As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.
A metropolitan area offers a wealth of job opportunities, plus entertainment, culture, shopping and professional sports. A college town offers a peaceful haven for study and research. UNT has the advantages of both. The university is located in Denton, a town of about 136,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
As the most comprehensive public research university providing a top quality education in one of the nation's largest, most dynamic regions, UNT will be celebrated for its academics, arts and athletics. UNT will be a diverse and inclusive institution creating knowledge and innovations that will shape the future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community.
At the heart of our efforts to carry out UNT's mission is the faculty. Faculty leadership in teaching, research, creative activities, performance and service activities has created national and international reputations for excellence for a number of academic programs within the university's 14 schools and colleges.
Faculty and students engage in innovative research and creative activities that consistently break new ground. The exciting scholarship at UNT is broad based and far reaching, incorporating research in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, as well as the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT hosts visiting scholars and faculty from more than 50 countries and offers global learning and experience programs in more than 37 nations. UNT's campus also benefits from a rich diversity of international students.
We have a history of maintaining an unpretentious and accepting atmosphere that welcomes anyone who strives to achieve his or her personal best. UNT possesses and values an increasing diversity among the individuals who make up its community. This is one of our greatest strengths.
Education opens doors, changes lives and improves society. At UNT, we are committed to helping our 38,000 students succeed at whatever endeavor they seek to pursue. And we celebrate our more than 434,000 active alumni who use their UNT education to make a difference every day.