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.
As a student at TWU, you are encouraged to broaden your academic experience by working on faculty-led projects and studies — whether it’s developing programs to reduce violence against women, working with veterans and their families, expanding access for children with autism or identifying more effective ways to treat cancer cells.
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 Division of Student Life actively supports the mission of Texas Woman's University and its learning environment. We are proud of the rich heritage of Texas Woman's University, and we encourage you to explore the possibilities that TWU has to offer.
If you will need specific accommodations (sign language interpreters, escorts, or accessible seating, etc.) for the ceremony, you may indicate this when you complete your Application for Graduation.
TWU’s libraries system supports university students and researchers worldwide. 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.
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.
With our historic buildings, Redbud Lane walking pathway, large turtles sunning by the Texas Pond, impromptu student music, and dance sessions, and bike-friendly atmosphere, our Denton campus is known for its beauty and is one of the safest college campuses in the nation. Our students who live on campus feel like a part of the university community — plus, they perform better academically and are more likely to graduate.
Fitness and Recreation provides facilities, programs, and events throughout the year to promote a healthy lifestyle to the TWU community. Our Denton facilities include a full service fitness center, indoor pool, a climbing wall, 18 hole golf course, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, indoor arena, and 8 tennis courts. We also have fitness facilities on the Dallas and Houston campuses.
Living Learning Communities (LLC) at Texas Woman’s University provide student learning opportunities outside of the classroom that strengthen student intellectual and personal growth. They are designed to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences that complement and extend classroom learning by fostering faculty and resident interaction that enhances the intellectual and personal development of the residents.
TWU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.