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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?

1,208 Undergraduate Awards
$25,267 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Business/Managerial Economics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Geography & Cartography Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#50 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#79 Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of North Alabama?

Location of University of North Alabama

Contact details for UNA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001
Phone: 256-765-4100
Website: www.una.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/northalabama
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/north_alabama

How Do I Get Into UNA?

You can apply to UNA online at: https://www.applyweb.com/aw?una

Admission Requirements for UNA

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNA?

70% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 70%, UNA may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 515 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 455 to 580 )
200
800
UNA received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Alabama  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of North Alabama?

$25,267 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
11.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNA is $25,267. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,901 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,050 undergraduate students at UNA, with 4,901 being full-time and 1,149 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNA

There are also 1,652 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,901 full-time undergraduates at UNA, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Alabama students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 629
Hispanic or Latino 158
White 3,594
International Students 266
Other Races/Ethnicities 216

Geographic Diversity

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

1,617 Took All Classes Online
4,379 Took At Least One Class Online
15.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at UNA. In 2017-2018, 4,379 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNA has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 15%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 20%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 35%
Health Professions 12%
History 3%
History 3%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Human Development & Family Studies 56%
Interdisciplinary Studies 18%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 50%
Nursing 12%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 96%
Romance Languages 67%
Special Education 20%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9%
Writing Studies 67%

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
Interdisciplinary Studies #6
Sociology #14
History #18
History #18
Political Science & Government #20
Writing Studies #22
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #29
Human Development & Family Studies #36
English Language & Literature #37
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #43
General Education #51
Special Education #62
Social Sciences #65
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #66
Educational Administration #99
Criminal Justice & Corrections #145
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #160
Nursing #206
Education #255
Business Administration & Management #311
Health Professions #344
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 79 0 221 300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 119 8 67 194
Nursing 137 0 48 185
Social Work 57 13 0 70
Communication & Media Studies 65 0 0 65
Accounting 60 0 1 61
Health & Physical Education 58 0 0 58
Marketing 49 1 0 50
Geography & Cartography 27 12 8 47
Finance & Financial Management 46 0 0 46
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 0 8 41
Interdisciplinary Studies 17 0 23 40
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 23 0 16 39
General Biology 36 0 0 36
History 29 1 6 36
General English Literature 33 0 1 34
Arts & Media Management 31 0 0 31
Child Development & Psychology 29 0 0 29
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 27 0 0 27
Chemistry 27 0 0 27
Management Information Systems 25 0 0 25
Music 22 0 0 22
General Family & Consumer Sciences 21 0 0 21
Political Science & Government 20 0 0 20
Sociology 20 0 0 20
Fine & Studio Arts 19 0 0 19
Educational Administration 0 10 7 17
Computer Information Systems 16 0 0 16
Culinary Arts 16 0 0 16
Romance Languages 15 0 0 15
Mathematics 14 0 0 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 4 9 13
Other Physical Science 11 0 0 11
Special Education 0 0 10 10
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 7 9
Business/Managerial Economics 6 2 0 8
General Social Sciences 6 0 0 6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 4 0 0 4
Student Counseling 0 0 4 4
General Engineering Technology 3 0 0 3
Writing Studies 0 0 3 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 3
Physics 2 0 0 2
General Education 0 1 0 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1 0 0 1
Sustainability Science 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,208 54 439 1,701

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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