An act of the 27th Legislature in 1901 founded the Girls Industrial College as a public institution that would become Texas Woman's University in 1957. The school had then and has now a dual mission: to provide a liberal education and to prepare young women "for the practical industries of the age" with a specialized education.
At TWU, you will learn from and work with faculty members who pursue leading research in their fields. Smaller class sizes mean you get more opportunities for one-on-one time with your instructors.
Texas Woman’s University’s approach to research is unique. We focus on the changes that research can make in everyday lives– how community challenges can be addressed, business problems can be solved, and quality of life can be improved. In workplaces, hospitals, schools and communities, our research is put to practical use every day.
We consider it a great compliment that you are interested in a career opportunity with TWU. With continuing growth and development on all three of our campuses, employment opportunities for Faculty and Staff positions are available in Denton (Main Campus), Dallas, and Houston.
The Office of Student Life at TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute for Health Sciences, Dallas Center helps students persist to completion of their intended academic pursuits as well as become citizens aware of inequities within their local communities. TWU Dallas Student Life staff cultivate and leverage relationships with students, faculty, academic departments, student service departments, and community agencies.
Our residence halls are equipped to provide you with much more than just a place to sleep. TWU campus housing is a living/learning environment that allows you to focus on being a student and a member of the TWU and Denton community.
The TWU Blagg-Huey Library’s Gateway to Women’s History provides online access to primary source materials from the university’s Woman’s Collection. TWU’s library in Denton houses a cookbook collection, considered one of the five largest culinary collections in the United States.
Student Health Services promotes health and well-being of all Texas Woman’s University students through primary, women’s and psychiatric healthcare services. We are staffed with experienced full-time medical providers and medical support staff, partnering with you to be a pioneer of your health for academic success.
The Denton Campus is home to our fitness and recreation facility that includes a 30-foot climbing wall, basketball court, women’s and men’s locker room, weight and cardio areas, three group exercise studios, and an outdoor adventure center. We also offer an indoor pool, outdoor intramural field, sand volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.
Network with professionals in your field of study, connect with others who practice your same faith, or find new friends who share your passion for yoga, dance, nature, or knitting (yes, knitting).
With more than 140 chartered and university-sanctioned student organizations, there’s sure to be a group that fits your interests. Seek them out. Join the group, and become an active participant in our dynamic campus community.
TWU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.