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FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS 2021/2022

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THE PIONEER WOMAN

Minerva, as she is affectionately known

by TWU students, was unveiled in

1938 as part of the Texas Centennial

celebration. The statue pays tribute to

the spirit of pioneering women in Texas.

BOLDLY GO

Why Texas Woman’s


QUALITY

Since its founding more than a century ago, Texas Woman’s has become known

for its contributions and leadership in the fields of nursing, education, physical

therapy, occupational therapy, biology, kinesiology, nutrition, the arts and

We are the

PIONEERS

sciences, and business.

LOCATION

Our booming North Texas location in the college town of Denton — just 40

miles from Dallas and Fort Worth — assures our students easy access to arts,

culture and career possibilities. TWU also offers a variety of online courses for

self-disciplined students who enjoy working independently.

COLORS: Maroon & white

We wear maroon on Mondays

VALUE

TWU is a public university that offers the student support and small class

sizes traditionally expected at a private university.

As the NATION’S LARGEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY PRIMARILY FOR WOMEN,

Texas Woman’s prides itself on providing women and men with a quality and

UNIVERSITY HAND SIGN: “TW”

well-rounded educational experience focused on service, health and wellbeing,

and integrity. Respect for diversity in all aspects of life and a safe

campus environment are the hallmarks of a TWU education.

CONTENTS

3 YOUR INVESTMENT

MASCOT: Oakley, a Texas Barn Owl

5 QUALITY EDUCATION

7 LIVING ON CAMPUS

9 CAMPUS LIFE

PIONEER SWAG: Download

TWU phone wallpapers and

print TWU swag at

twu.edu/pioneerswag

11 DENTON, TEXAS

13 VISIT TEXAS WOMAN’S

15 ADMISSIONS

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17 DEGREE PROGRAMS

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MAKE IT MATTER

Your investment at Texas Woman’s University


AT TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, we believe in a quality education that is affordable and accessible.

This is why we offer more than $15 million in scholarships annually, including many just for first-year students. Most

students are able to maintain their scholarships for up to four years.

Many financial aid options are available, including grants, loans and part-time campus jobs. Find out more at

twu.edu/finaid and follow the steps to apply.

TWU was ranked No. 45 in the nation out of 1,275 universities and No. 2 in Texas by The Economist Magazine for

maximizing students’ earning potential, surpassing prestigious private colleges such as Carnegie Mellon, Notre Dame

and Cornell.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Chancellor’s Endowed*

Presidential*

(valedictorians/salutatorians)

Terry Scholar**

Tuition, fees & stipend

Tuition & fees

Tuition, fees, room & board,

books & supplies

Legacy Leaders* $11,000

Honors Scholar* $6,500

Women in Business†* $2,500

InnovateHER Scholarship

40+ credit hours required

President’s Leadership Council†* $ 1,500

Reitch† $ 1,500

First-Year Student* $ 1,200 - $3,000

Merit Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships†

Amounts vary

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**Some scholarships require a separate application process.

For full details and a complete list, visit twu.edu/scholarships

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ANNUAL COST OF A

TWU EDUCATION

$1,050

BOOKS & SUPPLIES

$3,051

TRANSPORTATION

& OTHER EXPENSES

$10,386

ON CAMPUS

ROOM & BOARD

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

March 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Semester

December 14, 2021

Spring 2022 Semester

TO APPLY

twu.edu/scholarships

TWU scholarship system opens July 1, 2020 for Fall 2021.

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$9,630

15 CREDIT HOURS

FOR FALL & SPRING

In-State Tuition & Fees*

FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DEADLINES

January 15, 2021

Summer & Fall 2021 Semester

September 1, 2021

Spring 2022 Semester

TO APPLY

twu.edu/finaid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

for Fall 2021 will open October 1, 2020. Tax information

from previous two years will be used.

FAFSA-TWU code 003646 fafsa.ed.gov

$24,117 TOTAL ANNUAL COST

Texas college/university average: $32,902

Source: www.collegeforalltexans.com

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

*Add $12,660 for out-of-state tuition

Moody’s rates TWU Aa3 for financial stability.

