University of North Alabama

country rank  731
world rank  2031

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University Overview

Founded in 1830, University of North Alabama is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Florence (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of North Alabama (UNA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of North Alabama (UNA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 190 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UNA
Founded 1830
Motto Veritas Lux. Orbis Terrarum
Truth and Light of the World
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address One Harrison Plaza
Florence
35632-0001 Alabama
United States
Tel +1 (256) 765 4100
Fax +1 (256) 765 5404

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office UNA - Box 5011
Florence 35632-0001
(256) 765 4608
1-800-TALK-UNA

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of North Alabama's Library
University of North Alabama's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 221,985 physical volumes, 35,707 physical media, 94,460 digital/electronic medium and 187 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of North Alabama's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes
University of North Alabama provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,330 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1934


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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