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Colleges / University of North Texas

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 4-Year Public

About UNT

University of North Texas is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Denton, TX, less than an hour from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Founded in 1890, UNT currently enrolls around 40,653 students a year, including 32,694 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UNT's endowment was valued at $150,000,000 in 2021. The school spends $6,410 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About UNT

Acceptance rate: 84%

Mean ACT score: 23

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 1

What's the acceptance rate at University of North Texas in 2021?

Admission to UNT is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at UNT is 84 percent.

The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UNT a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UNT, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 4,140 students who started at UNT as first-time freshman, 1,563 graduate within four years.

UNT's six-year graduation for undergrads is 58 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 74 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $44,672 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,306 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UNT sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UNT a good school for YOU?

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August 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from UNT by August 1.

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College Info

1155 Union Circle #311425 Denton, TX 76203

Campus Setting: Suburban

UNT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNT is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNT is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UNT ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UNT is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UNT. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UNT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

UNT Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UNT is like? There are approximately 39,192 students enrolled at UNT, including 32,126 undergraduate students and 7,066 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from TX and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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