Featured College: University of North Texas
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a public university located in Denton, Texas. It has about 100 undergraduate majors for students to choose from, and some of the most popular ones include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and Social Sciences. UNT’s College of Music is one of the country’s premier music schools and consists of the nation’s first jazz studies program.
There are 400 student organizations at UNT, including 40 sororities and fraternities as well as 144 honor societies. UNT offers 16 sports as an NCAA Division 1 school, and the sports teams are known as the Mean Green. UNT also has its own indoor rock climbing wall and hosts close to 1,500 performances, exhibitions, and lectures each year for the public.
For the 2015-2016 school year, in-state tuition was $10,091 and out-of-state tuition was $21,791. This makes UNT relatively inexpensive for in-state students and affordable for out-of-state students. In 2014, the acceptance rate for incoming freshmen students was 62.1%. The average SAT score of an entering freshman in Fall 2014 was 1107, which is higher than the Texas average of 971. The average ACT score is 23.
The majority of UNT students come from within the state, with 97% being in-state students and 3% being out-of-state students.
UNT is also becoming more and more environmentally friendly! It has 6 LEED-certified buildings, has been named a Green College by The Princeton Review, offers a vegan-only dining facility, and gets a lot of its energy from renewable sources such as wind turbines. UNT was the first large public university in Texas to sign the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.