Founded in 1890 by Joshua Crittenden Chilton, the University of North Texas has the fourth-largest enrollment among colleges and universities in the state, with over 36,000 students. International students come from more than 136 countries. The large campus encompasses 882 acres, and continues to grow at a regular rate. Recent additions to the campus include a $70 million Business Leadership Building and a football stadium and entertainment complex with a capacity of 30,000 people.
The size of the campus allows UNT to offer a wide range of facilities to students, including their own radio and television stations. The student newspaper, the North Texas Daily, is published 4 days a week throughout the school year and once a week in the summer. For those who wish to travel beyond the boundaries of the campus, the city of Denton has much to offer in terms of restaurants, clubs, bars, entertainment, and job opportunities. Public transportation in Denton is free with a student identification card.