#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

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University of North Texas overview
Location Denton, Texas
Online unt.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of North Texas overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of North Texas, located in Denton, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Dallas and Fort Worth, is a comprehensive public research university established in 1890. It boasts a diverse campus landscape that includes notable elements of Art Deco architecture. With a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs, the institution is particularly recognized for its College of Music, which is one of the largest and most respected music schools in the world. UNT maintains a moderately selective admissions process and offers on-campus housing options for students, facilitating an environment conducive to academic and personal growth. While the school has a variety of academic offerings, popular majors among students include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and Journalism. The University of North Texas supports an array of athletic programs and competes in NCAA Division I as the Mean Green, though it is primarily recognized for its academic rather than athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 32,016 prospective students applied, and 25,335 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,624 enrolled in the school.  33,672 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,095 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,295 plus fees of $2,845. UNT is ranked 695 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UNT is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of North Texas overview
SAT 1000/1240
ACT 19/27
Estimated GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

University of North Texas overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of North Texas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,845
Room and Board $10,412
Budget for Other Expenses$3,746
Total One Year Cost$26,298

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of North Texas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,845
Room and Board $10,412
Budget for Other Expenses$3,746
Total One Year Cost$36,090

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of North Texas students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
General Studies 17%
Social Sciences 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Communication 5%

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