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Integrity

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Lifelong Commitment

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Honor and Respect

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Personal and Intellectual Growth

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Philanthropic Service to Others

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Sincere Friendship

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Integrity

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Lifelong Commitment

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Honor and Respect

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Personal and Intellectual Growth

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Philanthropic Service to Others

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Sincere Friendship

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Integrity

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Sincere Friendship

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Lifelong Commitment

About The University of North Texas

 
  
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    UNT was founded in 1890 as Texas Normal College and Teachers' Training Institute. Joshua C. Chilton, the founding president, leased facilities above a hardware store on Denton's square to establish a teacher training institute. His charge to the faculty at its first assembly remains an important part of UNT's value system: "It will be our aim to become leaders in the education of the young men and women of Texas, fitting them to creditably fill the most important positions in business and professional circles. We desire the cooperation of all who believe in higher education and who want to see our state in the very front of intellectual as well as material progress."

The University has had seven different names                                                                                                                                                                         
  • 1890 Texas Normal Collage and Teachers' Training Institute 
  • 1894 Normal Texas College
  • 1901 Texas State Normal College
  • 1923 North Texas State Teachers College
  • 1949 North Texas State College
  • 1961 North Texas State University 
  • 1988 University of North Texas

    Incoming students score well above the national and state averages on the SAT, and choose UNT for the quality of its programs, many of which are nationally and internationally recognized. UNT "firsts" through the years include:

  • First jazz studies program in the U.S.
  • First undergraduate emergency administration and planning program in the U.S.
  • First bachelor's degree digital retailing in the U.S. and first master's degree in merchandising offered completely online
  • First school library certification program in the U.S. offered completely online
  • First accredited master's program in applied behavior analysis in the world
  • First master's program in international sustainable tourism in the U.S.
  • First four-year aviation logistics program at a university in Texas and one of only two such programs in the nation
  • First comprehensive training/research center for Spanish language media
  • First and only PhD program in art education in Texas
  • World's first graduate program in environmental philosophy and world's first field station in environmental philosophy, science and policy at Cape Horn, Chile

 

 

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