Above and Beyond

Photo by Michael ClementsPass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Standout nurse. Higher education doctoral student Gary Huey was named one of Dallas-Fort Worth's Great 100 Nurses for 2017 — an honor recognizing nurses who are role models, community servants, compassionate caregivers and contributors to the profession. Huey, the learning institute coordinator at Medical City of McKinney, will be honored April 17 during an awards ceremony at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Constructing for the community. As part of their Hungry for Change initiative, students from UNT's College of Public Affairs and Community Service partnered with Serve Denton to build nine Little Free Pantries. The pantries are housed in Denton neighborhoods or at local small businesses to help those who need a little support. Built by students, the pantries are small cedar cabinets containing non-perishable food, toiletries and other necessities available to and stocked by the community.
  • Take a seat (and selfie!) with Scrappy. Scrappy's made a new mark on campus with the November addition of a Scrappy Bench on the University Union's south lawn. The bench, the result of collaborative planning by the Union board of directors and Division of Student Affairs, brings Mean Green pride to all who sit there. Communication studies graduate student Rachel Jackson ('12) poses for a photo with Scrappy. Follow the bench on Twitter @UNTscrappybench and tag your photos with #scrappyselfie.
  • New UNT Mobile App. Released this winter, UNT's mobile application helps students receive grade notifications, access maps, contact professors, view the final exam schedule and read UNT headlines. Future students can view admissions information, access the course catalog and register for on-campus tours. And coming updates to the app will inclue registering for classes, paying tuition and viewing admission status. The app is available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
  • Undergrads at Research Day. Robert Presley Smith, a senior studying mechanical and energy engineering, and Prateek Kalakunta, a student at UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, participated in Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

Rankings and Brags

  • Best Buy: UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 21 consecutive years.
  • No. 1 TOWN: Music School Central ranked Denton the No. 1 Best College Town for Music Majors
  • 16: The College of Education’s online graduate education program was ranked 16th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 9: UNT was named a Tree Campus USA for the 9th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • 342: UNT research labs and non-classroom creative spaces on campus
  • 64 Alumni: UNT has placed more alumni into the Disneyland All-College Band than any other university since the band was formed in 1971.
  • UNT Accredited: UNT received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Geography Laurel: UNT's Department of Geography and the Environment received the Award for Masters Program Excellence from the American Association of Geographers.