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.
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Here are some of the things you’ll want to think about as you tour colleges:
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, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, which is also part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one of the largest metropolitan areas and the best job market in the U.S.
Just like you choose which size of shirt will fit you best, there are small, medium, and large size colleges. Depending on your personal preference, you can choose what college you think is right for you.
UNT would be considered a large school with its 1,000-acre campus, more than 47,000 students, 14 residence halls, 300-acre research facility, student and faculty art galleries and award-winning musical performance spaces.
Every university offers a wide range of degree programs, but it’s important that the college you’re interested in offers the major you need to meet your career goals. If you’re undecided about what to major in, make sure the college you’d like to attend offers many options to choose from.
UNT offers 114 bachelor’s, 97 master’s and 39 doctoral degree programs. If you’re looking for unique program choices at UNT, we have degrees in Aviation Logistics, Jazz Studies, Cybersecurity and Digital Retailing.
When we think of the price tag for a college education, it may seem overwhelming. But you don’t have to pay for everything out of pocket. There are many resources to help you afford your edication, including financial aid, scholarships, campus employment and many other funding options.
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.
While you’re at college to get a degree, you can’t study all the time! Clubs, organizations and events on campus are important opportunities to make friends, relieve stress and have fun.
UNT offers 450 student organizations, 42 fraternities and sororities and presents 1,500 performances, exhibitions and lectures annually. You can also check out UNT’s Division I, American Athletic Conference football team at our eco-friendly stadium, or our NIT championship winning basketball team at the UNT Coliseum.
Most universities will have services and resources available to help you stay healthy and succeed in your studies. Look for things like health centers, libraries, tutoring labs and personal counseling or mental health services.
At UNT, you can visit our Health and Wellness Center if you’re feeling sick, study at our various libraries, get help with classes at The Learning Center and get free counseling through the Division of Student Affairs.
Colleges come in different “types” such as community, public or private. For definitions of these types of colleges, see the glossary of terms.
The easiest way to get a feel for what the university you want to attend is to take a tour. UNT’s tours are provided by current students called Eagle Ambassadors. They provide an honest student perspective and give you plenty of opportunities to ask them questions. Visit our tours website to schedule your in-person visit or to experience our interactive virtual campus tour.