Denton and the University
The City of Denton
Denton is a city of about 135,000 people just 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The area offers the cultural and recreational advantages of the nation's ninth largest urban center. TWU shares the Denton community with the University of North Texas, a coeducational institution of approximately 35,000 students. Denton combines the benefits of a relaxed smaller community with those of a thriving metroplex, all within short commuting distance.
Texas Woman's University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, which offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in most major fields. A teaching and research institution, the university emphasizes allied health fields, liberal arts, and specialized or professional studies. TWU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by appropriate state, regional, and national agencies.
The largest public university primarily for women in the United States, TWU has an enrollment of over 15,000 students, of whom 90 percent are women and 86 percent are commuter students. The average student age is 28. TWU has an ethnic/racial minority student population of approximately 50-58 percent (primarily African American and Latina(o) students) and the university strives to provide appropriate professional role models for minority students. In addition to its 270-acre main campus in Denton, the university also has clinical centers in Dallas and Houston that offer upper level and advanced studies in the health sciences.
TWU has exceptional library resources, with holdings of more than 775,000 volumes, plus thousands of current periodical and serial publications, microforms, and audiovisual materials to support all major areas of study at the University. State-of-the-art computer technology links students, staff, and faculty with resources for study and research worldwide.