Choosing a College

Find Your Perfect Fit

Universities are as different as people. Each one has its own personality, size and shape. Taking a tour is the best way to get a feel for each campus. You may discover that you prefer a smaller campus or learn that you love the atmosphere of a larger university.

Here are some of the things you’ll want to think about as you tour colleges:

Campus Tours

UNT’s Eagle Ambassador tour guides provide an honest student perspective and give you plenty of opportunities to ask questions. This half tram/half walking tour covers about 70 percent of campus, including academic areas, student life, student services, a cafeteria and the recreation center. Visit the Tours website or call 940-565-4104 to schedule your campus visit.


How far from home will I be? What entertainment, internship and job opportunities are available in town? There are pros and cons to consider when it comes to the city where you’ll attend college. Things like climate, cost of living and crime rate are just a few things you should think about.

UNT is located in Denton, a progressive city of about 142,000 people, that is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities and part of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Denton is also a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the nation’s best job market according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


How big is the campus? How many students attend? How many residence halls are available? The size of the colleges you’re looking at makes a big difference in whether it will fit your needs.

UNT’s 1,000-acre campus offers its more than 42,000 students the best environment in the region to pursue learning, research and creativity. The vibrant campus has 14 residence halls, Mean Green Village with its Athletic Center and surrounding athletic fields, and the 300-acre Discovery Park research facility. Student and faculty art galleries and award-winning musical performance spaces provide cultural experiences for the campus and the North Texas region.

Did you know

Colleges come in different “types” such as community or technical college, public, private, church-affiliated and minority-serving. For definitions of these types of colleges, see the glossary of terms.


What degree programs are offered? Are there plenty of options if I want to change my major? Every university’s degree program choices are a little different. It’s important to find out if the colleges you’re interested in offer your major and can help you meet your goals. If you’re undecided about a major, make sure the college offers a broad range of options.

UNT offers 113 bachelor’s, 94 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs. Some of UNT’s unique program choices include Aviation Logistics, Criminal Justice, Ecology for Environmental Science and Rehabilitation Studies.


How much does it cost to attend? What financial aid and scholarship options do I have to help me afford it? Let’s face it — college isn’t free. But financial aid, scholarships, campus employment and other funding options are available to help you get your degree — without racking up serious debt.

UNT provides the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. That’s why we’ve been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 25 years, and a Best College by Money magazine. UNT students receive financial aid and scholarships totaling $405 million annually.

Campus Life

What clubs are offered that interest you? What kind of athletics program does the college have? What about concerts, plays and other entertainment on campus? The main idea is to get a degree, but you can’t study all the time! Clubs and organizations are an important way to make friends, relieve stress and have fun.

UNT has 450 student organizations, including many intercultural organizations and 42 fraternities and sororities. Leadership and training opportunities are abundant. UNT competes in Conference USA and with seating for 31,000 fans, UNT’s Apogee Stadium has eco-friendly features unlike any collegiate football venue in the nation.

Support Services

What do I do if I get sick? What if I need extra help in one of my classes? Look for availability of services and resources that will help you thrive, such as health centers, computer labs, libraries, academic and personal counseling, and tutoring.

UNT’s Health and Wellness Center doctors can help you when you’re feeling sick and also provide services such as X-rays, lab tests and prescription refills. Need to pull an all-nighter to write a paper? UNT has 14 computer labs, including one open 24 hours.