Texas Woman's University was established in 1901 in Denton, Texas, US, and is the country’s largest higher level education institution mainly dedicated to women. Initially known as "Texas Industrial Institute and College for the Education of White Girls of the State of Texas in the Arts and Sciences”, the institution changed its name to Girls Industrial College in 1903 and eventually to Texas Woman’s University in 1957. Male students have been admitted to TWU since 1972.
The main areas of study at TWU are the Liberal Arts, Nursing, Health Sciences, the Sciences, Business and Education. Its courses are divided across colleges of Arts and Sciences, Professional Education, Health Sciences, Nursing and Graduate School. They include administration, art, biochemistry, biology, business administration, child development, computer science, counseling and development, criminal justice, dance, dental hygiene, drama, education of the deaf, exercise and sports nutrition, family studies, fashion design, food science, government, health studies, history, informatics, library science, mathematics, medical technology, music therapy, nursing, physical therapy, rhetoric, social work, sociology, teaching and others.
The university’s research focus is the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke and diabetes. Part of investigation are done at the health science centres in Dallas and Houston.
In terms of athletics, you can join NCAA Division II competitions in volleyball, soccer, softball, gymnastics and basketball.
A few outstanding alumni include Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, a distinguished Iraqi scientist, Alma Dawson, Professor of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University, Millie Hughes-Fulford, the first civilian scientist to travel on a space mission dedicated to biomedicine in 1991, Alia M. Ludlum, District Judge in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas and Elizabeth Ann Nalley, President of the American Chemical Society.