Frequently Asked Questions

 

What undergraduate degree programs are available?

The University of North Texas is a thriving public university with a legacy of excellence in a broad range of academic areas.

Browse through the current list of career fields in the Undergraduate Overview or take a closer look at specific bachelor's degrees in our list of undergraduate majors and interests.

 

What graduate degree programs are available?

UNT is a student-focused research institution and the flagship of the UNT System.

The Graduate Studies Overview has our list of graduate degree programs, or for more information on a specific master's, doctorate or certificate program see our graduate majors and interests.

 

How many students attend UNT?

About 36,000 students are enrolled at UNT’s Denton and Dallas campuses, making UNT the fourth largest university in Texas while still maintaining a 20:1 student-faculty ratio. The UNT System includes the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and UNT Dallas Campus.

 

Where is UNT located?

In the city of Denton, Texas, approximately 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth.

 

What activities and organizations are available?

UNT has more than 300 student activities and organizations for a wide range of interests. From Hellenic to academic, professional to sports organizations, UNT has something for everyone.

The Student Activities Center in Stovall Hall #117 can put you in touch with campus life. The UNT Event Calendar lists all campus activities along with other useful information.

 

How much is tuition?

UNT has been named to America's 100 Best College Buys® for fourteen consecutive years.

UNT is state-assisted and has the lowest mandatory fees of any of Texas' largest universities. View the current tuition and fee rates for resident and non-resident status and compare.

 

What financial aid is available?

Campaign North Texas: An Act of Leadership made funding student scholarships a priority and created more than 200 new scholarship endowments. UNT students receive about $13 million annually in academic scholarships.

Other financial aid in excess of $139 million annually is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students. UNT has several different financial aid programs available, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

 

Can I get a part-time job?

Work-study is available through the financial aid office for students who qualify after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Employment at the UNT Career Center assists in locating part-time jobs to help with expenses and allow students to develop a good work record. Opportunities through Student Employment include regular hourly jobs, off-campus employment, temporary/staffing agencies and summer camps.

 

Can freshmen live off campus?

All unmarried undergraduate students who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours of university work (advanced placement hours not included) and who enroll for 12 or more semester hours are required to reside in university-operated residence halls.

Exceptions may be made for students who live with parents, grandparents or a married sibling. Other exceptions may be made in the cases of older students, such as veterans or previously married students; students with medical disabilities; or students with such extreme financial hardship that on-campus housing would be unfeasible.

If you would like to be considered for exemption to the Housing Policy, apply for exemption with the housing department before signing a housing contract.

 

Can I register for classes online at UNT?

Once you are accepted to UNT and have paid your fees, you are issued an Enterprise UserID (EUID). This allows you to use My UNT to register and pay for your classes online.

To facilitate a smooth transition to UNT, all new students are required to attend an orientation session. This will be your opportunity to learn more about UNT, receive academic advising, and register for classes.

 

What are UNT's admission requirements?

Some undergraduate and graduate degree programs have specific admission requirements. For undergraduate majors, please consult the college or school in the undergraduate majors and interests to locate an adviser. Graduate students should contact their graduate adviser to determine any additional requirements.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Graduate Admission Requirements

 

What are UNT's application deadlines?

Prospective students should apply as early as possible and have all necessary credentials on file in the Office of Admissions by the listed deadlines.

Undergraduate Admission and Enrollment Deadlines

Graduate Admission and Enrollment Deadlines

 

How do I apply?

The fastest and most efficient way to apply for admission is to fill out the Texas Common Application online. If you'd rather fill out the application on paper, you can get a copy of the Texas Common Application from your high school counselor's office or your community college's counseling or transfer office.

You can also print the Texas Common Application version you need, call the admissions office at (800) UNT-8211, or e-mail the admissions office to have a Texas Common Application mailed to you.