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Colleges / University of North Texas

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About UNT

University of North Texas Overview

University of North Texas is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Denton, Texas. UNT was founded in 1890 and the school currently enrolls around 42,168 students a year, which includes 32,450 undergrad students. UNT provides housing for up to 6,180 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UNT!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UNT students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? UNT has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UNT has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UNT on the Student Life page.

2022 UNT Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 48%
In-State Tuition $8,404
Out-of-State $20,644
Percent of Need Met 53%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,606

Is UNT a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what UNT offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

UNT Acceptance Rate 2022

UNT is moderately difficult to get into. Around 82% of applicants get into UNT each year. Last year, 24,506 students applied to UNT and 20,101 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UNT

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 78% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UNTcome back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UNT Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UNT by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 74% of graduates from UNT recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent UNT grads have an average starting salary of $44,672 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

UNT's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of North Texas's endowment was $150 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,410 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UNT

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UNT meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,606 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $21,306 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UNT.

Based on this information, is UNT the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UNT a good school for you?

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Where is UNT?

UNT is located in the suburban setting of Denton, Texas, in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see UNT for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Denton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UNT and Denton are like without leaving home.

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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

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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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 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UNT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1230


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

UNT Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UNT is like? There are approximately 42,168 students enrolled at UNT, including 32,450 undergraduate students and 9,718 graduate students. 78% 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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