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University of North Texas

United States
Overview

Overview

The University of North Texas was founded in 1890 in the beautiful town of Denton. Regarded as one of the ten best college towns in America, Denton is a safe and friendly place with a variety of things to do to keep students busy. For those that enjoy the outdoors there are bike trails, scenic parks, lakes and a nature reserve that can be enjoyed all year round. If nature isn’t really a student’s thing, the busy downtown square in Denton is host to lots of great places to eat, drink and meet new people. Not only is there lots to do at UNT, the university has been named one of America's Best Value College by Forbes. Forbes has also named UNT as one of America’s Top College’s for the last ten years, highlighting the continued excellence in teaching and student experience at the university.

Well known for its warm slogan #YouAreWelcomeHere, the University of North Texas has over 2,500 international students from 145 countries from across the world. With 39,000 students in total, the university has created a diverse environment, which celebrates different cultures and backgrounds. As a Carnegie-ranked tier one research institution, the University of North Texas is one of the largest public research universities in the U.S. The excellent research carried out at North Texas has a number of programs afforded international recognition for excellence. 77 of the academic programs at UNT are ranked among the nation’s top 100.

The university encourages students to explore their creativity both in and outside of the classroom. Faculty members are at the forefront of their fields, so students can be sure to benefit from innovative research and exceptional teaching standards.

UNT is one of the largest, most diverse public universities in Texas, located in the thriving Dallas Fort-Worth metropolis, with an 875 acres, safe, residential campus, in a warm climate. North Texas is home to many of the world’s leading high-tech corporations and research centers.

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What’s new

What’s new

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

As of autumn 2020, the University of North Texas, is offering the only Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence in Texas. The new exciting degree is one of only a few programs of its kind nationwide. Students who choose to study the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence will focus on machine learning, autonomous systems and biomedical engineering. Opportunities will also be given to explore individual interests in AI, and equip students with marketable skills for a career in the industry.

Other innovative degrees at the University of North Texas that prepare you for careers of the future include programs in: Data Science Advanced Data Analytics Cyber Security Sports and Event Management Digital Retailing Sustainable Tourism Management Interaction Design Game Design Public Emergency Management Applied Behavioural Analysis Health Analytics Real Estate Management Biomedical Engineering and Digital Media and Learning Technologies.

New UNT dining hall

Scheduled to open in autumn 2020, the facility will offer a vast selection of food and drink options, with a seated catering capacity of 750 people. In this new hall there will also be spaces for external vendors and retailers to sell their own produce to students, staff and visitors. Situated close to the new Welcome Center, between the Business Leadership Building and Highland Street Garage, it will be ideally placed for students needing a quick food stop on campus.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The university is a nationally recognized, research led institution. The impressive faculty of 1,600 members of staff frequently engage in ground-breaking research, and in turn encourage their students to complete their own research through creative activities and interactive teaching methods. Throughout the 37 research centers across the university campus, everyday staff and students are undertaking pioneering research.

To improve the research and subsequent teachings and discussions at the university, UNT has formed over 120 global partnerships with research centers and institutions from all over the world. These partnerships provide a network for the exchange of different cultures and ideas, which often touch upon international current affairs. Visiting scholars and intellectuals are often welcomed from countries across the world to share their learning practises and to experience those on offer at UNT. 20 of the programs at UNT are ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, showcasing the excellent teaching standards that can be found at the university.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of North Texas consists of 14 colleges and schools:

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Public Service
  • College of Information
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  • College of Music
  • College of Science
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • G. Brint Ryan College of Business
  • Honors College
  • New College at Frisco
  • Toulouse Graduate School

Through these different schools and colleges, there are over 200 degree programs for students to choose from to further their education and pursue their career goals. There are 106 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 36 doctoral degree programs covering an exciting selection of topics. These programs at UNT are internationally recognized for their innovative research and excellence.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

International students seeking admission to the University of North Texas need to document the following institutional requirements:

  • Strong academic competence documented by grades on transcripts
  • Proof of completion of prior studies documented by a diploma or degree
  • Evidence of aptitude for onward studies documented by scores on standardised tests
  • Proof of English language proficiency documented by an English language test score

Additionally, international students wishing to study in the U.S.A. need to meet the following Federal government requirements:

  • Proof of ‘non-immigrant’ intent to come to the U.S.A. to study
  • Proof of sufficient funds to finance the first year of your studies
  • Proof of health documented by a Meningitis vaccination letter

Students are strongly encouraged to visit the university website for more information on entry requirements.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The location of a university campus is of the biggest factors in influencing the cost of student studies in the U.S.A. Studying in the Central and Southern states, like Texas, saves students as much as 25 percent compared to the East and West coast of the U.S.A. Furthermore, tuition fees at public universities tend to be much more affordable than private university tuition and fees.

