University of North Texas
Denton, TX, USA

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University of North Texas
3.82 Average Rating

Cara from Richardson, TX

accepted here and planning to attend soon
9 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
With UNT having a very well rounded selection of academics and a recognized proficiency, I expect to learn anything and everything I hope to learn. I know I will be able to have the best experience here and be fully prepared for Law school after graduation.
Will enjoy being here
I have had many friends attend UNT as well as family. Each person that has attended as loved their time there and have made many life long friends.
Bang for the buck
UNT is noted for it having one of the best educations for the least expensive price. UNT has one of the cheapest tuitions for the standard of education it will provide.
Tips for prospective students
Go to college having an open mind and be ready for a new experience different from anything you have ever experienced. Be prepared for more homework and course work and don't be afraid to ask for help from the tuitors, professors and fellow students.
Great for these types of students
UNT is a great school for whatever student you may be. It will fit any major and help you to excell.
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Christopher from Arlington, TX

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At UNT, there are MANY opportunities to learn what you need to know, and an amazing amount of resources available to you. For instance, Willis Library is always open late, and there is a 24-hour computer lab just for students! If they don't have the book you need, they know how to get it. There are grad students that VOLUNTEER their time to help YOU, just so you can be ensured the success you deserve. There are quite a few areas on campus that are perfect for studying, and the professors are always eager to help you, provided you're willing to ask for their assistance. If you live in a residence hall, the R.A.'s (Resident Assistants) are trained (and quite happy) to assist you with anything you may need. Many of them are upper-level students in their field of study, and if they can't help you, they know someone who can. There are so many paths to success at UNT, which leaves no question about it being the best college you could hope to attend!!!
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy UNT. Everyone I know enjoys UNT. The reason for this? It's simply because there's something for everyone. At UNT, there are so many clubs, organizations, and fraternities, that the last thing you should be doing is sitting in your room bored out of your mind. Seeing as UNT has quite the reputation for music, you should know that there are concerts, recitals, and all manner of performances almost EVERY day!!! Not a concert-goer? Then check out the fitness center. There's so much to there, even I go to the gym every once in a while! They have an amazing indoor pool, an upstairs jogging track, multiple basketball courts, and enough workout equipment to scare an Olympic athlete. The best part? It's all FREE for UNT students!!! What are you waiting for?!? Join the Mean Green and you'll understand just what an amazing community this truly is!
Bang for the buck
College is expensive. That's true of any university you pick, albeit some cost more than others. But at UNT, you're guaranteed to get the most out your tuition; you just have to know what's available to you. For instance, part of your fees pay for the random computers that are all over campus. These are there for you, so use them! Your library fees are included, and as extensive as Willis Library is, you would be silly not to use it. (I didn't learn this till my second semester... big mistake!!!) Another thing people may not know is that residence halls are always having events that are free for UNT students, and that Bruce Hall tends to be the most proficient at this. Speaking of, Bruce Hall is centrally located on campus, and because of this is a central hub of sorts. In addition to it's location, the cafeteria is being expanded over the summer, which means that Bruce Cafeteria will be able to serve even more people than ever before, and trust me, it gets busy in there!
Tips for prospective students
TALK TO YOUR T.A.'S AND PROFESSORS!!! I cannot stress this enough!!! They are not going to bite your head off if you ask to talk to them during office hours, and if you can't make it to those, they will schedule a meeting with you at both of your earliest conveniences. If you are in a class of 400+ people and your name is unknown to them, they will be that much less likely to help you when you need it. A way to prevent being overlooked is to sit in the FRONT of the class and PARTICIPATE in class discussion. Doing this will show that you have a vested interest in the class, plus it's easier to see and hear the teacher and board/projection/power-point.

Also... do NOT let partying destroy your study and sleep habits. It's fine to go to a few, I did, but make sure you understand that your grades come first, because what else are you paying for if not to learn? Remember the saying Good grades, enough sleep, and a social life. Pick two, welcome to college? You don't really know how true that is until you're here. In addition to this conundrum, most students, myself included, have one or more part-time jobs, and then time management becomes more of a crucial skill than it already is.

