Universities are as different as people. Each one has its own personality, size and shape. Taking a tour is the best way to get a feel for each campus. You may discover that you prefer a smaller campus or learn that you love the activity of a larger university. The only way to find out is to try it on for size.

Some of the things you’ll want to think about as you tour colleges are:

UNT’s Eagle Ambassador tour guides provide an honest student perspective and give you plenty of opportunities to ask questions. This half tram/half walking tour covers about 70 percent of campus, including academic areas, student life, student services, a cafeteria and the recreation center. Visit the Tours website or call 940-565-4104 to schedule your campus visit.

Location

How far from home will I be? What entertainment, internship and job opportunities are available in town? There are pros and cons to consider when it comes to the city where you’ll attend college. Things like climate, cost of living and crime rate are just a few things you should think about.

UNT is located in Denton, a progressive city of about 131,000 people, and one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. Denton is part of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, Dallas-Fort Worth.

Size

How big is the campus? How many students attend? How many residence halls are available? The size of the colleges you’re looking at makes a big difference in whether it will fit your needs.

UNT’s 900-acre campus offers its 38,000 students the best environment in the region to pursue learning, research and creativity. The vibrant campus has 15 residence halls, Mean Green Village with its Athletic Center and surrounding athletic fields, and the 300-acre Discovery Park research facility. Student and faculty art galleries and premier award-winning musical performance spaces provide cultural experiences for the campus and the North Texas region.

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Colleges come in different “types” such as community or technical college, public, private, church-affiliated and minority-serving.

Majors

What degree programs are offered? Are there plenty of options if I want to change my major? Every university’s degree program choices are a little different. It’s important to find out if the colleges you’re interested in offer your major and can help you meet your goals. If you’re undecided about a major, make sure the college offers a broad range of options for students trying to figure it out.

UNT offers 103 bachelor’s, 86 master’s and 38 doctoral degree programs. Some of UNT’s unique program choices include Aviation Logistics, Computer Gaming, Criminal Justice, Ecology for Environmental Science and Rehabilitation Studies.

Cost

How much does it cost to attend? What financial aid and scholarship options do I have to help me afford it? Let’s face it — college isn’t free. But financial aid, scholarships, campus employment and other funding options are available to help you get your degree — without racking up serious debt.

UNT provides the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. We also offer an innovative solution to rising tuition costs with the Eagle Express Tuition Plan, which locks in your tuition for four years, helping you better plan for college expenses. UNT students receive financial aid and scholarships totaling $350 million annually.

Campus Life

The main idea is to get a degree, but you can’t study all the time! Clubs and organizations are an important way to make friends, relieve stress and have fun. What clubs are offered that interest you? What kind of athletics program does the college have? What about concerts, plays and other entertainment on campus?

UNT has 400 student organizations, including many intercultural organizations and 39 fraternities and sororities. Leadership and training opportunities are abundant. UNT competes in Conference USA. With seating for 31,000 fans, UNT’s Apogee Stadium has eco-friendly features unlike any collegiate football venue in the nation.

Support Services

Look for availability of services and resources that will help you thrive, such as health centers, computer labs, libraries, academic and personal counseling and tutoring.

UNT’s Health and Wellness Center doctors can help you when you’re feeling sick and also provide services such as X-rays, lab tests and prescription refills. The center also has the first full-service optical office located on any college campus in the state. Need to pull an all-nighter to write a paper? UNT has 13 computer labs, including one open 24 hours.