Established in 1890, above a hardware store on the Denton town square, we've grown into one of the nation's largest universities.

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UNT History and Traditions

For more than 125 years, the University of North Texas has fulfilled its mission to create leaders and visionaries. Our students and alumni embody creativity, curiosity and something else that distinguishes them and makes them successful — grit. These qualities are in UNT’s DNA, borne of an independent spirit that sets us apart. From admitting women on our opening day, to pioneering water quality research for the region, to establishing the nation’s first jazz studies program, to becoming one of the first universities in Texas to desegregate, UNT always takes the road less traveled on our path to excellence.

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