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LEARN BY DOING

Beyond the classroom

Dental Hygiene

Study Abroad

Program, Peru


OUR ACADEMIC QUALITY EXTENDS

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

TWU students have the opportunity to learn and work

with faculty members who pursue and apply research in

their fields. Whether it’s developing programs to reduce

violence against women, working with veterans and their

families, expanding access for children with autism or

identifying more effective ways to reduce cancer risks,

research with TWU faculty will broaden your academic

experience. twu.edu/faculty-profiles

HONORS SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Honors Scholars have the opportunity to enhance their

educational experience by taking honors coursework,

volunteering in the community, and participating in

leadership and cultural events. Honors Scholars work with

mentors, live together in residential communities, and

have a strong track record of placement in prestigious

graduate and professional programs, including TWU’s

graduate school. twu.edu/honors

CAREER CONNECTIONS

JANE NELSON INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP

Texas Woman’s is dedicated to preparing more women

to take on successful roles in business and public

service. The Institute and its centers provide multiple

platforms for women to advance their leadership skills

and experience through education, mentoring and

networking. Centers include:

• Center for Student Leadership

• Center for Women Entrepreneurs

• Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

twu.edu/lead

TWU believes in opening doors for its students. The

Career Connections Center provides advising services

and tailored career planning for students and alumni.

We help with all aspects of planning — from choosing a

major to negotiating a salary after graduation. Our online

resources, career readiness workshops, and national and

international employer connections are just some of the

services that demonstrate our commitment to student

success. careerconnections.twu.edu

NASA

AS MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS SPACE GRANT

CONSORTIUM, STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NASA DESIGN CHALLENGE

twu.edu/research-discovery

GLOBAL REACH

Today’s Pioneers can explore new frontiers and experience other cultures through TWU’s Education Abroad Programs,

including faculty-led study abroad courses and our worldwide affiliated partner programs. We prepare students to be

global citizens with the knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in learning, living and working in a diverse and complex

society. twu.edu/education-abroad

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WELCOME HOME

Living on campus


LIVING ON CAMPUS

With its historic buildings, Lowry Woods walking

pathway, large turtles sunning by the Texas Pond, and a

bike-friendly atmosphere, TWU’s Denton campus is

known for its beauty and as one of the safest colleges in

the nation and state, according to the National Council

for Home Safety and Security. Our students who live on

campus feel like a part of the university community, have

greater satisfaction with their college experience, perform

better academically and are more likely to graduate.

twu.edu/housing

CARE OFFICE

TWU’s Campus Alliance for Resource Education (CARE) is

a support center for commuters, veterans, adult learners,

online learners and students with families. twu.edu/care

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLC)

Integrating experiences inside and outside the classroom,

LLC students build connections with other students, faculty

and university leaders by enrolling in the same classes, living

together in residence halls, and participating in related social

and academic activities.

DINING OPTIONS

Pioneer Kitchen has options available for all tastes and

preferences. Enjoy Starbucks in the library, grab a salad

on the go, hang with friends at Chick-fil-A or Qdoba in the

new Student Union at Hubbard Hall, or relax at Oakland

Cafe. The new state-of-the-art dining hall features a

variety of food preparation and serving stations, including

allergen-free menus. twu.edu/dining

RESIDENCE HALLS

PARLIAMENT

VILLAGE

• New residential village

• Fitness center, study

lounges, training rooms

• First-year students only

• Coed with pod-style

shared baths

STARK HALL

21 floors

GUINN HALL

• Sophomore students only

• Coed with private baths

• Sorority suites available

• On-site convenience market

• 24 floors

• Sophomore students only

• Coed with private baths

• In-hall laundry

• Open between semesters

STUDENT UNION AT HUBBARD HALL

Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the game room, study

in a lounge area, relax in the meditation room

or explore the art gallery in the new student

union. Meeting rooms and conference space are

available for organizations and special events.

The renovated and expanded historical building

became the new home of the union in 2020.

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GET INVOLVED

What’s outside the classroom


ATHLETICS

Our Pioneers compete in Division II athletics in basketball,

gymnastics, soccer, softball and volleyball. We also have

competitive teams in dance, stunt and synchronized

swimming. It’s easy to get involved and support the

Pioneers. All games held on campus are free with your

student ID. twuathletics.com

@twuathletics

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PERFORMANCE ARTS

@twupioneers

Texas Woman’s drama, dance and music students

perform on campus throughout the year with reduced

ticket prices for students. Some drama performances

offer “pay-what-you-can” shows. twu.edu/arts

Our International Education program creates a

welcoming environment for students and faculty,

providing guidance and support throughout the

education process.

