True Blue Preview Day on Nov. 4 Will Welcome High School and Transfer Students

October 19, 2023

Fall brings more than football, Halloween and leaves changing color. It also brings hundreds of visitors for the annual UNT Dallas True Blue Preview Day. This year, it will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is a wonderful opportunity to welcome high schoolers, college transfer students, parents and community members to campus for a close-up look at everything UNT Dallas has to offer.

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That list is growing. From dozens of undergraduate and graduate school degrees, programs and certificates to affordable tuition and extraordinary diversity. The campus itself is growing too, with a new STEM building opening for the Spring 2026 semester, and other exciting expansion plans.

It's no wonder, then, that the 2023 freshmen class is the largest in UNT Dallas history, or that enrollment is at a record high. This is the result of incredible teamwork by the university administration, faculty and staff on behalf of current, former and future students.

“UNT Dallas is the local college on the move, gaining momentum in regional and national rankings. As students seek both quality and affordability, the university offers pathways to graduation with more knowledge and less debt,” said Luis Franco, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

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True Blue Preview Day allows guests to see the university in person, instead of reading about it online, on social media or in a brochure. Prospective students and their parents can interact with current students, alumni, academic advisors, admissions counselors and financial aid experts. They can tour almost anywhere on campus, including classrooms, study and collaborative spaces, athletic areas, the residence hall, the cafeteria and the Student Center with our very own Starbucks. 

Because of its academic rigor, educational and financial value, and commitment to improving the socioeconomic mobility of students, UNT Dallas recently achieved several significant rankings and ratings by nationally-respected organizations that positioned us as a top choice. 

Specifically, UNT Dallas scored the best of all public universities in North Texas in key categories on three evaluations of colleges and universities in Texas and across the country. The reviews were published by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Money.

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U.S. News & World Report

UNT Dallas earned high marks in four categories of the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges list released in September. UNT Dallas earned high marks in four categories:

  • Regional Universities West: #44
  • Top Public Schools - Regional Universities West: #22
  • Social Mobility - Regional Universities West: #30
  • Best Value – Regional Universities West: #35

The #44 overall ranking among Regional Universities West is the highest ever for UNT Dallas, up from 48 last year. The list includes 120 public and private universities in 14 states. 

Washington Monthly

Similarly, UNT Dallas scored tops in affordability and social mobility in North Texas on the newest Washington Monthly college rankings distributed in August. UNT Dallas ranked the highest of 11 North Texas colleges and universities on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the South region. Seventy-seven Texas colleges and universities are on the list out of a total of 228 in the region. UNT Dallas ranked among the top 10 percent, at #14 out of the 228.


In July, Money magazine gave UNT Dallas the highest rating (not ranking like the others) of all North Texas colleges and universities in its latest annual “Best Colleges in America” report. UNT Dallas is the only college or university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region that receives a 4.5 (out of 5) score from Money, and is one of only six statewide to receive that number. Money cited affordability, diversity and social mobility in its very favorable review of UNT Dallas (more on their methodology here).


A fourth Texas-focused evaluation ranked UNT Dallas the highest in two key categories of the Texas University Report Card, an annual review by the educational non-profit ScholarShot.

“The trend for these rankings and ratings is crystal clear,” said Bob Mong, UNT Dallas president. “UNT Dallas is on a significant upward trajectory fueled by its value, low student debt and the success of its graduates.”

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These accomplishments align with UNT Dallas’ mission to empower students, transform lives and strengthen communities. With outstanding academic programs, including 39 bachelor’s and nine master’s degrees, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at the College of Law, UNT Dallas offers an essential and meaningful combination of academic excellence, financial value and student success. 

Prospective students can design the next steps of their educational journey. They will be able to customize a path to success that best fits their career interests, budget, and life on- and off-campus.

Current UNT Dallas students, alumni and employees are also encouraged to join the True Blue Fall Preview event. We invite everyone to Blaze Your Trail at UNT Dallas. Please stop by and see us to learn more about becoming a Trailblazer and the many opportunities that will bring.

Hours & Location
Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on the university’s main campus at 7300 University Hills Blvd. in southern Dallas. 

Parking is free. To register or for more information, click here for the True Blue webpage. If you have any questions not answered online, please email

About UNT Dallas

UNT Dallas is one of the most diverse public universities in the metroplex, the only public, four-year university in the city of Dallas and the most affordable four-year university in Dallas-Fort Worth. UNT Dallas includes the UNT Dallas College of Law (accredited by the American Bar Association) in Downtown Dallas and is part of the University of North Texas System. For more information, visit