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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.

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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. Plus, upper-level nursing courses are offered

at our Dallas and Houston campuses. 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

11 DENTON, TEXAS

PIONEER SWAG: Download

TWU phone wallpapers and

print TWU swag at

twu.edu/pioneerswag

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, almost half of our undergraduate students start their education at a

community college or other four-year university and transfer to TWU. We offer small class sizes, a welcoming environment

and an easy transfer process. We have partnerships with many community college systems to help ensure your college

coursework will transfer toward your bachelor’s degree. twu.edu/transfer

At TWU, 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 transfer students. Most students are able to maintain their scholarships

for up to two years.

Many financial aid options are available for transfer students, including grants, loans and part-time campus jobs.

Find out more at twu.edu/finaid and follow the steps to apply.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

ANNUAL COST OF A

TWU EDUCATION

Women in Business*† $2,500

InnovateHER Scholarship

40+ credit hours required

New Transfer* $2,000

Touchstone Honors* $ 1,600

Reitch† $ 1,500

Phi Theta Kappa*† $ 500

Departmental Scholarships†

Amounts vary

KEY *Renewable †Stackable

**Some scholarships require a separate application process.

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

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.

FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DEADLINES

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$1,050

BOOKS & SUPPLIES

$3,051

TRANSPORTATION

& OTHER EXPENSES

$10,386

ON CAMPUS

ROOM & BOARD

$9,630

15 CREDIT HOURS

FOR FALL & SPRING

In-State Tuition & Fees*

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

Moody’s rates TWU Aa3 for financial stability.

$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

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LEARN BY DOING

Beyond the classroom


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

CAREER CONNECTIONS

TWU believes in opening doors for our 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

Internships provide real-life, hands-on workplace training

that adds experience to your degree while establishing

networking contacts for your after-college career.

The Pioneer Center for Student Excellence

provides information on internships and more.

twu.edu/pioneer-center/internships

100+

CAREER fairs, seminars and networking

OPPORTUNITIES per year

ONLINE DEGREES

At Texas Woman’s, transfer students can complete their

upper-level coursework and earn a bachelor’s degree 100%

online or in a blended format offering online and traditional

classes. twu.edu/online-programs

100% ONLINE FORMAT

• Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Studies

• Bachelor of General Studies

• Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

• Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

• Bachelor of Science in Sociology

• RDH to Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

• RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BLENDED ONLINE FORMAT

Programs offered in Blended Online Format require limited on-campus

experiences

• Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in

Health Sciences

• Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in

Professional Studies

• Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

• Bachelor of Business Administration in Human

Resource Management

• Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

• Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

• Bachelor of Kinesiology-Sport Management

TOUCHSTONE HONORS PROGRAM

The Touchstone program is a unique honors program designed

for transfer students. It emphasizes research, leadership and service.

Touchstone scholars have established a strong track record of placement

in prestigious graduate and professional schools across the country,

including TWU’s graduate school. twu.edu/touchstone

100%

HONOR STUDENTS

RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP

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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, transfer students,

veterans, adult learners, online learners and students

with families. twu.edu/care

ACADEMIC & HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS

Academic organizations provide activities and

opportunities for students to network with

professionals in their chosen fields. Honorary

organizations recognize outstanding academic

achievement and connect high-achieving

students at the local, regional and global levels.

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

STARK HALL • 21 floors

• Sophomore students only

• Coed with private baths

• Sorority suites available

• On-site convenience market

GUINN HALL

• 24 floors

LOWRY WOODS

COMMUNITY

• Sophomore students only

• Coed with private baths

• In-hall laundry

• Open between semesters

• Multi-complex apartments

located on campus

• Juniors & Seniors only

• Coed with private baths

• Family Housing available

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.

twu.edu/student-union

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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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initiatives, fashion shows and cultural events.

@TWUevents

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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STUDENT

ORGANIZATIONS

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ATHLETICS TEAMS

MALE POPULATION

BACHELOR’S

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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THINGS TO DO IN DENTON

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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Downtown Square

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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Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

The Institute’s new home is in the heart of TWU’s most historic building.

Its Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall features one of the frst Texas

interactive history exhibits to showcase the contributions and leadership

legacy of Texas women in politics and public policy.

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 transfer 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

transfer@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.

Earn a TWU bachelor’s degree in

child development or take nutrition

courses at the Collin Higher Education

Center in McKinney.

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

All courses taken for academic credit from regionally accredited

colleges will transfer to TWU. Some will apply toward degree

requirements, and some may count as electives. TWU is committed

to your success and making the transfer process easy.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

TWU will work to get you the most value from your incoming

transfer credits, applying as many courses as possible to your

selected program of study. With more than 35 community

college, university and proprietary partners statewide, TWU is

sure to have a pathway that meets your needs and shortens

your time to graduation. For additional information, visit

twu.edu/transfer-resources

Assured Admissions

Regular Admissions

• Associate of Arts or an • 12+ credit hours at a

Associate of Science degree regionally accredited college

from a regionally accredited or university

college or university

• A cumulative GPA of at

• A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on

least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college work

all transferable college work and in good standing with

and in good standing with previous institution*

previous institution*

SPECIFIC PROGRAM DEADLINES:

• Nursing — February 1, 2021 for Fall 2021

August 15, 2021 for Spring 2022

• Dental Hygiene — January 10, 2021 for Fall 2021

*Note: Several departments have higher grade point average requirements

for enrollment in advanced or upper-division coursework. Developmental

coursework is not transferable.

APPLY NOW

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply online to TWU at ApplyTexas.org

Submit the following:

r Official transcript from each college

or university you previously attended

or currently attend to OAP@twu.edu

r Nonrefundable application fee of $50

($75 for international)

r

Permanent resident card (if applicable)

Submit application materials and certified

checks or money orders 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/transfer

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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

Register for Transfer Orientation

Meet with your Academic Advisor

Pay Tuition and Fees

For a full list of next steps, visit

twu.edu/admissions/next-steps

Tied for 7th

IN THE NATION FOR DIVERSITY

47%

OF STUDENTS TRANSFERRED TO TWU

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.

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