FIT & REC

Get healthy and make new friends by joining an

intramural sports team. Our Fitness and Recreation

Center offers team sports, a rock-climbing wall, indoor

pool, personal trainers, group exercise classes and

outdoor adventures. twu.edu/fitandrec

@twufitandrec @twu_fitandrec

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall and spring semesters are packed with campus

activities, including movies, talent shows, festivals, road

trips, art shows, block parties, health and well-being

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

There are many options to connect with campus, develop

new skills and make a difference in your community.

With TWU’s Student Government Association, Greek

life, diversity and cultural programs, civic engagement

opportunities, academic clubs and other student

organizations, there is a place for every interest and

for everyone. twu.edu/student-organizations

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DEGREE PROGRAMS

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DENTONING

Living in Denton, Texas


DISCOVER DENTON, TEXAS

Denton’s original and independent culture is powered

by a strong sense of community that boasts a vibrant

arts and music scene and an innovative business climate.

A popular destination for music, film and food festivals,

antique shows, art exhibits, vintage shopping, theater

performances and a local farmers’ market, Denton easily

keeps more than 50,000 college students entertained.

Public Transportation is easily accessible from campus

with nine Denton County Transportation Authority

Connect routes throughout Denton, as well as the DCTA

A-train and North Texas Xpress that connect to all of

North Texas.

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Arts & Jazz Festival

Quakertown Park (2 blocks from TWU)

APRIL

Thin Line Film-Music-Photo Festival

Multiple venues throughout Denton

APRIL

Twilight Tunes

Thursday evening free concerts

Downtown Square (1 mile from TWU)

APRIL TO JUNE

Denton Community Market

Denton County Historical Park (1.25

miles from TWU)

APRIL TO NOVEMBER

North Texas Fair & Rodeo

Carroll Boulevard (1 mile from TWU)

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SEPTEMBER

Denton Blues Festival

Quakertown Park

SEPTEMBER

Day of the Dead Festival

Día de los Muertos

Industrial Street (1 mile from TWU)

OCTOBER

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival

Downtown Square

DECEMBER

Denton is a certifed music friendly community

discoverdenton.com

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TAKE A LOOK AROUND

Come visit Texas Woman’s University


VISIT TEXAS WOMAN’S

Take a closer look at Texas Woman’s by attending a Pioneer Preview

event throughout the year. One first-year student will win a

$1,000 award toward tuition at each Pioneer Preview event.*

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus events will be

temporarily offered in online formats. twu.edu/admissions/visit-us

12% MALE

88% FEMALE

13,402

DENTON

STUDENTS

PIONEER PREVIEW INCLUDES:

• Information sessions on • An academic preview

admissions, financial aid, • Virtual campus tour

housing and student life • Student panel discussions

If the scheduled visit events don’t work for you, call the Office of

Admissions in Denton at 1-866-809-6130 or 940-898-3188 or email

freshman@twu.edu.

*Students must be eligible for admission to TWU to claim $1,000 awards.

Awards must be applied to Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 tuition at TWU. Students

must enroll full time.

Some sessions may be offered in English and Spanish.

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$15+ Million

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ANNUALLY

OUR CAMPUSES — More than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees offered

TWU Denton

270-acre main campus

Offers the largest selection of

TWU undergraduate and graduate

degree programs

Denton is ranked as a Best College

Town in the US according to

usatoday.com

TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of

Health Sciences - Dallas Center

Located in the Southwestern

Medical District

Undergraduate Program (upper-level)

• Nursing

Graduate Programs

• Health Care Administration*

• MBA**

• Nursing

• Occupational Therapy

• Physical Therapy

* Hybrid online program with course

meetings on campus

**100% online program

TWU Institute of Health Sciences

- Houston Center

Located in the Texas Medical Center

Undergraduate Program (upper-level)

• Nursing

Graduate Programs

• Health Care Administration*

• MBA**

• Nursing

• Nutrition and Food Sciences*

• Occupational Therapy

• Physical Therapy

* Hybrid online program with course

meetings on campus

**100% online program

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BE A PIONEER

Admissions and acceptance


ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS*

Assured Admissions: Students in the top 25% from a

regionally accredited high school in Texas

Regular Admissions: Students in the top 50% from a

regionally accredited high school in Texas, plus an SAT 1080

(based on Evidence-Based Reading & Math) or an ACT 21

composite score

• We will use the official SAT tables provided by the

College Board; the strongest score will be considered

• If you are unable to submit your scores due to

COVID-19 pandemic, your application will be reviewed

without them

Regular Admission without SAT/ACT: Students with a 2.0

high school GPA on a 4.0 scale who either meet one of the

Texas high school curriculum requirements or who attend a

private Texas high school or an out-of-state high school

Individual Review: Students who do not meet assured/

regular requirements may be considered individually by the

Office of Admissions Processing.

*Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809, requires that students

meet the college readiness standard to be considered for admission

to a Texas four-year public institution. ACT/SAT requirements are

temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a TWU student, you can sign up for the Pioneer

Network. This online platform gives you instant

access to alumni in your academic area who have

committed to helping with resumes, internships

or mentoring opportunities. In addition, Pioneer

Network allows you to connect with current TWU

students who are like you. twupioneernetwork.com

APPLY NOW

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply online to TWU at ApplyTexas.org

Submit the following:

r Most recent official high school transcript

r Official transcript from institutions with

completed college courses (if applicable)

r ACT or SAT scores

r Permanent resident card (if applicable)

r Nonrefundable application fee of $50

($75 for international students)

Submit application materials and certified

checks, money orders or fee waivers to:

TWU Admissions Processing

P.O. Box 425649

Denton, Texas 76204

or via expedited mail to:

304 Administration Dr.

Denton, TX 76204

For a complete list of steps, visit

twu.edu/admissions/first-year-admissions

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Download your Pioneer Swag at

twu.edu/pioneerswag

Set up your Pioneer Portal account

Access your Gmail account

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Check your TSI status in Pioneer Portal

Submit Proof of Meningitis Vaccine

Apply for Housing

Register for Orientation

Meet with your Academic Advisor

Pay Tuition and Fees

For a full list of next steps, visit

twu.edu/admissions/next-steps

Don’t wait until you have been accepted.

Apply for financial aid by January 15, 2021

and scholarships by March 15, 2021

twu.edu/finaid

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EDUCATION THAT WORKS

Bachelor’s degree programs


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Art

• Art Education*

• Art History

• Graphic Design

• Studio Art

Biochemistry

Biology*

Chemistry*

Computer Science*

Criminal Justice

Dance*

English*

Fashion Design

Fashion Merchandising

General Studies

• Business

• Computer Science

• Criminal Justice

• English

• Health Studies

• History

• Mathematics

• Multicultural Women’s &

Gender Studies

• Music

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Sociology

• Visual Arts

History

Health Informatics

• Health Informatics with

Clinical Applications minor

• Health Informatics with

Health Studies minor

Informatics

• Informatics with Community

Informatics minor

• Informatics with Data

Science minor

Mathematics*

Medical Technology

Music*

Music Therapy

Political Science*

Professional Studies (BAAS)

Psychology

Sociology

Social Work

Theatre*

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Accounting

Business Administration

Business Administration with

Entrepreneurship emphasis

Finance

Heath Care Administration

Human Resources Management

Management

Marketing

Sport Management

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Communication Sciences

Culinary Science & Food Service

Management

Dental Hygiene

Food & Nutrition in Business

& Industry

Health Sciences (BAAS)

Health Studies (BS, BAS)

Kinesiology*

• Teaching & Coaching

• Exercise Science

• Sport Management

Nutrition

• Dietetics

• Nutritional Sciences

• Wellness

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Nursing

RN-BSN

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL

EDUCATION

Child Development

Family & Consumer Sciences*

Family Studies

Teacher Education EC-8*

High School Teacher Education*

(BS & Teaching certification in field

of study)

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DEGREES

Pre-Dentistry

Pre-Law

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Physical Therapy

4+1 DEGREES

Earn your bachelor’s and master’s

degrees in five years with these

innovative programs.

4+1 BBA & MBA in Accounting

4+1 BS & MBA in Sport Management

4+1 BA & MA in English

DUAL DEGREE (TWU/UNT)

Mathematics/Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Must be enrolled in a degree program

to apply. Many certificates require no

additional coursework.

Biological Research

Business Leadership

Musical Theatre

Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Science, Society & Sustainability

For complete list of undergraduate,

graduate and online programs, visit

twu.edu/programs-majors

*Offers teacher certification track

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#TXWOMANS

Texas Woman’s University is an equal

opportunity institution that strives to create

and actively promote a welcoming and

supportive educational and employment

environment. TWU does not discriminate

on the basis of race, age, color, religion,

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

genetics information, national or ethnic

origin, veteran’s status or disabilities.

Texas Woman’s University is accredited

by the Southern Association of Colleges

and Schools Commission on Colleges

to award baccalaureate, master’s,

and doctorate degrees. Contact the

Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern

Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call

404-679-4500 for questions about the

accreditation of Texas Woman’s University.

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