The University of North Texas wasn’t a “top school” when I went there, but they were well on their way. It was a relief to read the acceptance letter, I assure you. I was a B / C student without many prospects, and I loved how close UNT was to Dallas. I also loved the lay out of the beautiful campus nestled in on the South-West side of the picturesque town that had a tiny mall, loads of restaurants, and a quaint town square.
The Right Choice
Denton Texas was home to not one, but two bustling colleges. You could feel the young energy when you entered city limits. Additionally, the woman whom I met with to discuss the Theater program, Barbara Cox, spoke plainly, didn’t sugar coat anything, and reattached her press on nails with masking tape. Based on that encounter alone, I knew I’d never be bored at UNT.
A New Beginning
College was exciting! I went from being an average student to making the Dean’s List almost every semester. I became President of the University Players, was an Irene Ryan nominee, and eventually became President of the College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors. Under the direction of Marjorie Hayes we also submitted and were accepted to a theater competition that took us to perform in the Czech Republic.
A New Building
The Murchison Performing Arts Center opened my senior year, which was exciting. And along with that, UNT broke ground on the new and improved Theater Building, which students enjoy to this day. College was clearly a time of transformation for both me… and UNT.
The University of North Texas was recently named top performing arts college in the US and I couldn’t be prouder. UNT beat out schools like NYU, USC, Chapman, and Juilliard for top honors. Fly high, eagles!
To find out more about UNT please visit https://class.unt.edu/
To read more about this recent honor visit https://collegegazette.com/best-performing-arts-colleges-in-the-us/3/