So to recap: Get to know the people who can help you, prioritize, and make sure you're actually getting some sleep. It catches up with you when you don't.
Great for these types of students
UNT is home to such a ridiculously wide variety of students that it's almost overwhelming, but fear not! There's a place for you. Obviously, Music students would be most at home here, but that's not the only thing we've got going on here. We have an exceptional Theatre program here, and our Accounting and Business majors are above par. We also have an amazing Art program, and if you're into Design of any kind (fashion, graphic, or interior), then we have a place for you as well.

These are but a FEW of the many opportunities that UNT has waiting for you, so quit reading this and check it out! You'll find that there's much more than I was able to fit in this review.
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Mia from Dallas, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
diverse student population, lots of nontraditional students and commuters. lots of options for food on campus. great teachers and class sizes.
Tips for prospective students
visit more than once. you're not likely to run into the same people on campus, eat in the same place, or see the same organizations out and about. its diverse and there are always events going on (free food) if you just look for them.
Academic Rigor
the administration recommends students take 15 credits. add any of the following: a part-time job, an intramural sport or hanging out with family and friends, and your free time disappears.
Dorm Life
i live in an economy dorm on campus, and i have a giant (but old) room, communal bathrooms (but get cleaned every morning mon-fri by a professional), and a dining hall downstairs. what more can you ask for?
Food and Dining
each cafeteria has a different theme, and totally different food.
bruce - just well cooked food, every meal, offers homestyle as well as freshly made pizza and pasta.
west - lunch and dinner only, homestyle cooking.
kerr - open late late late, bluebell ice cream! lots of selection, but not as good as bruce.
mean greens @ maple - delicious vegan food, every meal of the day, even delicious if you're not vegan/vegetarian.
champs @ victory - far off campus, unless you live at victory, but delicious food!
What to do for fun
go to the movies on college days (thursday for $3), work out in the fantastic rec center, check out the music scene downtown, hit up fry street if you like to abuse your liver, or just chill out and eat jimmy johns late night in your dorm.
Bang for the buck
ridiculously low tuition price compared to other public universities in texas. dorm prices are pretty pricey, but they're nicer than off campus and so convenient.
Great for these types of students
music, art or education student will really enjoy the extensive options offered in each of these colleges at unt.
Clubs and Activities
tons of clubs to join, no matter your interest/schedule, just keep an eye out for a new flyer or even a facebook page in your field of interest! we've got everything from the feminists, democrats, socialists, intramural dodge ball players, dungeons and dragons, glee and much more!
Greek Life
prevalent on campus in the form of sweatshirts/teeshirts/other clothing items.
Campus Safety
well lit, unt shuttle buses run all over campus and town until like 10:30, and emergency stations are numerous.
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Leslie from Denton, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The faculty and staff here at UNT are the biggest resource to students, but you have to be active in using them as your resources! Professors are impressed by those who take time to talk to them during their office hours, so do it! If you are having any problem, may it be academic, social, or emotional, go talk to them about it! These people wouldn't be at the university if they didn't want you to succeed. It's not like they get paid a fortune to do so. Also, the people in your major are experienced and have connections in your field. So pay attention in class, take their advice and build strong relationships with them. They have the connections to get you internships and jobs. UNT is what you make of it! It can be a great place for learning but you have to be active in learning.
Am enjoying being here
I love it at UNT. The community is so diverse and united. Once you find your place at UNT, my happens to be with Housing, you are sure to feel at home! Join clubs and organizations because UNT has so many to offer and that's where you're going to find your closest friends and connections. Plus, Denton is an awesome town with cool local businesses and such. Make sure you go to the square!
Bang for the buck
UNT is definitely one of the best schools for your money. It's even been on the national list for the best education for your money three years in a row. My best friend goes to TCU and pays SO much more than I do, for the same quality education!
Tips for prospective students
UNT is growing closer and closer to becoming a tier one university. So when you come, bring that Mean Green pride with you! Support our football team at the new stadium in the fall, wear green on Fridays, and be proud of the Mean Green! Also, live in a residence hall for at least your first year. It's required, but many freshman find a way of getting around it. But, you'l find that living in a residence hall your freshman year really helps you transition to the college life and you'll make life long friends there. Plus UNT Housing and Residence Life has so much to offer as far as the learning communities, called REAL communities, the programs, and housing associations.
Great for these types of students
Honestly, anybody can find a fit at UNT. We have a lot of commuters who come strictly to get their degree, but we also have a great community on-campus and in Denton. The Greek life is really thriving and we have so many clubs and organizations for any interest.
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Jordan

