University of North Texas

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The University of North Texas (UNT) is a public research university in Denton, Texas. It was founded as a nonsectarian, coeducational, private teachers college in 1890 and was formally adopted by the state 11 years later.[11] UNT is a member of the University of North Texas System, which includes additional universities in Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT also has a location in Frisco.

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University of North Texas
Former names
Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute (1890–1894)
North Texas Normal College (1894–1901)
North Texas State Normal College (1901–1923)
North Texas State Teachers College (1923–1949)
North Texas State College (1949–1961)
North Texas State University (1961–1988)
TypePublic research university
Established1890; 133 years ago (1890)
Parent institution
University of North Texas system
Academic affiliations
Endowment$217.8 million (2020)[2]
Budget$865.3 million (2018)[3]
ChairmanLaura Wright
ChancellorMichael R. Williams[4]
PresidentNeal Smatresk
ProvostMichael McPherson
Academic staff
1,063 full-time
145 part-time
10 modified services
382 teaching fellows
548 teaching assistants[3]
Students42,372 (Fall 2021)[5]
Undergraduates32,596 (Fall 2021)[6]
Postgraduates9,776 (Fall 2021)[7]
Location, ,
United States

33°12′35″N 97°9′0″W
CampusCollege Town,[8][9] 1,200 acres (4.9 km2)[10]
NewspaperNorth Texas Daily
Colors  UNT Green
NicknameMean Green
Sporting affiliations
MascotScrappy the Eagle

The university consists of 14 colleges and schools,[12] an early admissions math and science academy for exceptional high-school-age students from across the state, the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science,[13] and a library system that comprises the university core. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[14] According to the National Science Foundation, UNT spent $78.4 million on research and development in 2019.[15]