Mission Statement

Empower. Transform. Strengthen.
UNT Dallas empowers students, transforms lives, strengthens communities.


Through education and community connectedness, UNT Dallas aspires to be the pathway to social mobility in its primary market.


Resilience, Unity, Excellence, Mentoring, Integrity, Effectiveness, Strategic, Diversity


  • Rooted in community. Become the leading university in Southern Dallas and nearby suburbs.
  • Grow. Increase enrollment, retention and completion rates with experiential learning while developing critical thinking and marketable skills for every student.
  • Serve. Relentless pursuit of student success. 

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) is the only regionally accredited, public university in the City of Dallas. UNT-Dallas is rapidly becoming a university of first choice as a result of the personal involvement of faculty, student support resources, affordability, location, and the relevancy of programs and degrees to career offerings in the region.

Record enrollment for Fall 2016 exceeded 3,000 students,

The university offers 22 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs and 1 professional degree in high-demand fields including criminal justice, teacher education, business, sociology, and counseling. There are four academic schools:  School of Business ;School of Education; School of Human Services; and, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

UNT-Dallas has a diverse student population (41percent Hispanic, 35percent African-American, and 17 percent white) including first-time freshmen, transfer students, veterans and graduate students.  The experiential learning opportunities provided by UNT-Dallas are perfectly suited for first generation and continuing education students seeking the degrees and experience needed to pursue high demand career opportunities in the Northeast Texas region and beyond.

The campus spans 264 acres in southern Dallas and is located on University Hills Boulevard, north of Interstate 20 (Exit 468) between Interstates 35 and 45.  In October 2016, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) opened the UNT Dallas DART rail station, effectively linking the university to all of DART’s service area in Dallas.

UNT Dallas is a member of the University of North Texas System.

Student Life

Through the UNT Dallas Student Affairs office, students are encouraged to be engaged and involved through co-curricular activities that create a holistic university experience.   Involved students enhance their learning opportunities and academic success through the leadership, diversity, and interaction with other students and the community fostered by the Student Affairs office.

What students are saying

"The Public Leadership program's mission is to 'professionalize your passion to create lasting change.' I’m excited to professionalize my own passion of serving others to create lasting change."

Tyeshia, Class of 2018
MS in Public Leadership
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