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University of North Texas Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of North Texas Ranked?

Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of North Texas was awarded 1,660 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, UNT is ranked #280 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UNT held the #475 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 116 colleges in Texas, UNT is ranked at #11.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNT?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of North Texas is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to UNT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Texas  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Texas  ( 520 to 610 )
UNT received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Texas  ( 20 to 27 )

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University of North Texas Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of North Texas, the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of North Texas is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Texas

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of North Texas enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UNT have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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University of North Texas Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 32,814 undergraduates at UNT with 26,353 being full-time and 6,461 being part-time.

How Much Does University of North Texas Cost?

The overall average net price of UNT is $14,122. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNT

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,387 $6,401 $14,132 $17,970 $20,660

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNT, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNT, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,089 a year. That adds up to $24,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNT is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNT Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UNT make around $51,232 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UNT students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of North Texas

Located in Denton, Texas, University of North Texas is a public institution. Denton is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UNT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 W.Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203-1277
Phone: 940-565-2000

University of North Texas Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from University of North Texas. Of these students, 8,155 received undergraduate degrees and 2,416 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 836 $44,703
Liberal Arts General Studies 560 $34,682
General Psychology 501 $29,073
General Biology 426 $29,298
Computer Information Systems 341 $65,613
Journalism 274 $31,877
Business Administration & Management 274 $48,695
Criminal Justice & Corrections 273 $33,403
Marketing 269 $43,444
Health & Physical Education 262 $30,787

Learn more about the majors offered at University of North Texas along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNT

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 29,658 students took at least one online class at University of North Texas. This is an increase from the 19,118 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 29,658 5,648
2018-2019 19,118 4,067
2017-2018 17,722 3,902
2016-2017 15,821 3,563
2015-2016 13,331 3,398

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.