Join the Honors Family

UNT’s Honors College, with an enrollment of 1,800 students, is the largest of its kind in the region. As a student in the Honors College, you’ll have the best of both worlds — you’ll be part of an enthusiastic community of scholars from many disciplines and you’ll learn and excel with the attention you would normally find only at a small private college.

About UNT

A student-focused public research university, UNT is designated a Best University by Forbes and is one of the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With excellent academics and distinguished faculty, we are the choice of 37,000 students. We offer 99 bachelor’s, 83 master’s and 36 doctoral degree programs.

Honors classes

The heart of the college is the Honors classroom, where you can engage your professors and fellow students in learning that challenges the intellect and advances academic achievement. You’re encouraged to think critically, assess issues, make and defend arguments, and synthesize ideas.

Special privileges

In the Honors College, you’ll also build relationships with a diverse group of students outside of the classroom. Students on the Honors College Programming Council work with the Student Life staff to create activities that connect UNT faculty members, industry professors and Honors College alumni to current students, and expose students to culture in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Study abroad

The Honors College and the UNT Study Abroad Office have partnered to offer Honors students an opportunity each year to spend time in destinations all over the world while earning six hours of Honors course credit. World Literature and Global Perspectives students recently spent more than two weeks in Europe exploring the cultural and historical landscape of Great Britain.

A community of your peers

Students studying

Rawlins Hall allows freshman and sophomore Honors College students the opportunity to live in an academic community unlike anything else you’ll find on campus. Honors students enjoy opportunities to relax with friends and play pool in the rec room or lounge on the front and back porches. Featuring music practice rooms, study rooms and recreation areas, Rawlins Hall gives residents a place to go no matter what your interest or goal.

Rawlins Hall amenities include:

  • Suites outfitted with loftable beds and modular furniture for flexibility
  • A "neighborhood concept" on each floor, with resident assistant
  • Controlled access to student living areas for increased safety and security
  • Common area coinless laundry facilities
  • An amphitheatre for special events and outdoor fun

One of its many unique features, Rawlins Hall houses an Honors faculty-in-residence. This faculty member connects with residents by teaching and creating learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Honors Hall is UNT’s campus residence option for upperclassmen. One of UNT’s smaller residence halls, it features many of the same amenities as Rawlins Hall.

Once you’re accepted to UNT and the Honors College, you may select a room in Rawlins or Honors Hall. The admissions application opens July 1 and the housing application opens the following January. Visit the Housing website for details.