University of North Alabama Overview
University of North Alabama is a public institution situated in Florence, Alabama. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of North Alabama Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at UNA.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
University of North Alabama Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNA.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UNA has earned from around the web.
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|#50||Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences||College Factual|
|#79||Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is University of North Alabama?
Contact details for UNA are given below.
|Address:||One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001|
How Do I Get Into UNA?
You can apply to UNA online at: https://www.applyweb.com/aw?una
Admission Requirements for UNA
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UNA?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 2% of students accepted to UNA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 515 and 610. Math scores were between 455 and 580.
Can I Afford University of North Alabama?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNA, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,451 a year. That adds up to $33,804 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UNA is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
University of North Alabama Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,652 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,901 full-time undergraduates at UNA, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Alabama students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||629|
|Hispanic or Latino||158|
Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Alabama. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 48 countries are represented at UNA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.
Online Learning at University of North Alabama
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNA has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UNA
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Alabama was 15.9%. This is the #1,040 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNA regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNA.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Political Science & Government||#20|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#29|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#36|
|English Language & Literature||#37|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#43|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#66|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#145|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#160|
|Business Administration & Management||#311|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#391|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of North Alabama Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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