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UNT is amazing, challenging, and rewarding. I transferred here almost a year ago and love it here! It is very easy to transition from high school to college in Denton and UNT.
Tips for prospective students
DO NOT WAIT TO DO ANYTHING With over 38,000 students, if you wait to do something, chances are, you'll miss the opportunity or spot for that class.
Academic Rigor
There are some really challenging courses and majors here, however, there are also some pretty easy ones as well. It depends on who you take the course with and how many classes you take. I joined a sisterhood while taking 18 hours and still managed to pull an A average for that semester. It just takes work and dedication.
Dorm Life
I have not personally lived in a dorm here, but I know many people who have, some love it some hate it. It really depends on the roommate you get and how flexible you are as a person.
Food and Dining
There are SO MANY OPTIONS. The only problem is not going broke from buying food on campus all the time.
What to do for fun
Denton has a huge night life scene, and we're about 40 minuets away from places like Dallas, Fort Worth, Allen, Plano, Frisco. There's so much to do and see. The location definitely drew me here.
Bang for the buck
You get so many things for free when you're taking classes it isn't even funny. check out the website for more info, there is too much for me to type our here, haha.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I'm not huge into football, so I don't know much, but there are tons of school spirit traditions and weird locations here if you're into that stuff.
Great for these types of students
literally anybody would fit in here. I hate big schools, but I love it here. You can make UNT feel as small or big as you want it to.
Clubs and Activities
Over 400 clubs and organizations on campus. We have an entire system dedicated to listing them and a search engine for them.
Greek Life
Amazing, I'm not in a sorority, but I get along with the sorority girls, and there's tons of frats too.
Campus Safety
I have never felt unsafe on campus once, even with as many people on campus as there normally are.
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Laura from Kingwood, TX

a current student here
29 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Overall, the University of North Texas is a very accredited institution. However, every now and then you will find a blow off class or professor that might be alot easier/harder than others at the same level.
Am enjoying being here
The location of this campus, Denton, can be extremely dull at times, but the overall atmosphere of the school is gorgeous. On top of that, there is such a variety of students, you will never have trouble looking for the right crowd to fit in with.
Tips for prospective students
When coming to the University of North Texas, make sure you become a part of one of the hundreds of organizations the University has to offer. It really is helpful when it comes to meeting new people with similar interests. And also, as a first year or even second year student, having a meal plan is an excellent choice. It gives you the ability to meet others and be social, and its fairly cheap!
Great for these types of students
The University definitely has an extremely broad horizon of students. Because the Visual Arts program is extremely well known and growing, there are alot of artsy people. I think this school is perfect for those who may want to spend a few semesters close to home before they go further away to a different school, but definitely is worth spending all four years at as well.
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Natalie from Plano, TX