There are a number of different scholarship opportunities available to international students at UNT, based either on financial need or on academic excellence. The three types of scholarships students can apply for are university scholarships, department-sponsored scholarships and external (non-UNT) scholarships. Scholarships can vary from general (for all students, international and domestic) to country specific.

Entering Freshmen-level undergraduate students with strong scores on the SAT or ACT exams can qualify for the merit based Global Excellence Scholarship, with scholarships ranging from USD 1000 to USD 8000 per year for four years. Additionally, these scholarships can give access to paying only ‘In-state’ tuition, up to a 50 percent cost reduction.

Master-level graduate students can reduce their costs of studying significantly by performing assistantships which are compensated by stipends and also can give access to paying only ‘In-State’ tuition. International students may also qualify to several additional scholarships, such as:

  • General Academic Scholarship
  • Multi-cultural Scholarship
  • Good Neighbour Scholarship
  • Mexican Waiver
  • Departmental Scholarships

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation

There are 15 halls of residence on campus at the University of North Texas. Types of room vary from private single occupancy, triple occupancy with en-suite and shared bathroom options. All accommodation includes full Wi-Fi coverage, digital cable TV connection, laundry rooms, vending machines, communal study spaces and outdoor grills to make use of on those sunny days. The accommodation is close to Denton which is host to historic buildings, unique shops and a variety of galleries and museums to visit.

Food and drink

UNT offers students a meal plan throughout the year, including summer. This provides students with a number of different purchase options to suit a student’s individual needs, such as the ‘Unlimited Everyday’ plan or the ‘Build your own combo’. There are five different dining halls across the campus, with a new one scheduled to open in August 2020, each providing a delicious selection of food and drink. UNT has been ranked 2nd in the nation for the quality of food at a college by Delish.com, highlighting the first-rate food students, staff and visitors can expect. For students that would like to venture off campus for something different, Denton offers a vast choice of exotic and local Texas favourites, such as barbecue and Mexican food.

Sports and leisure

The Pohl Recreation Center is a 138,000 square foot building home to a number of sporting activities and equipment for students and members to use. On campus facilities include a leisure pool and spa, climbing wall, tennis courts and indoor soccer pitches as well as outdoor spaces for exercise. Student membership to the Pohl Recreation Center is included as part of the tuition expense through a recreation fee.

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Established in 1890, the University of North Texas is a place where students transform their lives through education and opportunity. The flagship of the UNT System, it has a legacy of excellence in a broad range of academic areas. The university is one of the nation?s largest public research universities with 38,000 students and is the most comprehensive university in the Dallas?Fort Worth area.

UNT through its 14 colleges and schools offers 105 bachelors?, 88 masters? and 37 doctoral degree programs, many of which are nationally and internationally recognized. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT drives innovation and technology through high-level research and scholarship, and contributes to the region and state through intellectual capital and economic development.

A wide array of student organizations gives UNT students the opportunity to build friendships with people of both similar and varied interests and provides avenues for organized and meaningful service. Student organizations represent many areas of interest, such as service professional, political, academic, spiritual, athletic, residential, and Greek. Being involved in a student organization promotes a sense of community and connection to the university, while serving to enhance the social, intellectual and developmental growth of students.

The university is situated in Denton, a town of about 134,000 people located 40 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The 900-acre campus includes 170 buildings including Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility. Discovery Park is accessible by shuttle buses. The main campus is easy to walk or bike to, as are residence halls, athletic facilities and other areas of campus. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States and home to many of the nation?s fastest growing cities. UNT fuels the North Texas region through innovation, education and research, forming partnerships with many business, industry, education, government and cultural organizations.
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