University of North Alabama

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UNA Box 5121

Florence, AL 35632

Phone: (256) 765-4100
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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University of North Alabama is a public institution that was founded in 1830. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,082, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Alabama's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,614 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,604 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

You'll feel it the moment you step on campus--a sense of tradition, a sense of community, a sense of value. State-of-the-art computer technology, science and nursing labs, extensive athletic facilities, a 330,000 volume library, and a selection of 93 undergraduate majors from four colleges along with reasonable tuition costs are what make UNA an institution that offers a quality education at an affordable price. UNA provides a link to lifetime leadership, a fun-filled learning experience, challenging opportunities in a variety of activities, and the best in educational experiences for the career challenges of tomorrow.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1830
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $23,614,056


When applying to University of North Alabama, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at University of North Alabama is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of North Alabama is 21:1, and the school has 45.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of North Alabama include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 11%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Health Professions and Related Programs 19%
Education 12%
Social Sciences 8%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6%

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Student Life

University of North Alabama has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,082, with a gender distribution of 42.1 percent male students and 57.9 percent female students. At this school, 22.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77.3 percent of students live off campus. University of North Alabama is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,016
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of North Alabama offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. University of North Alabama also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of North Alabama, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of North Alabama.

Students who have cars on campus 99%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of North Alabama, 74.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,672.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,614 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,604 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,055 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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