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The University of North Texas (informally UNT, North Texas, or between students on the campus) is a public university located in Denton, Texas . With an enrollment of over 36,000 students, UNT is the fourth-largest university in the state by enrollment. It is one of the two universities in Denton, the other being Texas Woman's University.
For more information see History of UNT (main page).
The University of North Texas was founded in 1890 by Joshua Crittenden Chilton as the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute (TNC). Chilton leased three separate facilities above a hardware store on Denton’s main square. At the time, Denton was a small town of only 3,000 people. After three years tenure, facing financial hardships and declining health, Chilton agreed to release his title and interest in Texas Normal College to the City of Denton. Since its inception, the institution has had its name modified six times. In 1894, the name became North Texas Normal College (NTNC), followed by North Texas State Normal College (NTSNC) in 1901. The institution was known as North Texas State Teachers College (NTSTC) in 1923, North Texas State College (NTSC) in 1949, and North Texas State University (NTSU) in 1961, before becoming the University of North Texas in 1988.
The school has a history of albino squirrels and a bunch of famous alumni. These famous people include Don Henley, Robocop, Meatloaf, Norah Jones, Dr. Phil, Anne Rice, The Eli Young Band, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Joe Greene.
- Bruce Hall is the land of music majors, art students, and gamers. It is the oldest residence hall.
- Clark Hall is home to the Emerald Eagle Scholars program.
- College Inn is an upperclassmen hall with an outdoor pool.
- Crumley Hall is a female only dorm. It also houses the central offices of Housing and Dining.
- Honors Hall is a residence hall reserved for students in the Honors College.
- Kerr Hall is the largest hall on campus.
- Legends Hall is one of the newest residence halls. It is next to College Inn.
- Maple Street Hall is another freshmen hall.
- McConnell Hall is also known as the TAMS Dorm because it houses TAMS students. TAMS students are high school juniors and seniors that take classes at UNT to finish their high school degrees while also earning 2 years of college credit.
- Mozart Square sits across from Honors.
- Santa Fe Square is a very nondescript hall for upperclassmen.
- Traditions Hall is like Santa Fe but for freshmen.
- Victory Hall is located near the athletics offices.
- West Hall is the hall of mystery and the second oldest residence hall.
- The Willis Library is the main library on campus. It has five floors. Willis Library is sometimes referred to as "Club Willis" as it can get noisy (like a dance club) from groups of students studying during midterms and finals.
- The Eagle Commons Library (Formerly Science and Technology Library) is located in Sycamore Hall (formerly the International Studies Building, ISB)
- The Media Library is located on the lower level of Chilton Hall
- The Discovery Park Library is located on the first floor of the Discovery Park building.
- Note: many of the libraries host regular research workshops that are useful to both graduates and undergraduates.
- Art Building
- Auditorium Building Depts: English and Linguistics (the Writing Lab is also here)
- Bane Hall
- Biology Building
- Chemistry Building
- Chilton Hall
- Curry Hall
- Environmental Education, Science & Technology Building (usually abbreviated EESAT) Depts: Philosophy, Geography,
- Discovery Park, formerly Research Park - Many of the highly technical fields, such as Engineering and Computer Science are located here.
- General Academic Building Depts: Math, Communications, International Studies, Women's Studies
- Information Sciences Building
- Music Building
- Radio, TV, Film & Performing Arts Building (RTVF) Depts: Dance & Theatre, Radio TV & FIlm
- Terrill Hall Depts: Psychology (also houses the Psychology Clinic)
- UNT Language Building
- UNT Physics Building
- Wooten Hall Depts: Political Science, History, Military Science, and soon, Economics. The ROTC also has an office on the 3rd floor.
Colleges and Schools
For more information see UNT Colleges and Schools (main page).
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS)
Legends and Myths
The 1991 comedy film Necessary Roughness starring Scott Bakula and Sinbad was partially shot in Denton. The UNT campus was used as a stand-in for the movie's "Texas State" college during the filming of the college and football scenes.