University Of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, TX 76203



The University of North Texas is a recognized student-centered public research university where we harness the power of ideas through a culture of learning based on diverse viewpoints, interdisciplinary endeavors, creativity and disciplined excellence.


The University of North Texas will be recognized for its educational, intellectual, research, public service and cultural achievements. UNT will be a diverse and inclusive institution creating the knowledge and innovations that will shape our future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community.

History of UNT
Founded in 1890 by Joshua C. Chilton, UNT started as the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute on the second floor of a hardware store on the town square in Denton. The university grew over the years and changed its name six times along the way, with each change reflecting the growth in size, complexity and educational breadth. The Texas Legislature approved the final change from North Texas State University to the University of North Texas in 1988.

Through the years, UNT has awarded more than 187,000 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. About 102,000 active alumni live in the Dallas- Fort Worth region.

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