engineering 19 0 14 9 42
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 39 0 0 0 39
Mechanical Engineering Technology 37 0 0 0 37
Public Administration 0 0 36 1 37
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 24 7 36
Physics 21 0 5 10 36
Taxation 0 0 33 0 33
Economics 28 0 5 0 33
Behavioral Science 0 30 0 0 30
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 25 0 4 0 29
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 12 16 28
Real Estate 26 0 0 0 26
General Social Sciences 26 0 0 0 26
Philosophy 20 0 1 4 25
Air Transportation 25 0 0 0 25
Insurance 22 0 0 0 22
Business/Managerial Economics 21 0 0 0 21
Statistics 0 0 19 0 19
General Engineering Technology 0 0 17 0 17
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 16 0 16
Dance 14 0 0 0 14
Public Health 13 0 0 0 13
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 10 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 0 0 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 7 0 0 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 4 3 7
Religious Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 5 0 5
East Asian Languages 5 0 0 0 5
Germanic Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Gerontology 0 1 0 2 3
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 2 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 0 2 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 0 1 0 1
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 1 1
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7,639 189 1,792 312 9,932

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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