The University of Texas at Tyler
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Get To Know UT Tyler

Get to Know UT Tyler

What to Know About a Great Texas University

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes nine university and six health institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls more than 8,000 students and consists of seven colleges.

Our beautiful 259-acre Tyler campus is nestled along a lake, surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. The UT Tyler campus is perfectly sized, and our major buildings and student services are centrally located for easy access. We also maintain regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, as well as a location in Houston.

Most UT Tyler classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, with a low student-to-professor ratio, a definite advantage over larger, less intimate campuses. UT Tyler also ranks among the highest universities in the UT System for students graduating on time.

With more than 80 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs, including many online master’s programs and PhD degrees in nursing and human resource development.

Our learning environment is truly student-centered: We offer private university quality at affordable public university prices. We encourage you to visit campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.  

  • UT Tyler’s students represent 41 states and 35 countries.
  • UT Tyler is a young, fast-growing university offering the latest facilities such as the renowned R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, a centerpiece of cultural entertainment in the East Texas region, and the Herrington Patriot Center, our state-of-the-art fitness center.
  • Employers confirm that UT Tyler graduates are among the best-prepared graduates from any public university in Texas.






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Transfer Orientation UC Theater 8 a.m.

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Freshman Day of Service University Center 12:30 p.m.

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Breakfast for Dinner & a Movie UC Ballroom 7:30 p.m.

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Classroom Tours University Center 5 p.m.

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Patriot Freshman Connection Harvey Deck 3:30 pm

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Bookstore Bingo Outside Bookstore 3:00 pm

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