Why Study at the University of North Texas

UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application, and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.

As the most comprehensive public research university providing a top quality education in one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic regions, UNT will be celebrated for its academics, arts and athletics. UNT will be a diverse and inclusive institution creating knowledge and innovations that will shape the future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community.

UNT has a history of maintaining an unpretentious and accepting atmosphere that welcomes anyone who strives to achieve his or her personal best. UNT possesses and values an increasing diversity among the individuals who make up its community. This is one of our greatest strengths.

Colleges and Schools

The sky’s the limit at UNT, where 37,000 students from around the world choose from 200+ high-quality degree programs in 13 colleges and schools to pursue their dreams of becoming teachers, artists, engineers and everything in between.

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Public Service
  • Honors College
  • College of Information
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • 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


A metropolitan area offers a wealth of job opportunities, plus entertainment, culture, shopping and professional sports. A college town offers a peaceful haven for study and research. UNT has the advantages of both. The university is located in Denton, a town of about 131,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan area.


One of the best parts of the UNT experience is living on campus in one of the 15 residence halls. Each hall has its own personality and traditions, and many offer Living-Learning Communities, which bring you together with other students who share your major or interest.

  • Bruce Hall: Located on the corner of Chestnut Street and Avenue C, Bruce is arguably the most character-rich hall within Housing. A “standard level” priced hall that houses residents of all classifications and majors, the only thing traditional about Bruce is its architecture. Built in 1946, Bruce is the oldest residence hall on-campus and boasts a history that includes a handful of famous ex-residents, such as Norah Jones and Don Henley.
  • Clark Hall: Located on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue C, Clark is one of UNT’s “standard halls” that houses mainly freshmen. Offering primarily double rooms with a handful of triple spaces. With the adjacent Clark Park, Clark is a popular area for residents to socialize and hang out.
  • College Inn: Located off Avenue D on the northwest corner of campus, College Inn is an “economy hall” that provides an option for year-round housing to upperclassmen and graduate students. College Inn offers a variety of living options for residents, including double rooms, “matchbox” singles, efficiency-style rooms and one-bedroom graduate apartments. The “efficiency” rooms offer a small kitchenette are that has space for appliances. The graduate apartments are fully furnished one-bedrooms with a full kitchen and private bathroom.
  • Crumley Hall: Located on the corner of Highland Street and Avenue C, Crumley hall is one of UNT’s standard halls. Due to Crumley’s smaller size, it cultivates a close-knit community.  Sixty percent of Crumley Hall is devoted to engineering students, and Crumley is the home for the Engineering Living Learning Community.  Crumley’s proximity to core of campus – Onstead Promenade and Willis Library – makes it very attractive.
  • Honors Hall: Honors Hall is located at the corner of Eagle Drive and Avenue C, on the Southern edge of campus and is home upperclassmen members of the UNT Honors College. Honors is one of the newest residence halls on campus, offering semi-private rooms to students that have been accepted into the UNT Honors College. Semi-private rooms provide each resident a private bedroom area along with a shared common living space and bathroom.
  • Kerr Hall: Kerr Hall is located on Maple Street and is the eastern-most residence hall on campus. Predominantly housing freshmen, Kerr is UNT’s largest residence hall with nearly 1000 residents. Offering double rooms and a few triples, Kerr is home to 4  Living Learning communities. Kerr residents have the chance to live in specialized groups that share majors or common interests. A major hub on campus, Kerr is a bustling, energetic environment with residents socializing in the lobby, grabbing a bite in Kerr Cafe  or studying in groups.
  • Legends Hall: Legends Hall is located at the corner of North Texas Boulevard and Sycamore Street, directly across from the Pohl Recreation Center. Legends is the newest residence hall on campus. Available only to upperclassmen residents, Legends residents have the choice of living in either private single occupancy rooms with suite cooking areas or in single occupancy rooms.
  • Maple Hall: Located on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue C, Maple is one of UNT’s “standard halls” that primarily houses freshmen. Maple offers primarily double occupancy rooms as well as some triple occupancy rooms.  Housed in Maple are 2 of UNT Housing’s Living Learning Communities.  Mean Greens cafeteria, the only 100% vegan dining option on campus, is adjacent to the rear of Maple Hall. Mean Greens features an all vegan menu, not just for vegans but for all who seek to eat a balanced diet that offers a host of health benefits.
  • Mozart Square: Mozart Square is located at the main entrance of the University of North Texas, on the corner of North Texas Boulevard and Eagle Drive. Mozart Square offers semi-private and double room options to upperclassmen residents. Mozart is home to UNT’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.  Each room is equipped with individual heating and air conditioning controls for added comfort.
  • Rawlins Hall: Rawlins Hall is located at the corner of Maple Drive and Avenue D, across from the Gateway center on the southern edge of campus. Rawlins exclusively offers double occupancy rooms to freshmen and upperclassmen that are members of UNT Honors College as well as the UNT SERVES Living Learning Community. The double occupancy rooms with suite-style bathrooms provide an opportunity for a traditional freshman residence hall experience.
  • Santa Fe Square: Designed with a Southwestern influence, Santa Fe Square is located on W. Prairie Avenue on the West side of campus. Located adjacent to Traditions Hall, the two separate buildings are collectively known as “SFT.”Santa Fe Square provides large double rooms with kitchenettes and is one of the buildings available only to upperclassmen. Additionally, one floor of Santa Fe is home to the Sophomore Sciences REAL Community.
  • Traditions Hall: Traditions Hall is located on the corner of North Texas Boulevard and W. Prairie Street. Primarily a freshmen hall, the building offers mostly private rooms for residents with a few double occupancy rooms.  Located adjacent to Santa Fe Square, the two separate halls are collectively known as “SFT.”
  • Victory Hall: Victory Hall is located across I-35E from the UNT main campus on South Bonnie Brae, adjacent to Apogee Stadium. Victory offers private and double room options, primarily to freshmen and several of the varsity sports teams. Victory also shares acreage with Champs Café; Mean Green Village, which consists of the Athletic Center, the Athletic Academic Center, the Mean Green softball stadium and the Warranch Tennis Complex.
  • West Hall: Located at the intersection of North Texas Boulevard and Chestnut Street, West Hall is one of UNT’s “economy halls” that houses mainly freshmen — men in north tower and women in south tower. West residents are known for having an abundance of hall pride. Offering both double and triple rooms, residents at West enjoy spacious living quarters with lofted beds and couches. There is also a large lobby with pool tables and big screen television that is a popular hangout, as well as an on-site cafeteria.