University description (as per official university website)
About The University of Texas at Tyler
At The University of Texas at Tyler, we are creating solutions today for a better tomorrow. A culture of excellence provides a nurturing environment to prepare our students to be future problem solvers. We take great pride in a tradition of offering quality academic programs, expert faculty, fascinating student life and well-rounded service opportunities.
A member of the renowned University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler carries a proud tradition of high-quality students and academic opportunities. In fact, UT Tyler’s vision is special, indeed. UT Tyler strives to be the premier public university in Texas for high-ability students—the university for honor students in Texas.
Not only are UT Tyler’s students especially capable, whether they enter as freshman or transfer students, but they are taught by faculty scholars from almost all the major universities in the United States—from UCLA and Stanford in the West to Harvard and North Carolina in the East, and most of the major universities in-between. In addition, a number of faculty members hail from major universities around the world.
At UT Tyler, students have opportunities for valuable service learning projects and international study opportunities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. UT Tyler’s curriculum focuses on enhancing graduates’ skills or abilities in leadership, communication, reasoning, ethics, and computer technology, as well as global awareness.
Located on more than 200 acres, UT Tyler is a safe university built on a campus often considered to be the most beautiful in Texas. The campus is home to 14 new and renovated buildings arranged around two lakes. The buildings are truly state-of-the art and the campus is in a beautiful, park-like setting with trees and wildlife.
UT Tyler offers over 90 challenging academic programs in four professional colleges (education and psychology, engineering and computer science, business and technology, and nursing and health sciences) as well as the traditional college of arts and sciences. Those academic programs include doctoral degrees as well as degrees at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. Students represent 45 nations, 35 states and 131 Texas counties.
LakeWith a population of over 100,000, Tyler represents the natural beauty that is East Texas, with its lakes and forests. An afternoon drive from three of the country’s largest cities – Dallas, Houston and San Antonio – Tyler has a variety of museums, recreational opportunities and a nationally recognized zoo and symphony.
The city has 250 restaurants, 22 area sporting lakes, 26 parks, five hospitals, 2,200 hotel rooms and a mall with more than 80 clothing, service and specialty stores and kiosks.
Nearby attractions include Tyler State Park, Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, Tyler Market Center, Canton Trade Days, Blues Festival, Fire Mountain Amusement Park, Discovery Science Place, Festival on the Square, Ballet Tyler, Tyler Museum of Art, Texas State Railroad and much more.