University of North Texas

University of North Texas Admissions and School Information

University of North Texas, located in Denton, is the fourth-largest university in Texas, with a student enrollment of nearly 35,000. The university has a long list of first's the first peace studies program in the southwest, the first gerontology studies department and first school to offer jazz studies at the college of music.

About the University of North Texas

UNT offers 97 bachelor's, 101 master's and 49 doctoral degree options. It was featured in Princeton Review as one of the 'Best of Western' colleges ('').

Admission and Enrollment Information

Requirements for admissions vary depending on the intended program of study. All undergraduate applicants are required to submit the SAT/ACT test scores, high school transcripts, school rank and a personal essay. Applicants to the music or performance program are expected to audition in person or electronically. Graduate school applicants must submit GRE test scores, transcripts, essay of intent and a portfolio or audition depending on the intended program of study.

University of North Texas Academic Departments

Two of UNTs most popular colleges are the college of music and the college of public affairs and community service, both of which are the largest ones of their kind in the nation. The honors program is available to all majors, though entry is selective, students admitted to the program benefit from exemptions and privileges. Most classes are kept small with the overall student teacher ratio of 20 to 1.

College of Art & Sciences (C.A.S)

Often referred to as the 'heart' of the university, the college offers 34 undergraduate degrees and nearly twice as many graduate degree options. The colleges 19 departments include biological sciences, dance, theater, economics, English, geography and others. The history departments localized focus gives students a chance to visit Texas archives and libraries and dive into a study of the state's rich heritage with some hands-on field work. C.A.S. also offers specialized professional programs of studies like the undergraduate Teach North Texas track which is geared for students looking to teach math, science or computer science at the high school level. An unique option for science or ecology majors is the is the the sub-antarctic bio-cultural research and conservation program which gives students a chance to study cultural conservation in Chile.

College of Business Administration

One of the largest colleges at the University, the College of Business Administration enrolls over 5,000 students and has five major departments: business, accounting, finance, insurance and law, information technology, management and statistics.

College of Public Affairs & Community Service

The college aims to prepare student for work in the non-for-profit sector at the community and national level. It's on of the four largest colleges at the school, one of the most unique. It has a total of 17 departments. The most popular courses of study stem from the anthropology, criminal justice, rehabilitation and social work majors, but the college also offers the first applied gerontology program and a peace studies program.

College of Engineering

The school prepares students to work in highly specialized fields of engineering as technologists, managers or inspectors in industrial design, products and materials. For this reason the college of engineering offers five fields of specialization: mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, materials and engineering technology. During the summer students often take part in internships at companies like Microsoft, Motorola IBM or General Electric.

College of Music

UNT's college of music is one of the largest music schools to have accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. The composition program alone has over 75 different majors. From ethnomusicology to music theory, percussion, music education and conducting, the collage offers degrees on the bachelor or master's level with an individualized study plan. The focus on independent research is largely brought on by the large percentage of graduate students at the college, nearly one third of all students are pursuing graduate level studies or beyond. Auditions are required for all music degree candidates.

Contact Information

  • Address: Chestnut Ave, Denton, Texas 76203
  • Phone Number: (940) 565-2000