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Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman's University is a co-educational university in Denton, Texas, United States with two health science center branches in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas.

Location

Address
304 Administration Dr
City
Denton
State
TX
Zip/Post Code
76201

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
8554
Total Graduate enrollment
5464
In State Tuition Fees
5406
Out State Tuition Fees
16026
ACT Score
17
SAT Score
1240
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.25
Male Female Ratio
11:89
Acceptance Rate
85%
Student Faculty Ratio
0.91736111111111

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Pioneers
Colors
White Maroon
Conference
American Southwest

College History

History

Texas Woman's University was originally established in 1901 by an act of the Texas Legislature as the Girls Industrial College, opening its doors in 1903 and conferring its first degrees in 1904. The college changed its name in 1905 to the College of Industrial Arts and Sciences (CIA) and offered programs in a variety of liberal arts, fine arts, and science programs. The school underwent another name change in 1934 to the Texas State College for Women (TSCW) to reflect its growing reputation as a premiere institution of higher education for women in the state. In 1950, TSCW became the first nationally accredited nursing program in the state, and in 1956 pioneered the first building dedicated to the instruction of library sciences. In 1957, the school changed its name for the fourth time to Texas Woman's University. In 1972, it began accepting men into its health sciences graduate school. Due to public pressure, in 1994, the school opened all of its programs to qualified men.

College Specialty

Specialty

To strengthen a TWU education by connecting our community to information and library services that advance scholarly inquiry and academic success.

Alumni

Alumni

Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash (M.S. 1979), a.k.a. Mrs. Anthrax, studied microbiology and went on to become a high-ranking Iraqi scientist. After surrendering herself in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, she was later deemed not a security threat and was released in 2005. Mary Eleanor Brackenridge (1837-1924) Regent, namesake of Mary Eleanor Brackenridge Student Union Caro Crawford Brown (B.A. 1925) was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. Donna Campbell (Master's in Nursing) is a member of the Texas Senate and an emergency room physician from New Braunfels. Betty Heitman (Class of 1949), co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee from 1983 to 1987; distinguished TWU alumnus, 1980. Millie Hughes-Fulford (Ph.D. 1972) was a NASA astronaut who studied osteoporosis. She flew aboard STS-40 Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS 1) in June 1991, the first Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. She was the first civilian scientist on a space mission. Jill Marie Jones (B.A. 1999) is an actress, most recognizable role as 'Toni Childs' for six seasons in Girlfriends. Margaret Virginia (Margo) Jones (B.A. 1932) and (M.A. 1933) was a pioneer in the American Resident Theater Movement and author of "Theatre-In-The-Round". In 1955 she directed the world premiere of "Inherit the Wind" by Lawrence and Lee in Dallas. Alia M. Ludlum(B.A. 1983) served as District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Pauline Gracia Beery Mack (Dean, College of Household Arts and Sciences, 1952-1962), noted chemist and nutritionist Raul L. Maldonado (Ph.D. in child development 1986) is the current president of Laredo Community College in Laredo Elizabeth Ann Nalley (Ph.D. 1975) was President of the American Chemical Society in (2006). Louise Ritter (B.S. 1982) won the 1988 Olympic gold medal in the women's high jump. Lou Halsell Rodenberger (B.S. 1943 in journalism) was a scholar of Texas women authors, particularly Jane Gilmore Rushing. Kaye Stripling (B.S. 1962) became superintendent of HISD when Rod Paige was nominated to serve as United States Secretary of Education in 1994. She left the post in 2004. Joan Wall (M.M. 1969) was a mezzo-soprano and principal performer at the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in Amsterdam, Boston, Philadelphia, Fort Worth and other US cities.

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 270 Acres (1.09 Km�)

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