10 Colleges That Attract the Most Transfer Students

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Not everyone finds their ideal college the first time around. For some students, transferring to another institution might be the best bet.

More than a third of the 3.6 million students who entered college for the first time in fall 2008 ended up transferring to another institution at least once in the next six years, according to a ...

Texas colleges surge in popularity among foreign students

Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 8:00am

AUSTIN - Yujin Cho won admission to Purdue University’s doctoral physics program, but she did some research before leaving South Korea and decided that West Lafayette, Indiana, sounded too remote.

Cho, 26, instead chose the University of Texas, where classes resumed this week. She admitted to being surprised by the Austin landscape when she arrived.

“I expected cactus, not green things. I was impressed," she said.

Now a third-year graduate student, Cho is among a fast-growing number of students who travel from homes overseas to study in places they've only imagined in the United States.


Locals honored at UNT; and other college and university briefs

Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 12:30pm

University of North Texas

DENTON - A number of Texoma-area residents were among University of North Texas students named to either the President’s or the Dean’s lists for the fall 2015 semester. To be named to the President’s List, undergraduates must complete at least 12 academic hours with a perfect grade point average of 4.0. For the Dean’s List, undergraduates must complete at least 12 academic hours with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

President’s List: Katharine Solomon of Collinsville; Brittany Armstrong, Bryan Batts, Jared Nassoy, Kayla Piper, Sarah Vogel and Deanna Wood of Denison; Brittany Beaty of...

UNT signee putting up big numbers

By Brett Vito

The UNT men’s basketball team is off to a pretty good start in Conference USA play after winning two out of its first three games in the league season.

The Mean Green also have some help on the way heading into next season in the form of guard A.J. Lawson. He’s putting up some good numbers in high school this year.

On the football front, there are a series of season-in-review pieces that came out today following Alabama’s win over Clemson in the national title game.

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UNT seeking to top C-USA standings

By Bret Vito

The North Texas men’s basketball team is coming home this week for what looks like it will be a big opportunity to jump into the Conference USA title chase.

The Mean Green picked up a key road win against Texas-San Antonio during a two-game road trip last week and are 1-1 in conference play heading into a three-game home stand that will begin Saturday against Rice.

The Owls (5-10) have lost their first two games in C-USA play. The Mean Green (6-9) will then take on Marshall (5-9) before closing out their home series with a game against Western Kentucky.

The Hilltoppers are 8-6, but have...