General Information

One Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL 35632
(256) 765-4100

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  • Established in 1830
  • Alabama’s oldest public 4-year university 


  • Beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama—within walking distance of downtown restaurants, shops, and businesses
  • UNA is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals: Florence, Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals, and Sheffield
  • The Shoals is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound

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Campus Photo Gallery

Live Lion Mascots

  • UNA is home to Leo III
  • The lion is housed in a state-of-the-art secure habitat on campus, next door to the President's home

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  • More than 9,500 students enrolled
  • 63 % women, 37 % men

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Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Tuition is among the lowest in the state
  • Roughly 1/3 of UNA students receive an institutional or endowed scholarship from the University

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Delores and Weldon Cole Honors College

  • Home to more than 700 students for fall 2022
  • Benefits include small classes, tuition and scholarships, job/internship placement, peer mentoring, 24-hour access to the Honors Center, and many extracurricular opportunities.
  • More than 98% of Cole Honors College graduates are employed in their degree fields or pursuing graduate degree work

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International Studies

  • A diverse population includes international students from 69 countries
  • UNA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs including those in Costa Rica, Africa, France, Australia and China, among many others

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Majors and Concentrations

  • More than 300 degreed programs & concentrations

Complete List of Majors

In the Classroom

  • 67% of classes are taught by full-time faculty
  • Average class size is 24 students
  • 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio


  • More than 70,000 alumni throughout the world

UNA alumni program

Notable alumni from the University of North Alabama


  • UNA operates 14 renowned collegiate athletic programs in NCAA Division I's ASUN Conference
  • UNA teams have collected more than 40 conference championships, dozens of No. 1 national rankings and seven national titles—ROAR LIONS!

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Economic Impact


  • The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate level degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of North Alabama may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (
  • Able to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees

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