a current student here
18 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a lot in all of my classes at UNT so far. Most of the professors are really helpful with making sure that all of the students understand the information that is presented to them, and tailor the pace of the lessons accordingly.
Am enjoying being here
The city of Denton is one of the top cities for indie music in the country, and with the huge music college it seems like everyone here either plays music or knows people who do. It is also pretty close to Dallas, and the campus--while not the most beautiful campus in the country--is nice and has lots of old trees that look great during the fall.
Bang for the buck
UNT has been named one of America's Best College Buys for many years, and is significantly more affordable than most other Texas universities. It is still more expensive than community college, but many students receive at least partial scholarships and since it is such a large university there are plenty of places to work on campus.
Tips for prospective students
Paying the extra money to live in one of the newer dorms is worth it; the most recently built dorms at UNT more closely resemble apartments than traditional student dormitories. Many have private rooms and kitchenettes.
Great for these types of students
The University of North Texas is perfect for any student who likes music or who gets along well with musicians. The school also has a lot of art students, and is likely the most liberal-minded university in Texas. Avid football fans might be disappointed in the school's football team, but they are still close-enough to Dallas that they can cheer for the Cowboys instead.
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Jade from Cibolo, TX

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
UNT is an awesome place to not only learn new curriculum that will benefit you in our degree, but also to teach you about life in general. You meet and come into contact with so many different kinds of people, that being a freshman and living on campus is such a learning experience.
Am enjoying being here
I am absoluetly enjoying myself here. I love meeting new people, and this is a perfect place to do that. There is so much diversity that it is contagious to want to go out there and show off your own unique personality. They really do cater to the student, and make sure that there are tons of events for you to go and get free food and stuff and mingle with new people.
Bang for the buck
Definitely worth the money. I feel like UNT is an amazing secret catch in college education because we have so many distinguished professors that our education surpasses the amount they ask to be paid. They are very fair with fees.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be shy. Everyone is in a great mood, and ready to learn and get to know more about you! An awesome environment to really break out and be yourself. Like I said, there is so much diversity and people are very, very accepting.
Great for these types of students
Anyone. You see art kids walking around, jocks, nerds, cool kids, gay/lesbian every type of person is here at UNT. There is a place for everyone here, I love it!
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Claire from Midlothian, TX

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As a music major, attending the top jazz school in the country, the knowledge available is boundless! Every day I am learning something new, but not only from the professors. My fellow classmates continually amaze me with their talent and their knowledge of the same art that intrigues me so much! Every person is passionate about what they do and are rarely hesitant to help if help is needed!
Am enjoying being here
After the shock of new friends, new challenges, new classes, new everything, I love it! Every day brings something new if you want it to. There are so many things to do all the time whether it be hanging out with friends at a coffeehouse on the square, attending one of the many shows around town and on campus, or simply watching our Mean Green as they face off against the enemy, it's never dull!
Bang for the buck
Every university is expensive but it depends on where you think you belong. So far i've received every bit of information that I believe I payed for and so much more! The meal plan that is mandatory for freshman is a bit pricey but you'll never going hungry! Within the many fees you pay, you can print anytime you want in the computer labs for free, workout at the Recreation Center for free, and access all sorts of things in the library for free also!
Tips for prospective students
My advice for any student looking to come here for school would be to attend some sort of orientation, whether it be Transfer or Freshman. Talk to people and try to make friends with people in your hallway, classes, even those in the cafeteria! You never know who could turn out to be your best friend and it is so much easier to survive college if you have people close to you that are going through the same situations!
Great for these types of students
RTVF, Music Majors, Arts, English, Biology
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Allison from Grapevine, TX

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Most of the teachers know their stuff and are pretty entertaining but some I have one or two who should probably go teach high school or stop getting off on tangents.
Am enjoying being here
I'm not really a Denton fan, don't get me wrong the school is great but careful on your driving, cops get bored here. Also motorcycles? Don't bring them. Never have car thefts but we had 8 motorcycles stolen in one night the first month of school!
Bang for the buck
It's not community college cheap but it's alright.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you like where you will be living first and if you need a job apply in June or July. If you don't like noise don't stay in a dorm. Best freshmen halls for walking to class are Kerr and Maple as they have food for first thing in the morning and bus stops right in front of them. Also DON'T DO MORNING CLASSES!!! It's not like high school 8am because at least there you can go to bed before oh say... midnight?
Great for these types of students
Night Owls
Non-working
Those with previous work experience
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